Advertisement Upgrade to remove ads

Japanese people lived on coastal plains because most of Japan -

was mostly mountains and "unfarmable"

Why was Japan isolated from Korea and China in ancient times?

Japan's island location prevented any contact with other cultures.

Because of the geography of their country, the diet of Japanese people consists mainly of -

seafood

Which of the following statements is true about the Ainu?

They had a unique language that soon disappeared.

The traditional religion of Japan is -

Shinto

What did the Yamato rulers govern before they called themselves emperors of Japan?

a clan

Contact with China and Korea influenced China by -

bringing new cultural ideas and religion

The efforts of Prince Shotoku led to the spread of -

Buddhism

Why did Japanese nobles in the city of Heian call themselves "dwellers among the clouds"?

Their lives were easy and separated from the rest of Japan.

Who wrote many of the great works of early Japanese literature?

Noble Women, Lady Murasaki Shikibu

Which of the following best describes Heian paintings

bold scenes of nature and court life

How did Noh differ from earlier forms of Japanese drama?

It was more serious, and combined drama, speaking and music.

How was the Buddhism of the Japanese nobles different from the Buddhism of the peasants?

common people did not do elaborate rituals

Zen Buddhists did not believe

that faith leads to wisdom

Why was The Tale of Genji so influential?

it inspired many writers

What could a Japanese nobles' life in Heian be called?

luxurious

The main duty of samurai warrior was to

protect the daimyo and his property

Which list is in the order of most power to least power (military society)

Shogun, Daimyo, Samurai, Peasant

What did samurai warriors receive in return for their military services?

they received land or food

What was the main reason the emperor lost control of Japan to the Minamoto shogun?

the emperor was too indulged in court life

The emperor of Japan became a figurehead in the late 1100s, which means he -

appears to rule when someone else is actually in power

What would happen if a robber attacked the home of a samurai family while the men were at war?

the home would be protected by the samurai's wife

Bushido, "the way of the warrior," represents -

the samurai code of honor

Samurai warriors fought with -

two swords

Samurai warriors improved their discipline with flower arranging, tea ceremonies, and

Zen Buddhist meditation

Losing a fight, disobeying an order, or failing to protect his lord were all ways in which a samurai could

lose his honor

Japanese nobles put aside their differences and united in 1274 to -

protect Japan from the Mongol invasions

What did the two Mongol attacks on Japan have in common?

They were both destroyed by weather

During the 1400s, Japan was

split into many territories and ruled by various daimyo

Who unified Japan in the 1500s?

Oda Nobunaga

Which of the following events happened after the royal court became a center for art and culture?

the society was taken over by shoguns and changed into a military society

Which of the following is a characteristic of Pure Land Buddhism?

Chanting Buddha's name over and over again

Why did nobles move to Heian during the 800s?

so that they could be closer to the emperor and win his favor

The raked rock garden helped Zen Buddhists to -

meditate

Is the following statement true or false?
Japanese nobles in the city of Heian called themselves "dwellers among the clouds" because their lives were easy and removed from the rest of Japan.

True

Japan has mountainous slopes that are difficult to live on and farm.

Why did Japanese people live on coastal plains?

Japan's proximity to China, visits from Chinese citizens, and eagerness from Japan's rulers

What supported the spread of Chinese culture in Japan?

Who wrote many of the great works of early Japanese literature?

noble women

What are ways that the samurai tradition survives in Japan?

practicing self-discipline and sacrifice, working hard, and showing loyalty to companies and sports teams

scenes from nature or court life; bright and bold colors

What describes Heian paintings?

Pure Land Buddhism

A form of Buddhism popular with Japan's common people

Murasaki Shikibu

Author of The Tale of Genji

Zen Buddhism

A form of Buddhism that stresses self-discipline and meditation

Shogun

An emperor who ruled in the name of the emperor

Noh

A type of drama that tells of Japan's heroes

Regent

A person who rules a country for someone who is unable to rule alone

Daimyo

Wealthy landowners who controlled large amounts of land

Court

A group of nobles who live near and serve or advise a ruler

Shinto

The native, traditional religion of Japan

Samurai

Professional warrior who served his or her lord

Figurehead

What role did the emperor have during the shogun period?

It stressed self-discipline and meditation

Why did many samurai adopt Zen Buddhism?

