China Mid-unit Quiz For Mrs. Kandido's International Studies I Classes

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Hello International Studies I students! This is your mid-unit quiz over China. When you are finished, you must print your certificate. This is your grade for the quiz. You may take this quiz as many times during this period as you want.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    China is in what continent?

    • A.

      Africa

    • B.

      South America

    • C.

      Australia

    • D.

      Asia

    Correct Answer
    D. Asia
    Explanation
    China is in Asia because it is located on the eastern part of the continent. It shares borders with many countries in Asia, such as Russia, India, and Vietnam. Additionally, China is the largest country in Asia both in terms of land area and population. It is also a member of various regional organizations in Asia, further confirming its geographical location on the continent.

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  • 2. 

    What is a dynasty?

    • A.

      A theoretical economic system characterized by the collective ownership of property and by the organization of labor for the common advantage of all member

    • B.

      Government ruled by one king or queen

    • C.

      A family or person of the same lineage that maintains power for several generations

    • D.

      A group of people from Mrs. Kandido's class who like to study China

    Correct Answer
    C. A family or person of the same lineage that maintains power for several generations
    Explanation
    A dynasty refers to a family or person from the same lineage who holds power and control over a country or region for multiple generations. This means that the ruling authority is passed down within the family, ensuring continuity and stability in governance. This term is commonly used to describe the ruling families in ancient China, such as the Han, Tang, and Ming dynasties.

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  • 3. 

    Which of these dynasties is NOT a dynasty from China?

    • A.

      Qing

    • B.

      Qin

    • C.

      Song

    • D.

      Shanghai

    Correct Answer
    D. Shanghai
    Explanation
    Shanghai is not a dynasty from China. It is a city in China, not a ruling dynasty. The other options, Qing, Qin, and Song, are all historical dynasties that ruled over China at different periods of time.

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  • 4. 

    Which two rivers are the main rivers that run through China?

    • A.

      Missouri River and Mississippi River

    • B.

      Yangtze River and Nile River

    • C.

      Black Jade River and Yellow River

    • D.

      Yellow River and Yangtze River

    Correct Answer
    D. Yellow River and Yangtze River
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Yellow River and Yangtze River. These two rivers are the main rivers that run through China. The Yellow River, also known as the Huang He, is the second-longest river in China and is often referred to as the cradle of Chinese civilization. It flows through nine provinces and is known for its yellow color due to the sediment it carries. The Yangtze River, also known as the Chang Jiang, is the longest river in China and the third-longest in the world. It is an important transportation route and plays a significant role in China's economy and culture.

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  • 5. 

    To what country does this flag belong?

    • A.

      Japan

    • B.

      India

    • C.

      China

    • D.

      Beveridge

    Correct Answer
    C. China
    Explanation
    The flag in question belongs to China.

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  • 6. 

    What is the capital of China?

    • A.

      Shanghai

    • B.

      Bejing

    • C.

      Guongzhou

    • D.

      Taipei

    Correct Answer
    B. Bejing
    Explanation
    Beijing is the correct answer because it is the capital of China. Beijing is a major city in China and serves as the political, cultural, and educational center of the country. It is home to important government institutions, historical landmarks such as the Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China, and numerous cultural sites. Shanghai is a major city in China but not the capital. Guangzhou is also a city in China, but it is not the capital either. Taipei is the capital of Taiwan, not China.

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  • 7. 

    Choose that answer that has put the following events in chronological order from oldest to most recent event:Confucius is born 551 BCEGreat Wall constructions begins 220 BCEChinese papermaking is invented 105 CEChinese calendar system invented, 1200 BCESunshu Ao is China's first hydraulic Engineer 606 BCE

    • A.

      Chinese Calendar, Sunshu Ao, Confucius, Great Wall, Chinese Papermaking

    • B.

      Chinese papermaking, Sunshu Ao, Confucius, Great Wall, Chinese Calendar

    • C.

      Sunshu Ao, Great Wall, Chinese Calendar, Chinese Papermaking, Confucius

    • D.

      Confucius, Great Wall, Chinese Papermaking, Chinese Calendar, Sunshu Ao

    Correct Answer
    A. Chinese Calendar, Sunshu Ao, Confucius, Great Wall, Chinese Papermaking
    Explanation
    The Chinese calendar was invented in 1200 BCE, making it the oldest event. Sunshu Ao, China's first hydraulic engineer, lived in 606 BCE, placing him next in chronological order. Confucius was born in 551 BCE, followed by the construction of the Great Wall in 220 BCE. Finally, Chinese papermaking was invented in 105 CE, making it the most recent event.

