Han Dynasty - Mr. Donn

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Han Dynasty - Mr. Donn - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In the Han Dynasty around 100 C.E., Emperor Wudi started a system of public schools.  Compare your school and the public schools of Emperor Wudi.  Name at least three differences or similarities.

  • 2. 

    Listen to some Silk Road Fables.  Which fable do you think can teach kids the most today? Why?

  • 3. 

    Check at least four important groups of people who lived in China during the Han Dynasty. 

    • A.

      Greeks and Romans

    • B.


    • C.

      Poor people in cities

    • D.


    • E.

      Lion tamers

    • F.


    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Craftsmen
    C. Poor people in cities
    D. Farmers
    F. Merchants
    During the Han Dynasty in China, there were several important groups of people who lived in the country. Craftsmen played a crucial role in society as they were skilled in various trades and crafts, contributing to the production of goods and infrastructure development. Poor people in cities were another significant group, often living in crowded urban areas and facing economic hardships. Farmers were essential for agricultural production, providing food for the population. Merchants played a vital role in trade and commerce, facilitating the exchange of goods and contributing to economic growth. The Greeks, Romans, and lion tamers mentioned in the options are not relevant to the groups of people living in China during the Han Dynasty.

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  • 4. 

    In Han times, there were few jobs for craftsmen because of book burnings and destruction.

    • A.


    • B.


    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Han people tried hard to replace books that had been burned during the Qin dynasty. There were many jobs for craftsmen -
    "They created new works of literature and music. Beautiful murals were painted on the walls of palaces. Scroll painting began. Craftsmen made jade jewelry and carvings, gold ornaments and belt hooks, delicate paintings with wire thin brush strokes. Iron was used for making plows and other cast iron objects. Glazed pottery was brightly painted with lively hunting scenes, mountains, trees, clouds, dragons, tigers, and bears. "

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  • 5. 

    During the Han dynasty, some merchants became rich.   If a silk merchant sold his silk as far away as Rome, how would the silk have gotten there?

    • A.

      By water on ships that sailed through the Indian Ocean

    • B.

      By land over the Silk Road

    • C.

      By horseback, carried by Hun armies as they traveled toward Europe

    Correct Answer
    B. By land over the Silk Road
    During the Han dynasty, the silk would have most likely been transported to Rome by land over the Silk Road. The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes that connected China with the Mediterranean region. Merchants would travel long distances through various terrains, passing through different civilizations and kingdoms along the way. They would transport goods, including silk, using caravans of camels and other pack animals. The Silk Road was a vital trade route for centuries, facilitating cultural exchange and economic growth between East and West.

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  • 6. 

      What mythical Chinese animal is shown on this vase?     Click on this link if you need a hint: 

    Correct Answer
    The mythical Chinese animal shown on the vase is a dragon. The dragon is a legendary creature in Chinese mythology and folklore, often depicted as a powerful and benevolent being. It is a symbol of strength, power, and good fortune in Chinese culture. The dragon is often portrayed with serpentine body, scaly skin, and various features from different animals, such as the head of a camel, antlers of a deer, and claws of an eagle. It is a prominent figure in Chinese art, literature, and celebrations.

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