Ancient China For 602, 604, 622, And 624

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  • 1. 

    What climate is China?

    • A.

      Tropical

    • B.

      Dry

    • C.

      Humid

    • D.

      Polar

    Correct Answer
    B. Dry
    Explanation
    China is classified as having a dry climate. This is because a significant portion of the country experiences low rainfall and arid conditions. China's dry climate is primarily due to its vast land area and diverse topography, which includes deserts and high mountain ranges that block moisture from reaching certain regions. The dry climate in China has significant impacts on agriculture, water resources, and overall living conditions in affected areas.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following was the first dynasty?

    • A.

      Shang Dynasty

    • B.

      Han Dynasty

    • C.

      Song Dynasty

    • D.

      Yuan Dynasty

    Correct Answer
    A. Shang Dynasty
    Explanation
    The Shang Dynasty was the first dynasty in Chinese history, ruling from approximately 1600 to 1046 BC. It was known for its advancements in bronze casting, its development of a writing system, and its social hierarchy. The Han Dynasty, Song Dynasty, and Yuan Dynasty all came after the Shang Dynasty and therefore cannot be considered the first dynasty.

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  • 3. 

    What was a seismograph?

    • A.

      A bar graph measuring earthquakes

    • B.

      A seismic tornado

    • C.

      A device measuring the strength of earthquakes

    Correct Answer
    C. A device measuring the strength of earthquakes
    Explanation
    A seismograph is a device used to measure the strength of earthquakes. It detects and records the vibrations caused by seismic waves, which are generated by the movement of the Earth's crust. By measuring the amplitude and frequency of these vibrations, a seismograph can provide valuable information about the size and location of an earthquake. This information is crucial for monitoring and studying seismic activity, as well as for assessing the potential impact of earthquakes on structures and communities.

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  • 4. 

    ____________ was the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty.

    Correct Answer
    Shi Huangdi
    Explanation
    Shi Huangdi is the correct answer because he was indeed the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty. He unified China and implemented various reforms, including standardizing the writing system, currency, and measurements. He also constructed the Great Wall of China and his tomb complex, which includes the famous Terracotta Army. Hence, Shi Huangdi holds historical significance as the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty.

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  • 5. 

    During which dynasties did Confucianism become an important element? You can select more than one.

    • A.

      Tang Dynasty

    • B.

      Ming Dynasty

    • C.

      Song Dynasty

    • D.

      Zhou Dynasty

    Correct Answer
    B. Ming Dynasty
    Explanation
    During the Ming Dynasty, Confucianism became an important element. Confucianism was already established during the Zhou Dynasty, but it continued to gain prominence and influence during the Tang and Song Dynasties as well. However, it was during the Ming Dynasty that Confucianism reached its peak as the dominant ideology and had a significant impact on the political, social, and cultural aspects of Chinese society. The Ming emperors actively promoted Confucian teachings and implemented policies based on Confucian principles, making it an integral part of the dynasty's governance and identity.

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  • 6. 

    Isolationism began in the _________ Dynasty.

    Correct Answer
    Ming
    Explanation
    Isolationism began in the Ming Dynasty. The Ming Dynasty, which ruled China from 1368 to 1644, implemented a policy of isolationism, also known as the "Closed Door Policy." During this time, China restricted foreign trade and contact with other nations, focusing on internal development and self-sufficiency. This policy aimed to protect China's culture, economy, and political stability from external influences. Isolationism in the Ming Dynasty eventually led to a decline in China's global influence and missed opportunities for international trade and diplomacy.

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  • 7. 

    What natural disasters occurred in Southeast Asia?

    • A.

      Tornadoes, Volcanoes

    • B.

      Monsoons, Tsunamis

    • C.

      Thunderstorms

    Correct Answer
    B. Monsoons, Tsunamis
    Explanation
    Monsoons and tsunamis are the natural disasters that occurred in Southeast Asia. Monsoons are seasonal winds that bring heavy rainfall, causing floods and landslides in the region. Tsunamis, on the other hand, are large ocean waves usually triggered by earthquakes or volcanic eruptions, which can cause widespread destruction along coastal areas. These two natural disasters are common in Southeast Asia due to its geographical location and proximity to the Pacific Ring of Fire, where tectonic activity is high.