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  • 8. 

    What does BCE mean?

    • A.

      Beveridge Creates Excellence

    • B.

      Before Christy Exits

    • C.

      Before Common Era

    • D.

      Before Counting Existed

    Correct Answer
    C. Before Common Era
    Explanation
    BCE stands for Before Common Era. This term is used as a secular alternative to the traditional BC (Before Christ) designation. It is used to refer to the time period before the year 1 CE (Common Era), which is equivalent to the traditional AD (Anno Domini) system. The use of BCE is preferred in academic and historical contexts to avoid religious connotations associated with BC.

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  • 9. 

    What does CE mean?

    • A.

      China Exists

    • B.

      Common Era

    • C.

      Chinese Excellence

    • D.

      Common Elephant

    Correct Answer
    B. Common Era
    Explanation
    CE stands for Common Era, which is an alternative way to refer to the period of time commonly known as AD (Anno Domini). It is used to indicate the years after the birth of Jesus Christ in a secular and inclusive manner, as opposed to the religious connotations associated with the term AD. This dating system is widely used in academic and historical contexts, allowing for a more neutral and global perspective on historical events.

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  • 10. 

    BCE is older than BC

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement "BCE is older than BC" is true because BCE stands for "Before Common Era" and BC stands for "Before Christ." Common Era refers to the period after the traditional dating system based on the birth of Jesus Christ. Therefore, BCE comes before BC in chronological order.

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  • 11. 

    Based on this map of China, what three countries are on China's northern border?

    • A.

      Japan, North and South Korea

    • B.

      India, Burma and Thailand

    • C.

      Mongolia, Russia and iran

    • D.

      Kazakhstan, Russia and Mongolia

    Correct Answer
    D. Kazakhstan, Russia and Mongolia
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Kazakhstan, Russia, and Mongolia. These three countries are on China's northern border according to the map provided.

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  • 12. 

     What Chinese dynasty does this 8 panel screen come from?

    • A.

      Shang

    • B.

      Song

    • C.

      Qing

    • D.

      Qin

    Correct Answer
    C. Qing
    Explanation
    This 8 panel screen is from the Qing dynasty. The Qing dynasty was the last imperial dynasty of China, ruling from 1644 to 1912. It was known for its strong centralized rule, expansion of territory, and cultural prosperity. The screen may feature elements or artistic styles that are characteristic of the Qing dynasty, such as intricate designs, vibrant colors, and scenes from daily life or historical events.

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  • 13. 

    We call the images we write with letters of the alphabet. Chinese is not written in letters. It is written in what?

    • A.

      Pictures

    • B.

      Characters

    • C.

      Squiggles

    • D.

      Dashes

    Correct Answer
    B. Characters
    Explanation
    Chinese is not written using letters of the alphabet like English or other languages. Instead, it is written using characters. These characters represent words or ideas and are formed by combining different strokes and components. Each character has its own unique meaning and pronunciation. Therefore, the correct answer is "Characters."

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  • 14. 

    What does the dragon represent in Chinese culture?

    • A.

      Bad luck

    • B.

      Evil spirits

    • C.

      Wisdom, power and good luck

    • D.

      Nothing, it is just a decoration

    Correct Answer
    C. Wisdom, power and good luck
    Explanation
    In Chinese culture, the dragon represents wisdom, power, and good luck. Dragons are seen as benevolent creatures and are highly respected. They are associated with the emperor, symbolizing his power and authority. The dragon is also believed to bring good luck and fortune. It is considered a symbol of strength, wisdom, and success in various aspects of life. Therefore, the dragon holds a significant and positive meaning in Chinese culture.

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  • 15. 

    Read the short article below and answer the question at the bottom:On January 18, 2011 in HETAOCUN, ChinaCompared with some of the more spectacular recent traffic jams in China, among them a 60-mile snarl last summerthat paralyzed a major artery outside Beijing for two weeks, the thousands of travelers who spent the night trapped on a snow-coated highway in southwest Guizhou Province on Monday did not even warrant a mention in the local news media.The immediate effect of the information vacuum was to suck more unwitting victims — including this reporter — into the morass, which stretched for miles along the four-lane affair linking Guizhou north to Chongqing .Stranded drivers chain-smoked, stomped their feet against the chill and cursed the government for failing to come to their rescue. As the night wore on, fuel lines froze and cellphone batteries died.The residents of Hetaocun, however, saw the unmoving necklace of taillights from their mountain village and got entrepreneurial. They roused children from their beds, loaded boxes of instant noodles into baskets and began hawking their staples to a captive clientele. The 500 percent markup did not appear to dent sales.QUESTION: WHAT DID THE RESIDENTS OF HETACUN USE THE TRAFFIC JAM TO DO?

