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World History Unit 4 Test

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World History Unit 4 Test

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  • 1. 
    When did the Qin dynasty begin?
    • A. 

      230 B.C.

    • B. 

      210 B.C.

    • C. 

      202 B.C.

    • D. 

      221 B.C.

  • 2. 
    How many years passed between the collapse of the Qin dynasty and the beginning of the Han dynasty?
    • A. 

      Five

    • B. 

      Four

    • C. 

      Six

    • D. 

      One

  • 3. 
    When did Liu Bang's son die?
    • A. 

      202 B.C.

    • B. 

      165 B.C.

    • C. 

      195 B.C.

    • D. 

      157 B.C.

  • 4. 
    During whose rule did China begin minting copper coins?
    • A. 

      Empress Lu

    • B. 

      Liu Bang

    • C. 

      Er Shi

    • D. 

      Huidi

  • 5. 
    In what year did the peasant revolt against Er Shi take place?
    • A. 

      221 B.C.

    • B. 

      210 B.C.

    • C. 

      208 B.C.

    • D. 

      230 B.C.

  • 6. 
    Which city-state is closest to the edge of the Mayan civilization?
    • A. 

      Copan

    • B. 

      Tikal

    • C. 

      Uxmal

    • D. 

      Palenque

  • 7. 
    Which two city-states were the farthest apart?
    • A. 

      Chichen Itza and Piedras Negras

    • B. 

      Palenque and Copan

    • C. 

      Chichen Itza and Copan

    • D. 

      Palenque and Chichen Itza

  • 8. 
    The people of which city-state would have had the shortest journey to the Gulf of Mexico?
    • A. 

      Copan

    • B. 

      Palenque

    • C. 

      Piedras Negras

    • D. 

      Uxmal

  • 9. 
    What city-state is northwest of Piedras Negras?
    • A. 

      Tikal

    • B. 

      Palenque

    • C. 

      Chichen Itza

    • D. 

      Uxmal

  • 10. 
    Which is the southern-most Mayan city-state?
    • A. 

      Tikal

    • B. 

      Palenque

    • C. 

      Copan

    • D. 

      Uxmal

  • 11. 
    Which comes from ancient India?
    • A. 

      The numbers 1 through 9

    • B. 

      Addition and subtraction

    • C. 

      The multiplication tables

    • D. 

      Algebra

  • 12. 
    What do Buddhists and Hindus have in common?
    • A. 

      A belief in reincarnation

    • B. 

      The holy teaching of the Vedas

    • C. 

      The teachings of the dharma

    • D. 

      The worship of many gods

  • 13. 
    What is one reason why the Aryans are important to India's history?
    • A. 

      Their practices developed into Hinduism and the caste system

    • B. 

      They destroyed the Harappans' culture and civilization

    • C. 

      Their leader united INdia under one rule and set of laws

    • D. 

      They were the first to farm in India

  • 14. 
    Why is India's climate generally warm?
    • A. 

      Winter monsoons bring warm winds from the south

    • B. 

      Waters of the Indian Ocean warm the nearby land

    • C. 

      Mountains keep cold northern winds from much of India

    • D. 

      Rain from Arabian Sea warms India

  • 15. 
    What is the most important text of Hinduism?
    • A. 

      The Bhagavad Gita

    • B. 

      The Mahabharata

    • C. 

      The Vedas

    • D. 

      The Eightfold Path

  • 16. 
    What was the most important accomplishment of Chandragupta?
    • A. 

      Spreading teachings that became Buddhism

    • B. 

      Uniting Aryan kingdoms into an empire

    • C. 

      Writing the Bhagavad Gita

    • D. 

      Determining the number of days in a year

  • 17. 
    What geographic feature is common in Meso-America's tropical lowlands?
    • A. 

      Rivers

    • B. 

      Mountains

    • C. 

      Jungles

    • D. 

      Volcanoes

  • 18. 
    What is the main goal of people who followed Buddhism as the Buddha taught it?
    • A. 

      Reincarnation

    • B. 

      Reaching nirvana

    • C. 

      Meditation

    • D. 

      Missionary work

  • 19. 
    The belief that a universal force guides all things is central to what Chinese philosophy?
    • A. 

      Confucianism

    • B. 

      Daoism

    • C. 

      Leagalism

    • D. 

      Naturalism

  • 20. 
    What was China's first dynasty?
    • A. 

      Qin dynasty

    • B. 

      Han dynasty

    • C. 

      Shang dynasty

    • D. 

      Zhou dynasty

  • 21. 
    Which Chinese philosophy was also influential outside of China?
    • A. 

      Confucianism

    • B. 

      Leagalism

    • C. 

      The Mandate of Heaven

    • D. 

      Daoism

  • 22. 
    Why is the Bhagavad Gita important in Indian history and culture?
    • A. 

      It contains the first set of laws issued by Asoka

    • B. 

