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(1) Shinto religion continued up to :
(i) 7th century AD
(ii) 8th century AD
(iii) 9th century AD
(iv) 10th century AD

(2) During the Tokugawa period, the highest class was :
(i) Farmers
(ii) Samurai
(iii) Land lords
(iv) Merchants

(3) The Samurai constitute __________of the total population.
(i) 5%
(ii) 6%
(iii) 8%
(iv) 12%

(4) The Tokugawa shogunate came to an end in :
(i) 1868
(ii) 1863
(iii) 1869
(iv) 1862

(5) It was in _________that USA began to shaw interest in Japan.
(i) 1820
(ii) 1830
(iii) 1815
(iv) 1845

(6) Meiji Restoration took place in Japan in :
(i) 1867
(ii) 1868
(iii) 1869
(iv) 1870

(7) The most significant of Meiji Restoration was :
(i) End of feudalism in Japan
(ii) End of Shogun system
(iii) Conflict between Choshus & Shogun
(iv) None of the three

(8) The most prominent reason of establishment of Meiji Restoration was :
(i) Internal discontentment
(ii) Discontentment among peasants
(iii) Reaction against the foreigners
(iv) All the three

(9) The condition of Japan was__________ at the time of entry of western countries.
(i) Dissatisfactory
(ii) Chaotic
(iii) Both (i) & (ii)
(iv) Neither of the two

(10) The policy of Tokugawa Shogun to other feudal lords was :
(i) Punitive
(ii) Torturous
(iii) Harmful
(iv) All of these

(11) What did Samurai soldiers do for the livelihood for their families :
(i) Robbery & theft
(ii) Government service
(iii) Trading
(iv) None of the three

(12) When did an American ship was destroyed by Chosu clan :
(i) 1862
(ii) 1863
(iii) 1864
(iv) 1865

(13) Which two feudal lords concluded mutual pact for uprooting the Shogun ?
(i) Chosu & Satsuma
(ii) Satsuma & Samurai
(iii) Both (i) & (ii)
(iv) Neither of the two

(14) The main achievement of History of Japan was :
(i) End of Shogun Rule
(ii) Establishment of Meiji Restoration
(iii) Both (i) & (ii)
(iv) Neither of the two

(15) The supremacy of centre was recognized by :
(i) Satsuma clan
(ii) Chosu clan
(iii) Tosa clan
(iv) All the three

(16) Which of the feudals raised standard of revolts in 1877 AD against the policy of government?
(i) Samurai
(ii) Chosu
(iii) Satsuma
(iv) None of the three

(17) In 1870, most of the big factories of Japan were run by :
(i) Petrol
(ii) Steam
(iii) Diesel
(iv) Electricity

(18) In 180 AD, the number of banks in Japan was :
(i) More than hundred
(ii) Less than hundred
(iii) More than two hundred
(iv) None of the three

(19) The peasants were made owners of land in :
(i) 1869
(ii) 1870
(iii) 1871
(iv) 1872

(20) The behaviour of revenue collectors towards the peasants was :
(i) Torturous
(ii) Hard hearted
(iii) Both (i) & (ii)
(iv) Neither of the two

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(21) Japan’s education system was influenced by :
(i) England
(ii) America
(iii) France
(iv) All these

(22) Which of the following was the greatest achievements of Japan in the field of education ?
(i) Establishment of Tokyo university
(ii) Kyoto university
(iii) Both (i) & (ii)
(iv) Neither of the two

(23) Tokyo school of music was founded in Japan in :
(i) 1878
(ii) 1879
(iii) 1880
(iv) 1881

(24) Which of the following religions was adversely affected by the race modernization ?
(i) Taoism
(ii) Buddhism
(iii) Confuciousnism
(iv) All the three

(25) Meiji constitution was implemented in Japan in :
(i) 1889
(ii) 1890
(iii) 1891
(iv) 1892

(26) Ministry of industry was set up in :
(i) 1886
(ii) 1870
(iii) 1871
(iv) 1872

(27) Zaibatsu controlled almost________ production :
(i) 1/3 of copper & 1/2 of coal
(ii) 1/2 of copper & 1/3 of coal
(iii) 2/3 of copper & 1/3 of coal
(iv) None of the above

(28) By 1890 Japan had_________ Machines run by steam.
(i) 870
(ii) 850
(iii) 845
(iv) 851

(29) In 1880, Japan government started mining in__________ .
(i) 8 coal mines
(ii) 7 coal mines
(iii) 6 coal mines
(iv) 9 coal mines

(30) All male and female children had become literate by :
(i) 1920
(ii) 1921
(iii) 1922
(iv) 1923

(31) With expansion of women education, the condition of women became :
(i) Equal to males
(ii) Higher to males
(iii) Lower to males
(iv) None of the three

(32) As a result of industrial development, the total number of factories in 1890 in Japan was :
(i) 240
(ii) 250
(iii) 255
(iv) 260

(33) New Shogun of Tokugawa family occupied the seat in :
(i) 1867
(ii) 1868
(iii) 1870
(iv) 1859

