Evolution of Shaved Ice

Shaved ice, a classic summer treat consisting of cold ice topped with sweet syrup, is often seen at summer festivals and other stalls during the hot summer season. It is often seen at summer festival stalls during the hot summer season, and has long been loved as a summer tradition. Recently, some cafes and sweets specialty stores have added their own unique arrangements to their seasonal menus of gorgeous shaved ice, and popular stores often have long lines of customers despite the scorching sun. In fact, however, the history of shaved ice is much longer and deeper than we can imagine. In this article, we will introduce the history of shaved ice, its charms, and the various types of shaved ice in modern times. We have also prepared a history quiz related to shaved ice, so please try your hand at it. History of Shaved Ice The origins of shaved ice can be traced back to ancient civilizations. Ice cream made from ice crystals already existed in ancient China and ancient Rome. In Japan, shaved ice is said to have been popular among aristocrats during the Heian period (794-1192). Let's take a look at how shaved ice has evolved over time in Japan. Was shaved ice a luxury item? Although shaved ice is now widely known as a sweet treat that can be enjoyed casually, there was a time in its history when it was treated as a luxury item. The earliest mention of shaved ice in Japan is said to be in the "Pillow Book" written by Sei Shonagon in the Heian period (794-1185). The earliest mention of shaved ice in Japan is said to be in the "Pillow Book" written by Sei Shonagon in the Heian period. (The oldest description of shaved ice in Japan is said to be from the "Pillow Book" written by Sei Shonagon in the Heian period (794-1185), which is said to have been translated into modern Japanese as "a refined thing, a sweet dish made with shaved ice and a bowl made of a new metal. It is a shaved ice with amazura (sweetener) poured over it and placed in a new metal bowl. This indicates that shaved ice was considered very elegant and refined at that time. In an era without freezers or ice machines, ice was a very precious commodity. Natural ice made during the winter was stored in "icehouses" (氷室) and transported to the capital in the summer to be delivered to the nobility. Since the ice melted and became smaller during transportation, it is said that only a few nobles were able to eat the ice. In those days, sweet condiments such as amazura and honey were luxury items available only to the nobility. Shaved ice, with all its extravagance, was a favorite pastime of the upper class, which was out of reach of the general public. Reference] Japan's first shaved ice shop opens in Yokohama It was not until the dawn of the Meiji Era that shaved ice became familiar to the general public. The development of the ice-making industry made it easy to enjoy shaved ice at home as well as in stores. In 1869, Fusazo Machida opened Japan's first shaved ice shop on Bashamichi Street in Yokohama. Fusazo Machida was a member of a delegation sent by the Tokugawa Shogunate to the United States. He is said to have been one of the first Japanese to eat ice cream during his visit to the United States. After returning from the U.S., Fusazo Machida took advantage of his newly learned ice manufacturing methods and opened a store selling not only shaved ice but also ice cream. This was the beginning of the shaved ice we enjoy today, and the very moment that ushered in Japan's shaved ice culture. Such shaved ice used to be a simple shaved ice with sweetener poured over it, but over time it has gradually changed with the addition of fruits, flavored syrups, condensed milk, and other toppings. Reference] The Modern Shaved Ice Revolution The evolution of shaved ice is closely linked to advances in technology. In the past, ice was usually shaved by hand, but today, motorized shaved ice machines and other machines are widely used. It is now possible to finely adjust the fineness of the ice and the texture of the ice, making it possible to produce shaved ice that is smoother and more smooth to the palate. Modern shaved ice has become more diverse, with new flavors, unique toppings, and shaved ice that looks like a beautiful work of art. The culture of shaved ice is loved around the world, and while each region has its own unique flavor, it has become a summer tradition that soothes us all. Back to Table of Contents Unique Shaved Ice Shaved ice is often thought of as ice that has been shaved and covered with colorful sweet syrups, but nowadays shaved ice made with fruits and vegetables also exists. Shaved ice is becoming increasingly diverse, from shaved ice made from frozen condensed milk or fruit juice instead of regular ice, to shaved ice that is stylishly arranged to look good in photos. Here we introduce some of the most talked-about shaved ice. We hope you will try the shaved ice that interests you this summer! Espuma Shaved Ice Espuma means "foam" in French, and as the name suggests, it is shaved ice topped with a fluffy foamy cream or mousse. Espuma shaved ice is characterized by its gorgeous appearance and smooth texture. Like regular shaved ice, ice is shaved, syrup is poured over it, and then foamy cream or mousse flavored with fruit, chocolate, coffee, or green tea is squeezed over the shaved ice. This shaved ice offers a lighter and creamier texture than regular shaved ice. It is also available with a wide variety of toppings and decorations. Seasonal fruits, nuts, and chocolates can be added to make it even more delicious and vibrant. Side dish shaved ice Side dish shaved ice is a unique fusion of a meal and a sweet treat through innovative ideas and food combinations. It is made with vegetables, tofu, cheese, and other ingredients as well as fruit, and is salty and addictive with a sweet and salty flavor. It is sometimes topped with a sauce made from miso or other ingredients, and is sometimes said to taste like shaved ice made from cold soup. The picture-perfect visuals and innovative ideas have been embraced by the younger generation and those who pursue food trends. Taiwan shaved ice Taiwanese shaved ice is characterized by a large variety of toppings. Typical shaved ice includes mango shaved ice with fresh mango and mango syrup, and taro shaved ice with boiled taro paste or syrup poured over it. Taro is a type of potato grown mainly in Asia. It may not be a familiar ingredient in Japan, but recently the number of specialty stores selling Taiwanese sweets has been increasing, and it is now readily available in Japan. Taiwanese shaved ice is often larger in volume than the typical shaved ice commonly found in Japan, so it looks very satisfying! Back to Table of Contents Why does my head feel sharp? The sensation of a keen headache when eating shaved ice is commonly known as an "ice cream headache". An ice cream headache is a temporary headache caused by the rapid ingestion of something cold. Eating cold food causes a sudden cooling of the mouth and throat, so the human body tries to warm up the body by increasing blood flow. The blood vessels leading to the head are dilated and temporary changes in blood flow occur, which may cause a headache. Shaved ice also causes headaches because it melts in the mouth, which prolongs the duration of the cold sensation. When enjoying shaved ice, pay attention to how cold it is and enjoy it slowly and gradually. [Reference] Back to Table of Contents Shaved Ice History Quiz We have prepared a quiz on the history of shaved ice. There will be a total of 5 questions. Please try to clear them. Back to Table of Contents Eat shaved ice to survive the hot summer! In this issue, we have introduced the history and appeal of shaved ice up to the present day, as well as the recent trend of shaved ice. Shaved ice is now a sweet treat that anyone can easily enjoy, but it is surprising to learn that it was once a luxury treat that was out of reach of the general public. To create our shaved ice history quiz, we used "QuizGenerator," which allows users to create their own original quizzes and share them on social networking sites and websites for free, with no registration required. The QuizGenerator website also offers a quiz generation tool that allows anyone to easily experience quiz generation by AI by simply entering a question. We hope you will enjoy creating your own original quizzes using the popular quiz generator AI! We also recommend this site! Also read Back to Table of Contents

How Much Do You Know about Vietnam?

