Do You Know About The Zhou Dynasty? Trivia Quiz

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The Zhou Dynasty had an agricultural centered economy that had increased production when farmers settled in the Yangzi River. This dynasty is actually considered the longest lasting dynasty in China. What can you recall about this innovative dynasty and its ideas? Take the quiz below and find out. Have fun!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which dynasty was China's longest lasting dynasty.  It began in 1100s BC and ended 771 BC

    • A.

      Shang

    • B.

      Zhou

    • C.

      Myana

    • D.

      Chang

    Correct Answer
    B. Zhou
    Explanation
    The Zhou dynasty was China's longest lasting dynasty, beginning in the 1100s BC and ending in 771 BC. This dynasty played a significant role in shaping Chinese culture and history, introducing key political and philosophical concepts such as the Mandate of Heaven and Confucianism. The Zhou dynasty is also known for its advancements in agriculture, technology, and military strategies, which contributed to its longevity and influence in ancient China.

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  • 2. 

    Civil wars among lords fighting to control land represented this period

    • A.

      Warring States Period

    • B.

      Shang Dynasty

    • C.

      Legalism Period

    • D.

      Golden Age of China

    Correct Answer
    A. Warring States Period
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the Warring States Period. This period in Chinese history was characterized by intense conflict and warfare between various states and lords who were vying for control over land and power. It was a time of political instability and military expansion, with frequent battles and shifting alliances. The Warring States Period eventually led to the unification of China under the Qin Dynasty.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following was NOT a reason Confucius thought China needed to return to ethics?

    • A.

      He thought China was overrun by rude and dishonest people

    • B.

      He was upset with the lack of decency and disorder in society

    • C.

      He thought China needed to return to a time when people knew their role in society

    • D.

      He thought that people were too consumed with material goods and things they wanted but could not have

    Correct Answer
    D. He thought that people were too consumed with material goods and things they wanted but could not have
    Explanation
    Confucius believed that China needed to return to ethics because he thought the country was overrun by rude and dishonest people, upset with the lack of decency and disorder in society, and believed that people needed to know their role in society. However, he did not believe that people were too consumed with material goods and things they wanted but could not have.

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  • 4. 

    He was the most famous of the Daoist teachers, he was credited with writing the basic daoist texts, and taught that people should not seek wealth or power.

    • A.

      Confucius

    • B.

      Xia Xum

    • C.

      Shi Huangdi

    • D.

      Laozi

    Correct Answer
    D. Laozi
    Explanation
    Laozi is the correct answer because he is known as the most famous Daoist teacher. He is credited with writing the basic texts of Daoism and his teachings emphasize that individuals should not pursue wealth or power. Confucius, Xia Xum, and Shi Huangdi are not associated with Daoism and do not align with the given information.

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  • 5. 

    This philosophy stresses living in harmony with the guiding force of reality

    • A.

      Daoism

    • B.

      Confucianism

    • C.

      Legalism

    • D.

      Buddhism

    Correct Answer
    A. Daoism
    Explanation
    Daoism is the correct answer because it emphasizes living in harmony with the guiding force of reality. Daoism teaches that individuals should align themselves with the natural flow of the universe, known as the Dao, in order to achieve balance and inner peace. This philosophy encourages individuals to embrace simplicity, spontaneity, and to let go of excessive desires and attachments. By doing so, one can attain harmony with nature and the world around them. Daoism's focus on living in harmony with reality aligns with the given description.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following is the guiding principle of Legalism?

    • A.

      People were evil by nature and needed to be controlled

    • B.

      The universe was balanced by opposites ( Ying Yang)

    • C.

      Combined religious and philosophical teachings

    • D.

      People should not interfere with nature or others

    Correct Answer
    A. People were evil by nature and needed to be controlled
    Explanation
    The guiding principle of Legalism is that people were evil by nature and needed to be controlled. This belief asserts that individuals are inherently selfish and will only act in their own self-interest. Therefore, a strong and authoritarian government is necessary to maintain order and control over the population. Legalists believed in strict laws, harsh punishments, and centralized power to ensure social stability and prevent chaos. They rejected the idea of relying on moral principles or ethical teachings to govern society, instead emphasizing the use of force and coercion to maintain control.

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  • 7. 

    Which philosophy believed there was too much dishonesty in society?

    • A.

      Kungfuzi

    • B.

      Daoism

    • C.

      Confucianism

    • D.

      Legalism

    Correct Answer
    C. Confucianism
    Explanation
    Confucianism believed that there was too much dishonesty in society. This philosophy emphasized the importance of moral values, honesty, and integrity in all aspects of life. Confucianism aimed to create a harmonious society through the cultivation of virtues such as sincerity, loyalty, and trustworthiness. It believed that by practicing these virtues, individuals could contribute to the betterment of society and address the issue of widespread dishonesty.

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  • 8. 

    Out of the 3 main philosophies: Daoism, Confucianism, and Legalism, which was the first to put its ideas into practice throughout China?

    • A.

      Confucianism

    • B.

      Daoism

    • C.

      Legalism

    Correct Answer
    C. Legalism
    Explanation
    Legalism was the first philosophy to put its ideas into practice throughout China. Legalism emerged during the Warring States period in China and was implemented by the Qin dynasty, which unified China in 221 BC. Legalism emphasized strict laws, harsh punishments, and a centralized government to maintain order and control. The Qin dynasty implemented Legalist principles, such as standardized laws and a centralized bureaucracy, to consolidate power and enforce obedience. This practical implementation of Legalist ideas marked the beginning of its influence on Chinese society and governance.

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