Shogun Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What response does Mura advise if the Holy Father asks about weapons?

2. What perks does Blackthorne now enjoy?

3. What is the tactical surprise Toranaga contemplates against his enemies?

4. What are the living conditions of Blackthorne's crew?

5. Who interests Toranaga as a possible consort?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do Blackthorne, his crew, and some samurai move the Erasmus?

2. Why does Mariko travel to Osaka with scrolls for Kiri and Sazuko?

3. Why does Toranaga lose his temper when Buntaro requests permission to kill Blackthorne?

4. What does Blackthorne find when he is given permission to visit his crew from the Erasmus?

5. What is the request Blackthorne makes of Toranaga regarding Mariko?

6. What event breaks up the birthday party for Ochiba?

7. What proposal of Blackthorne's meets with opposition from Toranaga?

8. Why is Buntaro so antagonistic toward Blackthorne?

9. How does Toranaga publicly honor Yabu?

10. What instruction does Yodoko give Ochiba, the mother of Yaemon?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay of at least two typewritten, double spaced pages on the topic, Comparison of Samurai Brutality and Inquisition Torture. Your essay should include examples of torture methods used by both. Next, make a case for the inappropriate moral judgment of samurai use of torture and cruelty by Westerners. Conclude with your opinion about torture and human rights in general.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay of at least two typewritten, double spaced pages on the topic, The Challenge of the Sea. Use the near destruction of the Erasmus that brings the ship to harbor in Japan, the squall that sweeps Rodrigues overboard, the Japanese fear of sea travel, and moving the Erasmus to a safer cove as points in your essay.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay of at least two typewritten, double spaced pages on the topic, Imagine the Worst and Hope for the Best. Using Blackthorne as your example, make your points around Blackthorne's thinking he was going to be executed in prison only to find out that he has been jailed to protect him from Ishido; and his relief at finding the Erasmus in good condition. Translate that into an essay on how often times people expect the worst but find out things have a way of working out.

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