When you think of Vietnam, what image do you have of the country? Vietnam has a lot to offer, from its rich culture and beautiful nature to its delicious cuisine. Some of you may have a familiar impression of Vietnam, as the number of restaurants serving Vietnamese cuisine has been increasing in Japan as well. In this issue, we will introduce the characteristics and culture of Vietnam and its cuisine! We have also prepared a miscellaneous quiz about Vietnam, so please try your hand at it. What is Vietnam like? The official name of Vietnam is "Socialist Republic of Vietnam" and its capital is Hanoi. Vietnam is a country located in Southeast Asia and has many fascinating elements such as its geography, culture, and cuisine. Geographically, Vietnam shares borders with countries such as China, Laos, and Cambodia, with the southern part facing the South China Sea. The country is long and narrow in shape, with mountainous regions and beautiful landscapes in the north, historic towns and beautiful beaches such as the World Heritage-listed Hoi An in the central part, and large cities such as Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) in the south. World Heritage Site Halong Bay Halong Bay is characterized by tranquil emerald green waters and a landscape of more than 2,000 rocks and islands of various sizes. Its beautiful scenery and unique ecosystem are unparalleled on the planet, and in 1994 it was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Cruise tours lasting from a few hours to several days allow you to enjoy the beautiful scenery, sample traditional Vietnamese cuisine, and explore by kayak or snorkeling. Fishing villages are scattered around Halong Bay, where you can also interact with local fishermen and enjoy a traditional boat ride. Reference] Introduction to World Heritage Halong Bay|HIS Vietnam Travel Information Roads overflowing with motorcycles When one thinks of Vietnam, many people are probably struck by the overflowing number of motorcycles on the roads and the bustle of the city. Traffic jams with motorcycles are a common sight in urban areas of Vietnam, and in large cities such as Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, where traffic is extremely heavy, the roads are sometimes filled with motorcycles. Behind the traffic jam phenomenon are a growing population, an increase in the number of vehicles due to economic growth, and inadequate transportation infrastructure. Traffic congestion is especially likely to occur in urban areas during morning and evening commuting hours and special events. On the other hand, traffic in rural and regional areas of Vietnam is relatively light and congestion is less frequent, allowing travelers to enjoy wide roads and countryside scenery. Cashew Nut Powerhouse Vietnam is one of the major cashew nut producing countries. It is one of the top producers of cashews in the world and a major exporter of cashews. The cashews we eat are the "kernel" part of the seed, which is cooked and processed because it contains toxic substances when raw. In Vietnam, cashews are not only eaten raw, but oils and butters made from cashews are also popular. The pulpy part of the cashew nut is also called "cashew apple" and is used to make juice and jam. They can be eaten raw, but along with their tropical sweetness and acidity, they can also have a bitter or astringent taste. Since cashew apples are thin-skinned and easily damaged, they are often consumed in the producing countries, and it is not possible to obtain the fresh pulp in Japan. When you visit Vietnam, you should definitely try cashew apples there! Reference] Attractiveness of Binh Phuoc Province - Cashew Nut Kingdom - Expectations for future expansion of the manufacturing industry as a place adjacent to the industrial concentration of Ho Chi Minh City and neighboring provinces - | Consulate-General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh City Back to Table of Contents Vietnamese Culture Vietnam is a country characterized by a rich culture and traditional events. Let's take a look at some of the events and traditional costumes held in Vietnam. Lantern Festival on the Night of Full Moon The Lantern Festival, held on the night of the full moon, is one of the traditional festivals in Hoi An, Vietnam, and was originally an event similar to the Obon Festival in Japan to mourn the dead. On the night of the 14th day of the lunar month, which falls on the full moon, all the lights in the city are turned off and only lanterns are lit. When the lanterns are lit, beautiful lights and colors spread out, creating a fantastic scene. People enjoy the festival in their own way, playing music, dancing, and participating in game tournaments held here and there. Many food stalls are set up, and tasting Hoi An's local delicacies seems to be a part of the festival's fun. Lantern Festival|TNK Travel Japan Vietnamese traditional costume "Ao dai Ao dai, the traditional Vietnamese costume, is a folk costume consisting of an upper garment (ao) and a long skirt (dai), and is characterized by beautiful designs and delicate handicrafts. The ao dai is worn mainly by women and has become a symbol of Vietnamese culture and climate. Originally, the ao dai was loose-fitting and suitable for daily labor, but with the influence of France in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, it seems to have developed into a form-fitting design fused with European-style design. Later, the ao dai became widely accepted among Vietnamese women and established itself as the national costume of Vietnam. Tourists can rent and wear ao dai at tourist attractions and cultural events in Vietnam, where they can enjoy taking pictures and other activities. Reference] Let's take a closer look at the charm of the ao dai, Vietnam's traditional costume! |Information on travel to Vietnam, tourist attractions, restaurants, and stores [JTB Back to Table of Contents Fascinating Vietnamese Cuisine Vietnamese cuisine is characterized by the use of flavorful herbs and spices and well-balanced flavors. Vietnamese cuisine is also largely free of the pungent spiciness that is common in Southeast Asian cuisines. The diversity of regional cuisines is appealing, with the southern part of Vietnam generally sweeter, the central part slightly spicier, and the northern part lighter. Vietnamese cuisine is popular worldwide, and we will introduce some of the most representative traditional Vietnamese dishes. Pho Pho is a traditional dish made from crushed rice, the staple food of Vietnam, and features flat rice noodles and an aromatic broth. Many people associate pho with the most representative of Vietnamese cuisine. Pho soup is made by simmering beef or chicken bones and flavored with onion, cinnamon, cloves, and other aromatics to give it a deep richness and flavor. There are different names for the ingredients used to make the broth: "pho bo" for beef broth, and "pho ga" for chicken broth. It is easily available at street stalls and is a favorite Vietnamese dish of many people in Japan. Báinh Céo This dish is similar to Japanese crepes and okonomiyaki, with ingredients such as shrimp, pork, and onions wrapped in a dough made from a mixture of rice flour, coconut milk, turmeric, and other ingredients. It is similar to Japanese crepes and okonomiyaki. The outside of the dough is crispy, while the inside is soft and chewy, and the savory flavor can be enjoyed. Báinh xèo is particularly popular in central and southern Vietnam, with different variations of ingredients and sauces depending on the region. Because it is easy to customize the ingredients to individual tastes, it has become one of Vietnam's most popular dishes. Spring Rolls Spring rolls are one of the most well-known Vietnamese dishes in Japan. It is made by rolling fresh vegetables, herbs, cooked shrimp or pork, etc. on rice paper and dipping them in a special sauce. It is healthy and hearty, and is characterized by the sticky texture of the skin and the crunchy texture of the vegetables. You can enjoy many variations of this dish by combining different ingredients and sauces. In Japan, Vietnamese food is not only served in restaurants and Asian restaurants, but is so familiar that it can be purchased at supermarkets and served at home. Back to Table of Contents Miscellaneous Quiz on Vietnam We have prepared a miscellaneous quiz about Vietnam. There will be a total of 5 questions. Please try to clear them. Back to Table of Contents SUMMARY In this issue, we have introduced the characteristics, culture, and cuisine of Vietnam. From the World Heritage Site of Halong Bay to Hoi An, where the Lantern Festival is held, Vietnam offers many fascinating places to experience. Vietnam also offers many popular Japanese specialties such as pho and spring rolls, making it a great place to enjoy a meal. As rice is the staple food in Vietnam, just like in Japan, you will probably feel familiar with the country. QuizGenerator, which we used to create our miscellaneous quizzes about Vietnam, allows users to create their own original quizzes and share them on SNS and websites for free, with no registration required. The QuizGenerator website also offers a quiz generation tool that allows anyone to easily experience quiz generation by AI by simply entering a question. 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Why is it called the "Tsu-Yu"?What do you know about the Tsu-Yu (rainy season)?

