(Update: I liked making particle quizzes so much I made a whole book of them, you can read all about it here)
Writing posts about Japanese is fun and all, but one of the reasons I started this blog was because I like teaching, and have had some experience myself teaching a different topic at the College level.
Teaching includes not only pushing material to the student, but also feedback from the students to the teacher, including how much the students have learned. Depending on the material and the level of the students, simple written tests are one way to gauge this.
Especially for something like Japanese grammar where there is less ambiguity, tests can be quite effective.
So I’ve decided to try writing a series of tests, hoping they will be of use to my readers. I’ll be starting small, with a short 8 question test which targets fundamentals of basic Japanese particles (は、が、を、に、で, も). In addition to this the only thing you need to have familiarity is hiragana and katakana. No worries about Kanji – I’ve given the readings for all Kanji used in the questions.
Taking the test is simple and no registration is required, all you need to do is pick a user name. Ideally you would use this across all tests so your results could be tracked as a unit.
Even if your are an advanced Japanese learner, please consider taking the test as it will help me gauge how much interest there is for these types of tests.
If things go well I’ll end up making these for all sorts of topics, including more advanced material and more involved tests (more than just multiple choice). Also I hope to match up quizzes with articles focusing on certain topics so no prior knowledge is necessary, which is more like real classes are.
You can take the test here: testmoz.com/449328.
(I made another quiz on Japanese particles here.)