What Do You Know About Medieval Japan?

 Medieval Japan was a place like no other, with their own unique culture, faith and social behavior. They were very advanced for their time, with a strict hierarchy and a warrior-like society. What do you know about this fascinating place and time in history?
 
 
What is the traditional native religion of Japan?
Buddhism
Christianity
Confucian
Shinto
 
 
In the years from 1000 to 1200, what political system developed in Japan?
Feudalism
Nation-States
Zen
Capitalism
 
 
What does the word "Samurai" mean?
To Serve
To Honor
To Protect
To Fight
 
 
The samurai lived by a code of honor known as...
Chivalry
Zen
Shinto
Bushido
 
 
What did they call a general who ruled Japan in the emperor's name?
Daimos
Shogun
Samurai
Vizier
 
 
True or false: Is this the correct hierarchy of feudal Japan? Emperor, Shogun, Daimyo, Samurai, Peasant
True
False
 
 
A traditional Japanese entertainment is a Blend of music, dance, and mime, involving spectacular staging and elaborate costumes. What is it called?
Kabuki
Haiku
Noh
Kanshi
 
 
Buddhism was created in _____________ but was brought to Japan from ____________.
India, China
China, India
China, Tibet
India, Nepal
 
 
What is the act of Seppuku?
Ritualized Suicide
A taking of a farmer's land for the daiymos
A ritualized execution by Samurai
The ritual of tea
 
 
The act of Seppuku is performed by a Samurai either as an act of loyalty to a fallen Daimyo or to...
Protect their family
Restore their lost honor
Summon ancestor spirits to win the battle
Get admitted to heaven
 
 
When not engaged in battle most samurai were busy with...
Quiet Contemplation
Training army soldiers
Working as artists
Farming and acting as body servants
 
 
A ninja is a special Japanese warrior taught to carry out covert missions. What was their main job?
Assassination
Espionage
Kidnapping
Theft
 
 
Japanese people call their country Nipphon. This translated to:
Island Nation
Middle Kingdom
Origin of the Sun
Sun Child
 
Just a Peasant For Now...
You probably don't know that much about medieval Japan, but after going through this quiz, we bet you know a whole lot more! If you found them interesting, we recommend you read some more about this fascinating and impressive era in world history.
 
An Honorary Samurai
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A Shogun!
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