Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz Questions and Answers (04-06-2024)

Question 1: We’re looking at Himeji Castle. Where is it?

Himeji Castle
  • Japan
  • China
  • South Korea

Correct Answer: Japan

Fact: Known as 'shiro' in Japan, the country's castles were built of wood and stone and have a distinctive architectural style. Many were built on mountaintops in the 15th century when Japan was made up of warring states. More were built following the reunification of Japan in the 16th century. However, only about 12 'original' castles—those that predate the end of the Edo period in 1868 and have a main keep, or tower—survive today, including Himeji Castle.

Question 2: Himeji Castle is also known as the White _ Castle.

  • Fox
  • Tiger
  • Heron

Correct Answer: Heron

Fact: Himeji Castle is renowned for its stunning white exterior, said to resemble a heron taking flight. The castle's design incorporates intricate wooden structures, a labyrinth of pathways, and multiple gates and towers.

Question 3: Which Japanese castle inspired the dining room’s setting in the movie ‘Inception’?

  • Matsue Castle
  • Uwajima Castle
  • Nijō Castle

Correct Answer: Nijō Castle

Fact: Although some scenes in the Christopher Nolan movie are set in a Japanese castle, they were filmed in Los Angeles. Nijō Castle is in Kyoto, the cultural capital of Japan. This flatland castle is one of the 17 UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto.

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