History Of Asia! Trivia Facts And Questions Quiz

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How well do you know the antiquity of Asia? Would you be able to take this quiz? You will be responsible for knowing which two Japanese and Chinese dynasties and periods overlap, the Japanese's primary objective in their invasion of Southeast Asia, and for what the Chinese Tang Dynasty most famous. You truly need to take this intelligent quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which two Japanese and Chinese Dynasties/Periods overlapped?

    • A.

      The Chinese Warring States period and the Tokugawa Period

    • B.

      Japanese Warring States Period and the Song Dynasty

    • C.

      The Qing Dynasty and the Tokugawa

    • D.

      The Nara Period and the Han Dynasty

    • E.

      The Meiji period and the People's Republic of China

    Correct Answer
    C. The Qing Dynasty and the Tokugawa
    Explanation
    The Qing Dynasty and the Tokugawa period overlapped because the Qing Dynasty ruled over China from 1644 to 1912, while the Tokugawa period in Japan lasted from 1603 to 1868. This means that for a significant portion of the Tokugawa period, the Qing Dynasty was in power in China, leading to an overlap between the two dynasties.

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  • 2. 

    Deng Xiaoping is most famous for its economic policy?

    • A.

      Opening up and Reform

    • B.

      Protectionism

    • C.

      Self Strengthening

    • D.

      The Great Leap Forward

    • E.

      The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution

    Correct Answer
    A. Opening up and Reform
    Explanation
    Deng Xiaoping is most famous for his economic policy of "Opening up and Reform." This policy aimed to modernize China's economy by introducing market-oriented reforms and encouraging foreign investment. Deng Xiaoping's economic reforms led to significant growth and development in China, transforming it into one of the world's largest economies. His policies included decentralizing economic decision-making, allowing private businesses to flourish, and opening up China to international trade. This policy marked a departure from the previous era of Mao Zedong's economic policies, such as the Great Leap Forward and the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, which had led to economic stagnation and social upheaval.

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  • 3. 

    Saloth Sar (Pol Pot) was the leader of what type of government, in which country, during what time period?

    • A.

      Communist Government in Cambodia during the 1970s

    • B.

      Rightist Government in Cambodia During the 1980s

    • C.

      Communist Government in Laos during the 1960s

    • D.

      Communist Government in Cambodia During the 1950s

    • E.

      Rightist Government in Laos during the 1980s

    Correct Answer
    A. Communist Government in Cambodia during the 1970s
    Explanation
    Saloth Sar, also known as Pol Pot, was the leader of the Communist Government in Cambodia during the 1970s. Under his leadership, Cambodia underwent a radical transformation known as the Khmer Rouge regime. During this time, Pol Pot implemented policies that aimed to create an agrarian socialist society, resulting in widespread human rights abuses, mass executions, and forced labor. The Communist Government's rule lasted from 1975 to 1979, during which an estimated 1.7 million people died due to execution, forced labor, and starvation.

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  • 4. 

    What area did Both Japan and Russia have interests in that led them to the Russo Japanese War in 1904?

    • A.

      Mongolia

    • B.

      Korea

    • C.

      Okinawa

    • D.

      Hokkaido

    • E.

      Siberia

    Correct Answer
    B. Korea
    Explanation
    Both Japan and Russia had interests in Korea that led them to the Russo-Japanese War in 1904. Both countries saw Korea as strategically important due to its location and resources. Japan aimed to expand its influence in East Asia and saw Korea as a stepping stone towards that goal. On the other hand, Russia sought to establish a warm-water port in the region and expand its empire. The competition for control over Korea eventually escalated into a full-scale war between the two nations.

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  • 5. 

    Sun Yatsen was the first president of China and was instrumental in the creation of a democratic China which he presided over until the until the communist revolution in 1949.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Sun Yatsen was indeed a key figure in the creation of a democratic China, but he was not the first president. He served as the provisional president of the Republic of China after the fall of the Qing Dynasty in 1912, but he resigned shortly after and was succeeded by Yuan Shikai. Therefore, the statement that Sun Yatsen was the first president of China is false.

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  • 6. 

    The Ryukyu Islands were under the direct control of the Japanese Emperor during the Tokugawa Period.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    During the Tokugawa Period, the Ryukyu Islands were not under the direct control of the Japanese Emperor. Instead, they were a semi-independent kingdom known as the Ryukyu Kingdom, which maintained its own government and paid tribute to both China and Japan. While the Tokugawa Shogunate exerted some influence over the Ryukyu Kingdom, it did not have direct control over the islands. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 7. 

    What was one of the main objectives of the Japanese in their invasion of Southeast Asia?

    • A.

      To suppress rebellions against their authority

    • B.

      To support fledgling communist movements that were fighting against colonialism

    • C.

      To use south east asia as a new approach to attacking Chian Kaishek's base in Chongqing

    • D.

      To destroy a key American naval base in Burma

    • E.

      To use south east asia as a launch point to attack Wang Jingwei's government in Nanjing

    Correct Answer
    C. To use south east asia as a new approach to attacking Chian Kaishek's base in Chongqing
    Explanation
    The Japanese invaded Southeast Asia with the objective of using it as a new approach to attack Chian Kaishek's base in Chongqing. This suggests that they aimed to establish a strategic foothold in Southeast Asia to launch further attacks on their enemies.

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  • 8. 

    Which country's history is  "The Romance of the Three Kingdoms" based off of?

    • A.

      Japan

    • B.

      Korea

    • C.

      Cambodia

    • D.

      India

    • E.