    • A.

      Complain about the Chinese government roads

    • B.

      Smoke a lot of cigarettes

    • C.

      Create small business by selling food to stranded drivers

    • D.

      Nothing, they lived there and didn't have to drive to get home

    Correct Answer
    C. Create small business by selling food to stranded drivers
    Explanation
    The residents of Hetaocun used the traffic jam as an opportunity to create a small business by selling food to stranded drivers. They saw the long line of cars stuck on the highway and took advantage of the situation by rousing children from their beds and selling boxes of instant noodles to the trapped drivers. Despite the high markup in prices, the sales were successful. This shows that the residents were entrepreneurial and resourceful in making the most out of the situation.

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  • 16. 

    All Chinese people speak the same language and are from the same tribe.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false. China is a diverse country with many different ethnic groups and languages. While Mandarin Chinese is the official language, there are also many other languages spoken in different regions of China, such as Cantonese, Shanghainese, and Tibetan. Additionally, China is made up of various ethnic groups, including Han Chinese, Zhuang, Hui, and Uighur, among others. Therefore, it is incorrect to assume that all Chinese people speak the same language and are from the same tribe.

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  • 17. 

    The 2008 Summer Olympics were held in China and one building they competed in is the 'bird's nest' as pictured

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the 2008 Summer Olympics were indeed held in China. One of the iconic buildings where the competitions took place was the 'bird's nest' stadium, which was designed by architects Herzog & de Meuron and opened specifically for the Olympics. The stadium's unique structure resembled a bird's nest, hence its nickname.

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  • 18. 

    Read about the Dalai Lama, the world's most famous refugee. Then answer the question belowAnalysis: Why the Dalai Lama angers China--CNNWhen U.S. president Barack Obama meets the Dalai Lama at the White House this week, expect China to get angry.The Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the traditional religious and temporal head of Tibetan Buddhists. He was made head of state at age 15 in 1950, the same year that Chinese troops occupied Tibet.The Dalai Lama held negotiations with Chinese officials on Tibetan self-rule with little success. In 1959, he fled Tibet for exile in India after a failed uprising against Chinese rule.QUESTION: BASED ON THE ARTICLE, HOW MANY YEARS HAS THE DALAI LAMA BEEN A REFUGEE?

    • A.

      42 years

    • B.

      50 years

    • C.

      52 years

    • D.

      He is not a refugee

    Correct Answer
    C. 52 years
    Explanation
    Based on the information provided in the article, the Dalai Lama has been a refugee for 52 years. In 1959, he fled Tibet for exile in India after a failed uprising against Chinese rule, and since then he has been living in exile.

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  • 19. 

    What is the main staple food of China?

    • A.

      Bread

    • B.

      Rice

    • C.

      Potatos

    • D.

      Porridge

    Correct Answer
    B. Rice
    Explanation
    Rice is the main staple food of China because it is widely cultivated and consumed throughout the country. Rice has been a fundamental part of Chinese cuisine for thousands of years and is a key component of many traditional dishes. It is a versatile grain that can be steamed, stir-fried, or used in soups and porridges. Rice is not only a source of carbohydrates but also provides essential nutrients, making it an important dietary staple for the Chinese population.

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  • 20. 

    China has 20% of the world's population but only 7% of global waterresources. To make matters worse, 90% of cities' groundwater and 75% of rivers and lakes are polluted according to the World Bank. This means that 700 million people drink contaminated water every day. What does contaminated mean?

    • A.

      Lack of a resource

    • B.

      From the ocean

    • C.

      Dirty and impure

    • D.

      Clean and healthy

    Correct Answer
    C. Dirty and impure
    Explanation
    The term "contaminated" refers to something that is dirty and impure. In the given context, it means that the water in China's cities, rivers, and lakes is polluted and not safe for consumption. This pollution poses a significant problem as 700 million people in China are exposed to drinking this contaminated water on a daily basis.

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