Rayce M. Social Studies Quiz Chinese Dynasties - St. Gabe's 5th Grade

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St Gabe's Social Studies Quiz/Study Guide Chinese Dynasties 5th Grade Mrs. McHugh


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Write a paragraph about the Clay Terra Cotta Army.  Include the name of the emperor they were created to protect.
  • 2. 
    Write a brief paragraph about Confucius and his ideas.
  • 3. 
    A line of rulers that belongs to the same family
    • A. 

      Province

    • B. 

      Emperor

    • C. 

      Dynasty

    • D. 

      Mandate of Heaven

  • 4. 
    A time when food is scarce and people starve
    • A. 

      Levee

    • B. 

      Loess

    • C. 

      Erosion

    • D. 

      Famine

  • 5. 
    A dry, treeless plain
    • A. 

      Dynasty

    • B. 

      Seismograph

    • C. 

      Steppe

    • D. 

      Loess

    • E. 

      Levee

  • 6. 
    A way to divide the land
    • A. 

      Province

    • B. 

      Mandate of Heaven

    • C. 

      Dynasty

    • D. 

      Steppe

  • 7. 
    A special right to rule that the emperor receives from the gods
    • A. 

      Dynasty

    • B. 

      Province

    • C. 

      Mandate of Heaven

    • D. 

      Seismograph

  • 8. 
    A wall that keeps a river within its banks
    • A. 

      Province

    • B. 

      Erosion

    • C. 

      Levee

    • D. 

      Loess

    • E. 

      Steppe

  • 9. 
    A special right to rule that the emperor receives from the Gods
    • A. 

      Biblical Dictate

    • B. 

      Mandate of Heaven

    • C. 

      Royal Knighthood

  • 10. 
    Light, yellow soil that blows away easily
    • A. 

      Steppe

    • B. 

      Famine

    • C. 

      Loess

    • D. 

      Levee

  • 11. 
    Special machine the Chinese invented to detect earthquakes
    • A. 

      Seismograph

    • B. 

      Earthquakeometer

    • C. 

      Wavelength preparatory tool

  • 12. 
    Wearing away of soil by wind or water
    • A. 

      Province

    • B. 

      Loess

    • C. 

      Levee

    • D. 

      Erosion

  • 13. 
    This general was originally a farmer.  Then he led rebel armies to overthrow the  Qin dynasty and began a new dynasty for China.
    • A. 

      Shihuangdi

    • B. 

      Wadu

    • C. 

      Han Gaozu

    • D. 

      Confucious

    • E. 

      Fu Hao

  • 14. 
    This teacher said that leaders must be wise and good, subjects must be respectful.  He believed in living peacefully and had his thoughts recorded in the Analects.
    • A. 

      Shihuangdi

    • B. 

      Wudi

    • C. 

      Han Gaozu

    • D. 

      Confucius

    • E. 

      Fu Hao

  • 15. 
    This emperor of the Han dynasty created schools to prepare people for government jobs.
    • A. 

      Fu Hao

    • B. 

      Confucius

    • C. 

      Shihuangdi

    • D. 

      Wudi

  • 16. 
    Archaeologists found the tomb of this woman who was a leader during the Shang dynasty.  Her tomb revewaled information about this dynasty and how she was a troop leader while being the wife of a king.
    • A. 

      Shihuangdi

    • B. 

      Wudi

    • C. 

      Han Gaozu

    • D. 

      Confucius

    • E. 

      Fu Hao

  • 17. 
    He was successful in creating a very strong government, but did so in a harsh way.  He was a legalist and ruled during the Qin dynasty.
    • A. 

      Shihuangdi

    • B. 

      Wudi

    • C. 

      Han Gaozu

    • D. 

      Confucius

    • E. 

      Fu hao

  • 18. 
    The following facts are true regarding __________.-         schools were set up in each province -         taught Chinese literature -         students who performed well were sent to a special school;         only 50 students studied at this school during Wudi’s rule -         by 200 AD, more than 30,000 were enrolled there -         1 year: ancient China’s pottery, history, proper behavior, and folk songs -         took test at end of year -         if passed, worked for government or as a teacher in province school -         Chinese scientists and mathematicians learned to predict eclipses of the sun -         Doctors discovered new medicines -         Poets wrote about the land -         Language grew from 3000 to 9000 characters during Han Dynasty -         100 AD 1st Chinese dictionary was printed
    • A. 

      Invention of Paper

    • B. 

      The Grand School

    • C. 

      The Banana Republic

    • D. 

      The School of the Forbidden Silk Road

  • 19. 
    Who Am I? -         Real name Prince Sheng “Tiger of Qin” -         declared himself emperor after battles -         emperor- a supreme ruler of an empire -         name means: “First Grand Emperor” -         boasted that Qin (Ch’in) Dynasty would last 10,000 generations -         Dynasty actually only lasted 15 years!
    • A. 

      Confucius

    • B. 

      Wudi

    • C. 

      Shihuangdi

  • 20. 
    Which dynasty am I? -         took over China around 1100 BC -         lasted longer than any other dynasty (600 years) -         Mandate of Heaven – heaven gave power to the king and no one ruled without heaven’s permission -         Zhou was located west of the Shang territory -         Eventually ruled all area between Yellow and Yangzi River -         Established a new political order similar to Feudalism o   Granted land in return for loyalty, military support, and other services o   Land was granted to lords o   Lords paid taxes and provided soldiers to the king o   Peasants received small plots of land and had to farm additional land for the nobles -         This new system brought order to China -         Eventually this system broke down because of lack of loyalty to the king
    • A. 

      The Qin Dynasty

    • B. 

      ZHOU Dynasty

    • C. 

      Han Dynasty

    • D. 

      Both A and C

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    ________ ___________  were another substance used to write on -         These bones were actually that of cattle and sheep -         “Oracle Bones”- used by special priests to predict future -         Bones were inscribed with a question then heated over a fire until they cracked.  The pattern of cracks was used to answer the question and predict the future.
  • 22. 
    Who Am I? -         wife of Shang Dynasty king Wu Ding -         led troops into battle -         ruled her own town -         one of first rulers to be documented in China’s history
    • A. 

      The Matahari

    • B. 

      Mrs. McHugh

    • C. 

      Fu Hao “Lady Hao”

  • 23. 
    What Am I? -         like that of Ancient Egypt -         Pyramid shape, best describes the society:                                   KING                                                NOBLES WARRIORS CRAFT-WORKERS FARMERS AND HERDERS SLAVES AND PRISONERS OF WAR
    • A. 

      The time the earth stood still

    • B. 

      Ancient Chinese Society

    • C. 

      The Pecking Order of Star Ling

  • 24. 
    _____________ is -         the wearing away of land by the elements (wind and water) -         caused by the clearing of land because of the population boom in China -         wearing away of fertile soil contributed to famine
  • 25. 
    True or False:  Geography: -         Huang He River aka Yellow River -         2109 miles long -         Chang Jiang (Yangtze River) -         2432 miles long -         roughly the width of the 48 continental US -         (Nile 4000 mi, Indus 1800 mi) -         origin in the Plateau of Tibet -         major force in China’s history -         flooding seasons contribute to fertile soils of plains
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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