You are each required to have 20 questions ready for your Ancient China Game.  Post all of your questions, with their correct answers here.  They are due no later than Monday, November 28 at 3 pm.
Yassine El Rayes
11/26/2011 08:58:17 pm

61. Who created the Great Wall of China?
a. Shi Huangdi.
62. Why was the Great Wall of China created?
a. To protect china from invaders.
63. How many years did Shi Huangdi spend in conquering the warring states?
a. 20 years.
64. What was legalism teachings based on?
a. Teachings of Hanfeizi.
65. What’s the nature of Hanfeizi teaching?
a. Nature of man is evil.
b. Goodness is required.
66. To legalist what was the ruler’s greatest virtue?
a. Strength.
67. What was the official policy of the Qin government?
a. Legalism
68. How did he treat his critics?
a. Tortured
b. Killed
c. Enslaved
69. How did he abolish feudalism?
a. He replaced the feudal states with 36 military districts and appointed loyal officials to administer them.
70. What was the capital at that time?
a. Xianyang.
71. What was a good achievement of Shi Huangdi to the peasants?
a. He distributed land.
72. What was a disadvantage to the peasants?
a. They had to pay high taxes to support the army and projects.
73. How did he unify the coins?
a. He replied the diverse coins of the Zhou coins with Qin coins.
74. What did he order scholars to create in Chinese writing?
a. They created uniformity in Chinese writing.
75. How was the Great Wall of China formed?
a. By joining all the walls surrounding the canals.
76. How high is the Great Wall of China?
a. 25 feet high.
77. When did Shi Huangdi die?
a. 210 B.C.
78. Who founded the new dynasty?
a. Gao Zu.
79. How did Gao Zu restore order and justice to his empire?
a. He lowered taxes
b. He eased legalist policies
c. He appointed Confucian scholars as advisors.
80. List two improvements made by emperor Wudi?
a. Xian university
b. Monopolized iron and salt
c. He set up grainers

Farah Badr
11/27/2011 12:13:20 am

Short Answer Questions

1-What’s the importance of the Silk Road?
•It helped link China with the west for centuries.

2-Who is the diplomat Emperor Wudi sent on a journey as far as India and the Roman Empire?
•Zhang Qian

3-Who are the ‘civil servants’?
•Officials in the government.

4-What is expansionism?
•Expanding a country’s territory.

5-Which dynasty set up a formal system of civil service exams?
•The Sui Dynasty

6-Who are ‘warlords’?
•Warlords are local military rulers.

7-Why were women excluded from government jobs?
•They were excluded from government jobs due to the Confucian teachings (about the superiority of men and filial piety)

True or False:

8-One of the reasons for why the Han Empire was overthrown was because some weak emperors let canals and roads fall into disrepair. (True)

9-The Silk Road reached Persia. (True)

10-When Han dynasty began to decay, many peasants fled to the mountains where they joined groups of bandits. (True)

11-The Sui Dynasty period was one of the golden ages of Chinese civilization. (False)—Han Dynasty

12- The Chinese came to call themselves 'the people of Shang' (False)---- The people of Han

13-Lessons for Women was written by Ban Zhao. (True)

14-Scientist Wang Chong believed that comets and eclipses were a sign of heaven's anger (False) ---disagreed.

Multiple Choices:
15-What is acupuncture?
• An important medical study
• The process of making paper out of wood pulp
• The production of delicate jade
• None of the above.

16-Mahayana Buddhism was spread by:
• Han emperors and warlords
• Cai Lun
• Merchants and missionaries
• Immigrants from Central Asia and India.

17-During the golden age, The Chinese invented all of the following EXCEPT:
• Fishing reels
• Wooden Tablets
• Wheelbarrows
• Iron stirrups.

18-Who overthrew the last Han Emperor?
• Rebellious peasants.
• Immigrants from the Fertile Crescent
• Ambitious warlords
• None of the above.

19-China was expanded to all of the following EXCEPT:
• Northern Vietnam
• Mongolia
• Manchuria
• Tibet.

