Ancient China Geography And Religion

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  • 1. 

    The highest range of mountains in the world located between India and China

    • A.

      Himalayan Mountains

    • B.

      Tibetan Plateau

    • C.

      Mount Helena

    Correct Answer
    A. Himalayan Mountains
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Himalayan Mountains. The Himalayan Mountains are the highest range of mountains in the world and are located between India and China. They are home to several of the world's highest peaks, including Mount Everest. The Himalayas are known for their breathtaking beauty, diverse flora and fauna, and their significance in shaping the climate and culture of the surrounding regions.

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  • 2. 

    One of the ancient religions of China. The original Taoists sought to live in harmony with nature.  

    • A.

      Taoism

    • B.

      Buddhism

    • C.

      Christianity

    Correct Answer
    A. Taoism
    Explanation
    Taoism is an ancient religion in China that emphasizes living in harmony with nature. The original Taoists believed in the concept of Tao, which refers to the natural way or path of the universe. They sought to align themselves with the flow of nature and live in accordance with its principles. This involved practices such as meditation, simplicity, and non-action. Taoism is distinct from Buddhism and Christianity, as it has its own unique beliefs and practices.

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  • 3. 

    A powerful family that produces a series of rulers over several generations

    • A.

      Civilization

    • B.

      Moral

    • C.

      Dynasty

    Correct Answer
    C. Dynasty
    Explanation
    The term "dynasty" refers to a powerful family that produces a series of rulers over several generations. In the context of the question, this term best describes the situation where a family holds power and authority for an extended period of time, passing it down from one generation to the next. The other options, such as "civilization" and "moral," do not accurately capture this concept of a long-lasting ruling family.

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  • 4. 

    The government in China today is ___________________.

    • A.

      Communist

    • B.

      Democratic

    • C.

      Socialistic

    Correct Answer
    A. Communist
    Explanation
    The correct answer is communist. This is because China is ruled by the Communist Party of China (CPC), which is a Marxist-Leninist political party. The government in China follows the principles of communism, which advocates for the collective ownership of resources and the absence of social classes. The CPC has a monopoly on political power in China and implements policies that align with communist ideology, such as state control over key industries and centralized decision-making.

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  • 5. 

    Most people make a living in the eastern third of the country by _____.

    • A.

      Farming on fertile land

    • B.

      working in shipping yards

    • C.

      Fishing on old fishing boats

    Correct Answer
    A. Farming on fertile land
    Explanation
    The correct answer is farming on fertile land. This is because the eastern third of the country is known for having fertile land, which is suitable for agriculture. Therefore, it is likely that most people in this region make a living through farming on this fertile land.

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  • 6. 

    The most rule-based of the three religions of China is _____ because it supported structure and a system for behavior.

    • A.

      Buddhism

    • B.

      Maxism

    • C.

      Confuscism

    Correct Answer
    C. Confuscism
    Explanation
    Confucianism is the most rule-based of the three religions of China because it emphasizes the importance of social order, hierarchy, and proper conduct. Confucian teachings provide guidelines for behavior and relationships, emphasizing respect for authority, filial piety, and adherence to moral principles. Confucianism promotes a structured society where individuals have specific roles and responsibilities, and it provides a system of ethics and values that guide behavior. This focus on rules and structure sets Confucianism apart from Buddhism and Marxism, making it the most rule-based of the three religions.

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  • 7. 

     A form of government based on principlesof communal, or public ownership, of land and factories. (whose members are not elected by a vote of the people)

    • A.

      Communism

    • B.

      Taoism

    • C.

      Buddhism

    • D.

      Confucianism

    Correct Answer
    A. Communism
    Explanation
    Communism is the correct answer because it is a form of government that is based on communal or public ownership of land and factories. In a communist system, the means of production are owned and controlled by the community as a whole, rather than being privately owned. This means that resources and wealth are distributed equally among all members of society. Unlike other systems such as Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism, communism does not involve elected leaders, as the members of the government are not chosen through a vote of the people.

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  • 8. 

    A well established way of doing things; a custom.

    • A.

      Harmony

    • B.

      Taoism

    • C.

      Mandarin

    • D.

      Tradition

    Correct Answer
    D. Tradition
    Explanation
    Tradition refers to a well-established way of doing things or a custom. It is a practice or belief that has been passed down from generation to generation. It represents the values, customs, and rituals that are deeply rooted in a particular culture or society. Tradition provides stability and continuity, as it helps to maintain social cohesion and a sense of identity. It is often seen as a source of wisdom and guidance, shaping the behavior and actions of individuals within a community.

