Chapter 9: The East Asian World History

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Chapter 9: The East Asian World History

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  • 1. 
    Among the achievements of the Ming dynasty was __________
    • A. 

      A civil service examination system.

    • B. 

      A nationwide school system.

    • C. 

      The completion of the Grand Canal.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Which was NOT a reason why the Ming dynasty declined?
    • A. 

      The Ming rulers did not have heirs to continue the dynasty.

    • B. 

      High taxes led to peasant unrest.

    • C. 

      Weak rulers led to a period of government corruption.

    • D. 

      Crop yields declined because of harsh weather.

  • 3. 
    The founders of the Qing dynasty, the Manchus, came from __________
    • A. 

      Taiwan.

    • B. 

      Guangzhou.

    • C. 

      A region northeast of the Great Wall.

    • D. 

      Macao.

  • 4. 
    After Western religious orders disagreed about accommodating local beliefs and practices in order to facilitate conversion, Chinese rulers __________
    • A. 

      Opened China to missionaries of all religious orders.

    • B. 

      Opened China to all missionaries except the Jesuits.

    • C. 

      Began to suppress Christian activities throughout China.

    • D. 

      Allowed only Jesuit missionaries to come to China.

  • 5. 
    All of the following contributed to population growth in China EXCEPT __________
    • A. 

      The arrival of Westerners

    • B. 

      Increased food supply.

    • C. 

      Improvements in agriculture.

    • D. 

      A long period of peace and stability.

  • 6. 
    The ideal family unit in Qing China consisted of __________
    • A. 

      The extended family.

    • B. 

      The clan.

    • C. 

      Three generations.

    • D. 

      Parents and children

  • 7. 
    In Chinese society, women __________
    • A. 

      Could divorce their husbands.

    • B. 

      Could inherit property.

    • C. 

      Were considered inferior.

    • D. 

      Received a formal education.

  • 8. 
    __________ is considered by many to be the first realistic social novel.
    • A. 

      The Imperial City

    • B. 

      The Golden Lotus

    • C. 

      The Dream of the Red Chamber

    • D. 

      The Gate of Supreme Harmony

  • 9. 
    __________ is NOT one of the three rulers under whom central authority was restored in Japan during the sixteenth century.
    • A. 

      Oda Nobunaga

    • B. 

      Toyotomi Hideyoshi

    • C. 

      Tokugawa Ieyasu

    • D. 

      Matsuo Basho

  • 10. 
    The means by which the Tokugawa shogun maintained control was called the __________ system.
    • A. 

      Han

    • B. 

      Daimyo

    • C. 

      Hostage

    • D. 

      Eta

  • 11. 
    Which of the following was NOT a cause of the Japanese peasant uprisings between 1500 and 1800?
    • A. 

      High rates of taxation

    • B. 

      A growing demand for cash crops

    • C. 

      Declining profits on agricultural products

    • D. 

      Rising farming costs

  • 12. 
    Although Korean rulers tried to keep their country isolated from the outside world, __________
    • A. 

      Korea fell under Japanese rule.

    • B. 

      Christian missionaries made successful inroads

    • C. 

      Korea was forced by a Manchu army to become subject to China.

    • D. 

      The country was greatly influenced by European missionaries.