Hello there, beautiful. Welcome to round seven of our weekly multiple-choice quiz! It’s been a busy and extra weird kind of week for news stories from Asia (yes, even by our standards), so we hope you’ve been taking notes and brought your thinking caps.

Join us after the jump for some Asia news-based brainteasers, and of course a few insults for underperformers.

Don’t forget to highlight the space between the square brackets [ can you see me now? ] after the word “Answer:” or click the “Read more” link to check your answers.

No time to mess around with stretches and warm-ups this week; let’s get right into it!

  • Question 1.

Which of the follow answers was genuinely given by a Japanese woman when asked what they’d most like to do if they could be a man for a day?

A: “Get kicked in the nuts to see what all the fuss is about.”
B: “Pee on the seat and walk away as if it never happened.”
C: “Change a lightbulb.”
D: “Fart openly.”

Answer: [ C ] Read more

  • Question 2. 

Yoichi Masuzoe was elected Governor of Tokyo last weekend. But what did one group of women in the city do in a failed attempt to stop him coming to power?


A: Parade a “mutated” effigy of him around town in a nod to his pro-nuclear stance
B: Sit around eating sandwiches and saying “it’s disgraceful” a lot
C: Go topless outside the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building
D: Threaten to withhold sex from men who voted for him

Answer: [  D  ] Read more

  • Question 3.

According to scientists in Japan, by combining what three ingredients can the flavour of ikura (salmon roe) be closely replicated?

A: Oranges, soy sauce and seaweed
B: Milk, salt and honey
C: Sliced ham, chocolate and strawberry jam
D: Cream cheese, toothpaste and pepper

Answer: [  A  ] Read more

  • Question 4.

In a recent ad, what scenario did one Chinese company depict in an effort to promote its business?

A: A dying old woman hoping her granddaughter would get married
B: An overweight chicken begging to be eaten (with stuffing if possible!)
C: A balding businessman finding love with an affectionate and very hairy yeti
D: An emphysemic racehorse whose dreams are dashed by his tobacco-caused illness

Answer: [  A  ] Read more

  • Question 5.

Where in Japan is this tropical paradise located?


A: The Senkaku Islands
B: Okinawa
C: Tokyo
D: Kagoshima

Answer: [  C   ] Read more

  • Question 6. 

In the Japanese language, what is the correct pronunciation of “Japan”?

A: Nihon
B: Nippon
C: Wa
D: Nobody really knows for sure

Answer: [ D ] Read more

  • Question 7. 

What’s so special about these recently released US$50 earphones that sets them apart from the pack?

Nela & Boris at Lighthouse Point complex - Collingwood, Ontario (August 2nd, 2008)

A: They clean your ear canal as you wear them
B: They don’t actually play any music
C: They are completely edible
D: They help ease constipation

Answer: [  B  ] Read more

  • Question 8. 

What promotional product did J-pop group AKB recently launch?

A: A line of themed hug pillows with squeezeable breasts
B: Chewing gum based on “flavours” of the group’s five most popular members
C: An arcade cabinet that lets you shoot the group’s members in the face
D: CDs that can be played backwards to reveal secret messages to fans

Answer: [ C ] Read more

  • Question 9. 

Which country’s men did the women of Japan say they’d most like to have babies with?


B: Italy
C: France

Answer: [  D   ] Read more

  • Question 10.

Complete the phrase: “Mr. Sato once ……. .”

A: “killed a man, just watch him die.”
B: “a day keeps the doctor away.”
C: “, shame on you. Mr Sato twice, now that’s a party.”
D: “, twice, three times a lady.”

Answer: [ A, B, C or D .]

Your weekly praise ‘n’ insults

0 correct: You came free with my happy meal and made it sad.
1-3 correct: And you, you’re the reason the cabin crews on planes have to demonstrate how to open and close a seatbelt.
4-6 correct: If you were a flavour of Pringles you’d be lightly salted. Sure, I’ll eat you, but meh.
7-9 correct: You, on the other hand, I simply can’t stop now that I’ve popped.
10 correct: The cheque is in the mail. Also puppies.

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