Medieval Japan: Religion, Government & Economy


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In Japan's medieval era, who held practical control over the country?

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1. In medieval Japan, which of these classes was MOST similar to the knights of medieval Europe?

2. Which religion rose to national prominence for the first time in Japan's medieval era?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These questions will test what you know about medieval Japan. Topics include the group who controlled Japan during this period and a class of people that resembled the knights of medieval Europe.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be answering questions on the following:

  • Religion that grew in popularity in Japan's medieval era
  • A group that wasn't part of this era in Japanese history
  • Something the daimyo gave to their vassals in exchange for loyalty

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about medieval Japan and how a group in the country was similar to the knights of medieval Europe
  • Making connections - use your understanding of medieval Japan to name the class of rulers during this era
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the way the daimyo controlled their vassals

Additional Learning

For more on Japan's history, you can watch or read through the lesson called Medieval Japan: Religion, Government & Economy. You'll be taught about the following:

  • Period of medieval Japan from 1180-1600 CE
  • Establishment of the first bakufu
  • Two families that defined medieval Japan
  • Class of noble warriors known as the bushi
  • Feudal structure of medieval Japan's economy
  • Influence of religion on Japanese culture during this era