China Early Dynasties Quiz

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China Early Dynasties Quiz

Use questions in this quiz to prep for your Unit Lesson quiz on China's Early Dynasties.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Honoring gods and communicating with ancestors was a big part of ancient Chinese daily life.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    How did Shang kings communicate with the gods?
    • A. 

      By interpreting oracle bones.

    • B. 

      By speaking into and then listening to seashells.

    • C. 

      Through ancestor worship.

    • D. 

      Through prayer.

  • 3. 
    What did the interpreted communications from the gods eventually become?
    • A. 

      An amazing museum exhibit.

    • B. 

      The sacred religious text of Taoism.

    • C. 

      A form of written language.

    • D. 

      It was eventually disregarded.

  • 4. 
    Why do some historians refer to China as the world's oldest continuous civilization?
    • A. 

      The life span of a Chinese person is greater than the global average.

    • B. 

      Ancient traditions are still practiced today.

    • C. 

      Chinese civilization began before other civilizations.

    • D. 

      Early settlers were "quite modern" for their time.

  • 5. 
    What is the name of the earliest known Chinese culture?
    • A. 

      Lungshan.

    • B. 

      Yang-Shao.

    • C. 

      Dim-Sum

    • D. 

      Shang-Zhou.

  • 6. 
    According to the Mandate of Heaven, which of the following were ways that a ruler might lose power?
    • A. 

      Defeat in battle.

    • B. 

      The occurrence of natural disasters.

    • C. 

      Mistreatment of their people.

    • D. 

      Corruption.

  • 7. 
    Which phrase most closely defines the word "dynasty?"
    • A. 

      Ancient Chinese books about leadership.

    • B. 

      Rule by priests.

    • C. 

      A TV show about ducks.

    • D. 

      Rule by one family over time.

  • 8. 
    Which Dynasty is often referred to as "mythic" or "legendary?"
    • A. 

      Zhou.

    • B. 

      Confucian.

    • C. 

      Xia.

    • D. 

      Ming.

  • 9. 
    What is another name for Oracle Bones?
    • A. 

      Dragon Bones.

    • B. 

      Answer Sticks.

    • C. 

      Funny Bones.

    • D. 

      Future Bones.

  • 10. 
    How did the ancient Chinese use Oracle Bones?
    • A. 

      To communicate with the gods.

    • B. 

      As rhythm instruments.

    • C. 

      As ceremonial jewelry.

    • D. 

      As an early form of chopstick.

  • 11. 
    What was the most common job in ancient China?
    • A. 

      Noblemen.

    • B. 

      Craftsman.

    • C. 

      Farmer.

    • D. 

      Merchant.

  • 12. 
    The Shang and the Zhou were two of China's earliest dynasties.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    What is the dynastic cycle?
    • A. 

      A cycle of war and poverty caused by weak Chinese emperors.

    • B. 

      The rise and fall of Chinese rulers according to the mandate of heaven.

    • C. 

      A power sharing plan in which Chinese nobles take turns clothing and feeding the Imperial family.

    • D. 

      A Chinese tradition that states the wealthy must trade places with the lower class every other generation.

  • 14. 
    Which early Chinese culture was the first to harvest and weave silk?
    • A. 

      Dim-Sum.

    • B. 

      Shang-Zhou.

    • C. 

      Lungshan.

    • D. 

      Yang-Shao.

  • 15. 
    What is the Mandate of Heaven?
    • A. 

      The original name of ABC television's reality show, "The Bachelor."

    • B. 

      What priests called the answer to Oracle Bone questions.

    • C. 

      What it is called when the gods approve of Chinese rulers.

    • D. 

      The name of the Zhou king's favorite Chinese restaurant.

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