Feudal Japan Quiz

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Feudal Japan Quiz

Test your knowledge about feudal Japan


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In ancient Japan the emperor was seen as:
    • A. 

      The descendant of the sun goddess Amaterasu

    • B. 

      Ruling by a mandate from heaven

    • C. 

      The Barbarian conquering general

  • 2. 
    The people of Japan call their country Nipphon which translates to:
    • A. 

      Middle Kingdom

    • B. 

      Island Nation

    • C. 

      Origin of the Sun

  • 3. 
    The Japanese borrowed the feudal system from China Which of the following shows how power was distributed in feudal Japan?
    • A. 

      Samurai, Shogun, Peasants, Merchants

    • B. 

      Shogun, Samurai, Merchants, Peasants

    • C. 

      Shogun, Samurai, Peasants, Merchants

  • 4. 
    While the emperor might have held on to his title, the real power was with the Shogun that translates to:
    • A. 

      Barbarian Conquering General

    • B. 

      Supreme Leader

    • C. 

      Dark Lord

  • 5. 
    Feudal Japan was divided among loyal clan families headed by a Lord called:
    • A. 

      Daimyo

    • B. 

      Shogun

    • C. 

      Ronin

  • 6. 
    Which of the following was NOT included in a Daimyo's territory?
    • A. 

      Samurai

    • B. 

      Peasants

    • C. 

      Ronin villages

    • D. 

      Daimyo's castle

  • 7. 
    The samurai lived by a strict code of honor known as:
    • A. 

      Seppuku

    • B. 

      Bushido

    • C. 

      Zen

  • 8. 
    The act of seppuku was performed either as an act of loyalty to a fallen daimyo or:
    • A. 

      To make a samurai invisible in battle

    • B. 

      To restore a samurai's lost honor

    • C. 

      To communicate with the dead

  • 9. 
    During Seppuku the most important thing for a samurai to do was:
    • A. 

      Go into a trance

    • B. 

      Cry to show remorse

    • C. 

      Remain totally calm

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Wearing a kimono

    • B. 

      Possessing two swords

    • C. 

      Wearing an obi

    • D. 

      Chonmage hairstyle

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is NOT true about samurai training?
    • A. 

      Boys and girls could become samurai

    • B. 

      Training involved mental exercises

    • C. 

      Training involved sword play

    • D. 

      Training involved learning skills used by ninja

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is NOT true about Japanese peasants
    • A. 

      They were often poor

    • B. 

      They could be killed for dishonoring the samurai class

    • C. 

      They could not move or marry without permission

    • D. 

      They were the lowest class in feudal society

  • 13. 
    A ronin is someone who is:
    • A. 

      A samurai without a Daimyo

    • B. 

      A female samurai

    • C. 

      A merchant

    • D. 

      A warrior monk

  • 14. 
    Buddhism was created in _____________ but was brought to Japan from ____________
    • A. 

      Vietnam, China

    • B. 

      China, India

    • C. 

      India, China

    • D. 

      Nepal, India

  • 15. 
    The job that kept most ninja busy was:
    • A. 

      Assassination

    • B. 

      Espionage

    • C. 

      Kidnapping

  • 16. 
    When not engaged in battle most samurai were busy:
    • A. 

      Farming

    • B. 

      Working as artists

    • C. 

      Training in the army

    • D. 

      Living in quiet contemplation

  • 17. 
    Why would a samurai arrange flowers or participate in a tea ceremony
    • A. 

      To help focus his mind

    • B. 

      To prove his manhood

    • C. 

      To demonstrate his respect for his daimyo

  • 18. 
    The purpose of Zen Buddhism is on:
    • A. 

      Communicating with the dead

    • B. 

      Communicating with god

    • C. 

      Calming the mind through meditation

  • 19. 
    What is zazen?
    • A. 

      The samurai long sword

    • B. 

      Zen meditation

    • C. 

      The Daimyo's castle

  • 20. 
    Who were the Sohei?
    • A. 

      Another name for the 47 Ronin of Japanese legend

    • B. 

      A special class of merchants

    • C. 

      Warrior Buddhist monks

    • D. 

      Female samurai