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28. A day in the life of teenage samurai
Constantine N. Vaporis
<5:06>   June 2020

 

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≪Questions:A day in the life of a teenage samurai≫

  1. Mori Banshiro needs to impress his teachers and his father more than ever because

(a) he wants to travel to Edo for martial and scholarly trainings.
(b) he wants to leave Kochi.
(c) he thinks he is already a good samurai.
(d) he wants to be a good teacher like his father.

 

  1. List three roles that the samurai had in the year 1800.

(1)                                     

(2)                                     

(3)                                     

 

  1. What is the daisho?

 

 




4. Banshiro wants to be like Miyamoto Musashi because

(a) Musashi was very strong.
(b) Musashi was born in Kochi.
(c) Musasi was also a master of calligraphy and painting.
(d) Musashi was a famous samurai.

 

5. List 2 main reasons why the Tokugawa shogun required all the regional rulers to alternate years between their castle town in the home domain and Edo?

(1)                                       

(2)                                      

 

 

  1. Where do the daimyo’s wife and children live? Why?

Where :                                                  

Why :                                                    

  1. At school, list 3 things that Banshiro practices in the morning.

(1)                                

(2)                                

(3)                                

 

 

  1. List 3 things that Banshiro learns in his academic courses.

(1)                                       

(2)                                       

(3)                                       

  

 

  1. To convince his father to take him to Edo, Banshiro talked about famous sword instructors and certificates that he would be able to earn in Edo, but they were not the strongest argument. What was his strongest argument?

 




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≪Answers:A day in the life of a teenage samurai≫

  1. Mori Banshiro needs to impress his teachers and his father more than ever because

(a) he wants to travel to Edo for martial and scholarly trainings.
(b) he wants to leave Kochi.
(c) he thinks he is already a good samurai.
(d) he wants to be a good teacher like his father.

 

  1. List three roles that the samurai had in the year 1800.

(1)     government officials    

(2)    scholars                              

(3)    teachers                             
 (other possible answers) masters of the tea ceremony / artists

 

3. What is the daisho?
 A pair of a long sword and a short sword.

 

 



4. Banshiro wants to be like Miyamoto Musashi because

(a) Musashi was very strong.
(b) Musashi was born in Kochi.
(c) Musasi was also a master of calligraphy and painting.
(d) Musashi was a famous samurai.

 

 

  1. List 2 main reasons why the Tokugawa shogun required all the regional rulers to alternate years between their castle town in the home domain and Edo?

(1)  to keep the daimyo subordinate  

(2)  to prevent rulers from building up their own military forces (to challenge the shogunate)      

 

 

  1. Where do the daimyo’s wife and children live? Why?

Where :   In Edo / In the capital        

Why :     to serve as hostages    

 

 

7. At school, list 3 things that Banshiro practices in the morning.

(1)    sword fighting     

(2)    archery                  

(3)  horsemanship      
(another possible answer) swimming

 

 

  1. List 3 things that Banshiro learns in his academic courses.

(1)  Confucian philosophy           

(2)  morality                                       

(3)  history                                         

  

 

9. To convince his father to take him to Edo, Banshiro talked about famous sword instructors and certificates that he would be able to earn in Edo, but they were not the strongest argument. What was his strongest argument?
 If he goes this time and succeeds, his father can retire and send him instead in the future.

 

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