Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When did Perry arrive back in Japan for his second visit?
(a) February, 1854.
(b) June, 1858.
(c) June, 1855.
(d) January, 1856.

2. What did the Japanese say about shipwrecked American sailors?
(a) Nothing.
(b) They would be transported to the closest American ally.
(c) They would be treated well.
(d) They would be confined but not killed.

3. What enchanted Abigail about the Japanese?
(a) Their religious fervor.
(b) Their health.
(c) Their manners.
(d) Their literacy rate.

4. When did Commodore Perry arrive at the agreed-upon landing area?
(a) March 1.
(b) March 30.
(c) June 2.
(d) April 1.

5. What bothered Perry about the women?
(a) They would not look him in the face.
(b) They ate last if there was any food left.
(c) They painted their gums and teeth black.
(d) They bowed to their husbands.

6. What did the Japanese find odd about the Americans' eating habits?
(a) Their alcohol.
(b) Not eating meat.
(c) The use of glass and utensils.
(d) Eating meat.

7. How did the Japanese and Americans threaten each other?
(a) By firing cannons towards each other, though both were out of range.
(b) Neither side threatened the other.
(c) With open shows of armed might.
(d) In subtle ways.

8. What might the people resist upon Perry's next return?
(a) Receiving foreigners.
(b) Showing them their best goods rather than trading their best only with the Dutch.
(c) The Shogun's against their talking to the "white devils."
(d) Trading with the Americans.

9. With what were the Americans who accepted the invitation impressed about the Japanese?
(a) The lack of fear the men who commited suicide showed.
(b) The incredible pagoda style buildings in Edo.
(c) The gentleness the Emperor showed.
(d) The courtesy and politeness of their hosts.

10. How many men did Commodore Perry bring with him on this trip?
(a) 1200.
(b) 1600.
(c) 500.
(d) 250.

11. Why did Perry's ships avoid getting too close to Edo?
(a) They would have gotten stuck on the river's sand.
(b) They were forbidden to do so.
(c) The interpreters and negotiators would be be pressured to commit suicide.
(d) They didn't want the people of Edo to see the smoking ships.

12. What did the Japanese do as the Americans passed by?
(a) Raised their right hands.
(b) Bowed.
(c) Made clicking noises with their tongues.
(d) Booed.

13. Who was Captain Joel Abbot?
(a) The American who elected to remain in Japan.
(b) The only American killed during the stay in Japan.
(c) The American selected to deliver the gifts.
(d) The Captain who chartered the waters around Edo and who died while in Japan.

14. When did the Japanese say they would open a harbor?
(a) Next year.
(b) In five years.
(c) In fifteen years.
(d) Never.

15. Of what was Sam Patch afraid?
(a) He would cook something displeasing to the Japanese guests.
(b) He would be asked to row to the mainland and be attacked.
(c) Banishment.
(d) He would make an error in protocol.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who entertained the Commodore and his staff on the tour?

2. What was a geographical characteristic of Shimoda?

3. What did the people of Hakodate give the Americans for the Washington Monument?

4. When did American merchants start traveling for Japan?

5. What happened to the samurai class?

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