5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- 17 Article Constitution
- Yamato Dynasty
- Tale of Genji
- Heian Period
- Prince Shotoku
- a Japanese regent, he was one of Japan's greatest leaders. He was influential in bringing Buddhism and Chinese ideas to Japan. He also wrote the 17 Article Constitiution
- b Period spanning from 300-710 A.D. Government was influenced by the mandate of heaven and the 17 article constitution was written during this period. The Chinese influenced this period with Buddhism, Confucianism and the Chinese calendar. The economy consisted of Agriculture and trade, as well as a tax system.
- c A document written by Prince Shotoku written in the Yamato Period which had Buddhist and Confucian influences.
- d Period was between 794 and 1185 A.D. Government consisted of an emperor who had no real power, and the lords of the land- who did have the power. Chinese influence slowed and eventually stopped during this period and Japan began to develop its own culture. The first novel was written during this period (the tale of Genji) as well as the Pillow Book, a journal about court life. Beauty was highly regarded as well. The economy declined in this period, due to war and the rice paddies were controlled by the government.
- e story of Prince Genji and his lovers, written by Lady Murasaki Shikibu at end of 11th century, world's first full novel
5 Multiple choice questions
- a mix of Chinese characters with the original Japanese writing
- The Japanese system of centralized government under a shogun, who exercised actual power while the emperor was reduced to a figurehead.
- a political and social system that developed during the Middle Ages; nobles offered protection and land in return for service
- a Japanese warrior who was a member of the feudal military aristocracy
- Divine Wind that saved the Japanese from the Mongol invasion.
5 True/False questions
Lady Murasaki → Woman given credit for writing the world's first novel, The Tale of Genji.
Shogun → Supreme military commander
Shinto → A Japanese religion (the original Japanese religion) whose followers believe that all things in the natural world are filled with divine spirits
Pillow Book → A journal written in the Heian period that described court life.
Seppuku → Supreme military commander