Nara period: Quiz

Question 1: Concentrated efforts by the imperial court to record and document its history produced the first works of ________ during the Nara period.
Japanese literatureAsian literatureChinese literatureIndian literature

Question 2: Most of the villagers followed ________, a religion based on the worship of natural and ancestral spirits.
Religion and homosexualityShintoEast Asian religionsReligion in ancient Greece

Question 3: Buddhism was introduced by ________ in the sixth century, but had a mixed reception until the Nara period, when it was heartily embraced by Emperor Shōmu.

Question 4: Works such as the Kojiki and the Nihon Shoki were political in nature, used to record and therefore justify and establish the supremacy of the rule of the emperors within ________.
JapanCambodiaUnited KingdomCanada

Question 5: [1] ________ established the capital of Heijō-kyō (present-day Nara).
Empress GemmeiEmperor MommuEmpress GenshōEmperor Temmu

Question 6: ________ (Tokugawa)
Edo periodTokugawa YoshinobuBakumatsuTokugawa shogunate

Question 7: Chinese characters were used to express sounds of Japanese until ________ were invented.

Question 8: A local Chinese government in Lower Yangzi Valley sent a mission to Japan to return Japanese envoys who entered China through ________.
GojoseonGoguryeoBuyeo kingdomBalhae

Question 9: Many Japanese students, both lay and Buddhist priests, studied in Chang'an and ________.

Question 10: ________ 400 BC–250 AD
Yayoi periodKofun periodJapanYoshinogari site

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