Ancient China

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Ancient China

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The two major rivers that gave rise to Chinese civilization were:
    • A. 

      Huang He and Nile

    • B. 

      Yangtze and Tigris

    • C. 

      Yangtze and Huang He

    • D. 

      Huang He and Ganges

    • E. 

      Huang He and Indus

  • 2. 
    Which dynasty is the first dynasty according to Chinese legend?
    • A. 

      Xia

    • B. 

      Qin

    • C. 

      Zhou

    • D. 

      Han

    • E. 

      Shang

  • 3. 
    Which dynasty created the Silk Road?
    • A. 

      Xia

    • B. 

      Qin

    • C. 

      Zhou

    • D. 

      Han

    • E. 

      Shang

  • 4. 
    Which dynasty created the idea of the Mandate of Heaven?
    • A. 

      Xia

    • B. 

      Qin

    • C. 

      Zhou

    • D. 

      Han

    • E. 

      Shang

  • 5. 
    Which dynasty united the warring kingdoms  and created the Chinese Empire?
    • A. 

      Xia

    • B. 

      Qin

    • C. 

      Zhou

    • D. 

      Han

    • E. 

      Shang

  • 6. 
    This dynasty created the first Chinese writing system.
    • A. 

      Xia

    • B. 

      Qin

    • C. 

      Zhou

    • D. 

      Han

    • E. 

      Shang

  • 7. 
    Why did early Chinese dynasties practice human sacrifice?
    • A. 

      They ate human flesh

    • B. 

      Victims were to serve the ruler in the afterlife

    • C. 

      They believed that the gods needed human blood to survive

    • D. 

      It was a means of controlling the population

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    What skill did the Shang dynasty master?
    • A. 

      Brick making

    • B. 

      Bronze casting

    • C. 

      Bronze welding

    • D. 

      Soap carving

    • E. 

      Silk screen painting

  • 9. 
    Which of the following describes Legalism?
    • A. 

      A philosophy that developed during the Warring States Period

    • B. 

      Stated all humans were evil by nature

    • C. 

      Said that rulers should be strong and not care about the welfare of the people

    • D. 

      Said the only way to control people was through harsh laws and punishments

    • E. 

      All of these describe Legalism

  • 10. 
    What is an aristocracy?
    • A. 

      An upper class of society

    • B. 

      A class whose wealth is based on land ownership

    • C. 

      A class that saw families fighting each other for territory

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and C only

  • 11. 
    What was a significant element of Chinese religious ritual?
    • A. 

      Ancestor worship

    • B. 

      Animal worship

    • C. 

      Sacred dances

    • D. 

      Hymn singing

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    Which of the following describes Confucianism?
    • A. 

      A philosophy that developed during the Warring States Period

    • B. 

      A philosophy that focused on duty and humanity

    • C. 

      A philosophy adopted by the Qin dynasty

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

  • 13. 
    Which of the following describes the Chinese writing system?
    • A. 

      Characters & pictographs

    • B. 

      Originated during the Shang dynasty

    • C. 

      The first evidence of Chinese writing was discovered in Anyang

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

  • 14. 
    What is the Mandate of Heaven?
    • A. 

      An idea developed by the Zhou dynasty

    • B. 

      A belief that a king's power comes from a natural force in the universe

    • C. 

      A philosophy of government that incorporates the dynastic cycle

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      B and C only

  • 15. 
    Which of the following describes oracle bones?
    • A. 

      They provide the earliest evidence of Chinese writing

    • B. 

      They were used to communicated with the gods

    • C. 

      They were created by the Qin dynasty

    • D. 

      A and B only

    • E. 

      B and C only

  • 16. 
    The Warring States Period ended when the Xia established the first dynasty.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The Great Wall of China began as a simple earthen wall.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Filial piety describes the intense respect that Chinese children were expected to show their fathers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Confucius believed that humans should honor their duty to the Ten Sporadic Relationships.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    The Silk Road enabled the first large scale interaction between China and other civilizations like India, the Middle East, and Europe.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False