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Kofun: Quiz


Question 1: Inside the tightly assembled rocks, white lime ________ plasters were pasted and colored pictures drawn depicting the court or constellations.
Fly ashConcreteCementPortland cement

Question 2: ________, English diplomat who wrote about kofun in Kozuke for the Asiatic Society of Japan.
BakumatsuJapan – United Kingdom relationsItō HirobumiErnest Mason Satow

Question 3: The ________ designates 740 kofun as the tomb of ancient imperial family members and their relatives, although the accuracy of the designation has been disputed.
Japanese general election, 2005Japanese general election, 2009Governor (Japan)Imperial Household Agency

Question 4: Most of the Kofun have a keyhole-shaped mound (zenpo-koenfun (前方後円墳 ?)), which is unique to ________.
Jōmon periodHistory of the Republic of ChinaMilitary history of JapanHistory of Japan

Question 5: Keyhole-shaped kofun disappeared in late 6th century, probably because of the drastic reformation in the Yamato court, where ________ records the introduction of Buddhism during this era.
Nihon ShokiJapanese dragonKojikiInari Okami

Question 6: Some scholars assume the buried person of Hashihaka kofun was the shadowy ancient Queen Himiko of ________, mentioned in the Chinese history texts.
Kofun periodAsuka periodWa (Japan)Yamataikoku

Question 7: Most of the tombs of chiefs in the ________ were square-shaped mounds surrounded by ditches.
JapanYayoi periodKofun periodYoshinogari site

Question 8: They gave their name to the ________ (middle 3rd century - early-middle 6th century).
Yamato periodAsuka periodHistory of JapanKofun period

Question 9: Kofun (古墳 ?) are megalithic tombs or tumuli in ________, constructed between early 3rd century and early 7th century.
CanadaCambodiaUnited KingdomJapan

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