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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. Why couldn't the Japanese surround the ships?
(a) They did not have enough manpower.
(b) They didn't want to surround the burning ships and catch their ships on fire.
(c) They didn't have any war ships of their own.
(d) They could not outrun the ships.

2. What was one of the main missions of Commodore Perry's trip to Japan?
(a) Adventure.
(b) To recruit the famous Japanese warriors.
(c) Information gathering.
(d) To find out if the Japanese still existed.

3. Under what conditions could the Dutch and English trade with the Japanese after the death of Shogun Ieyasu?
(a) Under no conditions.
(b) As long as they did not proselytize.
(c) As long as the products was nothing the Japanese produced.
(d) As long as the Emperor received 50 percent of the profits.

4. What is the name of knights in Japan?
(a) Shogun.
(b) Defenders of the Emperor.
(c) Samurai.
(d) Dragons.

5. What was forbidden to the farmers?
(a) Marriage.
(b) Saki and smoking.
(c) Always staying on their land.
(d) Nothing.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Manjiro?

2. What group has held power for the last seven hundred years?

3. What did Commodore Perry do when the Japanese tried to board?

4. What could merchants buy?

5. What is illegal for the Emperor to do without permission of the government?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What percentage of Japanese were farmers and what was their life like?

3. Describe the role of the Emperor of Japan at that time.

4. What did the native Japanese who served the Dutch have to do?

5. Who is Kayama; what did he want, and what was Commodore Perry's response to him?

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

7. Discuss the lead Shogun at the time of Commodore Perry's arrival.

8. Who held the real power in Japan?

9. What happened after Shogun Ieyasu died?

10. Who did the Americans awaken to see the next morning and what would they be considered today?

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