What is the name for the samurai’s code?
If a samurai failed to follow the Bushido code, what was the name for their suicide ritual?
True or False: The samurai were a small, elite warrior force.
What are “hakama”?
Why did samurai wear topknots?
True or False: The samurai class also had female warriors.
What was the preferred weapon of the onna-bugeisha, Japan’s female warriors?
Whose helmet was inspired by the samurai’s armor?
The combination of a katana and the smaller wakizashi blade was known as what?
The samurai longbow, also called a yumi, was characterized by an asymmetrical shape. Why do historians think the bows were designed this way?
True or False: The samurai never wielded weapons that used gunpowder.
What is wakashudo?
Why do historians think the samurai class might be descended from the Ainu peoples?
What was likely the last samurai battle?
True or False: A married samurai could never divorce.
What political period eliminated the samurai as a class?
What year did the Meiji Restoration occur?
After the Meiji Restoration, many samurai turned to what occupation?
What is a daimyo?
True or False: No Westerner was allowed to become a samurai.
Who was the great English samurai who started off as a sailor and then served the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu in the 1600s?
What is a samurai who serves no lord called?
According to Nitobe Inazo’s Eight Virtues, what is NOT a tenet of bushido?
According to some sources, who was one of the earliest onna-bugeisha, or female samurai warriors?
True or False: A samurai was forbidden to marry a commoner.
Which of these men or women was NOT a famous samurai?
What were the 47 Ronin famous for?
How many duels did the great ronin Miyamoto Musashi fight, all undefeated?
True or False: At one point, only high-class samurai were allowed to ride horses.
According to etymologists, what does the term “samurai” mean?
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