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Ryūkyū Kingdom: Quiz


Question 1: Around 1590, ________ asked the Ryūkyū Kingdom to aid in his campaign to conquer Korea.
Oda NobunagaMiyamoto MusashiTokugawa IeyasuToyotomi Hideyoshi

Question 2: Central to the kingdom's maritime activities was the continuation of the tributary relationship with ________ China, begun by Chūzan in 1372[1][4], and enjoyed by the three Okinawan kingdoms which preceded it.
Song DynastyHan DynastyMing DynastyTang Dynasty

Question 3: Despite its small size, the kingdom played a central role in the maritime trade networks of medieval East and ________.
Southeast AsiaMalaysiaSingaporePhilippines

Question 4: 1372 The first ________ envoy visits Okinawa, which had been divided into three kingdoms, during the Sanzan period.
Tang DynastySong DynastyMing DynastyHan Dynasty

Question 5: Following the ________, the Meiji Japanese government abolished the Ryūkyū Kingdom, formally annexing the islands to Japan as Okinawa Prefecture on March 11, 1879.
Meiji RestorationBakumatsuMeiji periodEdo period

Question 6: For nearly two hundred years, the Ryūkyū Kingdom would thrive as a key player in maritime trade with Southeast and ________[3].
Central AsiaSouth AsiaEast AsiaFar East

Question 7: 1853 Commodore Matthew Perry of the ________ visits the kingdom[9].
United States Coast GuardUnited States NavyUnited States Marine CorpsUnited States armed forces

Question 8: While the kingdom's political system was adopted, and the authority of Shuri recognized, in the Amami-Ōshima Islands, however, the kingdom's authority over the Sakishima Islands to the south remained for centuries at the level of a tributary-________ relationship[2].
Dependent territoryMunicipalityProvinceSuzerainty

Question 9: 1429 Chūzan occupies Shimajiri Osato gusuku, capital of Nanzan, unifying ________ Island.
Ryukyu IslandsYamanashi PrefectureOkinawa PrefectureJapan

Question 10: 1879 Japan replaces the Ryūkyū han with ________, formally annexing the islands[9].
Kagoshima PrefectureYamanashi PrefectureOkinawa PrefectureRyukyu Islands


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