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?
2. What is a daimyo?
A samurai lord
A samurai without a master
A samurai apprentice
3. If a samurai failed to follow the code, what was the name for their suicide ritual?
4. What is traditional Japanese clothing is hakama?
Armored vest
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 samurai sword
A kind of lightweight samurai armor
The samurai practice of taking a young, male lover
7. What was likely the last samurai battle?
Battle of Toba-Fushimi
Battle of Senbon
Battle of Shiroyama
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?
John Henry Schnell
William Adams
Nathan Algren
10. What is a samurai without a lord called?
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?
Their ultimate loyalty to their master
Betraying their master
Overthrowing a shogunate
13. According to etymologists, what does the term “samurai” mean?
A servant to the nobility
Wise man
14. The samurai used many different weapons, but which one particular weapon was placed above all the others?
Yami (spear)
Yumi (longbow)
Katana (sword)
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?
Takeda Shingen
Oda Nobukatsu
Akechi Mitsuhide
17. There were Three Great Unifiers of Japan. Which one is not among them?
Date Masamune
Tokugawa Ieyasu
Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Oda Nobunaga
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?
19. What was the name of the conflict that was fought between the powerful Minamoto and Taira clans from 1180 to 1185?
Siege of Osaka
Genpei War
Battle of Okehazama
20. What was the name of an African slave and later samurai who was brought to Japan in 1579?
21. Which samurai wrote "The Book of Five Rings", that is still read today for insight into his tactics and philosophy?
Miyamoto Musashi
Oda Nobunaga
Takeda Shingen
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?
Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Tokugawa Ieyasu
Date Masamune
Level 79
Jul 12, 2021
Great quiz, has been nominated.