Japan in the 16th Century: Life, Culture & Politics


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When looking at the history of Japan, it is easy to see that most of it's history is dominated by powerful warlords, known as _____ ?

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1. The new, innovative theater that was introduced in Japan from China during the Ashikaga period was called _____ ?

2. The period of Japanese history when the Ashikaga family ruled the nation is also known as the _____ period, named after the district in Kyoto that served as its capitol?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Japan has a long and fascinating history. On this quiz and worksheet, you will be tested on Japanese culture, political events during the 16th century, how the power structure was organized at the time, and cultural contributions in theater and the arts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on:

  • What Japanese warlords were called
  • Which Shogunate preceded the Ashikaga
  • Who the first Europeans were to reach Japan and establish contact

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of the type of theater introduced in Japan during this period
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about the period of Japanese history that was named for a district in Kyoto
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the name given to Japanese warlords

Additional Learning

For additional study, examine the lesson titled Japan in the 16th Century: Life, Culture & Politics. The lesson will help you meet these objectives:

  • Explain what a samurai is
  • Identify the three men who founded a Shogunate that lasted until 1867
  • Name the city that was the capital of the aforementioned Shogunate