Ancient China Test (Geography-religion)

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Ancient China Quizzes & Trivia

There were three major religions or philosophies shaped many of the ideas and history of Ancient China and were termed as the three ways. The two most important geographical features were the Yellow River to the north and the Yangtze River to the south. Test out what else you recall about them by taking the quiz below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    China was isolated because of...
    • A. 

      The Mandate of Heaven

    • B. 

      Harsh and cruel rulers

    • C. 

      Confucianism

    • D. 

      Geographic barriers like deserts, mountains, and bodies of water

  • 2. 
    Which river is considered the longest river in China
    • A. 

      Yellow

    • B. 

      Huang

    • C. 

      Chang

    • D. 

      Nile

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    Confucius can best be described as a
    • A. 

      Poet and Writer

    • B. 

      Teacher and Thinker

    • C. 

      Religious Prophet

    • D. 

      Ruler of a large Chinese Empire

  • 4. 
    Which  answer below defines dynasty?
    • A. 

      Rule passed down from one family member to the next

    • B. 

      A period of time.

    • C. 

      A period of time where the same king rules the kingdom.

    • D. 

      The right to rule

  • 5. 
    Which of these are achievements of the Shang Dynasty?
    • A. 

      bronze objects

    • B. 

      Crossbows

    • C. 

      Roads

    • D. 

      Chariots

    • E. 

      The 1st and the 4th answer

    • F. 

      All

  • 6. 
    Which dynasty is characterized as having harsh, cruel rulers
  • 7. 
    Which dynasty is characterized as the earliest dynasty?
  • 8. 
    Which dynasty used oracle bones?
  • 9. 
    Which dynasty was best known for bronze metalworking?
  • 10. 
    Which dynasty created the crossbow?
  • 11. 
    Which dynasty's ruler was called the Son of Heaven?
  • 12. 
    Which dynasty is characterized by kind and just leadership/rulers
  • 13. 
    Most people in the Zhou dynasty were peasants.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The Gobi Desert contains silt which helped create fertile soil in the North China Plain
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The North China Plain is where the first settlement of ancient Chinese people was located.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Which philosophy was characterized by living simply.
    • A. 

      Confucianism

    • B. 

      Daoism

    • C. 

      Spiritual Traditions

    • D. 

      None

  • 17. 
    Which philosophy was eventually collected into a book called The Analects?
    • A. 

      Confucianism

    • B. 

      Daoism

    • C. 

      Spiritual Tradition

  • 18. 
    Why were Daosim and Confucianism created by their respective thinkers?
    • A. 

      To defeat the Shang

    • B. 

      The rulers asked the thinkers to come up with a plan to help solve China's problems

    • C. 

      To bring order to China

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 19. 
    A belief that still exists in China today is that ancestors should be honored
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    The Zhou dynasty ruled for 600 years?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Confucius lived right after the Warring States Period?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    The Zhou began to lose power when...
    • A. 

      The crossbow was invented

    • B. 

      The Warring States Period ended

    • C. 

      Confucius began teaching people his beliefs

    • D. 

      The rulers began giving more power to the nobles

  • 23. 
    The Five Relationships can be described as
    • A. 

      A teaching of Laozi

    • B. 

      A belief to bring about an orderly and stable society

    • C. 

      A belief that to live simply would bring order and harmony

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 24. 
    Oracle bones were NOT used...
    • A. 

      To tell the future

    • B. 

      To record events

    • C. 

      By the Zhou

  • 25. 
    The Warring States Period occured during the Shang dynasty
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False