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  • 9. 

    The official language of China. The Chinese speak several different dialects of this language.

    • A.

      Mandarin

    • B.

      Dynasty

    • C.

      Tangerine

    • D.

      Tradition

    Correct Answer
    A. Mandarin
    Explanation
    Mandarin is the correct answer because it is the official language of China and the Chinese people speak different dialects of this language. Mandarin is the most widely spoken dialect and is used for official purposes and education throughout China. It is also one of the six official languages of the United Nations.

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  • 10. 

     Confucianism → . Confucianism is based on the teachings of a philosopher named Confucius. He came up with a system of rules for proper behavior and for good government that played an extremely important role in shaping the civilization of China.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Confucianism is a belief system based on the teachings of Confucius, a philosopher from ancient China. He developed a set of principles and rules for proper behavior and good governance, which had a significant impact on Chinese civilization. Therefore, the statement that Confucianism played an important role in shaping the civilization of China is true.

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  • 11. 

     moral → Concerned with developing character and a strong sense of right and wrong.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that being moral involves the development of character and a strong understanding of what is right and wrong. This implies that being moral is not just about following rules, but also about cultivating virtues and principles. Therefore, the correct answer is true.

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  • 12. 

     Harmony is a  pleasant outcome resulting from nonaggression,peace, order, and balance. Traditionally in China, the achievement of harmony with nature, between the government and the governed, and within in the family was considered to be of utmost value.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In traditional Chinese culture, harmony was highly valued and seen as a desirable outcome. It encompassed various aspects such as living in peace and balance, both with nature and within society. This belief emphasized the importance of nonaggression and maintaining order. Therefore, it can be concluded that the statement "True" is an accurate representation of the value placed on harmony in China.

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  • 13. 

    What countries are South West of China ?

    • A.

      Pakistan

    • B.

      India

    • C.

      All of the above

    • D.

      Afganistan

    Correct Answer
    C. All of the above
    Explanation
    This is to see how well they can read the compass rose.

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  • 14. 

    Rural means

    • A.

      A place that is inside a city for trade

    • B.

      An area where crops don't grow well

    • C.

      An area of land that is far away from any big city

    Correct Answer
    C. An area of land that is far away from any big city
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "An area of land that is far away from any big city." This is because the definition of rural refers to an area that is located in the countryside or far away from urban areas and big cities. It is characterized by a lack of urban development, a lower population density, and a focus on agriculture and natural resources.

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  • 15. 

    Gobi Desert  - The coldest and northernmost desert in the world, located in southern Mongolia and northern China.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given answer "true" is that the Gobi Desert is indeed the coldest and northernmost desert in the world. It is situated in southern Mongolia and northern China.

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  • 16. 

     China is the birthplace of the world’s oldest living civilization.

    • A.

      False

    • B.

      True

    Correct Answer
    B. True
    Explanation
    China is commonly recognized as the birthplace of the world's oldest living civilization. This is because it has a rich history dating back thousands of years, with evidence of early human settlements and advanced cultural development. The Chinese civilization has made significant contributions to various fields such as art, literature, philosophy, science, and technology, which have had a lasting impact on the world. Therefore, it is accurate to say that China is the birthplace of the world's oldest living civilization.

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  • 17. 

    When rice began to be cultivated around the time of 5000 BC , China's population grew because

    • A.

      More people moved to the east where the rice was beginning to be grown.

    • B.

      A surplus was created and people could trade the rice with other villages for other goods.

    • C.

      Cultivation of rice helped feed more people and required more people to work in the rice paddies.

    • D.

      All of the Above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the Above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the Above" because all three statements are true. When rice cultivation began in China, more people moved to the east where rice was being grown, leading to an increase in population. Additionally, the surplus of rice created through cultivation allowed for trade with other villages, facilitating the exchange of goods. Lastly, the cultivation of rice not only helped feed more people but also required more people to work in the rice paddies, further contributing to population growth.

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  • 18. 

    The two main rivers in China are 

    • A.

      Yellow and the Amazon River

    • B.

      Yangtze and the Yellow River

    • C.

      Yellow and the Nile River

    Correct Answer
    B. Yangtze and the Yellow River
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Yangtze and the Yellow River. The Yangtze River is the longest river in Asia and the third-longest in the world, flowing through central China. The Yellow River, also known as the Huang He, is the second-longest river in China and is often referred to as the "Mother River of China" due to its historical and cultural significance. The Amazon River is located in South America, and the Nile River is located in Africa.

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