How Well You Know About Zhou Dynasty? Trivia Quiz

19 Questions | Total Attempts: 12

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How Well You Know About Zhou Dynasty? Trivia Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which Chinese Dynasty was the longest?
    • A. 

      Xia

    • B. 

      Shang

    • C. 

      Zhou

  • 2. 
    When was the Zhou Dynasty?
    • A. 

      1700-1375 B.C

    • B. 

      1550-1069 B.C

    • C. 

      1500-539 B.C

    • D. 

      1045–256 BC

  • 3. 
    Who led the army that conquered the Shang Dynasty?
    • A. 

      King Wen

    • B. 

      King Wu

    • C. 

      King Now

    • D. 

      King Yu

  • 4. 
    The Shang people were so loyal to their emperor that they fought the Zhou fiercely defending him.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The Zhou did not completely control the eastern part of the empire, they established outposts and city-states ruled by family members and loyal supporters instead of centralized control.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The Zhou moved their capitol further east due to attacks and invasion by non-Chinese people from the north.  This period is called the Eastern Zhou.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Which of the following occurred during the Eastern Zhou?
    • A. 

      As the Zhou moved eastward, the Qin clan took control of western China and old Zhou cities.

    • B. 

      Zhou emperors established a strong, mobile army to defend the empire.

    • C. 

      Initially the Qin were loyal supporters of the Zhou and even married into the clan.

    • D. 

      City-states grew in power to become greater than Zhou

    • E. 

      It can be divided into the Warring States Period and Winter & Summer Period

    • F. 

      Art and philosophy flourished.

    • G. 

      It is a time marked by wars between states where no one was strong enough to conquer the others and unify China.

  • 8. 
    What is the "mandate of heaven?"
    • A. 

      The concept that leaders gained their authority to rule from the gods.

    • B. 

      The concept the China was destined to rule the known world.

    • C. 

      The concept that women were servants of men.

    • D. 

      The name of the first formal religion of China

  • 9. 
    What 2 forms of religion were born during the Zhou dynasty?
    • A. 

      Confucianism

    • B. 

      Ancestor worship

    • C. 

      Feudalism

    • D. 

      Taoism

  • 10. 
    Which of the following are true of ancestor worship in Ancient China?
    • A. 

      It began during the Zhou Dynasty

    • B. 

      It began during the Xia Dynasty or possibly earlier

    • C. 

      People believed their ancestors became gods.

    • D. 

      People believed they could pray to their ancestors for guidance

  • 11. 
    Which of the following are true of Taoism?
    • A. 

      Teaches that people should be one with nature and that all living things have a universal force flowing through them.

    • B. 

      Teaches that rulers get their power from heaven.

    • C. 

      Teaches that everything in nature has two balancing forces called Yin and Yang.

    • D. 

      Didn't support the idea of a lot of rules or government.

  • 12. 
    Which of the following are true of Confucianism?
    • A. 

      Based on the teachings of Confucius.

    • B. 

      Teachings focus on treating others with respect, politeness, and fairness.

    • C. 

      Teaches that honor and morality were important qualities and that family was important, requiring the honoring of one's relatives.

    • D. 

      It doesn't encourage a strong government.

  • 13. 
    What is Western Zhou most know for?
    • A. 

      Conquering Mongolia

    • B. 

      Building the Great Wall of China

    • C. 

      A period of clan wars

    • D. 

      A period of relative peace

  • 14. 
    Zhou kings were strong leaders during the Spring and Autumn Period
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    What 3 powerful clans emerged in the Spring and Autumn Period?
    • A. 

      Qin

    • B. 

      Chu

    • C. 

      Qi

    • D. 

      Yue

    • E. 

      Jin

    • F. 

      Zhao

    • G. 

      Wei

    • H. 

      Han

    • I. 

      Yan

  • 16. 
    Who emerged as the dominant clan during the Warring States Period?
    • A. 

      Qin

    • B. 

      Chu

    • C. 

      Qi

    • D. 

      Yue

    • E. 

      Jin

    • F. 

      Zhao

    • G. 

      Wei

    • H. 

      Han

    • I. 

      Yan

  • 17. 
    What city became the capital of China at the end of the Warring States Period?
    • A. 

      Xi'an

    • B. 

      Luoyang

    • C. 

      Haojing

    • D. 

      Peking

  • 18. 
    Zhou government was based on feudalism.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Who conquered the other clans to become the first emperor of China?
    • A. 

      Wen Wang

    • B. 

      Huang Di

    • C. 

      Wu Wang

    • D. 

      Qin Shi Huang