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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What stunned the Japanese about the sailors?
(a) Some were Chinese.
(b) How many there were.
(c) Some were black.
(d) Some were women.

2. What did the people not know existed?
(a) Ships that could sail so close to land.
(b) Steamboats.
(c) Other lands.
(d) Caucasians.

3. When does the lead shogun learn the news of the arrival of the ships?
(a) They do not tell him at all because he is dying.
(b) Three days after the fact.
(c) Within hours of the ships' arrival.
(d) The messenger went right to him.

4. Why did Ido and Toda say nothing at the meeting with Perry?
(a) They were not authorized to speak for the Emperor.
(b) They did not know English.
(c) It is illegal to speak to foreigners.
(d) They did not like Admiral Perry.

5. To whom did the Shoguns send a copy of the letter that Commodore Perry brought?
(a) The Governor of each district.
(b) The daimyos.
(c) No one; they did not want the contents to be known.
(d) The Dutch traders.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did messengers go as the ships were landing?

2. What did many of the daimyos believe?

3. What was the impression of Japan by most of the Americans?

4. What was special about Edo?

5. Who is Manjiro?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened on Friday, July 8th, 1853, at the opening of the book?

2. What happened after Shogun Ieyasu died?

3. Where did messengers ride when the ships were spotted, and what was the consequence?

4. What was one consequence of the Japanese's isolation for the Americans?

5. Describe the Dutch's visit to Edo to see the head Shogun.

6. What was special about the Englishman, Will Adams?

7. What was the composition of the American forces arriving in Japan?

8. Describe the two opposing camps to the idea of a treaty with the Americans.

9. What was Edo's first response to the messengers and why is it amazing?

10. Who held the real power in Japan?

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