The History Of The Zhou Dynasty Quiz

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Do you have any idea about the history of the Zhou dynasty? The Zhou dynasty lasted longer than any dynasty in Chinese history. The military control of China by the royal house lasted from 1046 to 771 BC. During the Zhou dynasty, centralized power diminished throughout the Spring and Autumn period until the Warring States period in the last two centuries. This regal quiz will help you know more about the Zhou dynasty.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Phoenicia was located in
    • A. 

      The Americas

    • B. 

      Mesopotamia

    • C. 

      The Eastern Mediterranean

    • D. 

      Sub-Saharan Africa

  • 2. 
    What are two factors that caused Greece and Phoenicia to create overseas colonies?
    • A. 

      Seafaring and slavery

    • B. 

      Warfare and trade

    • C. 

      Religion and agriculture

    • D. 

      Trade and seafaring

  • 3. 
    A colony that would later become an imperial power itself was
    • A. 

      Acre

    • B. 

      Carthage

    • C. 

      Rome

    • D. 

      Tarentum

  • 4. 
    The basis for the alphabet developed by the Greeks came from
    • A. 

      Egypt

    • B. 

      Phoenicia

    • C. 

      Mesopotamia

    • D. 

      The Greeks themselves

  • 5. 
    Assyria's empire was held together by
    • A. 

      Fear

    • B. 

      Love

    • C. 

      Generosity

    • D. 

      Good government

  • 6. 
    Aside from their dominance in warfare, the Assyrians were also remarkable
    • A. 

      Poets

    • B. 

      Builders

    • C. 

      Philosophers

    • D. 

      Scientists

  • 7. 
    Which of the famous Seven Wonders of the ancient world was located in Babylon?
    • A. 

      Pyramids

    • B. 

      Colossus

    • C. 

      Mausoleum

    • D. 

      Hanging Gardens

  • 8. 
    In Greek democracies,
    • A. 

      All males were citizens

    • B. 

      Only privileged males could vote

    • C. 

      Privileged women had some political rights

    • D. 

      Women and slaves could only vote when the men were away at war

  • 9. 
    Aristotle said that cities originated from
    • A. 

      Families

    • B. 

      Warfare

    • C. 

      Religious associations

    • D. 

      Trade

  • 10. 
    The Garamantes lived in
    • A. 

      The Adriatic region

    • B. 

      The Aegean region

    • C. 

      The Iberian peninsula

    • D. 

      The Sahara desert

  • 11. 
    Much of what we know about early Illyrian and Thracian culture comes from
    • A. 

      Archaeology

    • B. 

      Their own writings

    • C. 

      Roman historians

    • D. 

      The Phoenicians

  • 12. 
    Wall paintings from Etruscan tombs present a society that was seemingly
    • A. 

      Austere and sexually repressed

    • B. 

      Segregated with regard to gender

    • C. 

      Sexually open

    • D. 

      Simple and rarely depicting the human form

  • 13. 
    Most of the history of the Zhou dynasty may be characterized as
    • A. 

      A period filled with war

    • B. 

      A period of peaceful expansion

    • C. 

      A period without new schools of thought

    • D. 

      A period when China developed into a centralized state

  • 14. 
    One of the benefits of political instability in China was
    • A. 

      Increased trade

    • B. 

      Greater agricultural output

    • C. 

      New philosophies

    • D. 

      Greater political centralizatoin

  • 15. 
    The supreme god in the Upanishads is
    • A. 

      Brahman

    • B. 

      Ganges

    • C. 

      Maduru Oya

    • D. 

      Veda

  • 16. 
    The chief reason that we know less about many American of African cultures than many of those in Eurasia is
    • A. 

      Their lack of an archaeological record

    • B. 

      Their lack of a written record

    • C. 

      The prejudice of modern historians

    • D. 

      Our own lack of interest in the subject

  • 17. 
    Civilization in the Americas and in sub-Saharan Africa was isolated from Eurasia mostly because of
    • A. 

      Culture

    • B. 

      Geography

    • C. 

      Language

    • D. 

      Lack of trade goods

  • 18. 
    Monsoon winds provided navigational links for
    • A. 

      Southern Asia

    • B. 

      Northern Asia

    • C. 

      The Caribbean

    • D. 

      The Mediterranean

  • 19. 
    The types of crops grown by the peoples of the American Southwest included
    • A. 

      Yams

    • B. 

      Potatoes

    • C. 

      Sugar

    • D. 

      Squash

  • 20. 
    One of the most distinguishing features of Native American societies in the Mississippi River Valley was the building of
    • A. 

      Pyramids

    • B. 

      Complex irrigation systems

    • C. 

      Mounds

    • D. 

      Ziggurats

  • 21. 
    A key technological development that began around 500 B.C.E. in Sub-Saharan Africa was
    • A. 

      Yam cultivation

    • B. 

      Iron smelting

    • C. 

      Monumental architecture

    • D. 

      Writing

  • 22. 
    The decline of the Egyptian kingdom affected what sub-Saharan civilization the most?
    • A. 

      Nubia

    • B. 

      Niger

    • C. 

      Bantu

    • D. 

      Garamantes

  • 23. 
    A primary trade product of the early state of Yemen was
    • A. 

      Textiles

    • B. 

      Agricultural products

    • C. 

      Slaves

    • D. 

      Incense

  • 24. 
    Communication between peoples in Africa and the Americas was hindered by
    • A. 

      Differences in climatic zones

    • B. 

      The failure of people to develop the wheel

    • C. 

      The lack of seaborne transport

    • D. 

      The lack of written languages

  • 25. 
    The area most isolated from the rest of the world during the first millennium B.C.E. was
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      India

    • C. 

      North America

    • D. 

      Africa

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