June marks the beginning of the rainy season. Many people may feel depressed because of the increasing number of rainy days. Many people may be aware that the rainy season refers to the time of year when it rains a lot, but few people know why "ume" in "plum" refers to "rain. We usually use "rainy season" without thinking, but by learning some miscellaneous trivia about the rainy season, you may discover something new and enjoy the rainy season a little more. In this issue, we will introduce the etymology of the word "rainy season" and miscellaneous trivia related to the rainy season. We have also prepared a quiz related to the rainy season, so please try your hand at it. What is the rainy season (Tsuyu)? The "rainy season" is a seasonal phenomenon in which many rainy and cloudy days appear during the seasonal transition from spring to mid-summer. This phenomenon is seen mainly in Japan, China, and some other parts of East Asia. During the rainy season, there is a lot of rainfall, and the weather is humid and hot, with high temperatures and damp, humid and hot weather. Although it is a difficult time to spend, it is an important time to store water and other resources for agriculture that will be needed during the summer months. Etymology of the word "rainy season The word "rainy season" itself is believed to have originally come from China, but there are various theories as to the origin of the word. Why do we use the Chinese character for "ume"? According to one theory, the Chinese characters for "ume" and "rain" came to be called "baiyu (ume rain)" because of the rain that falls around May to June, when the ume fruit ripens. In addition, since the temperature rises and rain falls in May and June, making the months humid, it was called "mold rain" from "mold" and "rain" because mold tends to grow. Some say that the word "mold" sounded bad, so it was read as "ume (plum) rain" using the same pronunciation of "ume" (plum). Why was it called "Tsuyu"? Although the Japanese word for "rainy season" can also be read as "ba-ui," in Japan it has been read as "tsuyu" since the Edo period (1603-1868). There are various theories as to why it came to be called "Tsuyu. The first theory is that it is derived from the dew that forms on the tips of branches and leaves when it rains a lot. It is said that the name "tsuyu" came from the word "dew-keishi," which means a wet and damp appearance. The second theory is that the name "tsuyu" was derived from "tsuyu", which means that the ume fruit rots because it is in the season when mold easily grows, but the name gradually changed and it came to be called "tsuyu". There are various theories on how it came to be called Tsuyu, but the origin of the word "rainy season" is not clear. Definition of the Beginning and End of the Rainy Season On average, there is a five-day transition period between the beginning and end of the rainy season. Therefore, the Japan Meteorological Agency announces the beginning and end of the rainy season as "around XX days" using the approximate date of the middle day of the transition period. However, the JMA does not have a clear definition of when the rainy season begins and ends. The JMA announces the beginning and end of the rainy season on a region-by-region basis, based on earlier weather forecasts. The reason for announcing the beginning and end of the rainy season is that this information is important for daily life and industry, and is also meant to prevent disasters. Reference] How is the "beginning of the rainy season" determined? |Weather News Reference] How and by whom is the end of the rainy season decided? |Weather News Back to Table of Contents Tidbits of Knowledge about the Rainy Season When it comes to the rainy season, there are rumors and trivia that everyone has heard at least once. In this issue, we will introduce some of the most interesting rumors and trivia, as well as whether or not they have any basis in fact. There is no rainy season in Hokkaido Although Hokkaido is not included in the annual announcement by the Japan Meteorological Agency of the beginning and end of the rainy season, it was originally assumed that Hokkaido also had a rainy season. However, since the rainy season in Hokkaido does not last as long as the rainy season in Honshu, it was decided not to officially define the rainy season because it is not clear when it occurs. For this reason, Hokkaido is said to have no rainy season. Reference] Cloudy and rainy weather before the height of summer Is it true that it rains when cats wash their faces? There has long been a rumor in Japan that "when a cat washes its face, it rains," but many people may be wondering what the actual truth is. Cats' whiskers, also called "tentacles," are quite sensitive and act as sensors, quickly sensing changes in wind and humidity and sensing distance. Before it rains, humidity becomes high and moisture adheres to the surface of their whiskers, so they rub their faces to maintain their important senses. There are other reasons why cats wash their faces, so it is not always true that cats washing their faces cause rain, but the rumor that cats washing their faces cause rain is not false. Where are the petals of the hydrangea? Many people may associate hydrangeas (hydrangea) with the rainy season. Generally, hydrangeas bloom from June to July with blue, purple, pink, red, and white flowers. The part of the hydrangea that looks like petals is actually not a petal but a deformed leaf called a sepal, which is not exactly a flower. In the center of the hydrangea is a small bud-like part, and this small flower is the true flower of the hydrangea, called the "true flower. Reference】 Hydrangea blooms in the rainy season|Aomori Meteorological Observatory Soil determines the color of hydrangea One of the main characteristics of hydrangeas is that the color of the hydrangea changes depending on the nature of the soil in which it grows. Because of this characteristic of color change, it is sometimes also known as the "seven changes". Hydrangeas contain a pigment called anthocyanin, and when anthocyanin is added to aluminum absorbed from the soil, the color of the hydrangea turns blue. Aluminum is soluble in acidic soil and not in alkaline soil, so acidic soil produces blue hydrangeas, while neutral to alkaline soil produces light red or pink hydrangeas. Some varieties of hydrangeas turn dull red or green over time. Reference] Analysis of components in sepals that cause variability in flower color of hydrangea depending on soil conditions. Back to Table of Contents Rainy Season Miscellaneous Quiz We have prepared a miscellaneous quiz related to the rainy season. There will be a total of 5 questions. Please try to clear them. Back to Table of Contents SUMMARY In this issue, we introduced why the term "rainy season" came to be used and some miscellaneous trivia related to the rainy season. Although we usually use the term "rainy season" as a matter of course, many of you may have learned for the first time that there is a theory that the term actually came from China. The word "rainy season" may make you feel down because of many rainy days, but knowing that it is also an important time to store water for agriculture during the summer may change your view of the rainy season. QuizGenerator, which we used to create this quiz on miscellaneous topics related to the rainy season, allows users to create their own original quizzes and share them on SNS and websites without registration and free of charge. The QuizGenerator website also offers a quiz generation tool that allows anyone to easily experience quiz generation by AI by simply entering a question. We hope you will enjoy creating your own original quizzes using the popular quiz generator AI! ▼ We also recommend this one! Also read. Back to Table of Contents

How to Create Engaging Quizzes

Quizzes are still a content that attracts people's interest, as many quiz shows are still broadcast on television today. Quizzes are effective not only for entertainment, but also for training and learning in companies. However, some people may think, "I want to actually make a quiz," but may not know how to make one. In this article, we will introduce a specific method for making quizzes. We will also explain the points to keep in mind before making a quiz, the question format, and tips for making a quiz. Three points to keep in mind before making a quiz When creating a quiz, keep the following three points in mind Pay attention to the freshness and reliability of information. When preparing questions, in addition to ensuring that the information is up-to-date, one should also check the reliability of the information. For example, it has long been said that "the Kamakura Shogunate was established in 1192," but today it is sometimes said that "the Kamakura Shogunate was established in 1185. Since information is constantly changing, it is not uncommon to find cases in which what was once considered common knowledge is no longer common knowledge. Be aware that if you do not always check the latest information, it may affect the reliability of the quiz. Only one correct answer is allowed. To avoid frustrating the respondent, there should be only one correct answer. For example, if the quiz topic is "There are many theories about its origin," it would mean that there are multiple correct answers. This is not a good quiz because it will confuse the respondent. Even if you think there is only one correct answer, it is important to check carefully whether there is really only one correct answer. Make it moderately difficult. Quizzes that are too difficult may result in a low response rate and may also lack excitement. Conversely, a quiz that is too low in difficulty may not be enjoyable for the respondent. When creating a quiz, the contestant should consider the balance of difficulty so that the quiz is "difficult enough that it cannot be solved without a little thought. Back to Table of Contents A Step-by-Step Guide to Making a Quiz When creating a quiz, it is easier to create quality questions if you follow common steps. Here are those steps. STEP 1] Decide on the objective. First, decide on the purpose of your quiz. It is important to think about what you want to achieve with the quiz, rather than just creating a quiz blindly. Common examples of purposes for creating quizzes are as follows We want to create a good time for everyone. I want to use it for in-house training I want to check my level of understanding Once the objectives have been determined, questions should be created according to the objectives. If you want to retain the content of the training, it is important to create questions whose answers are the items you want the participants to remember. If you simply want to create a fun time, such as a quiz contest, you can create questions based on the participants' preferences. STEP2] Decide on the target. In creating a quiz, it is essential to set the target audience. This is because the direction of the questions will change depending on the type of person you are quizzing. For example, if a quiz is about "baseball," the respondents will not be able to enjoy the quiz if it is a maniac question for people who do not know anything about baseball. On the other hand, a person with extensive knowledge of baseball will appreciate a geeky question. Appropriate target setting is also important to determine the direction of the questions. STEP3] Adjusting the difficulty level After deciding on the purpose and target of the quiz, you can start creating questions. A quiz can be said to be of high quality if there is a wide variety of questions, from easy to difficult. The difficulty level can be adjusted by the question text and answer choices, in addition to simply preparing difficult answers. For example, the following quiz, based on the premise that "Hokkaido is a large island," can be adjusted for difficulty by the choices. Example of a case where you want to lower the difficulty level Q: How many municipalities in Hokkaido? (as of April 2023) 1:1792:52 Example of increasing difficulty Q: How many municipalities in Hokkaido? (as of April 2023) 1:1792:175 Back to Table of Contents Commonly Used Quiz Question Types There are numerous types of question formats used when submitting quizzes. It is important to know which type is appropriate for your quiz when you are creating it. Here are three of the most commonly used quiz question types. Fat or X questions Fat/X questions are very often used as a quiz question format. It is an effective format for creating simple, yet profound questions. An example of a question is shown below. Example Problem The most populous prefecture in Japan is Tokyo, but the second most populous is Osaka. Fat or not? When you ask a question where the correct answer is x, be prepared to explain why it is x. If you are not prepared to explain well, it will not be a quality quiz. Choice Question In the multiple-choice question format, the examinee is asked to choose the correct answer from a set of alternatives. Since the number of choices can be decided by the questioner, it is easy to adjust the level of difficulty. Examples of questions are as follows. Sample question Choose the correct sentence out of the following four. 1: The capital of Japan is Tokyo 2: The capital of Japan is Osaka 3: The capital of Japan is Kyoto 4: The capital of Japan is Aichi In the case of multiple-choice questions, you can use various devices, such as "Choose two correct answers. Short Answer Question Short Answer questions are questions in which the respondent is asked to write down the correct answer without presenting any choices. Since there are no options like in the case of X/Y or multiple-choice questions, respondents tend to feel overloaded with the task. Examples of questions are as follows. Sample question What is the official name of the WBC? Write why "operational efficiency" is important to the firm. When submitting questions in writing, it is important to maintain fairness in scoring. Avoid having different scorers give different scores to the same answers. Back to Table of Contents What are some tips on how to make a quiz? To improve the quality of your questions, it is also important to know how to make a quiz. Keep the following two points in mind when creating your quiz. Be careful not to make the questions too long. If the question text is too long, the respondent will lose focus at the question text stage. To avoid putting extra stress on the respondent, keep the length of the question to an appropriate level. As a rule of thumb, the maximum length of a question should be 50 words. It is also important to avoid sentences that are difficult to understand, such as sentences in which the subject appears more than once. Unify the use of words and phrases. Although it is a minor detail, it is important to unify the words and phrases used in the question and answer. For example, there are many words that tend to be written in different ways, such as "computer" and "computers. From a nervous person's point of view, it is not uncommon for such minor differences to bother them and cause them to lose focus. Make sure that all notations are unified to avoid any confusion. Back to Table of Contents It is important to manage the product after it is made While it is important to create good questions, it is also important to grade and manage grades when using quizzes for in-house training. Especially when incorporating quizzes into e-learning training programs, "management" is the key. Simply preparing questions is not enough to grasp the level of understanding of the respondents. Instead of "making questions and calling it a day," the creator of the quiz should make sure to check how the members are performing on the quiz. By analyzing the results and highlighting each respondent's strengths and weak points that need to be overcome, this will also lead to more efficient human resource development. Back to Table of Contents Take the Trial Quiz! Based on what we have seen so far, we have prepared a trial quiz. There will be a total of 5 quizzes. Please take the challenge. Back to Table of Contents SUMMARY If you want to create high quality quiz questions, it is important to understand the points to be pressed in advance and to determine the purpose and target audience. Be careful not to make the questions too long, and try to create questions that are friendly to the respondents. If you want to use quizzes for in-house training, etc., we recommend the e-learning system "learningBOX. learningBOX is equipped with essential functions for in-house training, such as creating and distributing content including quizzes and managing participants. Courses can be designed according to training content, and tests to check employee proficiency can be easily implemented. The system's simple operability and reasonable price have been well received, and many companies have adopted it for their in-house training programs. We also offer a free plan that allows you to use almost all functions, so please feel free to contact us for more information. ▼ We also recommend this one! Also read. Back to Table of Contents