(34) Within a span of 15 years the trade of Japan developed ________ over.
(i) 50 times
(ii) 40 times
(iii) 60 times
(iv) 70 times

(35) In _________ land tax system was revised and tax began to be charged on the basis of field of harvest.
(i) 1873
(ii) 1871
(iii) 1887
(iv) 1874

(36) In Japan, university education was influenced by :
(i) Britain
(ii) America
(iii) France
(iv) Germany

(37) Trade education was influenced by :
(i) Germany
(ii) France
(iii) Britain
(iv) Russia

(38) The span of education for each student was fixed :
(i) 18 years
(ii) 17 years
(iii) 15 years
(iv) 14 years

(39) In the 17th century ______ was the most dominating religion.
(i) Buddhism
(ii) Confucianism
(iii) Taoism
(iv) Christianity

(40) In ________ , Buddhism was removed from the status of state religion.
(i) 1870
(ii) 1869
(iii) 1873
(iv) 1871

(41) What was the nature of administration in the 20th century in Japan ?
(i) Feudalistic
(ii) Autocratic
(iii) Dictatorial
(iv) None of the three

(42) The Shogun ruler of 20th century were :
(i) Weak
(ii) Luxurious
(iii) Both (i) & (ii)
(iv) Neither of the two

(43) The shentoism had made the attitude of people towards the Shoguns :
(i) Usurper
(ii) Lower of public
(iii) Kind hearted
(iv) None of the three

(44) Western knowledge and science got speed in Japan in :
(i) 1685 AD
(ii) 1700 AD
(iii) 1705 AD
(iv) 1710 AD

(45) How many times the ruler of Holland requested Japan to give up the policy of isolation in 1844 AD ?
(i) Once
(ii) Thrice
(iii) Twice
(iv) None of the three

(46) Commodore Perry was sent as an ambassador in :
(i) 1848 AD
(ii) 1849 AD
(iii) 1851 AD
(iv) 1852 AD

(47) What was the aim of arrival of Perry to Japan ?
(i) To get cooperation of Japan at the time of accident
(ii) To get the port of Japan opened for American trade
(iii) Both (i) & (ii)
(iv) Neither of the two

(48) The steam driven ships of America were for the Japanese :
(i) Miraculous
(ii) Horrifying
(iii) Exclamatory
(iv) All the three

(49) First treaty was concluded between Japan and America in :
(i) 1854 AD
(ii) 1855 AD
(iii) 1856
(iv) 1858 AD

(50) The shogun resigned to emperor in :
(i) 1866 AD
(ii) 1867 AD
(iii) 1868 AD
(iv) 1869 AD

(51) Which of the following was the powerful clan of feudal lords ?
(i) Satsumas
(ii) Samurais
(iii) Choshus
(iv) All the three

(52) The boy emperor Mutsuhits succeeded the throne in 1868 at :
(i) Yedo
(ii) Tokiyo
(iii) Japan
(iv) None of the three

(53) Yoritomo rule over Japan from ___________ till the middle of the 19th century :
(i) 1189
(ii) 1192
(iii) 1196
(iv) 1193

(54) Yoritomo died in :
(i) 1199
(ii) 1198
(iii) 1195
(iv) 1189

(55) After the death of Yoritomo, the power was passed on to :
(i) Hojo family
(ii) The mongols
(iii) Satsuma
(iv) None of the three

(56) The main cause of defeat of Russia against Japan was:
(i) Unrest among Russians
(ii) Patriotism of Japanese
(iii) Anglo – Japanese Treaty
(iv) All the three

(57) Which of the following countries joined the alliance of 1907 ?
(i) France
(ii) England
(iii) Russia
(iv) All the three

(58) Anglo-Japanese treaty was concluded in :
(i) 1901
(ii) 1902
(iii) 1903
(iv) 1904

(59) Which of the significant places was taken over by Russia from Japan ?
(i) Liaotung peninsula
(ii) Port Arthur
(iii) Both one and two
(iv) Neither of the two

(60) Name the capital of Korea :
(i) Seoul
(ii) South Korea
(iii) North Korea
(iv) None of the three

(61) Protocol of Yauagato-Labonoff was concluded :
(i) China and Japan
(ii) Russia and Japan
(iii) Manchuria and Japan
(iv) None of the three

(62) Which of the following country was given the right of cutting timber on the bank of Yalu?
(i) Japan
(ii) China
(iii) Russia
(iv) Britain

(63) Which country did not object the treaty of Shimonoseki ?
(i) England
(ii) Russia
(iii) United States
(iv) None of the three

(64) Who was Emperor of Germany at the time of Anglo-Japanese Alliance in 1902 ?
(i) Kaiser William I
(ii) Kaiser William II
(iii) Francis II
(iv) None of the three

(65) Chief provision of Anglo-Japanese Alliance was :
(i) Non-intervention in China
(ii) Recognition of interest of England in China
(iii) Recognition of interest of Japan in China and Korea
(iv) All these above

(66) When did Japan establish control on Korea ?
(i) 1908
(ii) 1909
(iii) 1910
(iv) 1912