20-Which one is NOT a Han ruler:
• Shi Huangdi
• Qin
• Goa Zu
• Wudi

Mazen El Gamal
11/27/2011 08:52:25 am

61.True or False?
The Song Dynasty was the first Government in world history to issue paper money.
Answer: True
62. The song dynasty was the?
1.First government of China
2.The third Government of China
3. The last Government of China.
Answer: The First Government of China.
63.What were the two distinct periods in song dynasty called?
Answer: The northern and the southern song dynasty.
64. What covered longer the song dynasty or the tang dynasty?
The song dynasty
65.The song dynasty had existed for?
1.92 years
2.100 years
3. 319 years
66.True or false?
southern Song Dynasty achieved long-term development in terms of domestic economy and foreign trade.
Answer: False
67.The Northern song dynasty was overthrown by who?
Answer: Jin.
68. Where did the southern song dynasty decide to settle in?
Answer: They decided to settle in the south of Yangtze.
69. Who is the great general and master of war?
Answer: Yue Fei
70.True or false? The confusing ideas and wrong policies of Jia Sidao fastened the perdition of Southern Dynasty.
Answer: True
71. The empire of the song dynasty was overthrown by who?
Answer: Yuan dynasty
72. The Ming Dynasty was also called ?
Answer: Empire of the great Ming
73. True or false? The Ming Dynasty was the first government in china’s history.
Answer: False it was the last.
74. The Ming dynasty was ruled by:
1.Yuan dynasty 2. Han Chinese answer: Han Chinese
75. Who saw the construction of vast navy and an army of one million troops?
Answer: The ming rule
76. What happened to the capital of Ming Beijing in 1644?
Answer: It fell to a rebellion by Li zicheng.
77.True or False? By the 16th century The Ming was stimulated with the Portuguese, the Spanish and the Dutch .
Answer: True
78. China became involved in a new global trade of goods, plants, animals, and food crops known as the?
Answer: The Columbian exchange
79. Who did The Ming government trade with to bring in massive amounts of silver?
Answer: European powers and Japanese.
80. The great Canal and the Great wall were both?
Answer: Enormous construction.

Heba Hendy
11/27/2011 09:21:31 am

Heba Hendy

Multiple Choice:
1. Who was Shang Di? (C.)
A. King
B. Priest
C. Supreme God
D. Peasant
2. What did the Chinese call on the spirits of their ancestors to bring? (A.)
A. Food and other necessities
B. Games and more beverages
C. Jewelry and weapons
D. None of the above
3. What did the westerners mistakenly call the practice? (B.)
A. Ancestor Spirits
B. Ancestor Worship
C. China
D. West China
4. Who are the two thinkers that put forward ideas on how to restore social order? (C.)
A. Qin and Shi Huangdi
B. Wudi and Goa Zu
C. Confucius and Laozi
D. None of the above
5. When was Confucius born? (D.)
A. 234 B.C.
B. 456 B.C.
C. 678 B.C.
D. 551 B.C.
6. What did Yang stand for? (B.)
A. Heaven, light, and female forces
B. Heaven, light and male forces
C. Darkness, light, and female forces
D. Heaven, darkness, and male forces

True and False:
1. True or False A system of ideas means philosophy. (True)
2. True or False Laozi means respect for parents. (False; Filial piety)
3. True or False Filial piety is known as Kong Fuzi by the Chinese. (False; Confucius.)
4. True or False By the Shang times, the Chinese had developed many complex religious beliefs. (True)
5. True or False The people of Shang and Zhou China are known for numerous cultural achievements. (True)
6. True or False Yin was linked to Earth, darkness, and male forces. (False; Yin was linked to Earth, darkness, and female forces.)
7. True or False China was a large, wealthy, and highly developed center of civilization. (True)
Fill in the Blanks:
1. Laozi, or “________________,” is said to have live at the time of Confucius. (Old Master)
2. To have founded a philosophy called __________. (Daoism)
3. They had learned how to make _______________________ from the cocoons of _________________. (Silk thread; silkworms.)
4. Confucius stressed five key relationships: ruler to ________, ________ to child, husband to __________, elder ______________ to younger ____________, and friend to ____________. (Subject; parent; wife; brother; brother; friend.)
5. Confucius also taught that it was a ruler’s responsibility to provide __________ ___________________. (Good government.)
6. Only _____________ and _____________ could afford robes made from this luxurious silk.
7. To show the harmony of Yin and Yang, the Chinese have traditionally depicted them as two halves of a _____________, one ____________ and one ______________. (Circle; dark; light.)