What are the differences between Japanese and foreign Valentine's Day cultures? And the origins of Valentine's Day!

Soon after the New Year, the New Year's mood in the city changes, and stylish chocolates begin to appear on store shelves here and there, and the mood suddenly turns to Valentine's Day. Many people may think of Valentine's Day as the last event of winter. Many manufacturers offer a wide variety of chocolates that look and taste so good that it is hard to choose just one. Valentine's Day in Japan has the image of being an event created by the marketing strategies of confectioners, but in fact, Valentine's Day itself is an event with a long history that has been handed down from generation to generation, and each country has its own culture. In this article, we will introduce such differences in Valentine's Day culture between Japan and other countries, as well as the origin and origin of Valentine's Day. At the end of the article, we have also prepared a quiz related to Valentine's Day, so please try your hand at it. Table of Contents 01What is Valentine's Day? Origin of Valentine's Day Origin of this event for lovers 02Why do we give chocolate? What is the origin of the gift of chocolate in Japan? Origin (1) Morozoff Co. Origin (2) Merry Chocolate Kamppany Co. 03Valentine's Day Culture in Other Countries United States of America Finland Korea 04Valentine's Day Miscellaneous Quiz 05Summary What is Valentine's Day? Valentine's Day is an event that has become established around the world as "Lovers' Day" on February 14. Let's look at the origins and origin of why it became established as a day for lovers. Origin of Valentine's Day The origin of Valentine's Day dates back to 3rd century Rome. At that time, the Roman emperor forbade young soldiers from marrying, on the grounds that morale would suffer if some soldiers left their loved ones back home. Against this backdrop, a Christian priest named Valentine (*Uarentinus in Latin) opposed the policy and secretly conducted weddings for young soldiers. Eventually, the rumor reached the ears of the emperor, who angrily ordered Valentine to never disobey the law again. However, Valentine disobeyed the order by preaching the preciousness of love, and was executed on February 14 of the same year. Later, people began to honor him as "St. Valentine" for his courageous action. The day of Valentine's execution, February 14, is called "St. Valentine's Day," and people began to pray for him. Origin of this event that became an event for lovers Valentine's Day used to be an event to mourn the death of a saint, but it was not until the 14th century that it became "Lovers' Day" as we know it today. In honor of Valentine, who was devoted to love, February 14 became the day to express love. According to a theory, February 14 is the beginning of spring according to the lunar calendar, the season when birds choose their mating partners. Therefore, it is said that this day became a day for lovers because it is an appropriate day for confessing love. Back to Table of Contents Why do we give chocolate? What is the origin of the gift of chocolate in Japan? Valentine's Day in Japan has become an event where women give chocolates to the men they love. These days, people sometimes exchange chocolates among friends, or enjoy a reverse Valentine's Day by giving chocolates from men to women. The custom of giving chocolates on Valentine's Day originally originated in England. It is said that it started when Cadbury, a long-established confectionery company in England, introduced a heart-shaped box of chocolates in 1868. From there, we will introduce two things that are said to have originated in Japan and why people began giving chocolates in Japan. Origin (1) Morozoff Co. According to one theory, the culture of giving chocolates on Valentine's Day began in Japan in 1932, when Morozoff Corporation, a famous confectionery brand in Kobe, Japan, introduced the style of giving chocolates on Valentine's Day for the first time. This was inspired by the founder of Morozoff, who learned of the custom of "giving gifts to loved ones on February 14 in Europe and the United States," and wanted to spread this wonderful culture in Japan. Reference] The first Valentine's Day chocolate advertisement in Japan Even earlier, in 1935. | Morozov Co. Origin 2) Merry Chocolate Kamppany Co. In 1958, Merry Chocolate Kamppany Co., Ltd. held Japan's first Valentine's Day Fair, and the following year it released heart-shaped chocolates that could be personalized with the names of the giver and the recipient. These chocolates with the names of the giver and the recipient drawn much attention, and the custom of women giving chocolates to men on Valentine's Day gradually took root under the catchphrase "a day when women can confess their love to men once a year" by Merry. Reference] Merry's Valentine History|Merry Chocolate Company, Ltd. Back to Table of Contents Valentine's Day Culture Abroad In Japan, it is customary for women to give chocolate to men on Valentine's Day, but what is the culture of Valentine's Day overseas? The following is an introduction to Valentine's Day in other countries. The United States In the U.S., Valentine's Day is a day for couples to express their gratitude to each other and to go out on dates. In the U.S., contrary to Japan, it is common for men to send message cards, bouquets of flowers, and gifts to women. In some cases, women prepare gifts for men in return. Also, at school, good friends exchange sweets with each other and give gifts to teachers who have taken care of them. Finland In Finland, February 14 has been officially marked on the calendar as "Friend's Day" since 1996. This is a relatively new custom, so there is not much tradition behind it. However, it has become a very popular event in Finland, a day to confirm friendships and show appreciation for loved ones. As with Valentine's Day, sweets are sometimes given as gifts, but instead of one-sided gifts as in Japan, people usually give sweets to each other and eat them together. Also, while roses are often given on Valentine's Day in other countries, Finns give tulips on Friend's Day. Korea On Valentine's Day in Korea, people give chocolates to the person they love, similar to the Japanese culture. Also, like Japan, White Day is celebrated on March 14, but Korea has a day called "Black Day" on April 14. Black Day is an informal Korean event that has taken root as a way for people who were not involved in Valentine's Day and White Day to share their feelings of sadness. On Black Day, people wear black clothes, eat jajangmyeon, a noodle dish made with black miso, and drink black coffee. People who do not have a boyfriend or girlfriend sometimes get together on Black Day, and this is a good opportunity for them to meet someone and have a couple. Back to Table of Contents Valentine's Day Miscellaneous Quiz Here we have prepared a quiz on the state of Valentine's Day around the world. There will be a total of 4 quizzes. Please try to answer all the questions correctly. Back to Table of Contents Conclusion In this issue, we introduced the origin of Valentine's Day, the origin of giving chocolates on Valentine's Day, and Valentine's Day culture in other countries. Valentine's Day is very familiar in Japan, but I was surprised to learn that it was originally an event to mourn the death of a saint! Each country has its own unique culture and way of perceiving Valentine's Day. This year, you may enjoy spending a different Valentine's Day by referring to other countries' cultures. QuizGenerator, which we used to create our Valentine's Day quiz, allows you to create your own original quiz for free and without registration, and you can also share it on SNS and websites. We hope you enjoy creating your own original quiz! 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What is Halloween? |The origin And Meaning

