So You Think You Know Modern Chinese History?

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  • 1. 

    What is the spread of ideas to promote a certain person or cause?

    Explanation
    The spread of ideas to promote a certain person or cause is known as propaganda. Propaganda is a communication strategy used to manipulate public opinion and promote a particular agenda. It often involves biased or misleading information, aimed at influencing people's beliefs and behaviors. By using various techniques such as persuasive language, emotional appeals, and repetition, propaganda seeks to shape public perception and support for a specific individual or cause.

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  • 2. 

    Which program divided the Chinese people into communes where the government provided the people with all of their necessities?

    Explanation
    The Great Leap Forward was a program implemented in China during the late 1950s and early 1960s. It aimed to rapidly transform the country from an agrarian society into a modern industrialized nation. As part of this program, the Chinese people were divided into communes, which were collective farming communities where the government provided them with all their necessities, including food, housing, and healthcare. However, the Great Leap Forward ultimately resulted in widespread famine and economic disaster, causing the deaths of millions of people.

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  • 3. 

    What policy limited contact with foreigners?

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Foreign Policy." Foreign policy refers to a set of guidelines and principles that a country follows in its interactions with other nations. It includes decisions and actions taken by a government to safeguard its national interests and maintain peaceful relations with other countries. Limiting contact with foreigners is a common aspect of foreign policy, especially during times of conflict or when a country wants to protect its sovereignty and cultural identity. "The Foreign Policy" is not a specific policy, but rather a general term referring to the overall approach a country takes in its foreign relations.

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  • 4. 

    Who was the founder of the Nationalist party?

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Dr. Sun Yatseh, Dr Sun Yatseh, Sun Yatseh. Dr. Sun Yatseh is the founder of the Nationalist party.

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  • 5. 

    Which two political parties fought for control after the fall of the Qing dynasty?

    Explanation
    After the fall of the Qing dynasty, the two political parties that fought for control were the Communists and the Nationalists.

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  • 6. 

    Which policy was created to introduce western technology to China while maintaining their culture?

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Spheres of Influence, Sphere of Influence, The Sphere of Influence, The Spheres of Influence." These terms refer to a policy that was created to introduce western technology to China while still preserving their culture. The policy allowed foreign powers to have exclusive trading rights and influence over specific regions in China, thus enabling the transfer of technology and ideas from the West while attempting to maintain Chinese traditions and values.

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  • 7. 

    Which event was a civil war that started in China because it lost territories to foreign nations?

    Explanation
    The correct answer is the Taiping Rebellion. The Taiping Rebellion was a civil war that occurred in China as a result of the country losing territories to foreign nations. The rebellion was led by Hong Xiuquan, who claimed to be the younger brother of Jesus Christ. The rebellion lasted from 1850 to 1864 and resulted in the deaths of millions of people. It was a significant event in Chinese history and had a profound impact on the country's political and social landscape.

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  • 8. 

    Which policy was created by the United States to gain trading rights in China?

    Explanation
    The policy created by the United States to gain trading rights in China is the Open Door Policy. This policy was introduced in the late 19th century and early 20th century and aimed to ensure equal trading opportunities for all countries in China, without any exclusive privileges for any particular nation. The Open Door Policy was an attempt by the United States to promote fair trade and prevent the colonization of China by other imperial powers. It allowed for increased access to Chinese markets and helped to protect American economic interests in the region.

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  • 9. 

    Who wrote the "Three Principles of People"?

    Explanation
    Dr. Sun-Yatseh, also known as Sun Yat-sen, wrote the "Three Principles of People". He was a Chinese revolutionary and politician who played a pivotal role in the overthrow of the Qing dynasty and the establishment of the Republic of China. The "Three Principles of People" were his political philosophy, which emphasized nationalism, democracy, and people's livelihood. Sun-Yatseh's ideas and writings had a significant influence on modern Chinese history and continue to be studied and discussed today.

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  • 10. 

    Which event forced the Chinese to allow foreign troops and warships into their territory?

    Explanation
    The Boxer Rebellion was an uprising in China from 1899 to 1901, led by a secret society known as the Boxers, who opposed foreign influence and Christianity. The rebellion was a response to the increasing presence and influence of foreign powers in China. The Chinese government was forced to allow foreign troops and warships into their territory to suppress the rebellion and protect their interests. This event marked a significant turning point in China's history and highlighted the vulnerability of the Qing dynasty to foreign intervention.

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  • 11. 

    What event resulted in the deaths of many pro-democratic Chinese students who wanted to bring reforms to China's government?

    Explanation
    The correct answer is the Tiananmen Square Massacre, also known as the Tiananman Square Massacre. This event occurred in 1989 when the Chinese government cracked down on pro-democracy protests taking place in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. The government used military force to suppress the demonstrations, resulting in the deaths of many pro-democratic Chinese students who were advocating for political reforms in China's government.

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  • 12. 

    Who led Chinese peasants in the Long March?

    Explanation
    Mao Zedong led Chinese peasants in the Long March. The Long March was a military retreat undertaken by the Red Army of the Communist Party of China in 1934-1935. Mao Zedong, who later became the leader of the Communist Party and the founding father of the People's Republic of China, played a crucial role in organizing and leading the march. The Long March was a significant event in Chinese history and helped solidify Mao's position as a prominent figure in the Chinese Communist movement.

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  • 13. 

    Which program gathered all of the people's resources and harvests which was shared between the government and people?

    Explanation
    The correct answer is the Responsibility System. This program was implemented to gather all of the people's resources and harvests, which were then shared between the government and the people.

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  • 14. 

    Which policy was created to give equal trading rights to foreign countries in China?

    Explanation
    The Open Door Policy was created to give equal trading rights to foreign countries in China. This policy aimed to prevent any single country from dominating trade in China by ensuring that all nations had equal access to Chinese markets. It was introduced in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, during a time when several foreign powers were seeking to establish spheres of influence in China. The Open Door Policy helped to maintain China's territorial integrity and promote fair competition among foreign nations in its markets.

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  • 15. 

    What were the long-term and short-term causes of the opium war?

    • A.

      Chinese destroyed a british shipment of opium

    • B.

      Opium was killing the Chinese people

    • C.

      Chinese tried to stop the trading of opium

    • D.

      British wanted their opium back

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Chinese destroyed a british shipment of opium
    C. Chinese tried to stop the trading of opium
    Explanation
    The long-term cause of the Opium War was the Chinese government's attempt to stop the trading of opium due to its harmful effects on the Chinese people. The short-term cause was the Chinese destroying a British shipment of opium, which led to the British wanting their opium back and escalating tensions between the two nations. This eventually resulted in the outbreak of the Opium War.

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  • 16. 

    What were the requirements of the Treaty of Nanjing?

    • A.

      Every family produces its own living

    • B.

      Westerners gain extraterritoriality

    • C.

      Equal access of trade

    • D.

      Hong Kong is given to Britain

    • E.

      China no longer determines terms of trade

    • F.

      Railroads and factories are built

    • G.

      Emperor pays for damaged opium

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Westerners gain extraterritoriality
    D. Hong Kong is given to Britain
    E. China no longer determines terms of trade
    G. Emperor pays for damaged opium
    Explanation
    The Treaty of Nanjing had several requirements. Westerners gained extraterritoriality, which means they were exempt from the jurisdiction of Chinese law and could be tried in their own consular courts. Hong Kong was given to Britain as a colony. China no longer had the power to determine the terms of trade, allowing foreign powers to have more control over trade with China. Additionally, the Emperor had to pay for the damages caused by the opium trade.

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