Throughout Persona 5, you attend multiple classes, and the teachers have a tendency to put you on the spot with some really tough, specific questions, just like in real school. But back then, you didn’t have the PT cheat sheet to get you through! In this Persona 5 Royal answers, we give you the rundown on every question and exam asked in class, so you can flex your intellectual prowess without whipping out a Wiki first.
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Persona 5 Royal answers for every class
Question: Tell me what the Devil’s Dictionary defines as the Hider factor in the progress of the human race.
Q: Between A and B, which line seems longer?
A: They’re the same
Q: Between music, theatre, and chariot racing, which sport did Nero win when he participated in the Olympics?
A: All of them
Q: What’s that phrase meant to convey? “My country, right or wrong”?
A: Either ‘you unquestioningly support it’ or ‘you have a duty to correct it’
Q: Do you know the name of the theorem named after this number?
A: Four colour theorem
Q: First off, the “wunder” part probably means…?
Q: Next, the “kind” part. That’s probably…
Q: Yeah, that’s gotta be it. “Kind” means a child… or at least a young guy, in your case.
A: A prodigy
Q: So what’s the literal translation of the phrase “femme fatale”?
A: Fatal woman
Q: You know the time period Yoshitsune was active in, don’t you?
A: The Heian period
5/11 – first May exam
Q: What historical figure inspired “favouring the magistrate”?
A: Minamoto no Yoshitsune
Q: Yoshitune had a brother, right. Oh, I think his name was…
A: Minamoto no Yoritomo
Q: But they ended up coming into conflict. And in the end when they had to oppose each other…
A: Yoritomo won
Q: That’s probably because people tend to sympathise less with people in power, and sympathise more with…
A: The weak
5/12 – second May exam
Q: Which brain function is responsible for the phenomenon of seeing an illusion in this figure?
Q: Which of the following maps can you paint without any adjacent areas being the same colour?
5/13 – third May exam
Q: Name that book that defined “male factor” as the chief factor in the progress of the human race.
A: The Devil’s Dictionary
Q: What character archetype refers to a mysterious and seductive woman, typically with ulterior motives?
A: Femme Fatale
Q: What do we call the phenomenon where believing in a treatment’s power is enough to improve your condition?
A: The Placebo effect
Q: Which famous artist of the Edo period is said to have moved residence over 100 times?
A: Katsushika Hokusai
Q: The golden ratio is 1:1.618, but do you know the silver ratio?
Q: If we think about what these words have in common, then maybe “syn” means…
Q: And “aisthesis,” huh? That’s a little like the word aesthetics. I wonder if it means…
Q: So that means the full word basically means…
A: Senses coming together
Q: Do you know which author Leblanc borrowed from?
A: Arthur Conan Doyle
Q: Do you know which peg-legged, parrot-toting historical figure’s appearance became visual shorthand for pirates?
A: John Silver
Q: What do you think the name for the phenomenon is?
A: The halo effect
Q: The red king crab is biologically related to the hermit crab. So how is it different from a crab…? Do you know?
A: The number of legs
Q: Where does totalitarianism take things a step further than authoritarianism?
A: Controlling public thought
Q: …What colour do you think it turns?
Q: Between paper bills and coins, which one is issued by the government?
Q: One of these has minor metals in it, right?
Q: Now, do you know what this woman’s position was?
A: A pope
Q: Which of these animals is involved in an English idiom about the weather?
Q: What do you think is on the back of this piece?
Q: What’s the meaning of the original Chinese phrase that these dumplings’ name came from?
A: Barbarian’s Head
Q: Two people are responsible for July and August having 31 days. Do you know who those people are?
A: Julius and Augustus
Q: So Tanabata’s about gods crossing a starry sky to reunite once every year. It might have something to do with…?
A: The Milky Way
Q: Traditional food
A: Soumen’s noodles
Q: Do you know what shape it is?
A: A triangle
Q: What is long-term memory, anyway?
A: Memories that last a long time
Q: Markus mentioned something about the memories you could store, right? Something like…
Q: If you have theoretically infinite space for them… Theoretically, you’d be able to retain them for…
Q: Do you know what he did?
7/13 – first July exam
Q: If angle C is 28 degrees, and angles A and D are 88 degrees, what is the angle of B and E?
A: 64 degrees
Q: I think this came up in class. They were invented by the campus’s guy from Romance of the Three Kingdoms, right?
A: Zhuge Liang
Q: And they were offering something to quell the river…
A: Barbarians’ heads
Q: This master strategist came up with the baozi to
A: To offer them instead of heads
7/14 – second July exam
Q: What is the name and genus of this organism?
