5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Oda Nobunaga
- Tokugawa Ieyasu
- a Japanese warrior who was a member of the feudal military aristocracy
- b The 'divine wind' that repelled the Mongolian threat.
- 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.
- d Traditional code of the Japanese samurai which stressed courage and loyalty and self-discipline and simple living; "way of the warrior"
- 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
- Ritual suicide or disembowelment in Japan; commonly known in West as hara-kiri; demonstrated courage and a means to restore family honor.
- One the Shinto deities (including mythological beings, spirits of distinguished men, forces of nature)
- Shogun who ended the "Warring States" period and expelled the European missionaries.
- 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.
- A sect that emphasizes enlightenment through meditation and stresses simplicity and discipline.
5 True/False questions
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.
Shogun → Supreme military commander
Taika Reforms → Attempt to remake Japanese monarch into an absolute Chinese-style emperor; included attempts to create professional bureaucracy and peasant conscript army.
Daimyo → Japanese feudal lord who commanded a private army
Ronin → Masterless samurai