WONDER #2689: Who Was the Black Samurai?
Question 1 of 3
What was the main idea of this Wonder?
- Little is known about Yasuke beyond where he was born.
- The story of Yasuke is still told today through books and movies.
- Anyone can become a samurai through hard work and persistence, no matter where they come from.
- Yasuke, or the Black Samurai, was a man from somewhere in Africa who became the first person born outside of Japan to become a samurai.
Question 2 of 3
During Yasuke’s lifetime, Japan was a ___________ state.
Question 3 of 3
Which of the following statements is NOT true, according to this Wonder?
- Yasuke’s life was well-documented, which is why historians today know so much about him.
- Yasuke was about six feet, two inches tall.
- Yasuke became a samurai while working closely with the daimyo Oda Nobunaga.
- No historical records of Yasuke exist past the year 1582.
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