Yahia El Kahky
11/27/2011 04:37:32 pm

Multiple Choice:

81. The Qing dynasty was the……..dynasty in china.
a) First
b) Middle
c) Last*

82. The Qing dynasty ruled from……to………
a) 1644-1912*
b) 1575-1933
c) 1700-1900

83. Qing emperors used their military forces to extend their empire outward conquering these cities EXCEPT
a) Mongolia
b) Taiwan
c) Beijing*

84. The population reached…………during the Qing dynasty.
a) 100 million
b) 300 million*
c) 500 million

85. Which of these is not a reason why the Qing dynasty declined?
a) Government raised taxes.
b) Peasants became poorer and wealthy became richer.
c) Conquerors went to china and took the dynasty from Qing emperors.*

86. Yuan Shikai was
a) Politician*
b) Emperor
c) Warrior

87. The Qing dynasty inherited many important institutions from which dynasty.
a) Ming dynasty*
b) Song dynasty
c) Han dynasty

True or False:

88. The Qing dynasty was found by Han Chinese. False

89. In 1645, the Qing emperors ordered all men in china to shave their heads leaving
only a single braid in the back. True

90. The Chinese considered the Portuguese as devils. True

91. Jewelry was the most popular type of Chinese export during the Qing dynasty. False

92. Zhili was one of the Chinese provinces during the Qing dynasty. True

93. During most of the Ming dynasty, the Mongols gave military assistance to the Manchus. False

94. The Qing originated from the Jurchen Aisin Gioro clan. True

Short Answer Questions:

95. What is another name for the Qing dynasty?
- Manchu Dynasty

96. Which dynasty ruled a larger territory than any earlier Chinese dynasty?
- Qing dynasty

97. Which dynasty emperors, lowered taxes, and promoted a number of public works projects to improve the lives of the people they ruled?
- Qing emperors

98. Name one emperor in the Qing dynasty.
- Emperor Kiangsi, Yongzheng, Qianlong, Jiaqing, Daoguang.

99. Which dynasty was preceded by the Ming dynasty?
- Qing dynasty

100. Who lost the First Sino-Japanese War of 1894-1895?
- Qing warriors

Karim Abouel Seoud
11/27/2011 05:41:46 pm

1. Who was the founder of the Zhou Dynasty

King Wen

2. Where did priests and rulers live?

Within the cities

3. What was oracle bones used for in the Shang Dynasty?

Used to write on

4. When did the Shang Dynasty fall?
a) 100 B.C
b) 1122 B.C
c) 2000 B.C

5. Who was the leader of the Shang Dynasty?
6. Where did the Shang Dynasty rule?
Yellow River Valley in China
7. Who was the last ruler of the Shang Dynasty?
8. Why did Shang Zhou, the last Shang king, committed suicide?
He was defeated by the Zhou Dynasty 9. What is Feudalism?
System of government in which local lords governed their own lands.
10. What is the Mandate of Heaven?
The right to rule
11. Shang was found by a_rebel_ king
12. What is another name for the Shang Dynasty?
Yin Dynasty
13. Most people in China were:
a) Priests
b) Peasants
c) Rulers
14. Which Dynasty formed first?
Shang Dynasty
15. (Roll again if answered right) When did the Zhou Dynasty rise and fall?
1122 B.C- 256 B.C
16. Who was Zhou Dynasty’s enemy?
17. During the Zhou period China’s ___economy_______ grew
18. What was the second Chinese Dynasty?
19. Were there wars between Zhou and Shang? Explain why?
Always because they have a different ruler which means different rules
20. The Zhou marched to the western frontier to overthrow the___Shang___

Sabarna Das
11/27/2011 06:04:00 pm

Sabarna Das

Questions on pgs. 96-98

1. What led to the increase in China’s population?
Economic Expansion

2. After the Zhou dynasty what was the name of the next dynasty?
Qin Dynasty

3. What was the name of the supreme god?
Shang Di

4. Who were the two thinkers who gave ideas to restore social order and maintain harmony?
Confucius and Laozi

5. What was Confucius?

6. What did Confucius develop?
He developed philosophy.

7. What was the term used by Confucius for “respect for parents”?
Filial Piety

8. Who was responsible to provide a good government according to Confucius?
The ruler

9. What was one characteristic that Confucius believed had to be in all government officials and leaders?
Good education

10. True or False
After Confucius died, did his ideas still influence Chinese Life?

11. What were the two forces that were introduced by Confucianism?
Yin and Yang

12. What was Yin linked to?
Earth, darkness and female forces

13. What was Yang linked to?
Heaven, light and male forces

14. Who founded the philosophy called Daoism?

15. Which book is Laozi credited for that had an enormous influence on Chinese life?
Dao De Jing or The Way of Virtue

16. How did the Daoists view government?

17. What did Daoism turn into and what did it consist of?
It turned into a popular religion consisting of gods, goddesses and magical practices.

18. What did Chinese peasants turn into?
They turned into Daoists priests.

19. What did Confucianism show the Chinese people?
It showed them how to behave.

20. What did Daoism influence in the Chinese people?
It influenced their view of the Chinese people.

Miral Leheta
11/27/2011 07:22:40 pm

Why did the Chinese depend on rivers?
For irrigation and transportation that they highly valued the ability to control flood waters and to develop irrigation systems.

