Mr. Guiney's Weekly History Bowl Prep - Week 1, 10-question Quiz On Asian History Pack

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Mr. Guiney

Hi History Bowl Squad!Have you been learning your Asian history pack of questions? Try these 10 questions and see how you get on!Remember to come to D204 next week to collect the second week's pack, European History. Good luck and keep having fun. But he more you learn the more you'll enjoy the tournament!Ps If you score 10/10 please see me (with evidence) for 2 x Housepoints. Mr. Guiney


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  • 1. 
    P.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none}These were items used for pyromancy primarily in the Shang Dynasty in China and are the earliest body of Chinese writings, first identified by the scholar Wang Yirong. Prior to this many farmers had mistakenly thought they were "dragon bones." One of these can objects be found in the Shanghai Museum and an impressive collection exists at the IHP in Taipei. Often made from turtle plastron or ox scapula questions or wishes would be written on them using sharp tools before being thermally heated to the point where they cracked after which Divinators would interpret the future or give responses to given questions by examining the resulting cracks. For ten points what are these items with the initials OB? 
    • A. 

      Oasis Bones

    • B. 

      Ornate Bones

    • C. 

      Oracle Bones

    • D. 

      Optical Bones

  • 2. 
    P.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none} span.s3 {font: 8.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; font-kerning: none}A critic of internal democracy this man created a self-defined workers’ state with a publicly owned planned economy which formed close political and economic ties with the Soviet Union. He followed the philosophy of Juche which focused on socialist-based national patriotism and self-reliance. It is often forgotten that the standard of living in his country up to the 1970s was actually much higher than its southern neighbour and a cult of personality developed around him: there are over 500 statues of him in his country and his birthday is a public holiday known as “the day of the sun”. Today his preserved body can be seen under a glass coffin in a mausoleum at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang. Born Kim Song Ju on 15th April 1912 , for ten points, name this Supreme Leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea for 46 years from its establishment in 1948 until his death in 1994 at the age of 82.
    • A. 

      Kim Il Sung

    • B. 

      Kim Jong Un

    • C. 

      Kim Il Jong

    • D. 

      Lil Kim

  • 3. 
    P.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none}Married to Katsuko Ito this man had seven children. From September 1935 he was appointed top command of the Kempeitei of the Kwangtung Army. Perhaps most famously he was responsible for the Japanese attack on the USA at Pearl Harbor in 1941. He tried to kill himself when arrested by shooting himself but the bullets missed his heart and went into his stomach and he ended up being hanged for war crimes after the Second World War was over. For ten points name this top General in the Imperial Japanese Army and Prime Minister for much of the Second World War under Emperor Hirohito.
    • A. 

      Yoko

    • B. 

      Tojo

    • C. 

      Dojo

    • D. 

      Joko

  • 4. 
    P.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none}Born in Gujarat he married Kasturba when he was 13 and she was 14 and he trained in law in London. The title by which he is best known around the world was first given to him in South Africa in 1914 and means "high souled" or "venerable" in Sanskrit. In his home nation he is also called "Baku" or father and he is widely regarded as the father of his nation. This iconic figure led a 400km protest against the British imposed Salt Tax known as the Dandi Salt March. He engaged in non-violent civil disobedience and once said "an eye for an eye only makes the whole world blind." For ten points name this preeminent leader in the Indian Independence Movement in British India who was once played by Sir Ben Kingsley in a movie whose title was simply his name. 
    • A. 

      Nehru

    • B. 

      Gandhi

    • C. 

      Harappa

    • D. 

      Akbar I

  • 5. 
    P.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 5.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; color: #222222; -webkit-text-stroke: #222222} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none}One of their largest cities was Uruk, with a population of 50,000-80,000 at its height. These people believed in many Gods and set up the first civilisation in the historical region of southern Mesopotamia, and were arguably the world's first civilisation in the world along with Ancient Egypt and the Indus Valley. Their farmers were able to grow grain and other crops and drained marshes for agriculture which allowed them to settle in one place. Their writing dates back to c. 3000BC and they developed trade and industries including weaving, leatherwork, metalwork, masonry and pottery. They were conquered around 2270 BC by the kings of the Akkadian Empire. For the points, name this people whose ancestors form modern day Iraq.
    • A. 

