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National Foundation Day: Quiz


Question 1: This coincided with the switch from the lunisolar calendar to the ________ in 1873.
Gregorian calendarIslamic calendarJulian calendarTime

Question 2: [4] It is thought that the Meiji Emperor may have wanted to establish this holiday to bolster the legitimacy of the imperial family following the abolition of the ________.
BakumatsuTokugawa shogunateEdo periodTokugawa Yoshinobu

Question 3: Customs include the raising of ________ and reflection on the meaning of Japanese citizenship.
Flag of SingaporeFlag of JapanFlag of the People's Republic of ChinaFlag of the Republic of China

Question 4: The origin of National Foundation Day is New Year's Day in the traditional ________.
Gregorian calendarIslamic calendarByzantine calendarLunisolar calendar

Question 5: Ironically, February 11th was also the day when ________ approved the draft version of the model Constitution which was to be presented to the Japanese in 1946.
Dwight D. EisenhowerGeorge MarshallDouglas MacArthurJohn J. Pershing

Question 6: National Foundation Day (建国記念の日 kenkoku kinen-no-hi ?) is a national holiday in ________ celebrated annually on February 11.
CambodiaUnited KingdomCanadaJapan

Question 7: In the ________, the Japanese government designated the day as a national holiday.
Imperial Japanese NavyShōwa periodMeiji periodTaishō period

Question 8: On that day, the foundation of Japan by Emperor Jimmu was celebrated based on ________ (日本書紀), which states that Emperor Jimmu ascended to the throne on the first day of the first month.
KojikiNihon ShokiJapanese dragonInari Okami


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