What separated China from Egypt, the Middle East India?
Long distances and physical barriers.

Where does china exist? What did their believes led to?
China was the center of the earth and the sole source of civilization. These beliefs in turn led the ancient Chinese to call their land Zhougguo or the middle kingdom.

What did the people call the Himalayan region?
Called Xizang.

Why is it called the river of sorrow?
Because it raises the water level, floodwaters burst over the land and disasters destroy crops.

What was the nickname of the Huang River? Where did it get its name?
The nickname is river of sorrow and got its name from the loess.

Define the term of dynastic cycle.
It’s the rise and fall of dynasties.

What did Zhou promote to justify their rebellion against the Shang?
Zhou promoted the idea of the Mandate of Heaven or the divine right to rule.

What was the highest rank of Shang society?
The royal family and class of noble warriors.

Who was Fu Hoa and what did the artifacts show about her?
She's the wife of Shang king Wu Ding. Artifacts show that she owned land and helped to lead a large army against invaders.

Define the term of clan and state the heads of the clans.
The loyal princes and local nobles. It’s a group or families who claim a common ancestor.

What did archaeologist uncover in some of the large palaces and rich tombs of Shang rulers?
The evidence indicates that from their walled capital city at Anyang. The Shang emerged to drive off nomads from the northern steppes and deserts.

What did Zhou reward their supporters?
The Zhou rewarded their supporters by granting them control over different regions.

What did the Zhou develop?
A feudal state

Define the term of feudalism.
Was a system of government in which local lords governed their own lands, but owned military service and other forms of support to the ruler.

What did the Zhou kings enjoy?
Great power and prestige.

When did the knowledge of iron working reached china? Give example of different iron working.
Knowledge of iron working reached china in the 600s BC. As iron axes and ox drawn iron plows replaced stone, wood and bronze tools.

What did peasant grow?
New crops, such as soybeans.

What were the Chinese coins made of?
Chinese copper coins were made with holes in the center so that they could be strung on cords.

What did the economic expansion lead to?
Economic expansion led to an increase in china's population.

Who was the chief god?
Was the supreme god, Shang Di.

Why did the Chinese call on the spirits of their ancestors?
the chinese called on the spirits of their ancestors to bring good fortune to the family.

when was confucius born?
Confucius was born in 551 BC.

What did Confucius study?
He studied ancient texts to learn the rules that had guided the ancestors.

Dina El Naggar
11/27/2011 07:55:44 pm

Short Answers
41. Who was Sui Wendi?
The first emperor of the Sui dynasty
42. Which dynasty did the Sui come after?
The Han dynasty
43. How many emperors did the Sui dynasty have?
3 emperors
44. Who established the Sui dynasty?
Yang Jian, also named the emperor Wendi
45. What was the capital?
46. What did you have to do to be assigned a job in high office, in the tang dynasty?
You had to pass government exams
47. What were the Tang times known as?
Three doctrines
48. What was the Tang dynasty characterized by?
Strength, and brilliance
49. Where did the Tang’s strength come from?
It came from a system of equal land allotments to the male population
50. What promoted cultural unity?
The printing of books and sharing idea

Multiple Choice
51. All of the following were emperors of the sui dynasty except:
A) Gong
B) Yang Tong
C) Wen
D) Gaozu*
52. Which dynasty was the sui dynasty often compared to?
A) Qin*
B) Han
C) Shang
D) Zhou
53.Who dethroned Emperor jingdi, and took over?
A) Lui bang
B) Wu
C) Yang Jian*
D) Modu chanyu

54. The tang dynasty was famous for all of the following except:
A) Brilliant stories
B) Literature
C) Dancing
D) Acting*

55. The tang ate all of the following except:
A) Beans
B) Melons
C) Peaches
D) Kiwi*
True or false
56. Under the tang dynasty, china entered its golden age.
57. Buddhism increased during the Tang dynasty.
58. The Tang dynasty was the second great dynasty that unified a huge land.
59. Their territory was greater than that of the Han’s
60. The Tang dynasty was replaced by the qing dynasty.

11/27/2011 08:02:42 pm

Ancient China questions
1. List 3 barriers that separated china from the Middle East, Egypt, and India

Mountains, rainforests, deserts and oceans.

2. Define loess

Fine windblown yellow soil.

3. Who were the first dynasty in the dynasties of china?


4. Who was Fu Hao married to?

The Shang king Wu Ding

5. Who were on the top level of the Shang society?

The royal family and the class of noble warriors

6. Who came after the Shang dynasty?


7. About how many years did the Zhou dynasty provide good government?

250 years

8. What made trade easier?

Money made trade easier

9. What is feudalism?

A system of government in which local lords governed their own lands but owed military service and other forms of support to the ruler.