      Ottomans

    • B. 

      Babylonians

    • C. 

      Sumerians

    • D. 

      Syrians

  • 6. 
    P.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 5.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; color: #222222; -webkit-text-stroke: #222222} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none}It was founded around 660BC and developed to become one of the most important cities in the world throughout history. Today it is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and is the world's fifth most popular tourist destination. Its biggest attraction is its historic centre which is partially listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It served as an imperial capital for 16 centuries, during the Roman and Byzantine, Latin, and Ottoman Empires. Straddling the Bosphorous Strait between the Sea of Marmama and the Black Sea, this is a transcontinental city in Eurasia. It was instrumental in the advancement of Christianity before 1453 when it transformed into an Islamic stronghold. For ten points, historically known as Constantinople and Byzantium, this is the most populous city in Turkey.
    • A. 

      St Petersburg

    • B. 

      Cairo

    • C. 

      Shanghai

    • D. 

      Istanbul

  • 7. 
    P.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none}Dating back to the 4th Century BC this is a religious or philosophical tradition which has its roots in China and is influenced by the Yijing, one of that country's oldest texts. This tradition focuses on effortless action and differs from Confucianism in that it relies less on the idea of rigid social order and prizes its "three treasures" of compassion, humility and frugality. The Tao Te Ching is often considered its keystone work. Often translated as Tao, or 'the way' in the West, name this ancient Chinese tradition for ten points.
    • A. 

      Hinduism

    • B. 

      Buddhism

    • C. 

      Daoism

    • D. 

      Islam

  • 8. 
    P.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none}Founded in 1122BC its name literally translates as ‘flat land’ or ‘peaceful land’ and it has many willow trees. It has an elevation of 38 metres and covers an area of 3194 square kilometres and is twinned with Tianjin in China and Kathmandu in Nepal. It is located on the Taedong River and according to a 2008 population census has a population of 3,255,388. The city was split from the South Pyongan province in 1946 and notable landmarks include the Juche Tower, Arch of Triumph, Arch of Reunification, and the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun. For ten points, what is the capital city of North Korea which was destroyed during the Korean War and completely rebuilt.
    • A. 

      Pyongyang

    • B. 

      Seoul

    • C. 

      Beijing

    • D. 

      Phnom Penh

  • 9. 
    P.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none}Beginning in October 1944 in Leyte Gulf in the Philippines 3,862 of these died up to 1945 although only 19% of them achieved their target. They were officially known as Tukubetsu Kogekitai and were abbreviated to Tokko Tai and proved highly effective in attacking Allied naval vessels during the Pacific Campaign. It is reported that Captain Motoharu Okamura, in charge of the Tateyama Base in Tokyo, was the first officer to propose the tactics used by these people. For the points name these Second World War military aviators whose name means “divine wind” or “spirit wind” and who are known for their suicide missions.
    • A. 

      Shinto

    • B. 

      Kamikaze

    • C. 

      Akihito

    • D. 

      Daimyo

  • 10. 
    P.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none}The key figure in the CCP's fifth generation, one of his concepts has been 'internet sovereignty'. He has called for further market reforms under the notion of 'Chinese dreams'. He has also sought a more forceful foreign policy in relation to the islands in the South China Sea as well as with Sino-Japanese relations. This Chinese leader is the initiator of the One Belt, One Road initiative and is currently responding to anti-China rhetoric from new US President Donald J Trump who has spoken of China 'raping' the USA. For ten points who is this leader, born in 1953, and the present General Secretary of the Communist Party since 15th November 2012 as well as holding the office of Chinese President? 
    • A. 

      Mao Zedong

    • B. 

      Deng Xiaoping

    • C. 

      Xi Jinping

    • D. 

      Chiang Kai Shek