Korea's & Japan's Resistance To External Trade (1550-1867)


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The Koreans relied heavily on their _____ allies to limit European influence before the 19th century.

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1. The Koreans were forced to open trade to the West during the 19th century due to the fact that _____ .

2. The Japanese kicked out the West in 1638 because:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Today, Japan and Korea are two of more significant economic leaders in Asia, but that wasn't always the case. Prior to the 20th Century, both countries were quite resistant to trade with the Western world. This assessment will go over some facts on this, such as influences on trade resistance and relevant characteristics of Japanese and Korean culture.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • How Koreans limited influence from the West
  • What caused Korea to finally open up trade
  • Why Japan removed westerners from the country in the 17th Century
  • The sudden cultural advancement in Japan
  • Japan's relationship with foreign cultures before 1850

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - test your recollection of progress in Japan
  • Making connections - make sure that you can draw connections between issues relating to Japan and Korea's relationship to the West and their avoidance of trade
  • Knowledge application - apply your understanding of the topic to identify some of the key historical events that affected Japanese and Korean trade with the West

Additional Learning

Learn more about Japan and Korea's trade history with the West by looking at the attached lesson called Korea & Japan's Resistance to External Trade (1550-1867). The lesson includes these topics:

  • Korea and Japan prior to European influence
  • The history of Korea's relationship with the West
  • Historical developments in Japan's relationship with the West
  • Circumstances that eventually led to trade