10. What led to increase in China’s population?

Economic expansion

11. Define Clans

Group of families who claim a common ancestor

T or F 12-14
12. Filial piety is to act with parents in a bad way?
13. The majority of people in china were peasants?
14. Han took over china after the Zhou dynasty ?
15. What is the mandate of heaven?

The divine right to rule

Multiple choice 16-18

16. --------- showed that Fu Hao owned land.

a. Dead bodies
b. Artifacts
c. Oracle bones

17. When did dynasties stop?

a. 1776 B.C
b. 1122 B.C
c. !911 B.C

18. Who was responsible in having a good government in Confucius's point of view?

a. Peasants
b. The Ruler
c. The lords

19. Who created the Great Wall of China?

Shi Huangdi.

20. What is monopoly?

The complete control of a product or business by one person or group.

Ike Alexanian
11/27/2011 08:28:07 pm

Question 21: When did the Qin Dynasty take place?
Answer 21: 221-206 B.C
Question 22: How long did the Qin Dynasty last?
Answer 22: 15 years.
Question 23: Who was the first emperor of China?
Answer 23: Qin Shihuang
Question 24: How old was Qin Shihuang when he ruled China?
Answer 24: 38 years old.
Question 25: What is one example that the Qin Dynasty is known for?
Answer 25: The Terra Cotta army put in the emperor’s tomb to serve him in the after life.
Question 26: Who was the strongest emperor in terms of warfare?
Answer 26: Qin Shihuang
Question 27: What was the written language of the Qin Dynasty?
Answer 27: Logographic
Question 28: What did Qin put practice in the teachings of?
Answer 28: Han Fei
Question 29: True and False: Was Qin government bureaucratic?
Answer 29: True
Question 30: When did the Han Dynasty take place?
Answer 30: 206 B.C. – 220 A.D.
Question 31: Which Dynasty was the Han Dynasty?
Answer 31: the second dynasty
Question 32: Who founded Han Dynasty?
Answer 32: Liu Bang
Question 33: Who was Liu Bang?
Answer 33: Emperor Gaozu of Han.
Question 34: True and False: Was the Han Dynasty only in one period?
Answer 34: False
Question 35: What were the to periods of the Han Dynasty?
Answer 35: Western and Eastern.
Question 36: When did Western Han take place?
Answer 36: 206 BCE – 9 CE
Question 37: When did Eastern Han take place?
Answer 37: 25- 220 CE
Question 38: True and False: Is the Han dynasty considered as the Silver age?
Answer 38: False
Question 39:What is the Han Dynasty considered as?
Answer 39: Golden age.
Question 40: What is Western Han’s Capital?
Answer 40: Chang’an

Adam Aziz
11/27/2011 08:36:27 pm

Short Answer:
1. What Dynasty lasted the longest period of time in Ancient China?
The Zhou Dynasty.
2. Who were the founders of the Zhou Dynasty?
Kings Wen and Wu.
3. What happened to the workers who died building The Great Wall of China?
They buried them under the wall to take up space.
4. What Dynasty/Empire began in 206 B.C.?
The Han Dynasty/Empire.
5. Who were warlords?
Local military leaders.
6. What is the medical treatment where needles are inserted into the skin?
7. What Religion spread into China during A.D. 100?
8. What Dynasty rose in A.D. 581?
The Sui Dynasty
9. Until when did the Civil Service System remain in use?
Until 1912.
10. What was the Silk Road and who opened it up?
The Silk Road was a network of trade routes and Emperor Wudi opened it up.
True or False:
11. The Han Dynasty consisted of two separate dynasties.
12. The Zhou Dynasty was the first to embrace the philosophy of Confucianism.
False, The Han Dynasty.
13. Ancient Chinese civilizations thrived along the banks of the Yellow River.
14. The first dynasty to rise in Ancient China was the Han Dynasty.
False, The Shang Dynasty was the first to rise.
15. The Great Wall of China began constructing during the Qin rule.
16. In the Sui Dynasty, only the wealthy could take the civil service exams.
False, any person could take the exam.
17. Peasants fled to the mountains when the Han Empire fell.
18. According to the Confucian teachings, women were allowed to have government jobs in the Sui civil service.
False, they were excluded from having government jobs.
19. The book, "Lessons for Women", talked about women not having any rights.
False, the book was about men and women treated equally in rights and education.
20. In the Han civil service system, a young man would start in a religious job.