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  • 8. 

    What was the First Emperor buried with?

    • A.

      His Family

    • B.

      Terracotta Warriors

    • C.

      His major lieutenant

    • D.

      The heads of his enemies

    Correct Answer
    B. Terracotta Warriors
    Explanation
    The First Emperor was buried with Terracotta Warriors. This refers to the famous Terracotta Army, which was discovered in the mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shi Huang in China. The Terracotta Warriors are a collection of life-sized sculptures depicting soldiers, horses, and chariots that were buried with the emperor to protect him in the afterlife. This archaeological find is considered one of the most significant discoveries in the world and provides valuable insights into ancient Chinese history and burial practices.

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  • 9. 

    What was the Great Wall of China built for?

    • A.

      Decoration

    • B.

      Power

    • C.

      Defense

    • D.

      Battlegrounds

    Correct Answer
    C. Defense
    Explanation
    The Great Wall of China was built for defense purposes. It was constructed as a defensive barrier to protect China from invasions and attacks by nomadic tribes and other potential enemies. The wall provided a strategic advantage by making it difficult for invaders to breach and cross into Chinese territory. Its construction was a massive undertaking that spanned several centuries and involved the labor of millions of workers. The Great Wall of China stands as a testament to the importance of defense in ancient Chinese civilization.

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  • 10. 

    Who created the first paper money?

    • A.

      Qin Dynasty

    • B.

      Egypt

    • C.

      Japan

    • D.

      Song Dynasty

    • E.

      Han Dynasty

    Correct Answer
    D. Song Dynasty
    Explanation
    The Song Dynasty is credited with creating the first paper money. During this time, the Chinese government issued banknotes as a form of currency, which were backed by the state and could be exchanged for goods and services. This innovation in monetary system played a significant role in facilitating trade and commerce, and it eventually spread to other parts of the world. The Qin Dynasty, Egypt, Japan, and the Han Dynasty did not create the first paper money, making them incorrect options.

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  • 11. 

    Empress Wu of the Tang Dynasty was very nice to the people of China

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement says that Empress Wu of the Tang Dynasty was very nice to the people of China. However, historical records and accounts suggest otherwise. Empress Wu was known for her ruthless and authoritarian rule, often resorting to violence and manipulation to maintain her power. She eliminated political rivals, suppressed dissent, and implemented strict laws and regulations. Her reign was marked by fear and oppression rather than kindness and benevolence towards the people. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 12. 

    The period of disorder after the Tang Dynasty was called Funland.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is incorrect. The period of disorder after the Tang Dynasty in Chinese history is known as the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period, not Funland. Funland is not a recognized term or name for any historical period or event in Chinese history. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 13. 

    What was a disadvantage of the Grand Canal?

    • A.

      Traders could use it as a trade route.

    • B.

      It blew up and created disasters

    • C.

      It flooded and destroyed villages.

    Correct Answer
    C. It flooded and destroyed villages.
    Explanation
    The Grand Canal had a disadvantage of flooding and destroying villages. This means that the canal would overflow and cause damage to nearby settlements. This would have been a major drawback as it would have disrupted the lives and livelihoods of the people living in those villages. Additionally, the destruction caused by the flooding would have required costly repairs and reconstruction efforts.

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  • 14. 

    Select the disadvantages that caused traders to stop using the Silk Road.

    • A.

      The Black Death

    • B.

      Free Money

    • C.

      Robbers

    • D.

      Confucius gave speeches there.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. The Black Death
    C. Robbers
    Explanation
    The Black Death and the presence of robbers are two significant disadvantages that caused traders to stop using the Silk Road. The Black Death, a devastating pandemic in the 14th century, spread along the Silk Road trade routes, leading to a decline in trade and economic activity. The fear of contracting the disease and the high mortality rate among traders discouraged their participation. Additionally, the Silk Road was plagued by robbers and bandits who posed a constant threat to traders and their goods, making the trade routes unsafe and unreliable. These disadvantages ultimately contributed to the decline and abandonment of the Silk Road as a major trade route.