(67) The significance of Anglo-Japanese Alliance came to an end after :
(i) Washington conference
(ii) Paris conference
(iii) Vienna conference
(iv) None of the three

(68) The first political Association was formed in :
(i) 1873
(ii) 1874
(iii) 1875
(iv) 1876

(69) The name of the first political Association in Japan was :
(i) Aikoku Kotu
(ii) Rissisha
(iii) Aikokusha
(iv) Kaishinto

(70) The Japan was turned to be a militarist because of :
(i) Bureaucrats
(ii) Shogunate
(iii) Emperor
(iv) None of the three

(71) Which of the following feudal lords organized the army of Japan ?
(i) Satouma
(ii) Toso
(iii) Samurais
(iv) All the three

(72) Which of the following countries were interested in Korea in 1894 ?
(i) Japan
(ii) England
(iii) Russia
(iv) All these

(73) Anglo-Japanese treaty was concluded in :
(i) 1901
(ii) 1902
(iii) 1903
(iv) 1914

(74) Which tendency increased in Japan during first world war ?
(i) Capitalism
(ii) Liberalism
(iii) Individualism
(iv) None of the three

(75) Which of the following countries gave the slogan that Asia is for Asians ?
(i) China
(ii) Japan
(iii) Korea
(iv) Manchuria

(76) Japan concluded nine power treaty on :
(i) 1920
(ii) 1921
(iii) 1922
(iv) 1924

(77) The Era of 1930’s was known as an age of :
(i) Liberalism
(ii) Militarism
(iii) Individualism
(iv) None of the three

(78) Who was assassinated May 15,1932 by young naval officers and Cadits ?
(i) Inukai
(ii) Admiral Saito
(iii) Both (i) & (ii)
(iv) Neither of the two

(79) When did the second world war break out ?
(i) 1919
(ii) 1939
(iii) 1940
(iv) 1945

(80) Which event gave rise to the second world war ?
(i) Invasion of Pearl Harbour
(ii) Invasion of Peking
(iii) Anglo-Japanese treaty
(iv) All the three

(81) The idea of superiority of Japan could be the ideals of nationalism on the basis of :
(i) Buddhism
(ii) Shentoism
(iii) Confucianism
(iv) Taoism

(82) Japan military department was opened in :
(i) 1869
(ii) 1864
(iii) 1862
(iv) 1860

(83) In ________ a separate royal army was set up.
(i) 1870
(ii) 1871
(iii) 1872
(iv) 1873

(84) For proper organisation of the army, it was divided into ______ districts.
(i) 3
(ii) 4
(iii) 5
(iv) 6

(85) In _________, a naval education centre was opened with the help of British naval officers.
(i) 1870
(ii) 1873
(iii) 1862
(iv) 1869

(86) Which country was defeated in Sino – Japanese war of 1894 – 95 AD ?
(i) Japan
(ii) China
(iii) Manchuria
(iv) None of the three

(87) The chief reason of conflict between Russia and Japan was :
(i) Issue of Manchuria
(ii) Issue of Korea
(iii) Both (i) & (ii)
(iv) Neither of the two

(88) Which of the following was the cause of the war ?
(i) Lack of sea shore
(ii) Issue of Railway line
(iii) Anglo-Japanese Treaty of 1902
(iv) All the three

(89) Japan had to give up her claim on Liaotung because of pressure of :
(i) France
(ii) Germany
(iii) Both (i) & (ii)
(iv) neither of the two

(90) Which was the chief reason of shouting bullet between the soldiers of China and Japan ?
(i) Question of Railway
(ii) Issue of cutting wood on the bank of Yalu river
(iii) Both (i) & (ii)
(iv) Neither of the two

(91) Fierce of battle was fought between Russia and Japan at :
(i) Mukden
(ii) Manchuria
(iii) Korea
(iv) Nanking

(92) The significant terms of Treaty of Portsmouth was :
(i) Japanese supremacy over Korea
(ii) Surrender of Liaotung to Japan
(iii) Surrender of Sakhalin Island to Japan
(iv) All the three

(93) Battle of Crimean was fought in :
(i) 1852 – 1855
(ii) 1850 – 1856
(iii) 1853 – 1856
(iv) None of these

(94) Japan without consulting Germany in 1941 invaded :
(i) Italy
(ii) America
(iii) Soviet Union
(iv) None of the three

(95) Pearl Harbour was centre of American :
(i) Army
(ii) Navy
(iii) Air Force
(iv) All the three

(96) Japan established her control in South Asia on :
(i) Hong Kong
(ii) Malaya Peninsula
(iii) Singapore
(iv) All the three

(97) Which significant change occurred in the warfare of Japan after 1942 ?
(i) Beginning of defeat of Japan
(ii) Victories of Japan
(iii) Beginning of defeat of America
(iv) None of the three

(98) Atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on :
(i) August 4, 1945
(ii) August 6, 1945
(iii) August 8, 1945
(iv) August 5, 1945

(99) How many days after the atomic attack on Hiroshima, America dropped atom bomb on Nagasaki ?
(i) One day
(ii) Two days
(iii) Three days
(iv) Four days