The Westernization of Japan During the Meiji Era


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When did Commodore Mathew Perry first secure an agreement with Japan to allow foreign trade on the islands?

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1. Which of the following did NOT lead to the elimination of the samurai class during the Meiji period?

2. What major event ended the Tokugawa shogunate?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will determine what you know about westernization in Japan during the Meiji era. You will be tested on items such as classes of Japanese society and Commodore Matthew Perry

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Commodore Matthew Perry
  • Class of Japanese society that was gone during the Meiji era
  • Foreign trade in Japan
  • Resistance to westernization

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Meiji era
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the westernization of Japan
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the relationship between the United States and Japan and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Get to know more about this historic period as you study our lesson called The Westernization of Japan During the Meiji Era. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details Japan in the 1600s
  • Explores Japan's relationship with the Chinese and Dutch
  • Explains the impact of Commodore Matthew Perry
  • Covers the Meiji empire