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The Way Of The Samurai

written by: discoglist
 
If you are interested in Japanese culture and tradition, or in martial arts, this quiz is for you. Enjoy!

Question 1:


What was the original meaning of the term 'samurai' in Japanese language?
Those who follow the way of the sword
Those who are sons of the warrior dragon
Those who listen to the wind whispering in the trees
Those who serve in close attendance to nobility

Question 2:


What does the term 'seppuku', connected with the culture of Japanese samurai, refer to?
A weapon
Silence kept before a battle
A vow
Suicide

Question 3:


What is the name of the slightly curved single-edged sword used by Japanese samurai warriors?
Yumi
Yari
Teppo
Katana

Question 4:


What Eastern philosophy has greatly influenced the Japanese samurai culture?
Zoroastrianism
Jainism
Sufism
Buddhism

Question 5:


Who would arrange the marriage of the Japanese samurai by tradition?
He would do it himself
Someone with the same or higher rank
His parents
The bride's parents

Question 6:


What is the term for the person who was usually the master of the Japanese samurai?
Jigai
Daimyo
Wakizashi
Daisho

Question 7:


Bushido is the philosophy and code of conduct of the Japanese samurai. What does the word 'Bushido' literally mean?
Way of the warrior
Way of the heart
Way of honor
Way of the sword

Question 8:


What English sailor is believed to be the first Caucasian to receive the honor of becoming a samurai?
Francis Drake
John Franklin
William Adams
John Smith

Question 9:


In what century is James Clavell's samurai novel 'Shogun' set?
Tenth century
Fifteenth century
Twelfth century
Seventeenth century

Question 10:


The Japanese samurai warriors were mostly illiterate in the past.
False
True

 


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