Empires Of East Asia Quick Quiz Block II

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  • 1. 

    The chronological order of Chinese dynasties was...

    • A.

      Han ---> Sui ---> Song ---> Tang.

    • B.

      Han ---> Sui ---> Tang ---> Song.

    • C.

      Sui ---> Tang ---> Han ---> Song.

    • D.

      Sui ---> Song ---> Han ---> Tang.

    Correct Answer
    B. Han ---> Sui ---> Tang ---> Song.
    Explanation
    The correct chronological order of Chinese dynasties is Han, Sui, Tang, and Song. The Han dynasty was the first and lasted from 206 BCE to 220 CE. It was followed by the Sui dynasty from 581 to 618 CE. The Tang dynasty came next, ruling from 618 to 907 CE. Finally, the Song dynasty lasted from 960 to 1279 CE. This order reflects the historical succession of these dynasties in China.

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  • 2. 

    The fall of the Tang Dynasty was caused in great part by

    • A.

      The invention of gunpowder.

    • B.

      The imposition of heavy taxes.

    • C.

      The doubling of the Chinese population.

    • D.

      The restoration of the civil service system.

    Correct Answer
    B. The imposition of heavy taxes.
    Explanation
    The imposition of heavy taxes is the correct answer because it led to widespread discontent among the people, which eventually contributed to the fall of the Tang Dynasty. The heavy taxation burden placed on the population resulted in economic hardships and social unrest. It weakened the government's legitimacy and ability to govern effectively, creating a fertile ground for rebellion and instability. This, combined with other factors, ultimately led to the downfall of the Tang Dynasty.

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  • 3. 

    All of the following were inventions of the Tang and Song dynasties EXCEPT...

    • A.

      Porcelain

    • B.

      Paper money.

    • C.

      The microscope.

    • D.

      The magnetic compass.

    Correct Answer
    C. The microscope.
    Explanation
    The Tang and Song dynasties were known for their advancements in various fields, including porcelain, paper money, and the magnetic compass. However, the microscope was not invented during this period. Therefore, the correct answer is the microscope.

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  • 4. 

    Historically, peoples have tended to move west and south across the steppe mainly for reasons having to do with...

    • A.

      Terrain

    • B.

      Climate

    • C.

      Waterways

    • D.

      Technology

    Correct Answer
    B. Climate
    Explanation
    Peoples historically tended to move west and south across the steppe mainly due to climate. The climate in these regions would have influenced their decision to move, as it would have impacted their ability to survive and thrive. Harsh climates, such as extreme cold or drought, would have made it difficult to find food and water sources, leading people to seek more favorable climates. Additionally, favorable climates would have provided better conditions for agriculture and settlement. Therefore, climate played a significant role in determining the movement of peoples across the steppe.

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  • 5. 

    A pastoralist makes a living by...

    • A.

      Fighting

    • B.

      Growing food.

    • C.

      Trading goods.

    • D.

      Herding animals.

    Correct Answer
    D. Herding animals.
    Explanation
    A pastoralist makes a living by herding animals. Pastoralists are nomadic or semi-nomadic people who rely on the herding of livestock for their livelihood. They move from one place to another in search of fresh pastures and water sources for their animals. By herding animals such as cattle, sheep, or goats, they are able to obtain milk, meat, and other animal products for sustenance and trade. Herding animals is an essential part of their lifestyle and economic activity, making it the correct answer.

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  • 6. 

    Membership in a Mongol clan was determined by the members' claim of a common...

    • A.

      Khanate

    • B.

      Religion

    • C.

      Ancestor

    • D.

      Way of life.

    Correct Answer
    C. Ancestor
    Explanation
    Membership in a Mongol clan was determined by the members' claim of a common ancestor. This means that individuals belonging to a particular Mongol clan traced their lineage back to a shared ancestor. This ancestral connection was a crucial factor in determining clan membership and the sense of belonging within the clan. Ancestors played a significant role in Mongol society, and claiming a common ancestor was a way to establish kinship ties and maintain social cohesion within the clan.

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  • 7. 

    All of the following modern-day states were once part of the Mongol Empire EXCEPT...

    • A.

      India

    • B.

      Russia

    • C.

      South Korea.

    • D.

      North Korea.

    Correct Answer
    A. India
    Explanation
    India is the correct answer because it was never part of the Mongol Empire. The Mongol Empire, founded by Genghis Khan in the 13th century, stretched from Eastern Europe to Asia, including regions such as Russia, Korea, and China. However, India was not conquered or ruled by the Mongols, making it the exception among the given options.

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  • 8. 

    Which khanate extended the furthest north?

    • A.

      Khanate of the Golden Horde

    • B.

      Khanate of the Great Khan

    • C.

      Chagatai Khanate

    • D.

      Ilkhanate

    Correct Answer
    A. Khanate of the Golden Horde
    Explanation
    The Khanate of the Golden Horde extended the furthest north. The Golden Horde was a Mongol and later Turkicized khanate that originated in the 13th century and lasted until the 15th century. It was located in the western part of the Mongol Empire, encompassing parts of modern-day Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan. The Golden Horde's territory reached as far north as the Arctic Ocean, making it the khanate that extended the furthest north among the options provided.

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  • 9. 

    What body of water did Marco Polo cross twice?

    • A.

      Black Sea

    • B.

      Mediterranean Sea

    • C.

      Arabian Sea

    • D.

