World History Chapter 12 Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following statements best describes the emperor's role in Japanese society?
    • A. 

      He was a powerless, but revered, figurehead.

    • B. 

      He was the commander of the military.

    • C. 

      He was the commander of the whole nation.

    • D. 

      He was the commander of the aristocratic class.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following statements about Mongol rule of China in the 1200's and 1300's is true?
    • A. 

      The Mongols stopped trade of all kinds with Europe.

    • B. 

      The Mongols based their government on Islamic law.

    • C. 

      The Mongols stabilized China and increased trade.

    • D. 

      The Mongols executed Chinese artists and scholars.

  • 3. 
    The artists of the Song and Tang dynasties reflected Daoist beliefs in that they portrayed:
    • A. 

      The spiritual aspects of the natural world.

    • B. 

      The brutality and cruelty of warfare.

    • C. 

      The chaos of modern life in cities.

    • D. 

      Philosophical questions of human existence.

  • 4. 
    How did the Japanese Tokugawa shoguns control the daimyo?
    • A. 

      They gave the daimyo lands to artisans and peasants.

    • B. 

      They required the daimyo to live in Edo every other year.

    • C. 

      They banished the daimyo to distant islands in South Asia.

    • D. 

      They forbade contact between the daimyo and samurai.

  • 5. 
    What is depicted at the temple of Angkor Wat?
    • A. 

      Stone figures dedicated to nature spirits

    • B. 

      A huge statue of the sun god Amaterasu

    • C. 

      Amazing dome-shaped shrines to Buddha

    • D. 

      Carved figures that show Hindu myths

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is a possible explanation for China abandoning overseas exploration in the early 1400s?
    • A. 

      Confucian scholars wanted to protect China's traditions.

    • B. 

      The Chinese were afraid of conflict with Spain and Portugal.

    • C. 

      China did not have the necessary technology to continue.

    • D. 

      Zheng He couldn't get the support of the local rulers.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following statements is true of women during the Heian period in Japan? 
    • A. 

      They were put on a pedestal due to a code of honor.

    • B. 

      They were expected to learn to speak Chinese.

    • C. 

      They created many important literary works.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following was a common practice in many cultures of Southeast Asia?
    • A. 

      The practice of binding girls' feet

    • B. 

      The ban on Chinese language

    • C. 

      Noblewomen trained as soldiers

    • D. 

      Acceptance of matrilineal descent

  • 9. 
    How were the Mongols able to successfully attack China's walled cities?
    • A. 

      They shot burning arrows.

    • B. 

      They used boiling oil.

    • C. 

      They developed guns.

    • D. 

      They used cannons.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following statements reflects geography's role on Japan's development?
    • A. 

      The seas have both protected and isolated Japan.

    • B. 

      People didn't live on the coast because of tsunamis.

    • C. 

      The islands are mostly fertile plains for farming.

    • D. 

      Japan's extensive coast made it vulnerable to invasion.