AP World History Exam: Classical China

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This quiz covers a wide variety of topics and tests a persons knowledge of the qin, Han, Shang, and Zhou dynasties. This quiz is made by a student who is taking an enhanced version of AP World History.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    By encouraging settlers to move into the Yangtze river valley, the Zhou rulers...
    • A. 

      Provoked centuries of conflict with outside invaders

    • B. 

      Produced population growth but also complicated problems of central rule

    • C. 

      Promoted the early cultivation of wood pulp for paper products

    • D. 

      Promulgated diseases like yellow fever, the kept population growth in check

    • E. 

      Programmed future generations of Chinese to obey the dictates of the highly centralized state

  • 2. 
    Confucianism and Daoism...
    • A. 

      Were fully sanctioned doctrines of the Qin and Han emperors

    • B. 

      Are religions, which developed in Classical china

    • C. 

      Emphasized the needs of the individual over the welfare of the state

    • D. 

      Had little influence upon China until the late 900's CE

    • E. 

      Originiated as responses to societal problems during times of disruption

  • 3. 
    Confucian social relationships...
    • A. 

      Established a hierarchy and insisted upon reciprocal duties of the people

    • B. 

      Taught its practitioners to seek inner harmony with the natural way

    • C. 

      Used rewards for correct behavior and punishments for transgressions

    • D. 

      Were based upon universal love and forgiveness

    • E. 

      Stressed the welfare and interests of the state

  • 4. 
    The doctrine sponsored by the Qin dynasty...
    • A. 

      Encouraged education, new ideas, and tolerated criticism of the state.

    • B. 

      Broke the power of vassals in order to enhance the power of the emperor

    • C. 

      Paid the northern tribute to prevent invasion

    • D. 

      Tolerated local lords performing functions for the central government

    • E. 

      Used reciprocal social arrangements and scholar-officials as bureaucrats

  • 5. 
    Which of the following groups would have likely supported the Qin dynasty?
    • A. 

      Confucian Scholars

    • B. 

      Peasant Laborers

    • C. 

      Trained bureaucrats from non-aristocratic groups

    • D. 

      Traditional aristocrtats who lost their lands and posessions

    • E. 

      Daoist priests

  • 6. 
    During the Han Dynasty, scholar officials...
    • A. 

      Lost their governmental offices to aristocrats

    • B. 

      Came inreasingly from the merchant and peasant classes

    • C. 

      Utilized Legalism as a ruling measure

    • D. 

      Insisted on harsh law codes to maintain control

    • E. 

      Insistuted a system of examination to prepare professional civil servants

  • 7. 
    Although they varied greatly in  wealth and social status in China,...
    • A. 

      The commoners, especially the peasants, remained the largest group

    • B. 

      The scholar bureaucrats cooperated to limit the influence of the ruler

    • C. 

      Aristocrats owned all of the land

    • D. 

      Women had many legal rights and protections

    • E. 

      Urban artisans and merchants dominated chinese society

  • 8. 
    Chinese women in the classical age...
    • A. 

      Were free to choose the men they could marry

    • B. 

      Could become scholar-gentry provided they passed the state exams

    • C. 

      Were legally subordinated to fathers and husbands at all class levels

    • D. 

      Dominated the intellectual and artistic activities of China

    • E. 

      Vaired greatly in status, influence, and rights

  • 9. 
    Despite their material sucess and increased wealth,
    • A. 

      Foreigners were prohibited from settling in China

    • B. 

      Chinese rulers were isolated from the masses and did not intervene with the government

    • C. 

      Chinese aristocrats had no influence within the government

    • D. 

      Merchants in China ranked below peasants and had little societal influence

    • E. 

      The scholar-gentry were prohibited from owning land

  • 10. 
    Chinese belief systems differ from single deity religions and polytheism most in
    • A. 

      Their secular emphasis and lack of identifiable gods to worship

    • B. 

      Emphasizing correct behavior and performance of rituals and rites

    • C. 

      Concentrating on the need for the gods' saving grace

    • D. 

      Supporting a relative legal and social equality for women

    • E. 

      Deifying nature

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