5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Nara Period
- Asuka Period
- Sengoku Period
- Kofun Period
- a The "Warring States" period that lasted from 1467-1590 during which the daimyo gain autonomous power and challenged the shoguns.
- b Period in which the government wished to give the emperor more power, similar to the Chinese emperor.
- c 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.
- d Masterless samurai
- e Period in which a Buddhist monk married into the Royal family, bringing Chinese influence to Japan.
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)
- Japanese lord who seized the imperial capital Kyoto in 1568 and sought to rule the empire by force; revolutionized Japanese warfare (firearms)
- Traditional code of the Japanese samurai which stressed courage and loyalty and self-discipline and simple living; "way of the warrior"
- Religion located in Japan and related to Buddhism, focuses particularly on nature and ancestor worship.
5 True/False questions
Toyotomi Hideyoshi → 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.
Zen Buddhism → Traditional code of the Japanese samurai which stressed courage and loyalty and self-discipline and simple living; "way of the warrior"
Daimyo → Japanese feudal lord who commanded a private army
Alternate Attendance → Attempt to remake Japanese monarch into an absolute Chinese-style emperor; included attempts to create professional bureaucracy and peasant conscript army.
Minamoto Yoritomo → First shogun of Japan; he started the tradition of shogunates; he passed all his land to his oldest son.