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  1. Bushido
  2. Oda Nobunaga
  3. Samurai
  4. Kamikaze
  5. Tokugawa Ieyasu
  1. a Japanese warrior who was a member of the feudal military aristocracy
  2. b The 'divine wind' that repelled the Mongolian threat.
  3. c 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.
  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 Japanese lord who seized the imperial capital Kyoto in 1568 and sought to rule the empire by force; revolutionized Japanese warfare (firearms)

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. One the Shinto deities (including mythological beings, spirits of distinguished men, forces of nature)
  3. Shogun who ended the "Warring States" period and expelled the European missionaries.
  4. Powerful family of regents in Japan that monopolized the regent positions. They dominated the government of Japan 794-1160; domination of civil administration was lost by the establishment of the first shogunate.
  5. A sect that emphasizes enlightenment through meditation and stresses simplicity and discipline.

5 True/False questions

  1. Heian Period(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.


  2. ShogunSupreme military commander


  3. Taika ReformsAttempt to remake Japanese monarch into an absolute Chinese-style emperor; included attempts to create professional bureaucracy and peasant conscript army.


  4. DaimyoJapanese feudal lord who commanded a private army


  5. RoninMasterless samurai


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