Yulie Perez- Medieval Japan Test Questions

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Question Answer
ClansExtended families
Shintothe traditional religion of Japan
Prince Shotoku one of the people most influenced in bringing Chinese ideas to Japan
Regent Is a person who rules a country for someone who is unable to rule alone.
Court a group of nobles who live near and serve or advise a ruler
Lady Murassaki Shikibu greatest writers in early Japanese history
Zenpopular new form of Buddhism
Unprecented having no equal
Equestrian related to horses
Musted gathered together
Brocades rich cloths with designs woven into them
Comorants large diving birds
Inferiority lower rank
Daimyo Japan's large landowners
Samurai trained professional rulers
Figurehead a person who appears to rule even though real power rests with someone else.
Shogun a general who ruled Japan in the emporer's name.
Bushido the samurai code of rules
Brace pair
Repast meal
Unpretentious simple; modest
Coronets small crowns
Why are most of Japan's land hilly, and not flat: The islands of Japan are the tops of undersea mountains and volcanoes because it is
difficult to live and farm on mountain slope.
Why did the clan leaders not want a Chinese-style rule: They were afraid to give up their power.
What was the unit of political life in early Japan: The unit of political life in early Japan was Clans.
About how much percent of Japan is flat: About 20 percent of Japan is flat.
What did Shintoist believe: They believe that some kami help people live and keep them from harm.
Between what was the golden age of the art in Japan: Between 794 and 1185 was the golden age of the arts in Japan.
When did Lady Murasaki Shikibu live: She live around 1000.
Where did Murasaki live: She lived in Heian.
What did Murasaki do: She was a noble and a servant to the Empress Akiko.
By what time was Heian the greatest center in Japan: By the late 1100s.