HST 275 Week 4 Week Four Knowledge Check

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HST 275 Week 4 Week Four Knowledge Check

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HST 275 Week 4 Week Four Knowledge Check


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The text suggests that Korea and Vietnam had a stronger Chinese imprint than Japan because

Japan had almost no contact with China.

Korea and Vietnam were closer to China for longer periods of time.


Korea and Vietnam were conquered and absorbed by China.

All of these answers are correct.


Which of the following was not a major turning point in Japanese history?


the start of settled, agricultural society in the 3rd century B.C.E.


the importation of many Chinese cultural practices in the 7th century C.E.


the arrival of Islam in the 9th century C.E.


the encounter with the industrial West in the 19th century C.E.


Give the correct chronological order for the different periods in Japanese history:

Nara/Heian, Taira, Ashikaga, Kamakura


Taira, Nara/Heian, Ashikaga, Kamakura

Nara/Heian, Taira, Kamakura, Ashikaga

Kamakura, Taira, Nara/Heian, Ashikaga


Buddhism in Japan was


given tax support.

assigned a quota of monks and nuns.

given official government support.

All of these answers are correct.



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Materials on the concept
The Birth of Japanese Literature


Religion in Early Japan


Tomb Culture, the Yamato State, and Korea


The Yayoi Revolution


The Yayoi revolution included


the agricultural, bronze, and iron revolutions.

the agricultural, iron, and industrial revolutions.

the agricultural, financial, and iron revolutions.


the agricultural, cultural, and iron revolutions.


The first writers of Japanese literature in the Japanese language were


Chinese scholars.


Korean diplomats.

Japanese legal scholars.


The Tale of Genji written by Murasaki Shikibu around 1000 C.E. is famous

for its perfection of the Chinese model of stylized story-telling.


as the world’s first novel with sophisticated delineation of individual characters.

for introducing Buddhist travel literature into Japan.


in its use of historical documents to narrate the rise and fall of the Yamoto Dynasty.


The Japanese language was not easily expressed in Chinese characters because

Chinese characters express mostly ideographic ideas.


Chinese characters use calligraphy.

Chinese characters were solely phonetic.

Chinese characters could not express adjective forms.


Confucianism and Buddhism both arrived in Japan in what century?

6th century C.E.

8th century C.E.

2nd century B.C.E.

3rd century C.E.


The Shinto religion of Japan is best described as

a type of animistic nature worship.

a Japanese version of neo-Confucianism.

a school of Buddhism that saw the emperor as a Buddha on earth.


the first native monotheistic religion in Asia.

HST 275 Week 4 Week Four Knowledge Check

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