Learn About Ancient China

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Learn About Ancient China

Ancient China produced what has become the oldest, still extant, culture in the wold. It has generally been accepted that the Chinese 'Cradle of Civilization' is the Yellow River Valley, which gave rise to villages sometime around 5000 BCE. Take the quiz below and get to find out more about ancient China and its practices.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The yellow river is also called the
  • 2. 
    The Yangzi river is also called the
  • 3. 
    China was founded on what two rivers
    • A. 

      Chang Jiang and Huang He rivers

    • B. 

      Indus and the yellow river

    • C. 

      Tigerus and Euphrates rivers

    • D. 

      Chang Jiang and the Yangzi Rivers

  • 4. 
    What was the occupation of the first chinese
    • A. 

      Iron workers

    • B. 

      Farmers

    • C. 

      Sailors

  • 5. 
    What land marks separated early chinese communities
    • A. 

      Roads

    • B. 

      Rivers

    • C. 

      Mountains

  • 6. 
    Who was Laozi
    • A. 

      The first ruler to unify all of china

    • B. 

      Leader of the Han dynasty

    • C. 

      He wrote a book on daoism

  • 7. 
    China's first dynasty is called the __________ dynasty 
    • A. 

      Xia

    • B. 

      Shang

    • C. 

      Han

  • 8. 
    A sequence of powerful leaders in the same family is a 
  • 9. 
    Under which dynasty was writing developed
    • A. 

      Han

    • B. 

      Xia

    • C. 

      Shang

    • D. 

      Zhou

  • 10. 
    In which river valley did China's civilization begin
  • 11. 
    The person that can read the future from bones is called an
  • 12. 
    Scientist know all about the Xia dynasty from artifacts they found
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Western China has very hot and wet weather
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    It rains a lot in Southern China
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Which group over-threw the Shang Dynasty
  • 16. 
    The Zhao king gave who property in exchange for military support 
  • 17. 
    The period when the various lords fought each other is called 
  • 18. 
    What did Confucius believe
    • A. 

      Chinese should return to ethics

    • B. 

      People should know their place in society

    • C. 

      The government should stay out of peoples lives

    • D. 

      Kings should lead by example

  • 19. 
    The book with says by Confucius is called 
  • 20. 
    Which philosophy believed in a wise ruler
    • A. 

      Confucianism

    • B. 

      Daoism

    • C. 

      Legalism

  • 21. 
    Which philosophy believes that leaders should be a good example
    • A. 

      Confucianism

    • B. 

      Daoism

    • C. 

      Legalism

  • 22. 
    Which belief felt that people were bad by nature and had to be controlled by laws
    • A. 

      Confucianism

    • B. 

      Daoism

    • C. 

      Legalism

  • 23. 
    How did Shi Huangdi strengthen his legalistic government
    • A. 

      Burned books that did not agree with legalism

    • B. 

      Gave land to his lords

    • C. 

      Forced people to work on government buildings

    • D. 

      He allowed peasants to have weapons

    • E. 

      He has soldiers remove city walls

    • F. 

      He divided China into districts

    • G. 

      He united China

  • 24. 
    What were Shi Huangdi accomplishments
    • A. 

      He set up one money currency

    • B. 

      He Standardized weights and measurements

    • C. 

      He made trade harder

    • D. 

      He improved the water system

    • E. 

      He built the great wall

  • 25. 
    What does Shi Huangdi mean