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Katakana: Quiz


Question 1: Katakana was developed in the early ________ from parts of man'yōgana characters as a form of shorthand.
Kamakura periodNara periodHeian periodAsuka period

Question 2: Encoded in this block along with the katakana are the nakaguro word separation ________, the chōon vowel extender, the katakana iteration marks, and a ligature of コト sometimes used in vertical writing.

Question 3:
Which of the following languages is spoken in Katakana?

Question 4: Several popular Japanese encodings such as EUC-JP, ________ and Shift-JIS have halfwidth katakana code as well as fullwidth.
UnicodeUniversal Character SetUTF-8Han unification

Question 5: The halfwidth forms come from ________ originally.
JIS X 0201Code page 437Windows-1252ISO/IEC 8859-1

Question 6: The table below shows the origins of each katakana: the red markings of the original ________ eventually became each corresponding symbol.
Chinese characterKanjiSimplified Chinese charactersChinese language

Question 7: Katakana are also used for ________,[4] words used to represent sounds.
English languageCross-linguistic onomatopoeiasOnomatopoeiaFrog

Question 8: For example, the titles of ________ can only be entered in ASCII or halfwidth katakana, and halfwidth katakana were commonly used in computerized cash register displays, on shop receipts, and Japanese digital television and DVD subtitles.
Digital Audio TapeMiniDiscUniversal Media DiscCompact Disc

Question 9: Similarly, the difficult-to-read kanji such as gan ("________") are often written in katakana or hiragana.

Question 10: This includes halfwidth katakana in right side area of ________.
ASCIIISO/IEC 8859-1Code page 437Windows-1252

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