Zhou Dynasty: Social Studies Quiz!

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  • 1. 
    In the later years of the Zhou dynasty, what condition in China led to new philosophies?
    • A. 

      Wealth

    • B. 

      Disorder

    • C. 

      Feudalism

    • D. 

      Democracy

  • 2. 
    The Zhou dynasty came after which dynasty?
    • A. 

      Qin

    • B. 

      Han

    • C. 

      Chin

    • D. 

      Shang

  • 3. 
    According to belief in the Mandate of Heaven, earthquakes and floods might be signs that...
    • A. 

      The king did not govern well

    • B. 

      The end of the world is near

    • C. 

      The people did not obey the laws

    • D. 

      The natural world ignored humans

  • 4. 
    Which group belongs in the shaded area of the diagram?
    • A. 

      Lords

    • B. 

      Soldiers

    • C. 

      Farmers

    • D. 

      Servants

  • 5. 
    What happened during the Warring States period?
    • A. 

      Dozens of clan leaders set up military states

    • B. 

      The Zhou army won control of the state by force

    • C. 

      Six or seven large Chinese states fought for power

    • D. 

      China fought to protect the state from invaders from the north

  • 6. 
    Which of these would Confucius have valued most highly?
    • A. 

      Riches

    • B. 

      Respect

    • C. 

      Freedom

    • D. 

      Creativity

  • 7. 
    Which phrase below best completes the following quotation? "I am a follower of Confucius. I am the oldest of three children in my family. My younger sister and brother have to obey me. In return, I..."
    • A. 

      "may do whatever I want."

    • B. 

      "can punish them harshly."

    • C. 

      "must set a good example."

    • D. 

      "have to grant their wishes."

  • 8. 
    Which later practice in China most shows the influence of Confucian thought?
    • A. 

      New inventions

    • B. 

      Trade with Europe

    • C. 

      Land given to peasants

    • D. 

      Exams for civil servants

  • 9. 
    If you were a laborer, what would Confucius say that you should do?
    • A. 

      Plan to rise to a higher status

    • B. 

      Behave properly for your role

    • C. 

      Try to outwit those around you

    • D. 

      Relax and stop working so hard

  • 10. 
    Scholars disagree about the origins of Daoism. What is one point on which scholars agree?
    • A. 

      Daoism had little effect on beliefs in ancient China

    • B. 

      Daoism's founder, Laozi, lived at the same time as Confucius

    • C. 

      Daoism's book, the Dao De Jing, was written by many writers

    • D. 

      Daoism provided the best form of government in China

  • 11. 
    Daoists taught that people could gain happiness by...
    • A. 

      Reading the ancient texts

    • B. 

      Serving in government jobs

    • C. 

      Living in harmony with nature

    • D. 

      Working hard to become wealthy

  • 12. 
    In a chart titled "Yin and Yang", pleasure would be paired with...
    • A. 

      Pain

    • B. 

      Reward

    • C. 

      Afterlife

    • D. 

      Enjoyment

  • 13. 
    What is one way Daoism influenced China?
    • A. 

      It got scholars to study

    • B. 

      It led to fights for power

    • C. 

      It encouraged stricter laws

    • D. 

      It became a popular religion

  • 14. 
    What was one Legalist view of human nature?
    • A. 

      People are basically selfish

    • B. 

      People are naturally curious

    • C. 

      People are motivated by love

    • D. 

      People want to do what is right

  • 15. 
    Hanfeizi, whose teachings were the basis for Legalism, wrote that rulers should emphasize...
    • A. 

      Honesty and truth

    • B. 

      Scholarship and ideas

    • C. 

      Trade and manufacturing

    • D. 

      Reward and punishment

  • 16. 
    What did Hanfeizi say that rulers must do to avoid being overthrown?
    • A. 

      Exercise absolute power

    • B. 

      Let people do as they want

    • C. 

      Earn the Mandate of Heaven

    • D. 

      Be popular through good deeds

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