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  • 15. 

    What was the Forbidden City used for?

    • A.

      To have a city with a cool name

    • B.

      To build a Chinese animal shelter that forbids dogs

    • C.

      To show isolation between the rich and the poor

    • D.

      To let the poor people live in

    Correct Answer
    C. To show isolation between the rich and the poor
    Explanation
    The Forbidden City was used to show isolation between the rich and the poor. It was the imperial palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties in China, and it was off-limits to the general public. The vast complex was designed to separate the ruling class from the common people, emphasizing the power and wealth of the emperor. The Forbidden City's grandeur and exclusivity served as a symbol of the stark social hierarchy in ancient China.

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  • 16. 

    What were Confucius' teachings based on?

    • A.

      Manners and Behavior

    • B.

      Exercise, Yoga, and Zumba

    • C.

      Becoming a scholar

    • D.

      Royalty

    Correct Answer
    A. Manners and Behavior
    Explanation
    Confucius' teachings were based on manners and behavior. He emphasized the importance of practicing good manners and proper behavior in order to create a harmonious society. Confucius believed that individuals should strive to cultivate virtues such as respect, honesty, and kindness in their interactions with others. He taught that by embodying these qualities, individuals could contribute to the well-being of their families, communities, and ultimately, the entire society.

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  • 17. 

    ________ started the Yuan Dynasty

    Correct Answer
    Genghis Khan
    Kublai Khan
    Khan
    Explanation
    Genghis Khan, Kublai Khan, and Khan are all correct answers because they all played a significant role in starting the Yuan Dynasty. Genghis Khan was the founder of the Mongol Empire and laid the foundation for the dynasty. Kublai Khan, his grandson, completed the conquest of China and established the Yuan Dynasty. "Khan" is a title used by Mongol leaders, including both Genghis Khan and Kublai Khan. Therefore, all three options are valid answers for the given question.

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  • 18. 

    Liu Bang started isolationism.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because Liu Bang did not start isolationism. Liu Bang was actually the founder of the Han Dynasty in China, and during his reign, he implemented policies that promoted trade and communication with other regions. He encouraged cultural exchanges and expanded China's influence through military campaigns. Therefore, Liu Bang's actions were not aligned with isolationism, making the answer false.

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  • 19. 

    In which dynasty did the Mongols take over?

    • A.

      Ming Dynasty

    • B.

      Shang Dynasty

    • C.

      Yuan Dynasty

    • D.

      Song Dynasty

    • E.

      Qin Dynasty

    • F.

      Zhou Dynasty

    Correct Answer
    C. Yuan Dynasty
    Explanation
    The Mongols took over during the Yuan Dynasty. The Yuan Dynasty was established by Kublai Khan, the grandson of Genghis Khan, who successfully conquered China and established Mongol rule. The Mongols ruled China from 1271 to 1368, making the Yuan Dynasty the first foreign-led dynasty in Chinese history. Kublai Khan implemented various policies, such as promoting cultural exchange and trade, but also faced resistance from the Chinese population. The Yuan Dynasty eventually collapsed due to internal conflicts and rebellions, leading to the rise of the Ming Dynasty.

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  • 20. 

    What was the zodiac?

    • A.

      The Jade Emperor's pet

    • B.

      A Dutch calendar

    • C.

      A twelve-animal calendar used for telling fortunes and time

    • D.

      A race between 12 animals

    Correct Answer
    C. A twelve-animal calendar used for telling fortunes and time
    Explanation
    The zodiac refers to a twelve-animal calendar that is used for telling fortunes and keeping track of time. In this system, each year is associated with a specific animal sign, such as the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. People born in a particular year are believed to possess certain characteristics associated with the animal sign of that year. Additionally, the zodiac is used for determining compatibility between individuals and predicting their future based on the animal signs.

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  • 21. 

    Why did Ancient China fail?

    • A.

      A Chinese god cast a curse on them.

    • B.

      The Ming Emperor started isolationism and China fell into chaos.

    • C.

      Japan took over and destroyed it.