The cooler days have made it easier to spend time in the city, and it has completely turned into autumn. There are many ways to enjoy autumn, such as enjoying the arts, engaging in sports, and reading books, but the most exciting autumn event in recent years is probably Halloween. Halloween has become a well established event in Japan, and events are held here and there in autumn. Because of this image, many people may think that Halloween is just a festival where people dress up in costumes and have fun. However, it was originally a traditional event with a long history to celebrate the harvest. In this issue, we will introduce the origin, history, and hidden anecdotes of Halloween. We've also created a quiz about Halloween, so give it a try! Table of Contents 01What is Halloween? When is Halloween? Origins of Halloween The Beginning of Halloween in Japan At Disney Halloween Why do we dress up as 02? 03The meaning of Trick or Treat 04Halloween is Pumpkin Anecdotes about Jack-o'-lanterns 05Halloween Miscellaneous Quiz 06Summary What is Halloween? Halloween is a traditional event that has been celebrated for over 2000 years. It was a religious event to celebrate the fall harvest and to drive out evil spirits. Halloween was originally called "All Hallows Eve" because it was a festival held on the eve of All Hallow's Day (All Saints' Day), which was designated by Christianity on November 1. It is said that the name "Halloween" was derived from this. When is Halloween? Halloween is an event that takes place on October 31. It was originally a Celtic festival called "Sawin" from Ireland. Since the Celtic calendar changed to November 1, they held a harvest festival on October 31, the turn of the year, to celebrate harvest and fertility. Origins of Halloween The Celts believed that on October 31, the end of the year, a doorway to the afterlife opens. It was a day to celebrate harvest and fertility, as well as the return of the souls of the dead to their families. In Japan, it is a combination of "Omisoka," "Autumn Festival," and "Obon! Later in history, the Celtic culture came to the Americas with immigrants and came to be enjoyed as a highly entertaining event. In modern times, the religious flavor has faded and it is now enjoyed as an entertaining event. The Beginning of Halloween in Japan In Japan, "Kiddy Land" is said to be the pioneer of Halloween. In 1983, Kiddy Land held a Halloween parade in Omotesando, Harajuku, to promote sales of its products, but the number of participants was small and not many Japanese attended. [Reference] At Disney Halloween It is said that Halloween gained recognition when Tokyo Disneyland held the Halloween-themed "Disney Halloween" in 1997. Nowadays, Halloween has become well established in Japan, with Halloween events held throughout the country in the fall. Back to Table of Contents Why do we dress up? As mentioned above, Halloween was originally a day for the souls of the dead to return, but it was also believed that demons, witches, and evil spirits would also come to this world to bring misfortune along with the souls of the dead. People would dress up in the same clothes and make-up as the demons and witches to make them feel like they were friends and to protect themselves. This custom led to the culture of dressing up for Halloween. In Japan, many people enjoy dressing up as witches, vampires, black cats, and other standard costumes, as well as anime and manga characters and celebrities. Back to Table of Contents Meaning of Trick or Treat On Halloween, after sunset, children in costumes visit their neighbors' houses saying "Trick or Treat! and visit houses in the neighborhood. When the children say "Trick or Treat," the adults usually reply "Happy Halloween! Trick or Treat" means, in Japanese, "Give me candy, or I'll make you do it! Trick" means "trick or treat" in Japanese. Trick" means "trick" or "trick" and "treat" means "treat" or "entertain. The custom of going from house to house to receive candy is said to have existed in the Celtic tradition since ancient times, and gradually spread and took root throughout the United States. Today, Halloween has become a central event for American children. Back to Table of Contents Halloween is all about pumpkins When you think of Halloween, you probably have a strong image of pumpkins hollowed out into scary faces. It is said that decorating a room with pumpkins with scary faces serves to ward off evil spirits by scaring them away from the afterlife. Originally, however, "turnips" were used. When Halloween was introduced to the U.S., pumpkins, which were harvested in large quantities in the U.S., were used as a substitute for the unfamiliar turnip. In Japan, where Halloween was introduced from the U.S., its influence is strong, and the image of Halloween = pumpkin has taken root. In Ireland, the home of Halloween, turnips are still used instead of pumpkins. Anecdotes about Jack-O-Lanterns In fact, the pumpkin hollowed out into a scary face is named "Jack O'Lantern. It comes from an anecdote in Ireland. There was a man named Jack who was always misbehaving. On Halloween, Jack almost lost his life to a demon he met by chance, but the demon deceived him and made him promise never to take his soul again. Jack's life is about to expire, and he hopes to go to heaven after his death, but he is unable to do so because of his misdeeds during his life. He has no choice but to try to go to hell, but the devil refuses to take him there, saying, "I promised I would not take your soul, so I cannot take you to hell. Jack was so distressed that he decided to go back the way he came, but it was dark and windy that night, so he begged the devil for a light. The Devil gave him a small hellfire, which he shared with Jack. Jack, not wanting the devil's flame to be extinguished by the wind, hollows out a turnip that was lying nearby and uses it as a lantern. Jack, now unable to go to heaven or hell, continues to wander forever in the dark with the turnip lantern in his hand. Back to Table of Contents Halloween Miscellaneous Quiz Halloween is not only about jack-o'-lanterns, but also about many other related monsters and characters. We have created a quiz with miscellaneous trivia about these Halloween-related characters! There will be a total of 5 questions in the quiz. Please take the challenge! Back to Table of Contents Conclusion In this issue, we introduced Halloween. Halloween has become a familiar annual autumn event, but you may be surprised to know that it also has a bit of scary background, such as the anecdote about the jack-o'-lantern. Halloween in Japan is strongly influenced by the U.S., and not much is known about its original origin. By learning about the historical background, I think you can enjoy Halloween more deeply. QuizGenerator," which we used to create our Halloween trivia quiz, allows users to create their own original quizzes and share them on SNS and websites for free, with no registration required. We hope you will enjoy creating your own original quizzes too! We also recommend this one! Also read Back to Table of Contents

Not Just Sweet! The secret of watermelon is actually amazing!