Meditate

What did the raked rock garden help Zen Buddhists do?

two swords

What did Samurai warriors fight with?

a clan

What did the Yamato rulers govern before they called themselves emperors of Japan?

to fight the Mongols

Why did Japanese nobles put aside their differences and unite in 1274?

Oda Nobunaga

Who unified Japan in the 1500s?

The emperor was too busy with courtly life in Heian.

What was the main reason the emperor lost control of Japan to the Minamoto shogun?

Japan was isolated, and Japan's rulers limited technology and banned guns.

Why did the samurai period in Japan last until the 1800s?

Divided, with many daimyo controlling different territories.

Describe the social structure of Japan during the 1400s.

Buddhism

The efforts of Prince Shotoku led to the spread of this.

Bushido

The rules of daily behavior followed by a samurai.

Land or food

With what were samurai repaid for their military service?

Flower arranging, tea ceremonies, and Zen Buddhist meditation

Name some ways that samurai warriors improved their discipline.

Losing a fight, disobeying an order, or failing to protect his lord

What are some ways that a samurai could lose his honor?

It was an accurate depiction of the lives of nobles and it influenced painters of the period.

Why was The Tale of Genji so influential?

Father, mother, older brother, younger brother

According to Confucius, list the family sequence of two parents and two sons in order from most power to least.

Elaborate rituals were practiced by nobles but not by common people.

How was the Buddhism of the Japanese nobles different from the Buddhism of the common people?

He built a grand Buddhist temple.

What was one way Prince Shotoku helped spread Buddhism in Japan?

Ainu

What Japanese people spoke a unique language that was eventually lost?

People from different classes practiced their religion differently.

What is one reason why different forms of Buddhism developed in Japan?

shogun, daimyo, samurai, peasant

List the following members of Samurai society in order of most power to least power: samurai, shogun, peasant, daimyo

Its island location

Why was Japan isolated from Korea and China in ancient times?

The Japanese were aided by the weather

What did the two Mongol attacks on Japan have in common?

land

What did samurai warriors receive in return for their military services?

sharing written language, philosophy, and a new religion

How did contact with China and Korea influence Japan?

It was more serious.

How did Noh differ from earlier forms of Japanese drama?

in regular meditation; in self-discipline; and that wisdom can be found in quiet thinking

What did Zen Buddhists believe?

seafood

Because of the geography of their country, what did the diet of Japanese people mainly consist of?

a female samurai

Who would protect the home of a samurai family while the men were at war?

attend the theater, trade, take part in commerce

What are some things that a samurai could NOT do?

defend his daimyo and his daimyo's property

What was the main duty of a samurai warrior?

Japanese people lived on coastal plains because most of Japan...

Has mountainous slopes that are difficult to live on and farm.

Why was Japan isolated from Korea and China in ancient times?

Japan's island location separated it from other people in Asia.

Because of the geography of their country, the diet of Japanese people contains mostly of...

Seafood

Which of the following statements is true about the Ainu?

The Ainu people spoke a unique language that was eventually lost.

The traditional religion of Japan is...

Shinto

What did the Yamato rulers govern before they called themselves emperors of Japan?

A clan

Contact with China and Korea influenced Japan by

Sharing written language, philosophy, and a new religion.

The efforts of Prince Shotoku led to the spread of...

Buddhism

Why did Japanese nobles in the city of Heian call themselves "dwellers among the clouds"?

Their lives were easy and removed from the rest of Japan

Who wrote many of the great works of early Japanese literature?

Noble women

Which of the following best describes Heian paintings?

Scenes from nature or court life, bright and bold colors

How did Noh differ from earlier forms of Japanese drama?

It included acrobatics

How was the Buddhism of the Japanese nobles different from the Buddhism of the common people?

Elaborate rituals were practiced by nobles but not by common people.

Zen Buddgists did not believe...

That faith leads to wisdom.

The main duty of a samurai warrior was to...

Defend his daimyo and his daimyo's property.

Which list is in the order of most power to least power?

Shogun, Daimyo, Samurai, Peasant

What did samurai warriors receive in return for their military services?

Land

What was the main reason the emperor lost control of Japan to the Minamoto shogun?

The peasants of Japan were unhappy with the emperor and refused to recognize him.

The emperor of Japan became a figurehead in the late 1100s which means he

Appeared to rule while someone else actually had power.

