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  • 1. 

    Empress Wu was

    • A.

      The most famous female leader of China

    • B.

      The most famous poet of China

    • C.

      The most famous inventor of China

    • D.

      The most famous Chinese woman that ever lived

    Correct Answer
    A. The most famous female leader of China
    Explanation
    Empress Wu was the most famous female leader of China. She ruled during the Tang Dynasty and was the only woman in Chinese history to hold the title of emperor. Empress Wu was known for her political acumen and strong leadership skills. She implemented various reforms, expanded the empire's territory, and promoted cultural and educational advancements. Her reign was marked by stability and prosperity, making her a prominent figure in Chinese history and earning her the title of the most famous female leader of China.

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  • 2. 

    Period of Disunion is

    • A.

      A period of time which many achievements were made

    • B.

      Time of disorder that followed the collapse of the Han Dyansty

    • C.

      Time of disorder that followed the Tang Dynasty

    • D.

      Time of disorder that followed the Song Dyansty

    Correct Answer
    B. Time of disorder that followed the collapse of the Han Dyansty
    Explanation
    The Period of Disunion refers to a time of disorder that followed the collapse of the Han Dynasty. This period, also known as the Six Dynasties period, lasted from 220 to 589 AD. It was characterized by political instability, frequent warfare, and the division of China into multiple competing states. Despite the chaos, some cultural and intellectual achievements were made during this time, but the primary focus is on the disorder and lack of centralized authority.

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  • 3. 

    The Grand Canal links

    • A.

      China to other countries

    • B.

      West and East of China

    • C.

      North and South of China

    Correct Answer
    C. North and South of China
    Explanation
    The Grand Canal is a vast waterway that connects the northern and southern regions of China. It stretches from Beijing in the north to Hangzhou in the south, covering a distance of over 1,100 miles. This canal played a crucial role in facilitating transportation and trade between the two regions, allowing goods and resources to be transported efficiently. It also served as a means of connecting major cities and fostering economic development along its route. Therefore, the correct answer is that the Grand Canal links the north and south of China.

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  • 4. 

    One of the greatest rulers of the Tang Dynasty was

    • A.

      Li Bo

    • B.

      Taizong

    • C.

      Empress Wu

    • D.

      Li Qingzhao

    Correct Answer
    B. Taizong
    Explanation
    Taizong is considered one of the greatest rulers of the Tang Dynasty. He was the second emperor of the dynasty and ruled from 626 to 649. Taizong implemented various reforms and policies that strengthened the central government, expanded the empire's territory, and promoted economic growth. He also established a merit-based system for selecting government officials, which helped to ensure capable and competent administrators. Taizong's reign is often regarded as a period of political stability, cultural flourishing, and military success, making him a highly respected and influential ruler in Chinese history.

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  • 5. 

    Buddhism started in

    • A.

      Korea

    • B.

      Japan

    • C.

      China

    • D.

      India

    Correct Answer
    D. India
    Explanation
    Buddhism started in India because it was founded by Siddhartha Gautama, also known as the Buddha, in the 6th century BCE. He attained enlightenment in Bodh Gaya, India, and then spent the rest of his life teaching and spreading his teachings throughout the region. India is considered the birthplace and spiritual home of Buddhism, with many important Buddhist sites and monuments located there.

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  • 6. 

    During the Period of Disunion many people turned to Buddhism because

    • A.

      They were happy to be buddhists

    • B.

      They were hungry and this religion helped them

    • C.

      They took comfort in the teaching that people can escape their suffering and achieve peace

    • D.

      They took comfort in buddhism because they were so happy during the Period of Disunion

    Correct Answer
    C. They took comfort in the teaching that people can escape their suffering and achieve peace
    Explanation
    During the Period of Disunion, many people turned to Buddhism because it provided them with comfort through its teachings that offered the possibility of escaping suffering and achieving peace. Buddhism emphasizes the concept of enlightenment and the path to liberation from suffering. During a tumultuous period like the Period of Disunion, where there was political instability and social unrest, the idea of finding solace and a way to transcend their suffering would have been appealing to many individuals. Buddhism provided a sense of hope and guidance in navigating the challenges of that time.

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  • 7. 

    Buddhism influence many aspect of Chinese culture such as

    • A.