When it comes to summer fruits, watermelons are the most popular! What kind of image do you have of watermelon as a summer staple? Many of you may be thinking, "Watermelon has almost no nutritional value." Many of you may be thinking, "Watermelon has almost no nutritional value. However, watermelon actually contains many nutrients that lead to beauty! In this issue, we will introduce the nutritional content of watermelon, which is full of charm and sweetness. We have also prepared a quiz about watermelon, so please try it out! Table of Contents 01Is watermelon a vegetable? A fruit? 02Is there any nutrition in watermelon? What nutrients does it contain? Lycopene Beta-carotene Citrulline 03Eat watermelon and lose weight! Watermelon as a regular snack Keeps you fuller than snacks Be careful not to overeat 04Take the watermelon miscellaneous quiz! 05Summary Is watermelon a vegetable? A fruit? According to the classification by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, watermelon is considered a "fruity vegetable treated like a fruit," and besides watermelon, strawberries and melons are also treated as the same species. In other words, watermelon is both a vegetable and a fruit. In fact, there is no clear definition of the classification of watermelon, and the classification differs depending on whether the producer or the consumer is the one who is responsible for it. Although it is described as a "vegetable" in terms of plants and cultivation methods, it is often treated as a fruit in household surveys conducted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and in supermarkets. Reference] Please tell us how vegetables are classified. |Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Back to Table of Contents Watermelon has no nutrients? What nutrients does it contain? Watermelon, or "watermelon" in English, has a water content of about 901 tp3 t in its flesh. You may think, "If it is mostly water, isn't there much nutrition in watermelon? However, watermelon actually contains various nutrients such as vitamins and minerals. Here are three nutrients that are particularly effective for beauty. Reference] Large watermelon (watermelon) Lycopene Lycopene is a nutrient that is good for beauty as it suppresses melanin, which causes skin blemishes and dullness. When one thinks of foods that contain a lot of lycopene, tomatoes probably come to mind. In fact, watermelon contains more lycopene than tomatoes. Lycopene has a very strong antioxidant effect and works to remove active oxygen in the body. Reactive oxygen species are substances that are necessary for maintaining good health, such as fighting viruses that invade the body. However, when there is an excessive increase in reactive oxygen species, the body becomes oxidized, causing a variety of skin problems. The main causes of increased reactive enzymes include smoking, stress, food additives in processed foods, and ultraviolet rays. In order to reduce body oxidation, actively consume nutrients with antioxidant properties to maintain beautiful skin. Reference] Tomato University Faculty of Medicine|KAGOME CO. Beta-carotene Watermelon also contains β-carotene in amounts comparable to green and yellow vegetables such as spinach, pumpkin and carrot. When β-carotene is ingested, part of it is converted into vitamin A (retinol) in the body, which helps maintain normal skin and mucous membranes, and is a reassuring nutrient that prevents rough skin. The β-carotene that is not converted into vitamin A, like lycopene, has antioxidant properties and helps maintain beautiful skin. Reference] Research Material No. 9 Current Status of Functional Research on Vegetables and Future Research Issues | National Institute of Agro-Environmental Sciences (NIEA) Citrulline The scientific name for watermelon is "Citrullus vulgaris," and as the name suggests, it contains a large amount of a nutrient called "citrulline. Citrulline is also known as a super amino acid, and it helps alleviate skin damage caused by ultraviolet rays. When human skin is exposed to ultraviolet rays, collagen is excessively broken down, causing damage to the skin. By taking citrulline, the degradation of collagen is suppressed and skin elasticity is maintained. In addition to skin elasticity, citrulline also helps to reduce the formation of dark spots and dark spots by expelling accumulated melanin pigment! Furthermore, citrulline is a natural moisturizing factor, which helps retain moisture in the skin. It also has the effect of widening blood vessels and improving blood flow, which will help reduce swelling. Incidentally, the white part of watermelon rind contains about twice as much citrulline as the flesh, so it is a great waste to throw it away without eating it! It is recommended to eat the white part of the rind cooked in pickles or pickled vegetables. Reference] What is citrulline? | Kyowa Hakko Bio's Health Ingredients Laboratory Back to Table of Contents Eating Watermelon and Losing Weight! Watermelon is a great food for weight loss. If you are on a diet, please try to include watermelon in your daily diet. Watermelon as a regular snack For those who usually snack, we recommend eating watermelon instead of sweet snacks. According to the Japanese Food Standard Composition by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, watermelon has about 37 kcal per 100 g, which is lower in calories than bananas and other fruits. Food Name Energy (kcal / 100 g) Watermelon (red flesh) 37 Banana 93 Kiwi (green meat) 51 Tangerine 49 Replacing your usual snacks with watermelon instead of high-calorie, fatty and sugary sweets will reduce calories without reducing the amount you eat. Source: Standard Tables of Food Composition in Japan 2020 (8th revision)| Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Keeps you fuller longer than snacks According to an article published in 2019 in the scientific journal Nutrients, eating watermelon instead of snacks keeps you feeling fuller and suppresses your appetite, leading to weight loss. A sustained feeling of fullness reduces the stress of dieting due to food restrictions, and since watermelon is more nutritious than snacks, watermelon is a recommended food for a healthy diet. Be careful not to overeat. Eating too much watermelon can lead to excessive water intake. Too much water intake can dilute stomach acid and cause indigestion or diarrhea. Also, because of the high water content, overeating can cool the body more than necessary. According to the Dietary Balance Guide by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the appropriate daily intake of watermelon is about 200 g (about one slice of watermelon), so be careful not to overeat. Reference】 Dietary Balance Guide (Niigata Regional Version)| Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Back to Table of Contents Take the Watermelon Miscellaneous Quiz! We have introduced the various nutrients contained in watermelon, and have prepared a quiz to review what we have learned so far. There will be a total of 5 questions. Please take the challenge! Take the quiz Back to Table of Contents Conclusion In this issue, we have mainly introduced the nutrients in watermelon that are linked to beauty. Watermelon is truly a beauty essence to eat, and its high water content makes it an ideal food for combating heat stroke and summer fatigue. It is rich in minerals, and when eaten with a small amount of salt, it has the same effect as a sports drink! Eat watermelon to get through the hot summer months. Our "QuizGenerator" allows you to create your own original quizzes and share them on SNS and websites without registration and free of charge. We hope you will try making your own original quizzes! We also recommend this site! Also read Back to Table of Contents

What is "Reverse Instruction"?

What is "flipped learning," aiming to raise the level of corporate training? Hello, I am Takemoto of the Marketing Department. It has been two months since I joined the company... I am now in the OJT training program. I am sure that there are many companies that are currently conducting training as we are. However "Is it safe to conduct the same training as before?" "We have training programs, but they are not as effective as we had expected..." "What kind of training should we provide? What kind of training should we provide? We are sure that those of you in charge of training have had the experience of thinking, "What kind of training should we provide? Even if you have prepared a variety of training programs, it is meaningless if the participants do not show "training results". In order to solve such problems, I would like to recommend the introduction of "flipped learning. By introducing flipped learning into corporate training, participants can learn practical skills more efficiently. In this paper, we will introduce an overview of flipped learning, its merits and demerits, and the expected effects of introducing flipped learning into corporate training programs. Click here for Table of Contents What is the educational method of flipped learning? Advantages and Disadvantages of Implementing Flipped Learning Expected Benefits of Flipped Learning for Corporate Training QuizGenerator" for creating flipped learning materials Summary What is the teaching method for flipped learning? Reversed learning is called "flipped learning" because it "reverses" previous learning methods. Normally, students acquire knowledge in class and consolidate it at home. In contrast, flipped learning is a learning method in which students acquire knowledge through "e-learning" and "video materials" before class, and then consolidate their knowledge through "group work" and "exercises" in class. Advantages and disadvantages of using flipped learning While there are many advantages to implementing inverted learning for teachers and students, there are also disadvantages. Let's look at what advantages and disadvantages there are. Advantage 1. Self-paced learning In flipped learning, students study the content of the class at home before taking the class. Therefore, you can learn at your own pace. Students can spend more time on areas they do not understand. You can study the lesson content over and over again, so you can understand the content. The above allows you to study at your own pace and deepen your understanding. Advantage 2. Increased motivation to learn In flipped learning, students can ask questions about content they did not understand in prior learning. Through group work, students can ask questions of the teacher and other students to better consolidate their understanding. Therefore, it is expected that students will feel that they enjoyed and understood the material, which will motivate them to learn more. Advantage 3. Students' level of understanding can be checked. In flipped learning, there is no need to explain the content of the class, so teachers and students have more time to engage directly with each other. This allows teachers to quickly identify and instruct students who are having difficulty with class content. For teachers, being able to check students' understanding on the spot is a great advantage. Disadvantage 1. Need to set aside time for learning Flipped learning requires students to study in advance before class. This is a factor that can reduce student motivation... Therefore, it is necessary to support students so that they can study well in advance. Disadvantage 2. It takes time and effort to prepare teaching materials and training. The teacher needs to create the learning materials for the students, which is time-consuming and costly. For example, it is time-consuming to prepare training materials while also performing other duties. So, how can we reduce the time and cost? It is... By using e-learning, you can reduce the time and cost. What is e-learning? What is e-Learning? What is e-Learning Overview About e-Learning This page introduces the origin of e-Learning, a brief description, and our e-Learning system. Overview The benefits of e-Learning... Benefits of Flipped Learning Expected from Corporate Training The benefits of "flipped learning" are not limited to educational settings. It has been introduced into many corporate training programs as an educational method for human resource development. Here, we will introduce the effects of "flipped learning" in corporate training, comparing it with conventional corporate training. Conventional Corporate Training There are cases in which participants are not able to demonstrate their abilities in the field or in practice even though conventional corporate training is conducted. The reasons for this are Some participants do not understand the content of the training. Because the training is just a listening session Participants' knowledge and skills are not consistent. When the above occurs, time and costs are wasted. However, by utilizing "flipped learning," training can be conducted in a state where knowledge is firmly established. Introducing Flipped Learning into Corporate Training In conventional corporate training programs, most of the content is knowledge, which cannot be applied to practical work. However, by introducing flipped learning into training, participants can acquire "more effective learning and more practical skills" compared to conventional training. The reasons for this are Participants are more motivated to learn if they know in advance that the training is practical. Participants can improve their skills through role-playing, discussions, and other practical activities. Participants can review the videos at a later date to consolidate their understanding of the material they did not understand. By introducing flipped learning in corporate training, the effects of training can be demonstrated in practical work. It also improves the motivation of participants to learn and further enhances the quality of training. QuizGenerator" for creating flipped learning materials We recommend "QuizGenerator" if you are interested in creating flipped learning materials. Here is a brief overview of "QuizGenerator" and its features. What is QuizGenerator? QuizGenerator" allows anyone to easily create and publish quizzes and questions on the Web, and is free for commercial use. You can use it on a trial basis, so feel free to take advantage of it! ▼ Employee Training Confirmation Test The sample questions below are a confirmation test to be utilized at work. Features of QuizGenerator Feature #1: Questions can be created in familiar Excel and text formats. QuizGenerator also allows you to create questions in familiar "Excel" and "Text" formats. If you are not familiar with Excel, we recommend using the "Create Question Form". Feature #2: Created questions can be studied on PCs, smartphones, and tablets You can study not only in the company or at home, but also in your spare time. For example. during your lunch break On your way to work While meeting a friend You can study in your spare time. If you want to create questions using QuizGenerator, please check "How to create a quiz". Conclusion In this article, we have introduced "Flipped Learning," which aims to raise the level of corporate training. to raise the level of corporate training. Flipped learning is a learning method in which students study independently in advance, and then apply practical content in classes and training sessions. Compared to conventional learning methods, it is more effective and allows students to acquire more practical skills. However, there are challenges in introducing this method. Therefore, let's utilize "QuizGenerator" to improve the quality of training. ▼ We also recommend this! Also read ""Recommended for Working People! Three study methods for your skimming time."