Laila Chbib
11/27/2011 08:38:17 pm

1.Why was the silk road important?
-It helped link China with the rest of the world.

2. How did the Huang River get its name?
-It got its name from the loess.

3. Why was the Great Wall of China built?
-It was built to protect China from invaders.

4. Who was the supreme god?
-Shang Di

5. Who was seen as a link between the people and Shang Di?
-The king

6. Who at first had important enough ancestors to influence the gods?
-The royal family and other nobles.

7. Why did the Chinese call on their ancestors?
-They called on their ancestors so they can give the family good fortune.

8. What did the Chinese do to honor their ancestors spirits?
-They sacrificed food and other necessities.

9. When the westerners reached China, what did they mistake the practice of honoring their ancestors?
-Ancestor worship

10. Who put forward ideas on how to restore social order and maintain harmony?
-Confucius and Laozi

11. What are clans?
-Groups of families who claim a common ancestor.

12. What was the majority of people in Shang China?
-The majority of people in Shang China was peasants.

13. What types of goods did artisans produce for nobles?
-Bronze weapons, jade jewelry, and silk robes.

14. Who was Shi Huangdi?
-He was the first emperor. He built the strong authoritarian Qin government.

15. What was Shi Huangdi's remarkable and costly achievement?
-The Great Wall of China.

16. What are the Himalayas and the Tian Shan?
-The names of the two mountain ranges in China.

17. Was the Pacific Ocean laying to the north, east, south, or west of China?
- East

18. What was the name of the forbidding desert that is set in northern China?
-Gobi desert

19. What are the Terra cotta warriors made of?
-The Terra Cotta warriors were made of clay.

20. Who did the terra cotta warriors belong to?
Qin ShiHuang.

Ali El Rabbat
11/27/2011 08:44:05 pm

1. What did the Chinese civilization depend on?
• Rivers
2. What are the barriers of China that separated them from other countries?
• Brutal deserts, high mountain ranges, rainforests, Pacific Ocean and the Great Wall of China
3. Is loess a body of water?
• (False) A fine windblown yellow soil
4. Did China control water floods by building dikes?
• (True)
5. When was the first dynasty of China?
• 1766 BC 1760 BC 1770 BC 1765BC
6. List the social classes in China from highest to lowest class
• Royal family
• Warriors
• Peasants
7. Almost how long did Zhou kings rule China?
• 850 years 700 years over 850 years less than 850 years
8. Is oracle bones, animal bones and turtle shells on which Shang priests wrote questions addressed to the gods or to the spirit of an ancestor?
• (True)
9. What is a clan?
• Groups of families who claim to have a common ancestor.
10. If a flood, famine, or other problems happened, what signs did these show.
• A dynasty had lost the favor of heaven
11. What does Dynastic Cycle mean?
• The rise and fall of dynasties
12. What does Mandate of Heaven
• A person that is surly going to heaven The divine right to rule The right to kill The given right to a woman to own land
13. Did the Indians attack China a lot?
• (False) Nomads
14. Did China’s history begin in the Huang River Valley?
• (True)
15. China included very few regions.
• (False) China included a lot of regions.

16. What does Feudalism mean?
• A system of government in which local lords governed their own lands but owed military service and other forms of support to their ruler.
17. Which Dynasty was the first?
• Han Zhou Qin Shang
18. Which Class had the most population?
• Warriors Royal Family Peasant Priest
19. Was China the center of the Earth and the sole source of civilization?
• (True)
20. Whose wife owned land and helped lead a large army?
• Wu Ding Shi Huangdi Laozi Wudi

Adam Temraz
11/27/2011 09:01:31 pm

Questions on pages 99,100,and 106

1.The people of Shang and Zhou China are known for numerous cultural achievements.(True)

2.Shang astronomers findings helped develop a 365.5 day calender.(True)

3.By 2460B.C., Chinese had discovered how to work with cotton.(True)

4.The Chinese spread their knowledge of cotton work quickly.(False)

5.Under the Shang, the Chinese made the first books.(False)

6.What did Shang Priests write on oracle bones:

7.What is another name for the written symbols in Chinese symbols?

8.What did Chinese scholars later turn writing into?
An elegant art form called calligraphy.

9.What is the Book of Songs?
One of the greatest Zhou works that includes poems and songs.

10.What happened to the last Han emperor in A.D. 220?
He got overthrown.

11.What did the Chinese call themselves during the Han Golden Age?
The people of Han

12.What is acupuncture?
A medical treatment in which doctors insert needles into the skin at specific points to relieve pain.

13.What is "Lessons for Women"?
A book written about how women should behave.