What would happen if a robber attacked the home of a samurai family while the men were at war?

The home would be protected by a female samurai.

Bushido, "the way of the warrior," represents...

The rules of daily behavior followed by samurai

Samurai warriors fought with...

Two swords

Samurai warriors improved their discipline with flower arranging, tea ceremonies, and...

Zen Buddhist meditation

Losing a fight, disobeying an order, or failing to protect his lord were all ways in which a samurai could...

Lose his honor

Which of the following is not a way the samurai tradition survives in Japan?

Working hard

Japanese nobles put aside their differences and united in 1274 to...

Fight a common enemy, the invading Mongols.

What did the two Mongol attacks on Japan have in common?

The Japanese were aided by the weather in both attacks.

During the 1400s, Japan was...

Divided, with many daimyo controlling different territories.

Who unified Japan in the 1500s?

Oda Nobunaga

The samurai period in Japan lasted until the 1800s for all of the following reasons except

Japanese believed samurai were chosen by gods.

Which of the following is a characteristic of Pure Land Buddhism?

Chanting Buddha's name

According to Confucius, which family sequence is in order from most power to least?

Father→Mother→Older Brother→Younger Brother

Why did nobles move to Heian during the 800s?

They wanted to be close to the emperor to win his favor.

The raked rock garden helped Zen Buddhists to...

Meditate

Why did the Japanese live on the coastal plains?

Because the majority of Japan was the tops of undersea mountains and volcanoes.

Why was Japan isolated from Korea and China in ancient times?

They lived on islands that were miles away from Korea and China

Ainu

Lost most battles and spoke a different language

Traditional Religion of Japan

Shinto

What did the Yamato rulers govern before they called themselves emperors of Japan?

The Yamato clan

Contact with China with Korea influenced Japan by

learning new ways of thinking and working

Because of the geography of their country, the diet of Japanese people consists mainly of

Sea food

The efforts of Prince Shitoku led to the spread of

Buddhism

Why did Japanese nobles in the city of Heian call themselves "dwellers among the clouds"?

They had such an easy life compared to the peasant people.

Who wrote many of the great works of early Japanese literature?

Female Nobles

Heian paintings were

paintings of stories/ bold colors

How did Noh differ from earlier forms of Japanese drama?

It combined music, speaking and dance. It is a more serious form of drama. Often tells about great heroes from the past.

How was the Buddhism of the Japanese nobles different from the Buddhism of the peasants?

elaborate rituals

Zen Buddhists did not believe

That faith nor good behavior led to wisdom

Why was the Tale of Genji so influential

It was the first full-length novel

The main duty of a samurai is to

Protect his daimyo

The order of most powerful to least powerful

1. Emperor
2. Shogun
3. Samurai and Daimyo
4. Peasants

What did samurai warriors receive in return for their military services?

Land

What was the main reason the emperor lost control of Japan to the Minamoto shogun?

The Minamoto clan won the war when the emperor was busy in Heian

The emperor of Japan became a figurehead in the late 1100's, which means he

did not have real power

Which of the following is a true statement about life as a samurai

They would do activities that would help them concentrate

What would happen if a robber attacked the home of a samurai family while the men were at war?

The female samurai would defend the home

Bushido represents

the samurai code of rules

Samurai warriors fought with

2 swords

Losing a fight, disobeying an order, or failing to protect his lord were all ways a samurai could

commit suicide

Japanese nobles put aside their differences and united in 1274 to

fight off the mongols

What did the two Mongol attacks on Japan have in common

Japan was aided by a storm

During the 1400's Japan was

controlled by multiple daimyo

Who unified Japan in the 1500's

Oda Nabunaga

Which of the following events happened after the royal court became a center for art and culture?

Japan was invaded by Mongols. Samurai became the new military.

Pure Land Buddhism did not

require expensive rituals

According to Confucius, which family sequence is in order from most power to least?

Father, Mother, Older siblings, Younger siblings

Why did nobles move to Heian during the 800's

To win the emperor's favor by living close to him

See More

Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.

Having trouble? Click here for help.

We can’t access your microphone!

Click the icon above to update your browser permissions above and try again

Example:

Reload the page to try again!

Reload

Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom

Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom

It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.

Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.

For more help, see our troubleshooting page.

Your microphone is muted

For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.

Star this term

You can study starred terms together

NEW! Voice Recording

Create Set