      South China Sea

    Correct Answer
    B. Mediterranean Sea
    Explanation
    Marco Polo crossed the Mediterranean Sea twice. This body of water is located between Europe, Africa, and Asia, making it a crucial route for trade and travel. Marco Polo, an Italian merchant and explorer, embarked on his famous journey to Asia in the 13th century. He traveled along the Silk Road and reached China, making him one of the first Europeans to do so. On his return journey, he again crossed the Mediterranean Sea to reach his homeland, Italy.

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  • 10. 

    What bodies of water were entirely surrounded by the Mongol Empire?

    • A.

      Black Sea, Caspian Sea, Aral Sea

    • B.

      Black Sea, Caspian Sea, Lake Balkash

    • C.

      Caspian Sea, Aral Sea, Lake Baikal

    • D.

      Caspian Sea, Aral Sea, Lake Balkash

    Correct Answer
    D. Caspian Sea, Aral Sea, Lake Balkash
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Caspian Sea, Aral Sea, Lake Balkash. These bodies of water were entirely surrounded by the Mongol Empire. The Mongol Empire, which existed from the 13th to the 14th century, was one of the largest land empires in history. It stretched from Eastern Europe to Asia, encompassing a vast territory. The Caspian Sea, Aral Sea, and Lake Balkash were all located within the borders of the Mongol Empire, making them bodies of water that were entirely surrounded by it.

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  • 11. 

    How did Genghis Khan succeed as a conqueror?

    • A.

      Through brilliant military strategy and organization

    • B.

      Through conquering only empires that had become weak

    • C.

      Through dressing his soldiers as warriors of the opposing country

    • D.

      Through offering people the Mongol Peace if they surrendered

    Correct Answer
    A. Through brilliant military strategy and organization
    Explanation
    Genghis Khan succeeded as a conqueror through brilliant military strategy and organization. This means that he was able to effectively plan and execute his military campaigns, using tactics and strategies that gave him an advantage over his opponents. Additionally, he had a well-organized army that was disciplined and trained to carry out his orders efficiently. This combination of strategic thinking and strong organization allowed Genghis Khan to expand his empire and establish his dominance over a vast territory.

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  • 12. 

    A.P.P.A.R.T.S. is... (check ALL that apply)

    • A.

      A tool for understating Primary Sources

    • B.

      No fun... Just no fun at all...

    • C.

      Author, Place & Time, Prior Knowledge, Audience, Reason, The Main Idea, Significance

    • D.

      A math formula... Shout out to SOG!

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. A tool for understating Primary Sources
    C. Author, Place & Time, Prior Knowledge, Audience, Reason, The Main Idea, Significance
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that A.P.P.A.R.T.S. is a tool for understanding Primary Sources. It helps to analyze and interpret primary sources by considering the Author, Place & Time, Prior Knowledge, Audience, Reason, The Main Idea, and Significance.

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  • 13. 

    Why did Japanese samurai fight for their lord?

    • A.

      In exchange for an allowance

    • B.

      In exchange for land

    • C.

      In exchange for weapons and armor

    • D.

      So that their lord would protect their wives

    Correct Answer
    A. In exchange for an allowance
    Explanation
    Japanese samurai fought for their lord in exchange for an allowance. This allowance was a form of payment or compensation for their service and loyalty. It provided them with financial support and allowed them to sustain themselves and their families. The samurai relied on this allowance to meet their daily needs and maintain their status within the feudal hierarchy. By fighting for their lord and receiving an allowance, the samurai ensured their own survival and secured their position within the feudal system.

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  • 14. 

    What did chivalry require of knights that Bushido did not require of samurai?

    • A.

      That they commit suicide rather than face defeat

    • B.

      That they show humility

    • C.

      That they value bravery and loyalty above all else

    • D.

      That they regard women as equals

    Correct Answer
    B. That they show humility
    Explanation
    Chivalry required knights to show humility, which means they were expected to be modest, respectful, and not boastful about their achievements or status. This was an important aspect of the knightly code of conduct, as it promoted the idea of being humble and not seeking personal glory. On the other hand, Bushido, the code of conduct followed by samurai, did not specifically require them to show humility. While samurai were expected to be disciplined, honorable, and loyal, humility was not emphasized as a core virtue in the same way it was for knights.

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  • 15. 

    Which of the following is NOT true of both Japanese samurai and European knights? 

    • A.

      They lived by a code of honor that valued bravery and loyalty.

    • B.

      They fought for a lord in exchange for something.

    • C.

      They entered battle with protective gear and weapons.

    • D.

      They would commit ritual suicide rather than face defeat.

    Correct Answer
    D. They would commit ritual suicide rather than face defeat.
    Explanation
    Both Japanese samurai and European knights lived by a code of honor that valued bravery and loyalty. They fought for a lord in exchange for something, and they entered battle with protective gear and weapons. However, committing ritual suicide rather than facing defeat was not a common practice for both samurai and knights.

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  • 16. 

    You attend Synergy school... 

    • A.

      True... Pick this one... If you don't pick this one it is wrong... Again... PICK THIS CHOICE!

    • B.

      False... If you pick this you will miss a FREE question... Do the right thing!

    Correct Answer
    A. True... Pick this one... If you don't pick this one it is wrong... Again... PICK THIS CHOICE!
  • 17. 

    Early groups of humans lived in clans based on kinship. This is a human characteristic because.... 

    • A.

      Dominic said so.

    • B.

      It is cross-culturally true.

    • C.

      Humans need family.

    • D.

      It is not a human characteristic.

    Correct Answer
    B. It is cross-culturally true.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "it is cross-culturally true." This means that living in clans based on kinship is a characteristic that is observed across different cultures. It is not limited to a specific group or region, but rather a common feature among various human societies.

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