A: Red King Crab (Paralithodes)
Q: What happened when the government issued paper and hard currencies in Japan for the first time?
A: It caused confusion in the economy
7/15 – third July exam
Q: What is the English equivalent of the Norwegian idiom “raining witches”?
A: Raining cats and dogs
Q: Which of the following is another name for spikenard noodles traditionally eaten in Tanabata?
A: Demon guts
Q: Each hand in this famous statue means something, but do you know what the right represents?
Q: Do you know the name of that phenomenon where the second hand looks like it’s stopped moving?
Q: What does a pawn shop offer that a secondhand shop doesn’t?
A: Money loans for collateral
Q: What’s one of the supposed origins for the phrase “cat got your tongue”?
A: Cats eating human tongues
Q: Robot comes from a word in Czech, but where in Europe is the Czech Republic located?
A: Central Europe
Q: How many white and black shapes are there respectively on a soccer ball?
A: 20 white, 12 black
Q: So “PVS,” referring to when you mistakenly think your phone is going off… What’s the P?
Q: The next part is the V part. That means it’d be “phantom…” what?
Q: Last is the S. So if we have “phantom vibration” so far…?
Q: But the fishermen of Nagaragawa are actually civil servants as well. So, tell me which sector they belong to.
A: Imperial Household Agency
Q: If we use “three watermelons in the sun” to visualise a certain matter’s size against the universe’s, what are the melons?
Q: Now, do you know who invented this instrument?
A: Joseph-Ignace Guillotine
Q: Which name was most commonly ascribed to shape B?
10/17 – first October exam
Q: Counting both black and white surfaces, how many surfaces are there in total on a soccer ball?
A: 32 surfaces
Q: Didn’t the teacher say that the number of colours used to be different? Do you remember?
A: It used to be one colour
Q: Oh yeah, I remember. I think she said that unlike now, soccer games were broadcast with…
A: Black and white picture
10/18 – second October exam
Q: Who conducted executions using this device?
A: Charles-Henri Sanson
Q: What is the reason that most people can not become a commercial fisherman of Nagarasawa?
A: It’s a hereditary profession
10/19 – third October exam
Q: What is the meaning of “robota”, the etymological root of “robot”?
A: Slave labor
Q: Which of the following describes the density of the stars in outer space?
A: 3 bees in all of Europe
Q: Now, tell me the total count for each column in this magic square.
Q: From a psychological standpoint, what’s a key reason our memories can differ from reality?
A: Memory Bias
Q: Can you tell me the meaning of the word “wack” in Thieves’ Cant?
A: A share of stolen goods
Q: Clubs is a club, diamond is a gem, so what does a spade represent?
A: A sword
Q: Tell me how old you have to be to listen in on a trial?
A: Any age
Q: Do you know why it’s missing in the character for crow?
A: Crow eyes are hard to see
Q: I wonder. Do you know why voices sound so different over the phone?
A: Because the voice is synthetic
Q: Tell me why that is?
A: Because of high altitude
Q: He was to be paraded through the city and punished in a very particular way. How was he punished?
A: His head was put on display
Q: Do you know the name for this graph? Your hint is “snails”…
12/20 – first December exam
Q: Choose the graph which is named after the Chinese yoyo known as a diabolo.
Q: He was a really famous thief in the Edo period, right? How much money did he steal, in the end?
A: Over one billion yen
Q: As a result he was sentenced to…
A: Having his head displayed
Q: Criminals, especially famous criminals, were mostly paraded around for…
A: A performance
12/21 – second December exam
Q: Which suit of cards represents the Holy Grail?
Q: According to Japanese judicial law, what is possible for even an infant to do in court?
12/22 – third December exam
Q: What country refers to a person who controls politics behind the scenes as a “prime minister in black”?
Q: The Japanese word “dokyuu” translates to “massive.” What English word inspired the initial “do” in dokyuu?
Q: What’s this phrase supposed to illustrate about the gods of Shinto?
A: How numerous they are
Q: What’s the phrase again? The one about how many gods there are in Shinto?
A: The Eight Million Gods
Q: Where do you think the fictional land of “Ihatov” is modelled after?
Q: What did the word awful originally mean?
Q: Do you know what she’s stepping on?
A: A snake
Q: What does that mean when describing a person?
Q: So what kind of connotation would “salty” have in that context?
Q: So with all of that in mind, “salty” probably means…
Q: How far did this study suggest personal happiness can spread?
A: To friends of friends of friends
And that’s it – every Persona 5 Royal answer for every class and exam. Congratulations, you’re now officially a P5 graduate! Or at least you will be, when the Persona 5 Switch release date finally gets here. In the meantime, check out our list of the best Switch games to keep you busy.