Japan History Quiz #1

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  1. 2007 marked what anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War 2?
    1. 62nd
    2. 72nd
    3. 32nd
    4. 102nd
  2. Emperor Keitai is said to have ruled during which decade?
    1. 4th century
    2. 12th Century
    3. 8th Century
    4. 6th Century
  3. How is the country of Japan referred to in some prehistoric texts?
    1. Samatai
    2. Lamatai
    3. Mamatai
    4. Yamatai
  4. in 1982, Yashuhiro Nakasone became what number Prime Minister of Japan?
    1. 71st
    2. 31st
    3. 2nd
    4. 101st
  5. In what year did Emperor Kogen assume the throne?
    1. 214 B.
    2. 290 B.
    3. 660 B.
    4. 158 B.
  6. In what year did the Siberian Intervention begin?
    1. 1914
    2. 1937
    3. 1931
    4. 1918
  7. In which country was the Treaty of Portsmouth signed?
    1. Russia
    2. Japan
    3. United States
    4. South Korea
  8. Noboro Takeshita became Party leader of which group in the late 1980s?
    1. SNP
    2. SDP
    3. MDP
    4. LDP
  9. The 2011 earthquake took place off the coast of which area?
    1. Honshu
    2. Tohoku
    3. Sendai
    4. Miyagi
  10. The first Showa Prime Minister was a member of which party?
    1. Rikken Seiyukai
    2. Military
    3. Liberal
    4. Rikken Minseito
  11. The Nara period lasted for how many years?
    1. 104
    2. 22
    3. 204
    4. 84
  12. Tomiichi Murayama resigned as Japanese PM in what year?
    1. 1990
    2. 1999
    3. 1993
    4. 1996
  13. What shape Burial mounds represent the Kofun period?
    1. Triangle
    2. Star
    3. Key Hole
    4. Circle
  14. When did Kiichi Miyazawa's government collapse?
    1. 1993
    2. 1996
    3. 1999
    4. 1990
  15. When was the Bank of Japan founded?
    1. 1877
    2. 1977
    3. 1677
    4. 1777
  16. When were the Railways in Japanese Privatizes?
    1. 1981
    2. 1997
    3. 1987
    4. 1991
  17. Which Japanese company invented the lean manufacturing process?
    1. Toyota
    2. Nissan
    3. Nintendo
    4. Hyundai
  18. Which of the following rulers of Japan is not recorded under the numbered rulers?
    1. Emperor Meiji
    2. Empress Saimei
    3. Empress Gemmei
    4. Empress Jingu
  19. Which of these served as Prime Minister of Japan BEFORE the others?
    1. Kesiuke Okada
    2. Inukai Tsyoshi
    3. Oscachi Hamaguchi
    4. Saito Makoto
  20. Which two companies worked together to produce the first standard compact disc?
    1. Sony and Kenwood
    2. Sony and Panasonic
    3. Kenwood and Panasonic
    4. Sony and Philips
  21. Who is known as "The Thomas Edison of Japan"?
    1. Taro Takemi
    2. Takashi Yabe
    3. Tanaka Hisashage
    4. Yasujiro Niwa

Questions & Answers

Interactive Quiz

  1. 2007 marked what anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War 2?
    62nd
  2. Emperor Keitai is said to have ruled during which decade?
    6th Century
  3. How is the country of Japan referred to in some prehistoric texts?
    Yamatai
  4. in 1982, Yashuhiro Nakasone became what number Prime Minister of Japan?
    71st
  5. In what year did Emperor Kogen assume the throne?
    214 B.
  6. In what year did the Siberian Intervention begin?
    1918
  7. In which country was the Treaty of Portsmouth signed?
    United States
  8. Noboro Takeshita became Party leader of which group in the late 1980s?
    LDP
  9. The 2011 earthquake took place off the coast of which area?
    Tohoku
  10. The first Showa Prime Minister was a member of which party?
    Rikken Seiyukai
  11. The Nara period lasted for how many years?
    84
  12. Tomiichi Murayama resigned as Japanese PM in what year?
    1996
  13. What shape Burial mounds represent the Kofun period?
    Key Hole
  14. When did Kiichi Miyazawa's government collapse?
    1993
  15. When was the Bank of Japan founded?
    1877
  16. When were the Railways in Japanese Privatizes?
    1987
  17. Which Japanese company invented the lean manufacturing process?
    Toyota
  18. Which of the following rulers of Japan is not recorded under the numbered rulers?
    Empress Jingu
  19. Which of these served as Prime Minister of Japan BEFORE the others?
    Oscachi Hamaguchi
  20. Which two companies worked together to produce the first standard compact disc?
    Sony and Philips
  21. Who is known as "The Thomas Edison of Japan"?
    Tanaka Hisashage