The First Emperor P.918 And Digging P.925

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The First Emperor P.918 And Digging P.925

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  • 1. 
    According to “The First Emperor,” why is the discovery of Ch’in Shih Huang Ti’s tomb more important than the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb?
    • A. 

      Ch’in Shih Huang Ti’s tomb is bigger.

    • B. 

      More people knew Ch’in Shih Huang Ti.

    • C. 

      China has highly trained archaeologists.

    • D. 

      Ch’in Shih Huang Ti was the founder of China.

  • 2. 
    The emperor’s sending a fleet to find an island of immortals in “The First Emperor” tells you that the emperor
    • A. 

      Feared death

    • B. 

      Loved to travel

    • C. 

      Needed to find new lands

    • D. 

      Had great pride in his ships

  • 3. 
    According to “Digging Up the Past,” the three pits are different because
    • A. 

      The terra cotta statues in each pit represent a different kind of soldier

    • B. 

      Only one pit contains terra cotta soldiers that had weapons

    • C. 

      Not all of the pits were looted and burned after the emperor’s death

    • D. 

      Only the soldiers in the biggest pit have unique facial expressions

  • 4. 
    Why is any information in the Shiji that concerns the emperor suspect?
    • A. 

      Sina Qian spells the emperor’s name incorrectly.

    • B. 

      Sina Qian was in fear of being put to death.

    • C. 

      The Shiji was written after the emperor’s death.

    • D. 

      The Shiji was partially destroyed in the tomb.

  • 5. 
    Each source is about the same emperor and the same tomb. Which statement best expresses the focus of “Digging Up the Past”?
    • A. 

      Each source is about the same emperor and the same tomb. Which statement best expresses the focus of “Digging Up the Past”?

    • B. 

      Details about the discovery of the tomb and the contents of the pits

    • C. 

      Reasons why the tomb was filled with luxuries for the emperor

    • D. 

      Unique details of the thousands of terra cotta soldiers

  • 6. 
    Based on the information in the first paragraph of The First Emperor, what is the author's point of view toward's emperor Ch'in?
    • A. 

      The author believes that emperor Ch' in was a hard worker.

    • B. 

      The author believes that emperor Ch' in a poor leader.

    • C. 

      The author believes that emperor Ch' in was historically insignificant.

    • D. 

      The author believes that emperor Ch' in was vital to the growth and development of China.

  • 7. 
    Using the information in paragraph 4 of The First Emperor, what can the reader infer regarding Ch' in's decision to travel constantly?
    • A. 

      He had many grandchildren to visit.

    • B. 

      He feared an assassination.

    • C. 

      He wanted to visit his beloved Kingdom.

    • D. 

      He enjoyed time away from his wife.

  • 8. 
    Which statement best reflects the central idea of the text The First Emperor?
    • A. 

      He was the founder of China.

    • B. 

      He was an important leader.

    • C. 

      He was scared to die.

    • D. 

      He traveled often.

  • 9. 
    Based on the title and the first 2 paragraphs of Digging, how is this selection different from The First Emperor?
    • A. 

      Both texts are nonfiction.

    • B. 

      Both texts are informational.

    • C. 

      Both texts are dealing with China.

    • D. 

      This selection focuses on the excavation, while the First Emperor focused on the emperor's life.

  • 10. 
    Based on the information in lines 14-22 of "Digging", what can the reader infer?
    • A. 

      The focus is the terra cotta figures in the pits.

    • B. 

      The focus is the Emperor of China.

    • C. 

      The focus is the farming methods.

    • D. 

      The focus is the Chinese economy.

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