Challengers Wanted! Take the Aomori apple quiz, where even farmers get it wrong

Seeking challengers! Take the Aomori Apple Quiz - Even Farmers Get It Wrong! This is Kidaoka from the Marketing Department. There are only a few more days left in this year. I would like to thank everyone for their support in 2021 through blog posts. In this article, I, a native of Aomori Prefecture [Apple Kingdom], have created a "Super Muzu Ringo Quiz" with full of excitement! This quiz is at such a level that even apple farmers will fail if they are not careful. The quiz is free for kids and adults alike, and you can take it as many times as you want! Please try it out to test your skills. We look forward to seeing you again in this issue. Click here for the Table of Contents 1. Quiz on "Basic Knowledge" of Apples 2. Quiz on apple nutrition and taste 3. Quiz on "appearance and varieties" of apples 4. How to make your own quiz with QuizGenerator 5. Summary Quiz on "Basic Knowledge" of apples Difficulty level 🍎: The quiz will consist of "multiple choice" questions. Answer Time】:The time limit is 180 seconds! The quiz will be forced to end when the time is up. Number of questions】:There will be 10 random questions each time, and the choices will be shuffled automatically. Passing Score】:A score of 70 or higher is required. Take the quiz 1) Apple trivia: "60% of all apples in Japan are grown in Aomori." Aomori Prefecture is currently Japan's largest apple kingdom, accounting for approximately 60% of the nation's apple production. It is said that eating apples can be expected to have beauty effects such as "beautiful skin, whitening, and a small face. Apples are rich in vitamins such as vitamin B6, vitamin E, and vitamin C. They also contain organic acids such as citric acid and malic acid, and are very rich in dietary fiber, which is often lacking in our daily diet. Quiz on "Nutrition and Taste" of Apples Difficulty level 🍎: The quiz is based on "correct/incorrect" questions. Answer Time】:The time limit is 180 seconds! The quiz will be forced to end when the time is up. Number of questions】:There will be 10 random questions each time, and the choices will be shuffled automatically. Passing Score】:80 points or more Challenge Quiz 2) Apple trivia: "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." Compared to other fruits, apples contain more "dietary fiber, potassium, organic acids, and vitamin C," which help improve health. In particular, the fiber contained in abundance between the skin and fruit of apples and one of its components, pectin, have a regulating effect on diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal pain, as well as reducing abnormal cholesterol levels. Apples are so rich in nutrients that the whole family, from weaning babies to the elderly, should enjoy them every day. For this reason, apples have long been known as a familiar fruit, so much so that they are said to have no need for a doctor. Quiz about "appearance and varieties" of apples Difficulty level 🍎🍎🍎🍎: The quiz will consist of "Picture Choice" questions. Answer Time】:The time limit is 180 seconds! The quiz will be forced to end when the time is up. Number of questions】:There will be 10 random questions each time, and the choices will be shuffled automatically. Passing Score】:90 points or more Challenge Quiz 3) Apple trivia: "Apple varieties are full of relatives" There are many varieties of apples in terms of taste, size, color, shape, etc. Worldwide, there are about 15,000 varieties or more. In Japan, more than 1,000 varieties have been introduced so far, and only 20 of them match Japan's climate, climate, and consumer preferences. Full-scale apple cultivation in Japan was introduced from the United States and France by the government in the early Meiji period and distributed throughout the country. Later, they were established in climatically suitable areas such as Hokkaido, Tohoku region, and Nagano, and came to form the current production areas. The apple harvest period is from August to November, and apples are classified into "very early," "early," "medium," and "late. How to create your own quiz with QuizGenerator QuizGenerator is a web service that allows anyone to create quizzes easily. The questions you create can be published on the web for free, or embedded in blogs and websites. You can create quizzes for free with a PC and an Internet environment. With QuizGenerator, you can easily create original quizzes by simply typing questions and answers in the specified format. All quiz creation and settings can be done on the web from your PC. About how to make a quiz If you are a first time user, we recommend you to use the question creation form. If you are a first time user, we recommend the question creation form. If you have a large number of quizzes and want to create them quickly, we recommend the text form. If you want to make a batch quiz in a familiar file, we recommend you to make it in Excel. QuizGenerator allows you to create quizzes in any of the above three ways, depending on your level and ease of use. For detailed information on how to create a quiz, please check [How to Create a Quiz] here. It is introduced in detail with images. Conclusion In this article, I have introduced the "Super Muzu Ringo Quiz," which I, a native of Aomori Prefecture [Apple Kingdom], have created with full enthusiasm. QuizGenerator is a free and easy way to create original quizzes. If you want to put a quiz on your website or your own blog! Why not take this opportunity to create your own quiz? Thank you very much for your patience with this paper. ▼ We also recommend this one! Also read: "Web Service to Create Original Questions for Free" (Japanese)

QuizGenerator to help you prepare for college entrance exams!