      Cooking and eating food

    • B.

      Art, literature and architecture

    • C.

      Clothing

    Correct Answer
    B. Art, literature and architecture
    Explanation
    Buddhism has had a significant impact on various aspects of Chinese culture, including art, literature, and architecture. This influence can be seen in the development of Buddhist art forms such as statues, paintings, and sculptures, which often depict Buddhist deities and teachings. Buddhist literature, including sutras and scriptures, has also played a crucial role in shaping Chinese literary traditions. Additionally, Buddhist architecture, characterized by temples, pagodas, and monasteries, has left a lasting imprint on Chinese architectural styles and designs. These cultural expressions reflect the integration of Buddhist beliefs and practices into Chinese society.

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  • 8. 

    The Song Dynasty ruled for about

    • A.

      100 years

    • B.

      150 years

    • C.

      200 years

    • D.

      300 years

    • E.

      250 years

    Correct Answer
    D. 300 years
    Explanation
    The Song Dynasty ruled for 300 years. This was a significant period in Chinese history, characterized by advancements in technology, art, and literature. The dynasty was established in 960 and lasted until 1279, making it one of the longest ruling dynasties in Chinese history. During this time, the Song Dynasty experienced both periods of stability and conflict, but overall it was a time of great cultural and economic development in China.

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  • 9. 

    Empress Wu belonged to which Dynasty

    • A.

      Song

    • B.

      Tang

    • C.

      Sui

    Correct Answer
    B. Tang
    Explanation
    Empress Wu belonged to the Tang Dynasty. The Tang Dynasty was one of the most prosperous and influential dynasties in Chinese history, ruling from the 7th to the 10th century. Empress Wu, also known as Wu Zetian, was the only woman in Chinese history to ever reign as an emperor. She was a powerful and controversial figure, who played a significant role in the politics and governance of the Tang Dynasty.

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  • 10. 

    The advancements in agriculture led to

    • A.

      The increase in automobiles

    • B.

      The increase in housing

    • C.

      The increase in population

    • D.

      The increase in dynasties

    Correct Answer
    C. The increase in population
    Explanation
    The advancements in agriculture led to an increase in population. As agriculture became more efficient and productive, it was able to sustain larger populations. This allowed for more people to be fed and supported, leading to a growth in population. The availability of food and resources provided by advancements in agriculture contributed to the increase in population over time.

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  • 11. 

    One of the crops which helped the development in agriculture in China was

    • A.

      Fast rippening rice

    • B.

      Fast rippening fruits

    • C.

      Fast rippening tea leaves

    Correct Answer
    A. Fast rippening rice
    Explanation
    Fast ripening rice helped the development of agriculture in China because it allowed for quicker harvests and increased food production. This meant that farmers could grow and harvest rice more frequently throughout the year, leading to a more stable food supply. Fast ripening rice also allowed for higher yields and reduced the risk of crop failure due to weather or pests. Overall, the introduction of fast ripening rice played a significant role in improving agricultural productivity and food security in China.

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  • 12. 

    The name of the new irrigation device was

    • A.

      The geico backbone pump

    • B.

      The armed backbone pump

    • C.

      The chinese backbone pump

    • D.

      The dragon backbone pump

    Correct Answer
    D. The dragon backbone pump
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the dragon backbone pump". This is because the question asks for the name of the new irrigation device, and out of the given options, "the dragon backbone pump" is the only one that fits the description. The other options ("the geico backbone pump", "the armed backbone pump", "the chinese backbone pump") do not match the given criteria.

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  • 13. 

    What products did the Chinese import?

    • A.

      Tea, rice and other products

    • B.

      Different plants and foods, wool, glass, gold and silver

    • C.

      Gold and silver only

    • D.

      Food only

    Correct Answer
    B. Different plants and foods, wool, glass, gold and silver
    Explanation
    The Chinese imported a variety of products including different plants and foods, wool, glass, gold, and silver. This suggests that their imports were diverse and included both natural resources and manufactured goods.

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  • 14. 

    A thin , beautiful type of pottery is called

    • A.

      Jade

    • B.

      Celadon

    • C.

