Ancient China Interesting Trivia Facts! Quiz

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Ancient China Interesting Trivia Facts! Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A group of non-elected public officials is known as a bureaucracy .... true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Why does the Huang River have a  distinctive yellow color?
    • A. 

      Yellow flowers grow on it's banks.

    • B. 

      Yellow topsoil is blown into the river and dissolved.

    • C. 

      It reflects the yellow light of the sun.

    • D. 

      It reflects the yellow light of the moon.

  • 3. 
    The flooded areas where rice is grown are called rice paddies.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Who was the first Chinese Emperor?
    • A. 

      Skin Ye Mic Dow

    • B. 

      Liu Sheng

    • C. 

      Shang Ti

    • D. 

      Shǐ Huáng Dì

  • 5. 
    Which best describes the Analects? 
    • A. 

      Collection of sayings by Confucius

    • B. 

      A collection of writings by Wu De

    • C. 

      One of many printed works describing Daoism

    • D. 

      The main printed works of Buddha

  • 6. 
    It was thought that the Chinese emperor ruled because
    • A. 

      They received a mandate from heaven

    • B. 

      Their father was emperor

    • C. 

      They were related to Confucius

    • D. 

      Ms. Lanfersiek said so!

  • 7. 
    The terra cotta warriors were thousands of unique clay soldiers that were erected to protect Emperor Liu Bang and his tomb in the afterlife.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The majority of the ancient Chinese worked in the cities as artisans or skilled craftsmen.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    During the Ming & Qing dynasty, the emperor lived in an area that was off-limits to ordinary citizens called the _________?
    • A. 

      Lotus Library

    • B. 

      The Forbidden City

    • C. 

      The Palooka Palace

    • D. 

      The Royal Rice Garden

  • 10. 
    What might be considered the first principle of Confucianism?
    • A. 

      Respect all people

    • B. 

      All children were not allowed to go to school.

    • C. 

      Be insensitive toward other people

    • D. 

      Read as many books as you can.

  • 11. 
    An insect that played a major role in clothing the Chinese and providing a product for trading.
    • A. 

      The silk worm

    • B. 

      The boll weevil

    • C. 

      The red, marching ant

    • D. 

      The Mao millipede

  • 12. 
    What have people built to control flooding along the Huang River? 
    • A. 

      Terraces

    • B. 

      Sinkholes

    • C. 

      Levees

    • D. 

      Rice paddies

  • 13. 
    Why has the Huang River been called “China’s Sorrow”? 
    • A. 

      The river runs through both the desert and the loess valley.

    • B. 

      The river’s tributaries pick up and carry large amounts of silt.

    • C. 

      The river is light blue, the same color as human tears.

    • D. 

      The river’s flooding has wiped out crops and left people homeless.

  • 14. 
    This engineering project helped make trade within China easier.
    • A. 

      The Great Fleet of Ships

    • B. 

      The Great Wall of China

    • C. 

      The Grand Canal

    • D. 

      The Grand Highway

  • 15. 
    A trade route that linked China with Europe and other Western civilizations was known as ...
    • A. 

      The Western Way

    • B. 

      The Road to Perdition

    • C. 

      The Silk Road

    • D. 

      The Silky Smooth Highway

  • 16. 
     Tao is ...
    • A. 

      The name of a famous panda

    • B. 

      The last emperor of China

    • C. 

      A book about Confucius

    • D. 

      The way

  • 17. 
    Which of the following was not part of life for the ancient Chinese?
    • A. 

      Fishing

    • B. 

      Farming

    • C. 

      Trade with the Americas

    • D. 

      Irrigating land

  • 18. 
    Why did Shi Huangdi build the Great Wall of China? 
    • A. 

      Help trade relations between nations

    • B. 

      Control flooding along the northern borders

    • C. 

      Help with irrigation and canal building

    • D. 

      Protect the empire from northern invaders

  • 19. 
    How did Confucianism and Daoism influence Chinese history and culture?
    • A. 

      People became greedy and cruel toward others.

    • B. 

      Books were burned so students learned less.

    • C. 

      Values, such as order, harmony, and ways of making the world right, began to spread

    • D. 

      People turned away from nature to embrace industrialization

  • 20. 
    Which is a central belief of Daoism?
    • A. 

      People should revolt and demand peace.

    • B. 

      People should seek a higher level of education.

    • C. 

      People should worship Ms.Lanfersiek.

    • D. 

      People should live in harmony with nature.

  • 21. 
    The earliest form of Chinese writing  was found on ...
    • A. 

      Rice paper

    • B. 

      Animal bones

    • C. 

      Papyrus

    • D. 

      Clay tablets

  • 22. 
    The Italian merchant who traveled the Silk Road and served as a valued official in China was ...
    • A. 

      Luigi Marcone

    • B. 

      Marco Polo

    • C. 

      Wup Di Doo

    • D. 

      Diego Varazanno

  • 23. 
    The Gobi is ...
    • A. 

      A rare fish used in a Chinese dish

    • B. 

      The most ferocious of all dragons in Chinese folk lore

    • C. 

      The name of a disease that struck down the warriors

    • D. 

      One of the worlds largest deserts; covers parts of China and Mongolia

  • 24. 
    An ancestor is a relative who lived in the past.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    You got a job in the Chinese civil service because ...
    • A. 

      Your family connections

    • B. 

      Your performance on competitive exams and merit

    • C. 

      You were good looking like Mr. D

    • D. 

      You could recite the Analects