AP World History Test: Classical Civilizations Of China And India

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  • 1. 
    A major factor in China's development of the first elaborate classical societies was
    • A. 

      An absence of religious activity

    • B. 

      Its ability to remain isolated and avoid outside invasion

    • C. 

      A stable political leadership

    • D. 

      Its lack of a dynastic ruling scenario

    • E. 

      A reduction in China's population


  • 2. 
    The Chinese view of nature stressed
    • A. 

      Nature must be ignored

    • B. 

      Nature was determined by higher beings

    • C. 

      Harmony and peace

    • D. 

      Conflict, war, and destruction

    • E. 

      The scientific control of nature


  • 3. 
    The Qin dynasty was marked by all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      The building of the Great Wall

    • B. 

      The decrease in power held by regional rulers and independent armies.

    • C. 

      All of the answers are correct.

    • D. 

      The incorporation of Hong Kong into the Chinese Empire.

    • E. 

      An increase in the economic status of the peasant communities


  • 4. 
    Besides the "mean people," which of the following groups were considered to have the least status in classical China?
    • A. 

      Merchants

    • B. 

      Students

    • C. 

      Peasants

    • D. 

      Artisans

    • E. 

      Clergy


  • 5. 

    TRUE OR FALSE: Of all the societies in the world today, China has maintained the clearest links to its classical past.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 6. 

    TRUE OR FALSE: The Chinese social structure was composed of two classes: the landowning aristocracy and the laboring masses.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 7. 

    The first ruler of the Maurya Dynasty was
    • A. 

      Ashoka

    • B. 

      Alexander the Great.

    • C. 

      Siddartha Gautama

    • D. 

      Chandragupta

    • E. 

      Muhammad


  • 8. 

    The Maurya Dynasty differed from the Gupta Dynasty in that
    • A. 

      An array of regional political cultures.

    • B. 

      Communal collectives.

    • C. 

      A strong centralized government.

    • D. 

      Democratic institutions.

    • E. 

      A politically astute population.


  • 9. 

    Hinduism was defined by all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      None of the answers are correct

    • B. 

      An attack on all other religions.

    • C. 

      It was the religion of India's majority.

    • D. 

      A toleration for moneymaking.

    • E. 

      A belief in reincarnation.


  • 10. 

    Buddhism differed from Hinduism by not believing
    • A. 

      In any higher form of life than the here and now.

    • B. 

      In the importance of moral obligations.

    • C. 

      In holy leaders.

    • D. 

      In nirvana.

    • E. 

      In the caste system.


  • 11. 

    Compared to China, India
    • A. 

      Lacked regional diversity.

    • B. 

      All of the answers are correct.

    • C. 

      Was more secular in outlook.

    • D. 

      Had more contact with other societies and civilizations.

    • E. 

      Had a more flexible social order.


  • 12. 

    TRUE OR FALSE: Classical Indian civilization emerged without any type of historical foundation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 13. 

    The Indian caste system functioned as a political institution by
    • A. 

      Enforcing rules about social behavior.

    • B. 

      Creating a widespread interest in constitutional issues.

    • C. 

      Promoting a belief in individual rights.

    • D. 

      Unifying the subcontinent under a single government.

    • E. 

      Equalizing all the former social classes.


  • 14. 

    TRUE OR FALSE: The Epic Age also saw the creation of the Upanishads, epic poems with a mystical religious flavor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


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