      Porcelain

    Correct Answer
    C. Porcelain
    Explanation
    Porcelain is the correct answer because it is a type of pottery that is known for its thin and delicate nature, as well as its beautiful appearance. It is often associated with fine china and is highly valued for its translucency, durability, and ability to hold intricate designs. Jade is a type of gemstone, not pottery, and celadon is a type of ceramic glaze used on pottery, but not a specific type of pottery itself. Therefore, porcelain is the most fitting answer.

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  • 15. 

    A compass is

    • A.

      A device which shows North

    • B.

      A device which shows the address of a place

    • C.

      A device to irrigate

    • D.

      A device to grow rice

    Correct Answer
    A. A device which shows North
    Explanation
    A compass is a device that is used to determine the direction of North. It consists of a magnetized needle that aligns itself with the Earth's magnetic field, allowing users to easily identify the cardinal directions. By using a compass, individuals can navigate and orient themselves in unfamiliar locations, making it a valuable tool for travelers, hikers, and explorers.

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  • 16. 

    Woodblock printing is

    • A.

      Simple printing

    • B.

      Using electriciy to print on wood

    • C.

      A form of printing in which an entire page is carved into a block of wood

    • D.

      Fast printing on wood blocks

    • E.

      Printing only on wood

    Correct Answer
    C. A form of printing in which an entire page is carved into a block of wood
    Explanation
    Woodblock printing is a form of printing in which an entire page is carved into a block of wood. This technique involves carving the desired image or text into a block of wood, applying ink to the surface, and then pressing it onto paper or fabric to create a print. The carved areas of the block act as a relief, transferring the ink onto the printing surface. This method allows for the reproduction of multiple copies of the same image or text. Woodblock printing has been used for centuries and is known for its ability to produce detailed and intricate prints.

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  • 17. 

    Gunpowder was used by the Chinese for

    • A.

      Guns

    • B.

      Bombs

    • C.

      Fireworks

    • D.

      Cooking

    • E.

      Printing

    Correct Answer
    C. Fireworks
    Explanation
    The Chinese used gunpowder primarily for creating fireworks. Fireworks have a long history in Chinese culture, dating back to the Tang Dynasty. Gunpowder was used to create colorful explosions and dazzling displays of light and sound during celebrations and festivals. While gunpowder did eventually find its way into military applications, such as guns and bombs, its initial and most significant use was for creating fireworks. Cooking and printing, on the other hand, were not major uses of gunpowder in ancient China.

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  • 18. 

    The Chinese were the first people to invent

    • A.

      Coin money

    • B.

      Paper money

    • C.

      Credit cards instead of money

    Correct Answer
    B. Paper money
    Explanation
    The Chinese were the first people to invent paper money. This innovation occurred during the Tang Dynasty in the 7th century. Prior to this, various forms of currency such as shells, silk, and metal coins were used. Paper money provided a more convenient and standardized form of exchange, allowing for easier trade and commerce. The invention of paper money in China had a significant impact on the development of modern banking and financial systems worldwide.

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  • 19. 

    What forms of art did the Chinese have

    • A.

      Songs and poetry only

    • B.

      Poetry, murals and porcelain figurines

    • C.

      Songs only

    • D.

      Poetry only

    Correct Answer
    B. Poetry, murals and porcelain figurines
    Explanation
    The Chinese had various forms of art including poetry, murals, and porcelain figurines. Poetry has been an important part of Chinese culture for centuries, with famous poets like Li Bai and Du Fu. Murals were often used to decorate the walls of temples and tombs, depicting religious and historical scenes. Porcelain figurines were also a popular form of art, showcasing intricate craftsmanship and often representing mythological or historical figures. These different forms of art demonstrate the richness and diversity of Chinese artistic expression throughout history.

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  • 20. 

    One of the most famous female poet in China was

    • A.

      Li Qingzhao

    • B.

      Li Bo

    • C.

      Empress Wu

    • D.

      Chang'an

    Correct Answer
    A. Li Qingzhao
    Explanation
    Li Qingzhao is the correct answer because she is indeed one of the most famous female poets in China. Li Qingzhao lived during the Song dynasty and is known for her lyrical and emotional poetry. Her works often expressed her personal experiences and emotions, particularly in relation to love and loss. Li Qingzhao's poetry has had a significant influence on Chinese literature and she is celebrated as one of the greatest poets of her time.

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