How Much Do You Know About Samurai?

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How Much Do You Know About Samurai? - Quiz


Show how knowledgeable you are of the legendary Japanese warriors!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What does the word samurai mean?

    • A.

      To protect

    • B.

      To slice

    • C.

      To serve

    • D.

      To submit to authority

    Correct Answer
    C. To serve
    Explanation
    The word samurai means "to serve." In Japanese culture, samurais were highly skilled warriors who served and protected their lords. They were known for their loyalty, honor, and commitment to serving their masters. The word "samurai" is derived from the verb "saburau," which means "to serve." Therefore, the correct answer is "To serve."

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  • 2. 

    What's another word for samurai?

    • A.

      Warrior

    • B.

      Bushi

    • C.

      Shinobi

    Correct Answer
    B. Bushi
    Explanation
    The term "samurai" refers to a member of the military nobility in feudal Japan. Another word commonly used to refer to a samurai is "bushi". This term is often used interchangeably with samurai and is derived from the Chinese word "bushi" which means "warrior". Therefore, "bushi" is another word for samurai. "Warrior" is a more general term that can refer to any skilled fighter, but in the context of this question, "bushi" is the more specific and accurate synonym for samurai.

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  • 3. 

    What is the horn on a samurai's helmet called?

    • A.

      A Mon

    • B.

      A Kabuto

    • C.

      A Kendo

    Correct Answer
    A. A Mon
    Explanation
    The horn on a samurai's helmet is called a Mon.

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  • 4. 

    How many swords are in a samurai set?

    • A.

      8

    • B.

      7

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      2

    Correct Answer
    C. 3
    Explanation
    A samurai set typically consists of three swords: a katana, a wakizashi, and a tanto. The katana is the longest sword used for combat, the wakizashi is a shorter sword used for close quarters, and the tanto is a small dagger used for stabbing. Therefore, the correct answer is 3.

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  • 5. 

    What time did the most samurai exist?

    • A.

      12th - 14th century

    • B.

      15th - 17th century

    • C.

      18th - 19th century

    Correct Answer
    B. 15th - 17th century
    Explanation
    During the 15th - 17th century, the most samurai existed. This period is known as the Sengoku period in Japan, which was characterized by political unrest and frequent military conflicts. It was during this time that the samurai class reached its peak in terms of power and influence. Samurai warriors played a crucial role in the feudal system, serving as the military elite and retaining significant control over land and resources. The 15th - 17th century marked a period of intense samurai activity and their prominence in Japanese society.

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  • 6. 

    After what war did the samurai disappear?

    • A.

      The Cold War

    • B.

      World War I

    • C.

      World War II

    • D.

      The Civil War

    Correct Answer
    C. World War II
    Explanation
    The samurai disappeared after World War II. World War II brought significant changes to Japan, including the abolishment of the samurai class. The samurai had been a prominent warrior class in Japan for centuries, but the modernization efforts and societal changes following the war led to the dissolution of their traditional role and privileges. The end of World War II marked the end of the samurai era in Japan.

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  • 7. 

    Could a girl have been a samurai?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Tomoe Gozen was a female samurai and you can read more about her and other samurai here http://www.samuraikids.com.au/articles.html

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