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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was Nakajima?
(a) The Emperor's First Councilor.
(b) An interpreter.
(c) A vice-governor of Uraga.
(d) An American sailor born in Japan.

2. What was Edo?
(a) The capital of China.
(b) The capital of Japan.
(c) The capital of Korea.
(d) The large city where the ships landed.

3. What was the Emperor required to study?
(a) Karate.
(b) Classics and poetry.
(c) Sword fighting.
(d) Feng Shui.

4. When did the Portuguese arrive?
(a) 1642.
(b) 1542.
(c) 1842.
(d) 1742.

5. What did Commodore Perry not know about the Emperor?
(a) He was basically a figurehead.
(b) He hated Westerners.
(c) He was a young boy.
(d) He was dead.

6. Who was Amaterasu?
(a) The sun goddess.
(b) The sun god.
(c) The god of the stars.
(d) The moon goddess.

7. How long did it take the Dutch to travel to see the head Shogun in Edo?
(a) A week each way.
(b) Two weeks each way.
(c) A month each way.
(d) Several days each way.

8. What could the samurai do to commoners for disrespect?
(a) Fine them.
(b) Imprison them for set times.
(c) Kill them on the spot.
(d) Whip them.

9. How many families could live there at a time?
(a) 122.
(b) 50.
(c) 12.
(d) 38.

10. What is illegal for the Emperor to do without permission of the government?
(a) Order an execution.
(b) Sign a law.
(c) Leave the palace.
(d) Get married.

11. What was Kayama pretending to be?
(a) The head priest.
(b) The Emperor.
(c) The local police chief.
(d) Governor.

12. Why did the Dutch submit to such control by the Japanese?
(a) To gain the enormous profits of trade with them.
(b) They were foreigners in a foreign land and did not want to offend.
(c) They believed the Japanese would continue to give them a monopoly.
(d) The Japanese didn't try to control the Dutch overly much.

13. What were the Dutch and formerly Christian Japanese forced to do?
(a) Live in small, isolated colonies.
(b) Stamp on Christian symbols to show they no longer believed.
(c) Give up their property rights.
(d) Leave Japan.

14. How many troops were quickly rallied?
(a) About 29,000.
(b) About 17,000.
(c) About 4,000.
(d) About 100,000

15. What did many of the daimyos believe?
(a) That the West was inferior and that trade would lead to the victimization of Japan.
(b) That the Shoguns would benefit by trade.
(c) That the Emperor should rule in favor of trade.
(d) That the Americans were inferior to the Europeans.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happened when Shogun Ieyasu died in 1616?

2. Who were not even counted in the census?

3. What warned people to flee?

4. What were the two ships that were not steamships?

5. Why were the feudal lords required to leave their wives and children in Edo?

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