Unification of Japan & the Tokugawa Rule (1551-1868)


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Which country put gunboats in Tokyo Harbor?

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1. What were the Daimyo?

2. How did forcing the Daimyo to keep two residences weaken them?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz/worksheet combo touches on a number of key terms and conditions that played important roles in the unification, and leading up to the modernization, of Japan. Topics include the Daimyo and the Shogun.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to gauge your understanding of the following:

  • Meiji Restoration
  • Warships in Tokyo Harbor
  • Definition of a Shogun
  • Practices that weakened the power of the Daimyo
  • Definition of the Daimyo

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you gather the most important information from the related lesson on the unification of Japan and the Shogunate
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the nature of rule in Japan and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast terms from the lesson, such as Daimyo and Shogun

Additional Learning

To learn more about Japan's progress toward unification, review the accompanying lesson entitled Unification of Japan & Tokugawa Rule (1551-1868). The lesson concentrates on the following objectives:

  • Compare the rule of the Emperor to that of the Daimyos
  • Characterize the attitude of the Emperor of China toward Japan
  • Comment on the nature of the arrival of Portuguese and Spanish and what resulted from it
  • Name the action taken by the Tokugawa Shogun in 1587
  • Explain the genesis of martial arts
  • Discuss the reason why western gunboats sailed into Tokyo Harbor