5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Nara Period
- Heian Period
- a Religion located in Japan and related to Buddhism, focuses particularly on nature and ancestor worship.
- b One the Shinto deities (including mythological beings, spirits of distinguished men, forces of nature)
- c Period in which a Buddhist monk married into the Royal family, bringing Chinese influence to Japan.
- d (794 - 1100) Classical period which involved 300 years of developing a new culture; growth of large estates; arts and literature of china flourished; elaborate court life; personal diaries moved away from Chinese culture.
- e Traditional code of the Japanese samurai which stressed courage and loyalty and self-discipline and simple living; "way of the warrior"
5 Multiple choice questions
- The 'divine wind' that repelled the Mongolian threat.
- Shogun who ended the "Warring States" period and expelled the European missionaries.
- First shogun of Japan; he started the tradition of shogunates; he passed all his land to his oldest son.
- Ritual suicide or disembowelment in Japan; commonly known in West as hara-kiri; demonstrated courage and a means to restore family honor.
- Japanese lord who seized the imperial capital Kyoto in 1568 and sought to rule the empire by force; revolutionized Japanese warfare (firearms)
5 True/False questions
Kampaku → The position the Fujiwara will take over which is like prime minister
Zen Buddhism → A sect that emphasizes enlightenment through meditation and stresses simplicity and discipline.
Taika Reforms → Attempt to remake Japanese monarch into an absolute Chinese-style emperor; included attempts to create professional bureaucracy and peasant conscript army.
Shogun → Supreme military commander
Tokugawa Ieyasu → Japanese overlord who established a shogunate headed by his family for more than 250 years, isolated Japan from the world and restricted marriage to members of the same class.