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Shunga: Quiz


Question 1: Through the medium of narrative handscrolls, sexual scandals from the imperial court or the monasteries were depicted, and the characters tended to be limited to courtiers and ________.
Householder (Buddhism)MonkMonasteryNun

Question 2: The perception of sexuality differed, of course, in Tokugawa Japan from that in the modern ________, and people were less likely to associate with one particular sexual preference.
Western worldWestern cultureTurkeyEurope

Question 3: The style reached its apex in the ________ (1603 to 1867).
Tokugawa shogunateEdo periodTokugawa YoshinobuBakumatsu

Question 4: Symbolism also featured widely, such as the use of plum blossoms to represent virginity or tissues to symbolise impending ________.
EjaculationSexual intercourseOrgasmMasturbation

Question 5: [1] Classifying shunga as a kind of ________ pornography can be misleading in this respect.
High Middle AgesEarly Middle AgesLate Middle AgesMiddle Ages

Question 6: Most shunga are a type of ________, usually executed in woodblock print format.
JaponismJapanEdo periodUkiyo-e

Question 7: For a time, ________ continued to be used, but figures began to appear in prints wearing Western clothing and hairstyles.
Woodblock printingWoodcutTang DynastyWoodblock printing in Japan

Question 8: Thanks to ________ techniques, the quantity and quality increased dramatically.
Woodblock printing in JapanWoodblock printingWoodcutTang Dynasty

Question 9: It is thought that shunga were initially inspired by illustrations in Chinese medical manuals, a process which had its origins in the ________ era (1336 to 1573).
Muromachi periodEdo periodKamakura periodAzuchi–Momoyama period

Question 10: ________ also form the subject of many shunga.
CicisbeoMistress (lover)CourtesanWedding

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