Quiz: The History of Imperial Japan Quiz!
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The History of Imperial Japan Quiz!
By: Gavin Thagard
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Until 1868, Japan shut itself off from the rest of the world, but over the course of the next 70 years, the country went from an underdeveloped nation to an industrial and military powerhouse. Test your knowledge on Japan's growth and the people who made it possible.

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What event signaled the start of the Empire of Japan?
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Who ruled Japan before the Meiji Restoration?
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What was the name of the war between the ishin shishi and the Tokugawa Shogunate?
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When did the Meiji Constitution go into effect?
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What was the upper house of the Imperial Diet?
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Who was NOT one of the Three Great Nobles after the Meiji Restoration?
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What was the First Sino-Japanese War primarily fought over?
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What did Japan gain after winning the Sino-Japanese War?
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Which country did NOT participate in the Gaselee Expedition during the Boxer Rebellion?
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Which country gained control of the Liaodong Peninsula from Japan?
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What did Japan offer Russia in exchange for influence in Korea?
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Where was the first battle of the Russo-Japanese War?
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What year was Korea fully annexed to Japan?
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Who mediated the negotiations between Japan and Russia at the end of the Russo-Japanese War?
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What document did Japan submit to China in 1915 to gain greater control over China?
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What was the name of the puppet government Japan established in Manchuria?
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What is considered the start of the Second Sino-Japanese War?
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Who did Japan side with in the Tripartite Pact?
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Where was the Rape of Nanking?
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What year did Japan and the USSR sign the Soviet-Japanese Neutrality Pact?
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What Japanese attack forced the United States to enter WWII?
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Which was a decisive defeat for the Japanese Navy in WWII?
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What was the main reason the United States dropped the atomic bomb on Japan?
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Who occupied Japan after WWII?
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