Tokugawa Japan and the Meiji Restoration

Tokugawa Japan and the Meiji Restoration
Tokugawa Japan and the Meiji Restoration
1. All of the following are true of the Tokugawa shogunate EXCEPT
that it
(A) suppressed and persecuted Christians
(B) did not permit its citizens to travel abroad
(C) was a period of almost constant warfare dominated by roving
bands of samurai
(D) imposed costly requirements upon the daimyo
(E) supported a strict hierarchical order in society
2. All of the following are true of the role of women in the Meiji
Restoration EXCEPT that women
(A) could own property
(B) were subject to compulsory education
(C) were the driving force in Japan’s booming textile industry
(D) were prohibited by law from joining political parties
(E) received complete equality in divorce legislation
3. The Japanese master of the strict 17-syllable form of poetry known
as haiku was
(A) Ihara Saikaku
(B) Matsuo Basho
(C) Jippensha Ikku
(D) Santō Kyōden
(E) Ueda Akinari
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4. All of the following are true of Japan in the 1500s EXCEPT that
(A) it was unified under the Tokugawa shogunate
(B) the power of feudal lords began to decline
(C) the Portuguese introduced European firearms
(D) Christian missionaries had success in converting the Japanese
(E) urban centers grew
5. The most famous Japanese woodblock artist, known for his print entitled
The Great Wave off Kanagawa, was
(A) Katsukawa Shuncho
(B) Miyagawa Shunsui
(C) Suzuki Harunobu
(D) Katsushika Hokusai
(E) Utagawa Kunisada
6. In the term Meiji Restoration, the word Meiji refers to
(A) the city in which the new Japanese constitution was written
(B) the name for the prime minister who pushed for more representative
(C) the Japanese word for “traditional,” which the reformers tried to use
to justify their revolt
(D) the name that Mutsuhito took when he was crowned emperor
(E) the name of the group of daimyo who organized the coup that
overthrew the Tokugawa shogunate
7. All of the following are true of Oda Nobunaga EXCEPT that he
(A) attacked Buddhist monasteries
(B) embraced European innovations such as firearms
(C) invaded Korea and annexed it to Japan
(D) was the first of the three unifiers of Japan
(E) was followed by Toyotomi Hideyoshi
8. All of the following were reasons for discontent with the Tokugawa
shogunate in the 1800s EXCEPT that
(A) daimyo were land rich but cash poor
(B) merchants resented their lack of social status
(C) government corruption was endemic
(D) many samurai had become economically dependent on merchants
(E) the Japanese need to respond to foreign intrusion was bankrupting
the treasury
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9. The Shimabara Rebellion led to
(A) the loosening of restrictions against Christians
(B) the fall of the Tokugawa shogunate
(C) the imposition of the sakoku policy
(D) an end to restriction on foreign travels by Japanese
(E) an elevation of the status and privileges of merchants in Japan despite
their defeat at Shimabara
10. The Russo-Japanese War
(A) led to a comprehensive Russian defeat but did not affect domestic
politics in Imperial Russia
(B) revealed the limitations of the military reforms of the Meiji
(C) surprised European observers with its relatively bloodless nature
(D) was caused by disagreements over the possession of Port Arthur
(E) was mediated by US President William Howard Taft
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