Scientific And Artistic Achievements

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This quiz will test your understanding of the achievements of ancient China, India and Southeast Asia


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of these textiles was one of the achievements of ancient India?
    • A. 

      Cotton

    • B. 

      Nylon

    • C. 

      Silk

    • D. 

      Denim

  • 2. 
    Which one of these is a unique feature of ancient Chinese medicine?
    • A. 

      Acupuncture

    • B. 

      Ayur Vedah

    • C. 

      Plastic surgery

    • D. 

      Antibiotics

  • 3. 
    The oldest known printed text, a sacred Buddhist scroll (the Diamond Sutra), was made using ________
    • A. 

      Batik painting

    • B. 

      Block printing

    • C. 

      Stone carvings

    • D. 

      Typewriters

  • 4. 
    Which period in ancient Indian history saw the development of mathematical concepts such as the decimal system, pi (π) and zero?
    • A. 

      Vedic Period

    • B. 

      Maurya Period

    • C. 

      Shang Dynasty

    • D. 

      Gupta Period

  • 5. 
    The seismograph, an ancient Chinese achievement, is able to indicate ________
    • A. 

      The amount of snow

    • B. 

      When and in which direction an earthquake had occurred

    • C. 

      The amount of rainfall

    • D. 

      The possibility of a tsunami

  • 6. 
    Landscape painting in ancient China was heavily influenced by ______
    • A. 

      Human suffering

    • B. 

      The people of China

    • C. 

      Taoism and Confucianism

    • D. 

      War

  • 7. 
    In ancient India, what do many of the sculptures, paintings and stone temples depict?
    • A. 

      Nature

    • B. 

      The people of India

    • C. 

      Animals

    • D. 

      The life of Buddha or feature Hindu gods

  • 8. 
    Apart from town planning, the compass was also used ______
    • A. 

      In trade and commerce

    • B. 

      In sea voyages

    • C. 

      For medicinal purposes

    • D. 

      In food

  • 9. 
    Bronze spear-points and iron bangles found in northeast Thailand reveal that the people of ancient Southeast Asia had knowledge of ______
    • A. 

      Poetry

    • B. 

      Mathematics

    • C. 

      Metallurgy

    • D. 

      Astronomy

  • 10. 
    In Southeast Asia, the many religious monuments showing people’s devotion to their gods, reflect ___________
    • A. 

      Architectural achievements

    • B. 

      Medicinal achievements

    • C. 

      Mathematical achievements

    • D. 

      Achievements in metallurgy

  • 11. 
    Gunpowder was used ____________
    • A. 

      In fireworks and for war purposes

    • B. 

      In food

    • C. 

      For entertainment

    • D. 

      In medicine

  • 12. 
    In which ancient civilization was plastic surgery already in existence in 600 BCE?
    • A. 

      Southeast Asia

    • B. 

      Egypt

    • C. 

      India

    • D. 

      China

  • 13. 
    Ancient Southeast Asia’s knowledge of ________ was useful in rice-farming
    • A. 

      Astronomy

    • B. 

      Religion

    • C. 

      Hydraulic engineering

    • D. 

      Metallurgy

  • 14. 
    Which one of these is an example of one of the earliest ancient Indian literature?
    • A. 

      The Vedas

    • B. 

      Prahlada Charita

    • C. 

      I Ching

    • D. 

      Journey to the West

  • 15. 
    Literature such as the hikayat (story of a warrior) and syair (long poem) were texts from __________
    • A. 

      Chinese-speaking parts of Southeast Asia

    • B. 

      India

    • C. 

      China

    • D. 

      Malay-speaking parts of Southeast Asia.

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