QuizGenerator for College Entrance Exam Preparation! Hello! This is Hirota from the Marketing Department. It's the time of the exam season in full swing. Many of you may be studying late into the night for entrance exams. So, in this article, I would like to introduce "Exam Preparation with QuizGenerator," focusing on university entrance examinations. This article is recommended for those who want to "study efficiently for the entrance exam. We have also created test questions for English and mathematics with reference to the 2020 Common University Entrance Test, so please take advantage of this as a reference for your exam preparation ✏. Click here for the Table of Contents 1. QuizGenerator is useful if you want to prepare for the entrance exam! 2. let's try solving entrance exam problems [English 3. let's try solving entrance exam problems [Mathematics 4. recommended features of QuizGenerator for studying for the exam! 5. managing grades with learningBOX 6. summary If you want to prepare for exams, QuizGenerator is the way to go! QuizGenerator is a web service that allows you to easily create questions on your computer and the Internet. The name "QuizGenerator" might lead you to think that it is a "quiz creation tool. However, QuizGenerator can easily create "tests for college or certification exams" in addition to quiz creation. Exam Preparation You Can Do with QuizGenerator QuizGenerator allows anyone to create original questions for free, even those who do not know programming. Although not created in this case, it is possible to create English listening questions and Japanese language tests in which the sentences are written vertically. Also, since LaTex is supported, you can create questions that include special symbols and mathematical formulas used in math problems. ⇒For more information, see QuizGenerator is an e-learning system that supports mathematical formulas and special symbols. QuizGenerator is an e-learning system that supports mathematical formulas and special symbols. Let's Solve Entrance Examination Questions [English To prepare for the university entrance exam, we have created some questions in QuizGenerator using some excerpts from the 2020 Common University Entrance Test. The scoring results will be displayed when you solve the questions to the end. Please try to check your answers. There are "12" questions in total. (*Listening questions are excluded) Challenge the quiz Let's solve entrance exam problems [Mathematics]. Some questions are excerpted from Math I, Math A, Math II, and Math B, respectively. Please enter the symbols and numbers that apply to the boxes. There are "14 problems" in total. Take the quiz Recommended features of QuizGenerator for use in studying for exams! When taking a real college entrance exam, there are various missions such as time limits and passing scores. QuizGenerator allows you to take the test as if you were taking the real exam by setting all kinds of settings. ▼ Here are some of the test preparation settings you can make in QuizGenerator. Shuffle the order of the questions so that you don't have to remember the order of the answers. Set a time limit and get into the habit of solving questions within the time limit. By hiding the correct and incorrect answers in the middle of a question, you can clarify problems you are not good at while checking your answers. If you set up the system to allow you to move back and forth between questions freely, you can start with the questions you are good at and get an overview of the entire test. Once you have created a question, you can review it repeatedly and share it with others. Once you have created questions, you can review them repeatedly and share them with others. We would like to introduce some of the features of QuizGenerator that we particularly recommend. Set a time limit As mentioned above, the actual test must be answered within a time limit. By creating a test with a time limit in QuizGenerator, you can prepare yourself for the pressure of the real test and time allocation. The time limit can be set in "seconds", so you can adjust the time in detail. ⇒For details, please refer to "How to set a time limit". Hide correct and incorrect answers in the middle of a question This setting allows you to hide answers to each question, place a grade button only on the final question, and display the correct or incorrect answers after the question is solved. This setting will prevent the user from looking at the answers while answering a question and thinking that he or she understands it. In addition, by knowing the correct answer after the test is completed, the student will have the opportunity to review the incorrect answers. In a real test, it is impossible to check the answers each time. Therefore, this feature is highly recommended for those who want to study more closely to the real test situation. ⇒See "Hide Scoring Button in the middle of a question" for more details. Ability to move back and forth between previous and next questions With the default setting, questions are presented in order, and you cannot freely look at the previous and next questions. Therefore, it is impossible to review your answers after you have solved all the questions. Also, when you take the test, you will first look over the entire test and consider the approximate amount of time you will spend on each question. In such cases, you can set the test to display the questions in any order you wish, without being locked into a specific order. ⇒For more information, please see Moving to Previous and Next Question. For more information on how to use ▼QuizGenerator conveniently, please refer to this article. Grades management with learningBOX learningBOX is an e-learning system that allows you to manage "grading and grade management" all at once, in addition to the quiz function of Quizgenerator. With learningBOX, you can also automatically count your study hours on a daily basis. You can proceed with your studies systematically while checking how much you are working on your studies. Not only solving problems, but also "thinking about the problem sentences by yourself and reviewing the problems repeatedly" is a very effective learning method to prepare for the university entrance examinations. If you can manage your own performance with learningBOX, you will be able to motivate yourself by saying, "My test score is gradually improving! This will motivate you to study harder. For more information on how to use learningBOX, please refer to the introduction of its functions here. Conclusion I want to get into the college of my choice! To do that, I just need to study!" and studying blindly may not be enough to prepare for the entrance examinations as you would like. It is important to have a proper study method to prepare for the exam and to stay healthy both mentally and physically. If you use QuizGenerator to prepare for the test, you will have the opportunity to increase your knowledge in three stages: creating questions, solving questions, and answering questions. In addition, by utilizing learningBOX together, individual grade data and learning progress can be easily managed within the system. learningBOX can be used "free for an unlimited period of time" for individual use, including administrators. The free plan can be used by up to 10 users, including the administrator, so you can share your test questions with your friends to enhance your learning experience. If you are interested, please try the free plan of learningBOX. We also recommend this! Also read "What is Quizgenerator, a learning tool to enhance educational effectiveness?

Fluffy and Fluffy] You can meet them in the cold place! Winter Animal Quiz

Fluffy and Fluffy] You can meet them in cold places! Winter Animal Quiz Hello! This is Hirota from the Marketing Department. As we approach the end of another year, what kind of year was 2021 for you? For me, it was "a year that I can say was a turning point in my life," as I changed jobs and joined our company. In this article, I have prepared a quiz on winter animals that can be seen during the cold season, with photos and explanations. Thanks for a year of hard work! So, please enjoy playing while being healed by "fluffy, fluffy" animals ❄. Click here for the table of contents 1. What happens to animals in winter? 2. You'll be lucky to meet them! Take a winter animal quiz in Japan! 3.[Increased difficulty!]Take a quiz on winter animals that live around the world! 4. "Choice Questions" and "Image Selection Questions"! 5. summary What happens to animals in winter? In general, some mammals and birds, which are thermostatic animals, spend the winter by hibernating. On the other hand, some animals have fur that is more resistant to cold and better adapted to winter. The color and texture of their fur changes in winter, and they store fat, etc., depending on the animal. Do humans hibernate too? It is said that humans also prepare for hibernation in the cold winter. Have you ever experienced difficulty getting up in the morning, increased appetite, or a feeling of being too lazy to move? These phenomena are caused by the body's response to cold weather, which is to conserve energy so as not to consume unnecessary energy by saving activity. It is said that this is a natural mechanism that the body has as a living creature. In addition, in winter, the daylight hours become shorter and people spend more time indoors due to the cold weather. As a result, the human body has less time to be exposed to light, which is said to cause hibernation-like symptoms. We can improve this situation by consciously exposing ourselves to sunlight and warming our bodies, so let's keep this in mind. You'll be lucky to meet one! Take the Winter Animals Living in Japan Quiz The cold-tolerant animals in this quiz live in Hokkaido. The animals are native to Hokkaido because there is a boundary between Hokkaido and Honshu called the Plaxton Line, which divides the distribution of plants and animals. If you are lucky, you may see one in Hokkaido! There will be "5" questions with image selection. Take the quiz! Challenge yourself to a quiz on the pure white winter animals that inhabit the world! Not only in Japan, but also in other countries, there are animals that change their fur to pure white and become lovely in winter. When you answer a question, the correct answer is displayed, so have a look! There will be "5" questions in the form of multiple-choice questions. Take the quiz! Here are some "Select Questions" and "Image Selection Questions" for you to try! The "Choice" and "Image Selection" questions we have created this time are two of the most popular question types in QuizGenerator. Both types of quizzes can be created with simple operations. Let's take a look at what kind of question formats they are. Multiple Choice Question In "Multiple Choice" questions, the user selects one answer from multiple choices. They are often used in tests, and are more common than Picture Choice questions. In the Winter Animals Quiz, there are four choices, but the number of choices can be increased or decreased. ⇒For more information on how to create a quiz, please refer to the "Selected Question (Radio Button)" page. ▼Settings Screen ▼Actual visibility Image Choice Questions Picture Choice" questions are the same format as "Multiple Choice" questions, but the choices are presented in the form of images. By including images, respondents can enjoy playing the quiz and the quiz is easy to understand visually. In test questions, this question format is often used for English listening questions. ⇒For detailed information on how to create these questions, please see Image Choice Questions (Choice 1). ▼Setup Screen ▼Actual visibility Let's make a quiz! As you can see, QuizGenerator makes it easy to create your own quiz full of charm. If you want to create a public quiz, you don't need to register anything, so anyone can easily create a quiz. Let's actually create a quiz from "Try to create a quiz" in QuizGenerator. Summary How did you like "Meet Me in the Cold! How was the "Winter Animals Quiz"? Did you find your favorite animal? Many of you may have seen the zebra muntjac or the white-bellied ptarmigan, which can be seen in winter, because they have been talked about on the Internet. It is somewhat mysterious that each animal, from small animals to large animals and birds, is made with a body suitable for spending the winter in cold places. In this article, we created a quiz, but QuizGenerator is also very useful for creating test questions. It is also free for commercial use, so please pick it up once and experience its versatility. In addition to quizzes, you can also register "memorization cards, questionnaires, report assignments, typing," and other functions as contents when you register with learningBOX. The free plan of learningBOX allows up to 10 users, including the administrator, to use functions such as learning management and grade management free of charge. The functions are so rich that we encourage you to try it out for free! You can also save content to your own documents indefinitely. You can also save your content in your own document for an unlimited period of time. Also read "[Latest Version in 2021] Take the Animal Knowledge Quiz!