Samurai History

Question 1

Early samurai worked for:

the central government

 

rich land owners

 

 

religious leaders

 

 

the emperor

 

 

foreign powers

 

 

shogun

 

 

Question 2

Early samurai emerged due to:

pressures from foreign powers

 

changes in religious adherence of the people

 

 

declining power of the central government

 

 

ambitions for expansions to foreign territories

 

 

increasing power of the central government

 

 

Question 3

What was the immediate cause of the end of the samurai era?

changes in religious adherence of the people

 

increasing power of the central government

 

 

pressures from foreign powers

 

 

declining power of the central government

 

 

ambitions for expansions to foreign territories

 

Question 4

During most of the samurai era, the emperor’s power was

absolute

 

strong

 

 

a figure head

 

 

equally shared with others

 

 

Question 5

During most of the Tokugawa reign, the essential role of samurai was

protectors

 

conquerors

 

 

warriors

 

 

bureaucrats

 

 

Question 6

Samurai lost the privileges they used to have over other classes of people at:

Unification

 

Gempei War

 

 

World War II

 

 

The end of Civil Wars

 

 

Kemmu Restoration

 

 

Onin War

 

 

World War I

 

 

Mongol Invasion

 

 

Meiji Restoration

 

 

Taika Reform

 

 

Question 7

Which event marks the beginning of the Sengoku Jidai, or the Warring State Period?

World War I

 

Unification

 

 

Mongol Invasion

 

 

Taika Reform

 

 

Meiji Restoration

 

 

Gempei War

 

 

World War II

 

 

Onin War

 

 

The end of Civil Wars

 

 

Kemmu Restoration

 

 

Question 8

Samurai, the highly skilled warriors, gradually developed after:

Onin War

 

Unification

 

 

World War II

 

 

World War I

 

 

Taika Reform

 

 

End of Civil Wars

 

 

Kemmu Restoration

 

 

Meiji Restoration

 

 

Mongol Invasion

 

 

Gempei War

 

 

Question 9(multiple choice question)

The two major samurai clans fought for power against each other during the Heian period, which can bee seen in classic literature.  Their names are:

Hojo

 

Tokugawa

 

 

Akechi

 

 

Ashikaga

 

 

Sugawara

 

 

Fujiwara

 

 

Toyotomi

 

 

Taira

 

 

Minamoto

 

 

Soga

 

 

Oda

 

 

Question 10

What is the family name of one of the three great military leader in the 16th century who succeeded in the first step to unification?

Tokugawa

 

Toyotomi

 

 

Fujiwara

 

 

Sugawara

 

 

Hojo

 

 

Taira

 

 

Soga

 

 

Akechi

 

 

Oda

 

 

Ashikaga

 

 

Minamoto

 

 

Question 11

What is the family name of the military leader who completed unification in the 17th century?

Tokugawa

 

Taira

 

 

Soga

 

 

Akechi

 

 

Fujiwara

 

 

Minamoto

 

 

Ashikaga

 

 

Toyotomi

 

 

Sugawara

 

 

Hojo

 

 

Oda

 

 

Question 12(multiple choice question)

Which families produced shoguns?

Minamoto

 

Hojo

 

 

Ashikaga

 

 

Tokugawa

 

 

Soga

 

 

Taira

 

 

Akechi

 

 

Toyotomi

 

 

Sugawara

 

 

Oda

 

 

Fujiwara

 

 

Question 13

Which family established the first shogunate?

Tokugawa

 

Hojo

 

 

Sugawara

 

 

Taira

 

 

Oda

 

 

Toyotomi

 

 

Soga

 

 

Ashikaga

 

 

Minamoto

 

 

Fujiwara

 

 

Akechi

 

 

Question 14

Which family was the last shogun?

Tokugawa

 

Minamoto

 

 

Hojo

 

 

Oda

 

 

Akechi

 

 

Toyotomi

 

 

Soga

 

 

Sugawara

 

 

Fujiwara

 

 

Taira

 

 

Ashikaga

 

 

Question 15

The original meaning of the word “samurai” is

ones who protect

 

ones who rule

 

 

ones who serve

 

 

ones who fight

 

 

Question 16

The original meaning of the word “shogun” is

Serviceman

 

Lord

 

 

Ruler

 

 

General

 

 

Protector

 

 

Warrior

 

 

Question 17

Before samurai came to power, the government power was held by

wealthy merchant familes

 

courtiers

 

 

emperor

 

 

bureaucrats

 

 

priests

 

 

foreign conquerors

 

 

Question 18

The successful protection of Japan against invasion by Mongols lead the reigning samurai family’s power to

begin

 

end

 

 

weaken

 

 

strengthen
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