The Ultimate Imperial Japan Trivia!

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Japanese culture has always been fascinating, not only because of its accomplishments as a country but because it has inspired so many other cultures with its inventions and discipline. It is the birth country of suchi and animes and also the best country when it comes to innovative technologies. What do you know about Imperial Japan? Take our quiz and find out now.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When did imperial Japan start?

    • A.

      In 1850

    • B.

      In 1866

    • C.

      In 1868

    • D.

      In 1870

    Correct Answer
    C. In 1868
    Explanation
    In 1868, imperial Japan started. This marked the beginning of the Meiji Restoration, a period of major political and social change in Japan. The Meiji Emperor was restored to power, ending the rule of the Tokugawa shogunate and establishing a new era of modernization and westernization in Japan. This period saw significant reforms in various aspects of Japanese society, including government, education, military, and industry, which transformed Japan into a modern industrialized nation.

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  • 2. 

    How is the expression "empire of Japan" translated in Japanese?

    • A.

      Daini Tairu

    • B.

      Daini Taiku

    • C.

      Dai Nippon Taikoku

    • D.

      Dai Nimpo

    Correct Answer
    C. Dai Nippon Taikoku
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Dai Nippon Taikoku." In Japanese, "empire of Japan" is translated as "Dai Nippon Taikoku." "Dai" means "great" or "big," "Nippon" is the name for Japan, and "Taikoku" means "empire." Therefore, "Dai Nippon Taikoku" accurately translates the given expression.

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  • 3. 

    When did the second sino-Japanese war start?

    • A.

      In 1930

    • B.

      In 1937

    • C.

      In 1940

    • D.

      In 1940

    Correct Answer
    B. In 1937
    Explanation
    The second sino-Japanese war started in 1937. This war was a conflict between China and Japan, triggered by the Marco Polo Bridge Incident in July 1937. The incident marked the beginning of a full-scale invasion by Japan into China, leading to years of brutal warfare and widespread devastation. The conflict lasted until 1945 and had a significant impact on the region, shaping the course of World War II in the Pacific theater.

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  • 4. 

    When did the Empire surrender to the Allies?

    • A.

      In August, 1945

    • B.

      In May, 1944

    • C.

      In April, 1940

    • D.

      In March, 1960

    Correct Answer
    A. In August, 1945
    Explanation
    In August 1945, the Empire surrendered to the Allies. This marked the end of World War II and the defeat of the Empire, which had been a major power in the war. The exact date of the surrender was August 15, 1945, when Emperor Hirohito announced Japan's surrender to the Japanese people. This came after the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States, which had a significant impact on Japan's decision to surrender.

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  • 5. 

    In what year was the convention of Karagawa signed?

    • A.

      1854

    • B.

      1860

    • C.

      1870

    • D.

      1872

    Correct Answer
    A. 1854
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1854. The convention of Karagawa was signed in 1854.

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  • 6. 

    What does the Bakumatsu period refer to?

    • A.

      The beginning of Japan's industrialization

    • B.

      The end of the war with the Russians

    • C.

      The final years of the Edo period

    • D.

      The end of the sino-war

    Correct Answer
    C. The final years of the Edo period
    Explanation
    The Bakumatsu period refers to the final years of the Edo period in Japan. During this time, the Tokugawa shogunate's power declined, leading to political and social unrest. It was a period of significant change and transition, as Japan started opening up to the outside world and undergoing modernization. The Bakumatsu period eventually culminated in the Meiji Restoration, which marked the end of the feudal era and the beginning of Japan's modernization and industrialization.

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  • 7. 

    When did the Boshin war start?

    • A.

      In 1820

    • B.

      In 1880

    • C.

      In 1970

    • D.

      In 1868

    Correct Answer
    D. In 1868
    Explanation
    The Boshin War started in 1868. This was a civil war in Japan that marked the end of the Tokugawa shogunate and the restoration of imperial rule. It was a conflict between forces supporting the shogunate and those supporting the emperor. The war resulted in the Meiji Restoration, which led to significant political and social changes in Japan.

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  • 8. 

    In what year did Japan begin its rapid modernization?

    • A.

      In 1860

    • B.

      In 1880

    • C.

      In 1862

    • D.

      In 1864

    Correct Answer
    A. In 1860
    Explanation
    Japan began its rapid modernization in 1860. This marked the beginning of the Meiji Restoration, a period of major political, social, and economic reforms in Japan. During this time, the country underwent significant changes, adopting Western technologies, industries, and institutions. The Meiji Restoration aimed to modernize Japan and strengthen it to compete with Western powers. This period saw the abolition of the feudal system, the establishment of a modern centralized government, the introduction of universal education, and the rapid industrialization of the country. The year 1860 is significant as it symbolizes the start of Japan's transformation into a modern nation.

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  • 9. 

    When was Eastern Orthodoxy brought to Japan?

    • A.

      In the 7th Century

    • B.

      In the 18th Century

    • C.

      In the 19th Century

    • D.

      In the 20th Century

    Correct Answer
    C. In the 19th Century
    Explanation
    Eastern Orthodoxy was brought to Japan in the 19th Century. This was a result of the arrival of Russian Orthodox missionaries in the country during this time. The missionaries played a significant role in introducing and establishing the Eastern Orthodox faith in Japan, particularly in Hokkaido and Tokyo. The 19th Century marked the beginning of the Orthodox Church's presence in Japan, which has since grown and developed over the years.

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  • 10. 

    What was the reason for the Russo-Japanese war?

    • A.

      It was a conflict for control over Korea

    • B.

      It was a conflict for control over Russia

    • C.

      It was a conflict for control over Mongolia

    • D.

      It was a conflict for control over Japan

    Correct Answer
    A. It was a conflict for control over Korea
    Explanation
    The Russo-Japanese war was a conflict for control over Korea. Both Russia and Japan had interests in Korea and sought to establish dominance in the region. The war began in 1904 and lasted until 1905, with Japan emerging as the victor. The conflict had significant geopolitical implications, as it marked the first time an Asian power had defeated a European power in a modern war. The war also had economic motivations, as both countries sought to exploit the resources and strategic location of Korea for their own benefit.

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