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Jun'ichirō Tanizaki: Quiz


Question 1: In 1922 he went so far as to move to ________, which had a large expatriate population, living briefly in a Western-style house and leading a decidedly bohemian lifestyle.

Question 2: Tanizaki's name first became widely known with the publication of the ________ Shisei (The Tattooer) in 1910.
NovelShort storyNovellaPoetry

Question 3: After ________ Tanizaki again emerged into literary prominence, winning a host of awards, and was until his death regarded as Japan's greatest contemporary author.
Soviet occupationsSecond Sino-Japanese WarWorld War IICollaboration with the Axis Powers during World War II

Question 4: He had a brief career in Japanese ________ working as a script writer for the Taikatsu film studio.
D. W. GriffithSilent filmSound filmCharlie Chaplin

Question 5: Tanizaki was born to a well-off merchant class family in the Ningyocho area of Nihonbashi, ________, where his father owned a printing press, which had been established by his grandfather.
Minato, TokyoTokyoGreater Tokyo AreaBeijing

Question 6: In the story, a ________ artist inscribes a giant spider on the body of a beautiful young woman.
TattooTattoo medical issuesPigmentCollagen

Question 7: The ________ is a theme repeated in many of Tanizaki's early works, including Kirin (1910), Shonen ("The Children", 1911), Himitsu ("The Secret," 1911), and Akuma ("Devil", 1912).
Femme fataleVampireTheda BaraFilm noir

Question 8: Jun'ichirō Tanizaki (谷崎 潤一郎 Tanizaki Jun'ichirō?, 24 July 1886 – 30 July 1965) was a Japanese author, one of the major writers of modern ________, and perhaps the most popular Japanese novelist after Natsume Sōseki.
Indian literatureJapanese literatureAsian literatureChinese literature

Question 9: Tanizaki attended the Literature Department of ________ but was forced to drop out in 1911 because of his inability to pay for tuition.
Peking UniversityOsaka UniversityKyoto UniversityUniversity of Tokyo

Question 10: Tanizaki's reputation began to take off when he moved to Kyoto after the 1923 ________.
1923 Great Kantō earthquakeJapanKanagawa PrefectureTokyo


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