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  1. Kofun Period
  2. Ronin
  3. Zen Buddhism
  4. Bushido
  5. Heian Period
  1. a A sect that emphasizes enlightenment through meditation and stresses simplicity and discipline.
  2. b During the _____ period writing, culture, ideas, and governmental policies were all adopted from Korea. The population grew, a written language was established, and Buddhism was introduced to Japan from China. The Yamato family/clan became the most important family in the nation, and started the line of Japanese Emperors. The _____ period lasted from 250 - 538.
  3. c Masterless samurai
  4. d Traditional code of the Japanese samurai which stressed courage and loyalty and self-discipline and simple living; "way of the warrior"
  5. e (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.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Ritual suicide or disembowelment in Japan; commonly known in West as hara-kiri; demonstrated courage and a means to restore family honor.
  2. Shogun who ended the "Warring States" period and expelled the European missionaries.
  3. Supreme military commander
  4. The "Warring States" period that lasted from 1467-1590 during which the daimyo gain autonomous power and challenged the shoguns.
  5. The 'divine wind' that repelled the Mongolian threat.

5 True/False questions

  1. Nara PeriodPeriod in which a Buddhist monk married into the Royal family, bringing Chinese influence to Japan.


  2. Tokugawa IeyasuShogun who ended the "Warring States" period and expelled the European missionaries.


  3. KamiThe position the Fujiwara will take over which is like prime minister


  4. DaimyoOne the Shinto deities (including mythological beings, spirits of distinguished men, forces of nature)


  5. Oda NobunagaSupreme military commander


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