The Japanese Invasion of Manchuria in 1931


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Why was Japan motivated to create a colonial empire in the late 1800s?

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1. Which two wars were important in establishing a young Japanese empire at the turn of the 20th century?

2. How did the Japanese invasion of Manchuria begin?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The 1931 invasion of Manchuria was an important part of Japan's history. Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your understanding of this invasion. The questions will quiz you on how the invasion began and what happened when Japan refused to withdraw from Manchuria.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Japan's motivation for creating a colonial empire
  • Two important wars for the start of the Japanese empire
  • The new name Japan chose for Manchuria

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the 1931 invasion of Manchuria
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information regarding Japan's motivation for creating a colonial empire
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what occurred when Japan refused to withdraw from Manchuria
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how the invasion began

Additional Learning

To learn more about this invasion by the Japanese, review the accompanying lesson, The Japanese Invasion of Manchuria in 1931. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the Meiji Restoration
  • Understand the aftermath of the invasion
  • Identify the area known as the Kwantung Leased Territory