14.Ban Zhao favored equal education for boys and girls.(True)

15.What did Han scientists write texts about?
Chemistry, zoology, and botany.

16. To write a character in Chinese writing, it requires a signal stroke of a brush or pen. (False)

17.Who could afford silk robes?
Only royalty and nobles.

18.How was silk made?
They first comb out the silk threads after unwinding them from from the cocoon.

19.Who did the laborious of tending the silkworms?

20.Not everyone could understand each other verbally in China but they all:
a)Used the same system of writing
b)Went to the same school
c)Worked together

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11/27/2011 09:02:00 pm

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Questions for pages 92-95

  1. What 2 mountain ranges blocked the easy movement of people?
  The Tian Shan and the Himalayas

2. What did the Chinese call the Himalayan region of Tibet?

3. What are “loesses”?
Fine windblown yellow soil

4. What bitter nickname did the Huang River earn?
River of Sorrows

5. What did the Chinese peasants build to prevent river water

6. What are clans?
Groups of families who claim a common ancestor

7. What are Shang artists famous for?
Bronze works, such as masks and vessels.

8. Who were the top people in the Shang society?
The royal family and a class of nobel warriors

9. Which of the following did the Shan warriors NOT use?
1. Leather armors
2. Bronze weapons
**3. Gold swords
4. Horse-drawn chariots

10. Name one thing the merchants exchanged food and crafts made by local artisans for.
Salt, certain types of shells, and goods not found in northeastern China

11. What did peasants use to prepare the grounds for planting or harvesting?
1. Shovels
2. Harvesting machines
3. Their hands
**4. Stone tools

12. The Tang people wanted to poverthrow the Shang dynasty.
False; the Zhou people

13. What idea were the Zhou people promoting?
The Mandate of Heaven

14. What is the "dynastic cycle"?
Rise and fall of dynasties

15. Name 2 signs the Chinese believed were signs that a dynasty had lost favor of heaven?
Floods, Famine, and other catastrophes

16. What is "feudalism"?
A system of government in which local lords governed their own lands but owed military service and other forms of support to the ruler

17. What is one reason farmers had produced more food in the Zhou period?
Iron axes and ox-drawn iron had replaced stones and wood.

18. What new crops had the peasants started to grown in the Zhou period?
Soy beans

19. What valley did the Chinese heartland lay along?
Valleys of the Huang

20. What rivers did the Chinese heartland lay along?
The Yellow River and the Chang River

Sarah-Luna Luke
11/27/2011 09:07:36 pm

Q- What did Yin and Yang symbolize?
A- Yin symbolized Earth, darkness, and female forces. Yang symbolized heaven, light, and male forces.

Q- From what did the Chinese learn to make silk threads?
A- Cocoons of silkworms.
Q- Under which dynasty did the Chinese make the first books?
A- The Zhou Dynasty.

Q-What is Calligraphy?
A- An elegant form of writing.
Q- Who unified China?
A- Shi Huangdi.
Q- Why did Shi Huangdi build the Great Wall of China?
A- To divide and protect the Chinese Civilization from the rest of the world.
Q- What caused the Qin Dynasty to collapse?
A- Revolts broke out after Shi Huangdi died, because of heavy taxes, forced labor and cruel policies.
Q- What is government monopoly?
A- It is the complete control of a product or business by one person or group.
Q- What famous act was emperor Wudi from the Han Dynasty known for?
A- Wudi strengthened the government and economy by choosing officials from Confucian “men of wisdom and virtue.” He also set up an imperial university at Xian.
Q- Who or What are powerful warlords?
A- Local military rulers.
Q- What happens during acupuncture?
A- A doctor inserts needles into the skin at specific points to relieve pain or treat various illnesses.
Q- What did artisans produce inside the walled cities of Han China?
A- Jade and ivory carvings, and fine ceramic figures.
Q- The book Lessons for Women by whom?
A- Ban Zhao.

Q- What was the book Lessons for Women about?
A- The proper behavior for women and men. Stressed that women should be obedient, respectful, and submissive.

15- What is expansionism?
Q- Expanding a country’s territory, by increasing the amount of land under Chinese rule.

Q-Fu Hao was married to which emperor?
A-The Shang king Wu Ding

Q-What Dynasty followed the Qin Dynasty?
A- The Han dynasty.

Q- What is the Dynastic cycle.
A- The rise and fall of dynasties.

Q-Which was the first Dynasty that appeared in China?
A- The Shang Dynasty.

Q- The top level of the Shang Dynasty included who?
A- The royal family, and a class of noble warriors.