      China

    Correct Answer
    E. China
    Explanation
    "The Romance of the Three Kingdoms" is a historical novel that is based on the history of China. This epic novel, written by Luo Guanzhong, portrays the events that occurred during the Three Kingdoms period in ancient China. It is considered one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature and has had a significant impact on Chinese culture and history. The novel showcases the political and military struggles, alliances, and betrayals that took place during this period, making it a quintessential representation of Chinese history.

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  • 9. 

    Qin Shi Huangdi applied the teachings of which school philosophy to help him unify China in 221 BC?

    • A.

      The Confucian School

    • B.

      The Legalist School

    • C.

      The Daoist School

    • D.

      The School of Names

    • E.

      The Yin Yang School

    Correct Answer
    B. The Legalist School
    Explanation
    Qin Shi Huangdi applied the teachings of the Legalist School to help him unify China in 221 BC. The Legalist School was known for its emphasis on strict laws, centralized power, and harsh punishments. Qin Shi Huangdi implemented these principles by establishing a strong central government, standardizing laws, and enforcing strict regulations. This approach helped him consolidate his power and achieve political stability, leading to the unification of China under his rule.

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  • 10. 

    The Burma Road was used by the Americans for what purpose during World War II?

    • A.

      To transport supplies to the Chinese Communists in Yanan

    • B.

      To transport supplies to Burmese resistance fighters

    • C.

      To transport relief supplies to the zones of China occupied by the Japanese

    • D.

      To transport supplies to assist Wang Jingwei

    • E.

      To transport military supplies to Chiang Kaisheks government in Chongqing

    Correct Answer
    E. To transport military supplies to Chiang Kaisheks government in Chongqing
    Explanation
    During World War II, the Americans used the Burma Road to transport military supplies to Chiang Kaishek's government in Chongqing. Chongqing was the temporary capital of China during the war, and the supplies transported through the Burma Road were crucial in supporting the Chinese government's fight against the Japanese occupation.

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  • 11. 

    The battle of Sekigahara put which man in power and ushered in which period of Japanese history?

    • A.

      Toyotomi Hideyoshi and the Azuchi-Momoyama period

    • B.

      Tokugawa Ieyasu and the Tokugawa Period

    • C.

      Oda Nobunaga and the Warring States Period

    • D.

      Ito Hirubumi and the Meiji Period

    • E.

      Minomoto Yoshitsune and the Kamakura Period

    Correct Answer
    B. Tokugawa Ieyasu and the Tokugawa Period
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Tokugawa Ieyasu and the Tokugawa Period. The battle of Sekigahara resulted in the victory of Tokugawa Ieyasu and marked the beginning of the Tokugawa Period in Japanese history. This period, also known as the Edo Period, lasted from 1603 to 1868 and was characterized by the rule of the Tokugawa shogunate, a centralized feudal government. During this time, Japan experienced relative peace and stability, with strict social hierarchy and isolationist policies. The Tokugawa Period also saw the development of a unique Japanese culture, including the flourishing of arts, literature, and theater.

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  • 12. 

    In 1919 the revelation that Japan would take inherit German colonial rights in Qingdao was directly related to the may fourth uprising in Beijing. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the revelation of Japan taking over German colonial rights in Qingdao in 1919 had a direct impact on the May Fourth Uprising in Beijing. The May Fourth Movement was a protest against the Treaty of Versailles, which granted Japan control over Qingdao. This revelation further fueled Chinese nationalism and anti-imperialist sentiments, leading to widespread protests and demonstrations. The May Fourth Uprising marked a significant turning point in Chinese history and had far-reaching consequences for the country's political and cultural development.

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  • 13. 

    The Chinese Tang Dynasty is most famous for its...

    • A.

      Poetry

    • B.

      Philosophy

    • C.

      Litterature

    • D.

      Military tactics

    • E.

      Adventurism

    Correct Answer
    A. Poetry
    Explanation
    The Chinese Tang Dynasty is most famous for its poetry. During this period, poetry flourished as a form of artistic expression, with many renowned poets emerging. The Tang Dynasty is often referred to as the "Golden Age of Poetry" due to the significant contributions made by poets such as Li Bai and Du Fu. Their works reflected a wide range of themes, including nature, love, and social issues, and continue to be celebrated for their beauty and depth. The poetry of the Tang Dynasty had a profound impact on Chinese literature and culture, making it the correct answer.

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  • 14. 

    The Japanese word "Bakufu" describes what type of government?

    • A.

      Rightist

    • B.

      Feudal military

    • C.

      Military dictatorship

    • D.

      Imperial

    • E.

      Communist

    Correct Answer
    B. Feudal military
    Explanation
    The Japanese word "Bakufu" refers to a feudal military government. This type of government was prevalent during the feudal period in Japan, where power was held by a shogun, a military commander. The Bakufu system allowed the shogun to have control over the military and political affairs, while the emperor held more symbolic power. This system lasted for several centuries until the Meiji Restoration in the late 19th century.

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  • 15. 

    China entered the Korean War after...

    • A.

      South Korean Troops crossed The 38th Parallel

    • B.

      North Korean Troops crossed the The 38th Parallel

    • C.

      South Korean Troops crossed the Yalu River

    • D.

      American Troop crossed the Yalu River

    • E.

      American Troops crossed The 38th Parallel

    Correct Answer
    E. American Troops crossed The 38th Parallel
    Explanation
    During the Korean War, China entered the conflict after American troops crossed the 38th parallel. The 38th parallel was the dividing line between North and South Korea, and when American troops crossed it, it was seen as a direct threat to North Korea. China, who had been supporting North Korea, saw this as an opportunity to get involved in the war and protect their ally. Therefore, they entered the war to counter the American presence and support North Korea in their fight against South Korea and the United States.

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