      It is the only account of the Aryans' conquest of the Harappans

    • C. 

      It created the caste system and sets the duties of every member of society

    • D. 

      It is the most important text of Hinduism

  • 23. 
    What did the Maya, Nazca, and Moche peoples all have in common?
    • A. 

      Their worship of the jaguar spirit

    • B. 

      Their development of a writing system

    • C. 

      Their geographic location in the Americas

    • D. 

      Their use of irrigation in agriculture

  • 24. 
    Glyphs and stele are associated with which ancient civilization?
    • A. 

      Moche

    • B. 

      Mayan

    • C. 

      Chavin

    • D. 

      Olmec

  • 25. 
    Slash-and-burn agriculture was common among which ancient people?
    • A. 

      Nazca

    • B. 

      Moche

    • C. 

      Lowland Meso-Americans

    • D. 

      Highland Meso-Americans

  • 26. 
    Which of the following philosohies stressed the importance of proper conduct in society?
    • A. 

      Only Confucianism

    • B. 

      Daoism and Confucianism

    • C. 

      Leagalism and Daoism

    • D. 

      Confucianism and Leagalism

  • 27. 
    In what economic activity were most Mayan people involved?
    • A. 

      Trade

    • B. 

      Making pottery

    • C. 

      Farming

    • D. 

      Making textiles (cloth)

  • 28. 
    Which of the following was most likely to happen if a Chinese ruler lost the Mandate of Heaven?
    • A. 

      An invasion

    • B. 

      A natural disaster

    • C. 

      A revolt

    • D. 

      An increase in taxes

  • 29. 
    What was the first dynasty of kings to establish rule in China?
    • A. 

      Shang dynasty

    • B. 

      Han dynasty

    • C. 

      Zhou dynasty

    • D. 

      Qin dynasty

  • 30. 
    Where did early Chinese civilization first develop?
    • A. 

      Along the banks of the Huang He River

    • B. 

      In the Indus Valley

    • C. 

      In the valleys of the Pamir mountains

    • D. 

      At the edge of the Gobi Desert

  • 31. 
    Why were the Olmec sometimes called the "mother culture" of Meso-America?
    • A. 

      They built a complex agricultural society

    • B. 

      They influenced peoples that came later

    • C. 

      They developed a large trading network

    • D. 

      They were an ancient civilization

  • 32. 
    Which of these was the lowest in Mayan society?
    • A. 

      Warriors

    • B. 

      Farmers

    • C. 

      Merchants

    • D. 

      Priests

  • 33. 
    Why were the Aryans important to India's history?
    • A. 

      Their leader united India under one rule and a set of written laws

    • B. 

      Their practices developed into Hinduism and the caste system

    • C. 

      They destroyed the Harappans' culture and civilization

    • D. 

      They were the first to farm in what is now India

  • 34. 
    Which emperor established the first strong central government in China?
    • A. 

      Wu Wang during the Zhou Dynasty

    • B. 

      Shi Huangdi during the Qin Dynasty

    • C. 

      Wudi during the Han Dynasty

    • D. 

      Liu Bang during the Han Dynasty

  • 35. 
    Wht did Qin emperor Shi Huangdi do to unite and control China in teh 200s B.C.?
    • A. 

      He built highways and set standards for money and writing

    • B. 

      He dissolved the army so that it could not be used against him

    • C. 

      He built the Great Wall to keep people from escaping his rule

    • D. 

      He gave land to China's nobles so that they would be loyal to him

  • 36. 
    What do Buddhist and Hindus have in common?
    • A. 

      The holy teachings of the Veda

    • B. 

      The worship of many gods

    • C. 

      A need to make sacrifices in life

    • D. 

      A belief in reincarnation

  • 37. 
    For what purpose were Mayan pyramids used?
    • A. 

      For religious rituals and ruler announcements

    • B. 

      For tombs and religious rituals

    • C. 

      For tombs and calendars

    • D. 

      For religious rituals and centers of trade

  • 38. 
    What important contribution did ancient India make to math and science?
    • A. 

      They gave us the system of numbers we use today

    • B. 

      They were the first to use irrigation for watering crops

    • C. 

      They discovered the Earth revolved around the Sun

    • D. 

      They developed the world's first method of writing

  • 39. 
    What two crops were most important and widely grown in ancient America?
    • A. 

      Chili peppers and squash

    • B. 

      Corn and chili peppers

    • C. 

      Squash and peanuts

    • D. 

      Beans and corn

  • 40. 
    In what way does the development of the Silk Roads illustrate the process of cultural diffusion?
    • A. 

      The Silk Roads connected the continents of Europe and Asia

    • B. 

      Traders carried ideas and customs to and from China as well as trade goods

    • C. 

      Silk was introduced into China by traders who traveled the Silk Roads

    • D. 

      Trade with other peoples encouraged the growth of Chinese agriculture