AP World History Test: Classical Civilizations Of China And India!

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Today we’ll be turning our attention to two of the biggest countries in the world as we head to Asia for our next dive into the study of AP World History. Test your knowledge on two incredible empires as we take on AP World History Test: Classical Civilisations of China and India!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A major factor in China's development of the first elaborate classical societies was
    • A. 

      An absence of religious activity

    • B. 

      Its ability to remain isolated and avoid outside invasion

    • C. 

      A stable political leadership

    • D. 

      Its lack of a dynastic ruling scenario

    • E. 

      A reduction in China's population

  • 2. 
    The Chinese view of nature stressed
    • A. 

      Nature must be ignored

    • B. 

      Nature was determined by higher beings

    • C. 

      Harmony and peace

    • D. 

      Conflict, war, and destruction

    • E. 

      The scientific control of nature

  • 3. 
    The Qin dynasty was marked by all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      The building of the Great Wall

    • B. 

      The decrease in power held by regional rulers and independent armies.

    • C. 

      All of the answers are correct.

    • D. 

      The incorporation of Hong Kong into the Chinese Empire.

    • E. 

      An increase in the economic status of the peasant communities

  • 4. 
    Besides the "mean people," which of the following groups were considered to have the least status in classical China?
    • A. 

      Merchants

    • B. 

      Students

    • C. 

      Peasants

    • D. 

      Artisans

    • E. 

      Clergy

  • 5. 
    TRUE OR FALSE: Of all the societies in the world today, China has maintained the clearest links to its classical past.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    TRUE OR FALSE: The Chinese social structure was composed of two classes: the landowning aristocracy and the laboring masses.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The first ruler of the Maurya Dynasty was
    • A. 

      Ashoka

    • B. 

      Alexander the Great.

    • C. 

      Siddartha Gautama

    • D. 

      Chandragupta

    • E. 

      Muhammad

  • 8. 
    The Maurya Dynasty differed from the Gupta Dynasty in that
    • A. 

      An array of regional political cultures.

    • B. 

      Communal collectives.

    • C. 

      A strong centralized government.

    • D. 

      Democratic institutions.

    • E. 

      A politically astute population.

  • 9. 
    Hinduism was defined by all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      None of the answers are correct

    • B. 

      An attack on all other religions.

    • C. 

      It was the religion of India's majority.

    • D. 

      A toleration for moneymaking.

    • E. 

      A belief in reincarnation.

  • 10. 
    Buddhism differed from Hinduism by not believing
    • A. 

      In any higher form of life than the here and now.

    • B. 

      In the importance of moral obligations.

    • C. 

      In holy leaders.

    • D. 

      In nirvana.

    • E. 

      In the caste system.

  • 11. 
    Compared to China, India
    • A. 

      Lacked regional diversity.

    • B. 

      All of the answers are correct.

    • C. 

      Was more secular in outlook.

    • D. 

      Had more contact with other societies and civilizations.

    • E. 

      Had a more flexible social order.

  • 12. 
    TRUE OR FALSE: Classical Indian civilization emerged without any type of historical foundation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The Indian caste system functioned as a political institution by
    • A. 

      Enforcing rules about social behavior.

    • B. 

      Creating a widespread interest in constitutional issues.

    • C. 

      Promoting a belief in individual rights.

    • D. 

      Unifying the subcontinent under a single government.

    • E. 

      Equalizing all the former social classes.

  • 14. 
    TRUE OR FALSE: The Epic Age also saw the creation of the Upanishads, epic poems with a mystical religious flavor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False