Meiji Restoration: Causes & Effects


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Which of these was NOT a cause of the Meiji Restoration?

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1. What was restored during the Meiji Restoration?

2. What two major influences were used during the Meiji Restoration?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Japan's societal and political structure underwent a major change during the latter half of the 19th century. The questions on this quiz and worksheet combination will ask you about the events that brought about the Meiji Restoration, the impact it had on Japan and her place in the world, and other important information.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test your understanding of:

  • Which influences formed the foundation for the Meiji Restoration
  • What was restored when this change was implemented
  • The major impact of the Meiji Restoration

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of 19th century Japan to identify the causes of the Meiji Restoration
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about Japan's status by the end of this period
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what the Meiji Constitution did

Additional Learning

If you'd like to learn more, work through the lesson titled Meiji Restoration: Causes & Effects. By the time you're finished, you should be able to:

  • Describe Japan's societal and political structure prior to 1868
  • Translate and explain Fukoku Kyohei and Bunmei Kaika
  • Identify the clan that held the Shogunate
  • Explain what kokutai is