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Age of Samurai

What do you know about samurai warriors from feudal Japan?
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Last updated: April 6, 2021
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1. What is the name for the samurai’s code?
Chonmage
Harakiri
Bushido
2. What is a daimyo?
A samurai apprentice
A samurai without a master
A samurai lord
3. If a samurai failed to follow the code, what was the name for their suicide ritual?
Seppuku
Mononofu
Buke
4. What is traditional Japanese clothing is hakama?
Trousers
Armored vest
Helmet
5. What was the preferred weapon of the onna-bugeisha, Japan’s female warriors?
Yumi (longbow)
Tanegashima (rifle)
Naginata (spear)
6. What is wakashudo?
A kind of lightweight samurai armor
The samurai practice of taking a young, male lover
A samurai sword
7. What was likely the last samurai battle?
Battle of Toba-Fushimi
Battle of Shiroyama
Battle of Senbon
8. What political period eliminated the samurai as a class in 1868?
The Meiji Restoration
The Daimyo Rising
The Shogun’s Revenge
9. Who was the great English samurai who started off as a sailor and then served the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu in the 1600s?
William Adams
Nathan Algren
John Henry Schnell
10. What is a samurai without a lord called?
Ninja
Shinobi
Ronin
11. According to some sources, who was one of the earliest onna-bugeisha, or female samurai warriors?
Empress Jingu
Tomoe Gozen
Nakano Takeko
12. What were the 47 Ronin famous for?
Overthrowing a shogunate
Betraying their master
Their ultimate loyalty to their master
13. According to etymologists, what does the term “samurai” mean?
A servant to the nobility
Warrior
Wise man
14. The samurai used many different weapons, but which one particular weapon was placed above all the others?
Yumi (longbow)
Katana (sword)
Yami (spear)
15. Which samurai lost sight in his right eye due to smallpox as a child and was known as the One-Eyed Dragon?
Takeda Shingen
Date Masamune
Tomoe Gozen
16. Which samurai defeated Oda Nobunaga?
Oda Nobukatsu
Takeda Shingen
Akechi Mitsuhide
17. There were Three Great Unifiers of Japan. Which one is not among them?
Date Masamune
Tokugawa Ieyasu
Oda Nobunaga
Toyotomi Hideyoshi
18. What are the names of the rebellious or autonomous groups of people that were formed in several regions of Japan in 15th and 16th centuries?
Iga
Ikko-ikki
Kunoichi
19. What was the name of the conflict that was fought between the powerful Minamoto and Taira clans from 1180 to 1185?
Genpei War
Siege of Osaka
Battle of Okehazama
20. What was the name of an African slave and later samurai who was brought to Japan in 1579?
Yasuke
Echigo
Azuchi
21. Which samurai wrote "The Book of Five Rings", that is still read today for insight into his tactics and philosophy?
Oda Nobunaga
Takeda Shingen
Miyamoto Musashi
22. Which samurai, at the age of 60, was granted the title of shogun by Emperor Go-Yozei and he built up his capital at Edo (now Tokyo) in 1603?
Akechi Mitsuhide
Tokugawa Ieyasu
Tomoe Gozen
23. Which ninja was known as one of Tokugawa Ieyasu's vassals?
Prince Yamato
Fujibayashi Nagato
Hattori Hanzo
24. Which samurai launched the invasions to conquer the Korean Peninsula and China in 1592?
Tokugawa Ieyasu
Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Date Masamune
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Jul 12, 2021
Great quiz, has been nominated.