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Tang and Song dynasties are the most successful government institutions in Chinese history. According to available records, China attained unmatchable prosperity and development while these dynasties lasted. Besides the economic breakthrough, certain technological inventions were recorded during these periods. Find out how much you know about Chinese history in this short quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How long did Tang dynasty last?

    • A.

      319 years 

    • B.

      134 years 

    • C.

      234 years 

    • D.

      231 years 

    Correct Answer
    A. 319 years 
    Explanation
    The Tang dynasty lasted for 319 years. This is the longest of the options provided, indicating that it had the longest duration compared to the other dynasties listed.

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  • 2. 

    What dynasty preceded Tang dynasty?

    • A.

      Song dynasty

    • B.

      Jiangsu dynasty

    • C.

      Sui dynasty

    • D.

      Chang dynasty

    Correct Answer
    C. Sui dynasty
    Explanation
    The Sui dynasty preceded the Tang dynasty. The Sui dynasty ruled China from 581 to 618 AD, and it was followed by the Tang dynasty, which lasted from 618 to 907 AD. The Sui dynasty is known for its unification of China after the period of disunity following the fall of the Han dynasty. It laid the foundation for the prosperous and culturally rich Tang dynasty, which is often considered one of the golden ages in Chinese history.

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  • 3. 

    When did Wu Zetian rise to the highest seat of power?

    • A.

      897 AD

    • B.

      690 AD

    • C.

      657 AD

    • D.

      699 AD

    Correct Answer
    B. 690 AD
    Explanation
    Wu Zetian rose to the highest seat of power in 690 AD. This was a significant year in Chinese history as it marked the beginning of her reign as the Empress of China. Wu Zetian was the only female emperor in Chinese history and her rise to power was a result of her intelligence, political acumen, and ability to manipulate those around her. She ruled for over 20 years and is remembered as a powerful and influential leader in Chinese history.

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  • 4. 

    Who succeeded Emperor Gaozong?

    • A.

      Emperor Zhou

    • B.

      Emperor Xing 

    • C.

      Emperor Feng

    • D.

      Emperor Zhong zong

    Correct Answer
    D. Emperor Zhong zong
    Explanation
    Emperor Zhong zong succeeded Emperor Gaozong.

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  • 5. 

    When did Tang Rebellion occur?

    • A.

      684 AD

    • B.

      564 AD

    • C.

      699 AD

    • D.

      659 AD

    Correct Answer
    A. 684 AD
    Explanation
    The Tang Rebellion occurred in 684 AD.

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  • 6. 

    Who founded the Song dynasty?

    • A.

      Emperor Taizu

    • B.

      Emperor Sui

    • C.

      Emperor Li

    • D.

      Emperor Jiangsu

    Correct Answer
    A. Emperor Taizu
    Explanation
    Emperor Taizu founded the Song dynasty. He was originally known as Zhao Kuangyin and was a military general during the Later Zhou dynasty. After successfully overthrowing the Later Zhou dynasty, he established the Song dynasty in 960 AD and became its first emperor. Emperor Taizu implemented various reforms and policies that aimed to strengthen the central government, promote economic development, and enhance cultural and educational institutions. His reign marked a period of stability and prosperity in China, making him an important figure in Chinese history.

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  • 7. 

    What was the capital of Song?

    • A.

      Bhajirag

    • B.

      Bianjing 

    • C.

      Fengxu

    • D.

      Liangsu

    Correct Answer
    B. Bianjing 
    Explanation
    Bianjing is the correct answer as it was the capital of the Song dynasty in China. It was one of the most prosperous and culturally significant cities during that time, serving as the political, economic, and cultural center of the empire. The city was known for its grand imperial palaces, bustling markets, and flourishing arts and literature.

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  • 8. 

    How long did it take Emperor Taizu to conquer all Chinese territories?

    • A.

      23 years 

    • B.

      16 years 

    • C.

      34 years 

    • D.

      21 years 

    Correct Answer
    B. 16 years 
    Explanation
    Emperor Taizu was the founder and first emperor of the Song Dynasty in China. He started his military campaigns in 960 and successfully conquered all Chinese territories by 976. Therefore, it took him 16 years to achieve this feat.

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  • 9. 

    How many military victories did the Song dynasty win over the Tanguts?

    • A.

      Six victories 

    • B.

      Three victories 

    • C.

      Seven victories 

    • D.

      Nine victories 

    Correct Answer
    C. Seven victories 
    Explanation
    During the Song dynasty, there were a total of seven military victories over the Tanguts. This suggests that the Song dynasty was successful in defeating the Tanguts in multiple battles or campaigns. The number of victories indicates the strength and military prowess of the Song dynasty during this period.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these dynasties was an enemy of the Song dynasty?

    • A.

      Jin dynasty

    • B.

      Li dynasty

    • C.

      Tangdao dynasty

    • D.

      Wanyan dynasty

    Correct Answer
    A. Jin dynasty
    Explanation
    The Jin dynasty was an enemy of the Song dynasty. The Jin dynasty was established by the Jurchens, a Tungusic people, who conquered the northern part of China and established their own ruling dynasty. The Jin dynasty launched several military campaigns against the Song dynasty, with the intention of conquering the entire country. These conflicts, known as the Jin-Song Wars, lasted for several decades and resulted in significant territorial losses for the Song dynasty. Ultimately, the Jin dynasty was successful in capturing the northern territories of the Song dynasty, forcing them to retreat to the south.

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