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Yayoi Period of Japan Quiz

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Source: Japanese Culture, fourth edition, by Paul Varley
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Last updated: July 1, 2017
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The Yayoi period lasted from around 300 BC to what year AD?
300
The Jōmon period ended and the Yayoi period started because of new cultural influences from the continent of Asia. Which was the most important of these?
Rice cultivation
The above, being a new commodity for wealth (something previously not had in Japan), and the introduction of metal, also caused what to start happening during this time period?
Warfare
The introduction of this cultural influence into Japan caused communities and social _______ to form.
Classes
In which modern city were Yayoi remains first discovered?
Tokyo
What country was Japan most influenced by during this time period?
China
The places where rice is grown are called _____ fields.
Paddy
Bronze was introduced to Japan during this period, and was primarily used for what kind of purpose?
Ornamental
Iron was also introduced to Japan during this period. What was it primarily used to make?
Weapons
In Jōmon pottery the stress is on decoration, while in Yayoi pottery the stress is on what?
Form
What is the name for the jar form of Yayoi pottery, designed for storage?
Tsubo
What is the name for the pot form of Yayoi pottery, used for cooking?
Kame
What is the name for the pedestaled form of Yayoi pottery, used for serving food?
Takatsuki
What is the name of the bronze bells used during this period, possibly as objects of prayer for harvest, etc.?
Dōtaku
Meaning "stunted" or "dwarfed", the Chinese called Japan during this time period the Land of what?
Wa
What is the name of the famous queen during this time period?
Himiko
Over which kingdom, the strongest of the time, did the above preside?
Yamatai
Which religion, still popular in Japan today, came from ancient spiritual beliefs in gods called Kami?
Shinto
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