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5 Matching questions

  1. Sengoku Period
  2. Toyotomi Hideyoshi
  3. Tokugawa Ieyasu
  4. Kami
  5. Kamikaze
  1. a The "Warring States" period that lasted from 1467-1590 during which the daimyo gain autonomous power and challenged the shoguns.
  2. b One the Shinto deities (including mythological beings, spirits of distinguished men, forces of nature)
  3. c Shogun who ended the "Warring States" period and expelled the European missionaries.
  4. d 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.
  5. e The 'divine wind' that repelled the Mongolian threat.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Japanese lord who seized the imperial capital Kyoto in 1568 and sought to rule the empire by force; revolutionized Japanese warfare (firearms)
  2. 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.
  3. First shogun of Japan; he started the tradition of shogunates; he passed all his land to his oldest son.
  4. Attempt to remake Japanese monarch into an absolute Chinese-style emperor; included attempts to create professional bureaucracy and peasant conscript army.
  5. Period in which a Buddhist monk married into the Royal family, bringing Chinese influence to Japan.

5 True/False questions

  1. DaimyoJapanese feudal lord who commanded a private army


  2. SeppukuRitual suicide or disembowelment in Japan; commonly known in West as hara-kiri; demonstrated courage and a means to restore family honor.


  3. Alternate AttendanceThe practice of each diamyo having to spend every other year in Edo.


  4. BushidoTraditional code of the Japanese samurai which stressed courage and loyalty and self-discipline and simple living; "way of the warrior"


  5. RoninSupreme military commander