    Correct Answer
    B. The Ming Emperor started isolationism and China fell into chaos.
    Explanation
    The Ming Emperor's decision to adopt isolationism resulted in China's downfall. Isolationism led to a lack of external trade and limited interaction with other nations, causing economic stagnation and technological backwardness. The empire became vulnerable to internal conflicts, corruption, and social unrest, leading to chaos and instability within China. This ultimately weakened the empire and contributed to its failure.

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  • 22. 

    What were some things that the Chinese valued? You can pick more than one.

    • A.

      Land

    • B.

      Money

    • C.

      Amusement

    • D.

      Goods

    • E.

      Electricity

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Land
    B. Money
    D. Goods
    Explanation
    The Chinese valued land, money, and goods. Land has always been highly valued in Chinese culture, as it represents wealth and stability. Money is seen as a means to achieve success and prosperity. Goods are also highly valued, as they symbolize wealth and social status. These three elements are interconnected and play a significant role in the Chinese value system.

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  • 23. 

    When did construction on the Great Wall of China begin?

    • A.

      Shang Dynasty

    • B.

      Qin Dynasty

    • C.

      Tang Dynasty

    • D.

      Sui Dynasty

    • E.

      Zhou Dynasty

    • F.

      Yuan Dynasty

    Correct Answer
    B. Qin Dynasty
    Explanation
    The construction on the Great Wall of China began during the Qin Dynasty. This dynasty, which ruled from 221 to 206 BC, was responsible for the unification of China under Emperor Qin Shi Huang. As part of his efforts to consolidate power and protect his empire from invaders, Qin Shi Huang ordered the construction of various defensive walls, which were later connected to form the Great Wall. Therefore, the correct answer is the Qin Dynasty.

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  • 24. 

    What is acupuncture?

    • A.

      An infection of the nose, throat, and lungs.

    • B.

      The practice of inserting thin needled into the skin for pain relief

    • C.

      A medicine used for colds, hypothermia, and fever

    Correct Answer
    B. The practice of inserting thin needled into the skin for pain relief
    Explanation
    Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical practice that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body to alleviate pain and promote healing. It is believed to stimulate the flow of energy or Qi in the body, restoring balance and relieving various ailments. This explanation aligns with the given answer, which states that acupuncture is the practice of inserting thin needles into the skin for pain relief.

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  • 25. 

    Why did the Song Dynasty decide to make paper money?

    • A.

      Easy access

    • B.

      Lighter than coins

    • C.

      More convenient

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The Song Dynasty decided to make paper money because it offered easy access, as it could be easily produced and distributed. Additionally, paper money was lighter than coins, making it more convenient for everyday transactions. Therefore, the decision to introduce paper money was based on the combination of these factors, making "All of the above" the correct answer.

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  • 26. 

    What did the Chinese invent?

    • A.

      Moon calendar

    • B.

      Beer

    • C.

      Barley Cakes

    • D.

      Folk Music

    Correct Answer
    A. Moon calendar
    Explanation
    The Chinese invented the moon calendar. This calendar is based on the lunar cycle and was used to track the phases of the moon. It played a significant role in Chinese culture and was used for agricultural purposes, religious ceremonies, and determining the dates of festivals and holidays. The moon calendar is still used in some traditional Chinese communities today.

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  • 27. 

    How many voyages did Zheng He have?

    • A.

      Seven

    • B.

      Nine

    • C.

      Three

    • D.

      Four (He was about to finish his fifth when he fell into the ocean and drowned.)

    Correct Answer
    A. Seven
    Explanation
    Zheng He had a total of seven voyages. This is indicated by the correct answer option provided.

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  • 28. 

    Kublai Khan did not force the Chinese to accept Mongol ways of life.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Kublai Khan, the Mongol ruler, did not impose Mongol customs and traditions on the Chinese people. Instead, he adopted a more tolerant approach and allowed the Chinese to maintain their own way of life. This policy of religious and cultural tolerance helped to maintain stability and harmony within the empire. Thus, the statement "Kublai Khan did not force the Chinese to accept Mongol ways of life" is true.

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