Christiana Siokas
11/28/2011 12:11:52 am

Christiana Siokas
Social Studies Questions

1. Why were Chinese copper coins made with holes in the center? So that they could be strong on cords

2. When was Confucius born?
551 B.C.

3.What were two Confucian values?
1-honesty 2-hard work 3- concern for others 4- respect for parents

4. Growing up, what did Confucius hope of becoming?
A local ruler

5. What is filial piety?
Respect for parents, above all other duties

6.What is the difference between Confucianism and Daoism?
Confucianism showed people how to behave. Daoism influenced their way of the natural world.

7. What did Shang astronomers study?
The movement of the planets and recorded eclipses of the sun

8. What is calligraphy?
It is a writing elegant art form

9. What is a silkworm and how does it produce silk?
It is a caterpillar. To produce silk it feasts on the leaves of the mulberry tree.

10.What were Shang artists famous for? Their bronze works

11. What did merchants exchange for salt, certain types of shells, and other goods not found in northeastern China? Food and crafts made by local artisans

12. Who did artisans produce goods for? Nobles

13. What does Dao De Jing mean?
The way of virtue

14. Who did the Chinese believe could get the ear of the gods?
The ancestors of the king

15. Was the Zhou dynasty weak or strong? Weak

16. Who encouraged the peasants to settle in the conquered territories? Feudal nobles

17. Where did the first Chinese Dynasty anise? In a corner of northern China

18. Who repeatedly attacked and plundered Chinese cities? Nomads

19. What is the Xizang?
The name the Chinese made for the Himalayan region of Tibet

20. Who was the wife of Shang King Wu Ding?
Fu Hao

Noha Kira
11/28/2011 03:23:15 am

1. What are the oracle bones?
⁃ Animal bones or turtle shells which Shang priests addressed to the gods or the spirits of an ancestor.
2. The Chinese writing system is similar to the Arabic writing system.
⁃ False.
3. Shi Huangdi came from which state?
⁃ Qin.
4. Who's teaching was Legalism based on?
⁃ Hanfeizi.
5. According to Hanfeizi, what is the motive for most actions?
⁃ Greed.
6. What government did Shi Huangdi use as his official policy?
⁃ Legalism.
7. What was Shi Huangdi's punishment for crime?
⁃ Enslavement.
8. What are three things Shi Huangdi did to impose unity?
⁃ He abolished feudalism, forced noble families to live at the capital, standardized weights and measurements, and created Qin coins.
9. Goa Zu was the First Emperor.
⁃ False.
10. Why is the Great Wall of China an important symbol to the Chinese?
⁃ Because it divided and protected their civilized world from the nomadic bands north of the wall.
11. What was the main reason for the collapse of the Qin Dynasty?
⁃ Shi Huangdi's death.
12. Who was Gao Zu and what did he do?
⁃ He was an illiterate peasant leader; he founded the Han Dynasty.
13. What did Wudi do to train scholars?
⁃ He set up an imperial university at Xian.
14. How did Wudi further economic growth?
⁃ He improved canals and roads and set up granaries across the empire.
15. What is a monopoly?
⁃ The complete control of a product or business by one person.
16. The Han Dynasty was based on Legalism,
⁃ False.
17. What did the sale of iron and salt do?
⁃ It have the government a source of income other than taxes from peasants.
18. Who were the advisors of the Han Dynasty?
⁃ Confucian scholars.
19. What did Shi Huangdi do to end differences of opinion?
⁃ He had a book burning and destroyed all writings other than manuals.
20. What did workers do to extend the transportation system?
⁃ They repaired and extended roads and canals.

Dina,ike,karim,mazen,yahia-rules for game
11/29/2011 06:31:10 pm

Dina, ike, karim, yahia, and mazen

Rules for a twist in dynasties:

Objective: the first player has to reach the end of the wall will be declared as the winner
Preparation: place the board on a smooth surface. Each player picks has token. Place the character and the cdds facing down on their spaces. 

The Play: Each olay in turn throws the dice. The player with the highest total starts the play. Place your token on the corner marked "GO", throw the dice again to determine the starting square. The next player does the same and so on. If you stop at an emperor you get to answer a Short Answer Question, a warrior- a Multiple Choice Question, a peasant- a True or False Question. If you answer the Short Answer: wrong- go back 4 spaces
                  right- advance 3 spaces
Multiple Choice: wrong- go back 3 spaces 
                    right- advance 2 spaces
True of False: wrong- go back 2 spaces
                  right- advance 1 space
If you stop at "ceremony square you take a ceremony card, and if you stop at "battle square" you get a battle card

12/4/2011 02:49:25 pm

ms smith the answer for 16 is b
17 is a and 18 is c


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