Japanese History

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Japanese History

Japanese History


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  • 1. 
                                      According to legend, the Shinto Sun Goddess ______ was the Great-Grandmother of  Emperor Jimmu, the mythical founder of Japan and the Japanese Imperial family.
    • A. 

      Izanami

    • B. 

      Amenominakanushi

    • C. 

      Amaterasu

    • D. 

      Pink Lady

    • E. 

      Ame-no-Uzume

  • 2. 
                                    Dogū figurines date from the ________ period.
    • A. 

      Jōmon

    • B. 

      Kofun

    • C. 

      Asuka

    • D. 

      Muromachi

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Emperor Jimmu

    • B. 

      Izanami

    • C. 

      Oda Nobunga

    • D. 

      Emperor Nintoku

  • 4. 
    The introduction of Buddhism to Japan is attributed to the ________  in 538 AD.
    • A. 

      The Buddha

    • B. 

      Baekje king Seong

    • C. 

      Prince Shōtoku

    • D. 

      Ganjin

  • 5. 
    Prince Shōtoku (574-622).adopted models of rank and etiquette and and his ____________ prescribed ways to bring harmony to a society chaotic in Confucian terms.
    • A. 

      Nihon Shoki

    • B. 

      Meiji Constitution

    • C. 

      Seventeen-article constitution

    • D. 

      Tale of Genji

  • 6. 
    The ________ clan dominated the Japanese politics of Heian Period (794–1185) through the monopoly of regent positions
    • A. 

      Fujiwara

    • B. 

      Minamoto

    • C. 

      Hashomoto

    • D. 

      Yoritomo

  • 7. 
    Victory the The battle of Dan-no-ura in 1185, led to the ______ clan establishing his military government ('bakufu') in Kamakura.and its leaders becoming the Shogun (hereditary military dictator).
    • A. 

      Minamoto

    • B. 

      Taira

    • C. 

      Gempei

    • D. 

      Mutsuhito

  • 8. 
    With the rise of strong regional rulers ( daimyō ) and their victory in the  ______  (1467-77) left Kyoto devastated and effectively ended the national authority of the bakufu.The war initiated the Sengoku jidai, "the Warring States Period". This period was a long, drawn-out struggle for domination by individual daimyo, 
    • A. 

      Gempei War

    • B. 

      Mongolian Invasion

    • C. 

      Boshin War

    • D. 

      Ōnin War

  • 9. 
    ________ sought to conquer Ming China, and became bogged down in a war in Korea (Imjin War) from 1592 to 1598.
    • A. 

      Tokugawa Ieyasu

    • B. 

      Oda Nobunaga

    • C. 

      Toyotomi Hideyoshi

    • D. 

      Yi Sun-shin

  • 10. 
    Victory in the ________  in 1600 cleared the way for Tokugawa Ieyasu to establish Tokugawa bakufu, the last shogunate to control Japan..
    • A. 

      Battle of Okehazama

    • B. 

      Battle of Anegawa

    • C. 

      Battle of Sekigahara

    • D. 

      Battle of Seoul

  • 11. 
    Japanese leaders began to see Catholicism as a destabilizing influence and foreign intentions in Japan with suspicion after conquest of the Philippines by the Spanish . Japanese leaders passed laws forbidding Japanese to leave Japan and Foreigners from entering, Christianity was banned. One window to the outside world remained at Dejima where the ______ were allowed to trade. Japan remained secluded from the 1630s to 1858.
    • A. 

      Americans

    • B. 

      British

    • C. 

      Dutch

    • D. 

      Russians

  • 12. 
    After the defeat of the forces of the Tokugawa Shogunate in the Boshin War (1868–1869) of the Meiji Restoration, a part of the former Shogun's navy led by Admiral Enomoto Takeaki former their own short lived republic, the Republic of Ezo located in ________.
    • A. 

      Hokkaido

    • B. 

      Okinawa

    • C. 

      Iwo Jima

    • D. 

      Tsushima

  • 13. 
    Japan attacked the Russian Naval base at Port Arthur on the night of 8 February 1904, hours before a declaration of war was received by the Russian with _________.
    • A. 

      A submarine attack

    • B. 

      A torpedo boat attack

    • C. 

      Bombardment by six battleships

    • D. 

      Sneaking Japanese soldiers on Russian ships disguised as Chinese laborers