Shinto Quiz Answers

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According to Shinto mythology, the islands of Japan were created by
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brine dripped from a spear that had been stirred in the ocean.
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Which of the following was not introduced from China?
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concern with purity
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The Japanese have relied on Shinto to
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help give them a sens of national idenity
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Shinto was used to promote was because
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its State Sect was too close to the government
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Shinto is concerned with all of the following except
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internal guilt
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The kami of nature
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like to dwell in places of power and beauty
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People visits Shinto shrines to
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receive blessings at important times in there lives
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Shinto priests routinely preform all of the following ceremonies except
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funerals
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Before New Year’s celebration,
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the home must be thoroughly cleaned
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Visitors to Shinto shrines often
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clap their hands
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Sometimes visitors to shrines tie to a tree pieces of paper that have written on them
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their requests
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Shinto has probably generated many offshoots because of its
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lack of strong organizational structure
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The emperor of Japan traditionally has
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been the high priest of Shinto.
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\”warrior knight way\”; military devotion to a ruler, demanding loyalty, duty and self-sacrifices; an ideal promoted by State Shinto
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bushindo
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Dramas performed in mask and costume, associated with Shinto
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Noh
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A New Religion devoted to human betterment
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Tenrikyo
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A New Religion that stresses art and beauty
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Omoto
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\”Shining in heaven\”; goddess of the sun
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Amaterasu
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Feudal soldier.
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samurai
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The earliest chronicles of Japanese history
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Kojiki
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Twisted rope, marking a sacred spot
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shimenawa
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A gate-like structure that marks a Shinto sacred place
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torii
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Second chronicle and Japanese history
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Nihongi
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A spirit, god, or goddess of Shinto
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kami
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The stately ceremonial music and Shinto
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gagaku
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\”Male who invites\”; primordial male parent god
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Izanagi

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