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S.S. Test Japan
|What did Prince Shotoku use China as a model for?
|A strong government, intellectual life, and religious life
|Who was Jimmu?
|A Yamato leader who founded the line of Japanese emperors
|What crops did Japanese farmers grow?
|Wheat and rice
|Who was Murasaki Shikibu?
|A female novelist and poet
|Who was Minamoto Yoritomo?
|What is a Daimyo?
|Powerful military lords who headed small territories
|What did most Japanese believe about religion?
|There was no need to choose one religion
|What is feudalism?
|A band of loyalty between a lord and a vassal
|How did China influence Japan?
|Spread of Buddhism, diplomatic visits to China, and cultural exchange between the two countries
|What is Hakkaido?
|One of the four largest islands in Japan
|Why does the nation have little fertile land?
|The islands of Japan are at the tops of mountains that rise from the oceans floor
|What was the Onin War?
|A period of ten years when Japanese warriors fought one another
|What is Taika?
|The "Great Change" in Japanese government begun by the Yamato
|When did the Nara Period occur?
|A.D. 700's in Japan
|Which island are all of Japan's major cities located?
|What did Shinto believe?
|All nature has spirits
|Why did the emperor create the title Shogun?
|So he wouldn't be overthrown
|What happened when the Mongols attacked Japan?
|Their ships were smashed by storms
|What's important about the oceans that surround Japan's islands?
|They encouraged people to become traders
|Why did the power of the emperor weaken during the A.D. 800s?
|Many emperors were children and regents refused to give up power
|What are martial arts?
|Sports involving combat and self-defense
|What is a Samurai?
|Warriors who agreed to fight for nobles in exchange for land
|Who were the Yayoi clans headed by?