Trivia: World History Quiz On Civilization!

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Trivia: World History Quiz On Civilization!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In Hinduism, the religious and moral duties of an individual make up his/her:
    • A. 

      Karma

    • B. 

      Dharma

    • C. 

      Moksha

    • D. 

      Atman

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is one of Buddhism's Four Noble Truths?
    • A. 

      People should respect their elders.

    • B. 

      Nirvana can be reached through self-denial.

    • C. 

      All of life is suffering, pain, and sorrow.

    • D. 

      Superior men understand righteousness.

  • 3. 
    This Maurya emperor converted to Buddhism and vowed to rule by moral example.
    • A. 

      Ravana

    • B. 

      Rama

    • C. 

      Chandragupta

    • D. 

      Asoka

  • 4. 
    According to the Mandate of Heaven developed during the Zhou dynasty:
    • A. 

      The gods would withdraw their support for a weak or corrupt ruler.

    • B. 

      A ruler was divine and should never be overthrown.

    • C. 

      Society should not be divided into social classes.

    • D. 

      Feudalism is an unfair form of government.

  • 5. 
    What physical barrier helped to separate ancient China from Southeast Asia?
    • A. 

      Thick rainforests

    • B. 

      Vast deserts

    • C. 

      Huge mountains

    • D. 

      The Yellow Sea

  • 6. 
    Archaeologists believe the people of the Indus civilization:
    • A. 

      Were nomadic herders.

    • B. 

      Worshipped only one god.

    • C. 

      Did not have a writing system.

    • D. 

      Lived in carefully planned cities.

  • 7. 
    The philosophy of Daoism is concerned with:
    • A. 

      Achieving nirvana

    • B. 

      Ensuring good government

    • C. 

      Living in harmony with nature

    • D. 

      Accepting the Five Basic Duties

  • 8. 
    Ancient Aryans measured their wealth in:
    • A. 

      Gold and silver

    • B. 

      Cows and bulls

    • C. 

      Bronze and copper

    • D. 

      Tools and weapons

  • 9. 
    Why did Shi Huangdi order the construction of the Great Wall of China?
    • A. 

      To keep peasants from escaping.

    • B. 

      To establish the borders of China.

    • C. 

      To protect his system of feudalism.

    • D. 

      To discourage invasion from the north.

  • 10. 
    Hindus believe that the utlimate goal of existence is:
    • A. 

      Achieving the meditative state of Jainism.

    • B. 

      Achieving moksha, or union with brahman.

    • C. 

      Practicing ahimsa, or non-violence.

    • D. 

      Following dharma, or life's duties.