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Dynasties of China Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following would not have been considered part of the middle class in the Shang's social structure?

Question 2 2. The philosophy that supported the ideology of the Qin Dynasty was known as _____.

Question 3 3. Emperor Gaozu instituted this legal code that gave penalties for 500 civil and criminal offenses to Chinese peasants and the ruling feudal lords.

Question 4 4. Imagine you are a young Chinese man living during the Tang Dynasty. Which of the following would best explain your decision to move to Changan?

Question 5 5. Which of the following quotations was most likely said by a Legalist philosopher?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following BEST describes the purpose of art, architecture, and intellectual works under the Qin dynasty?

Question 7 7. While the Yuan Dynasty controlled China, they instituted this caste system that favored the Mongols and placed restrictions on the ethnic Chinese like the Han.

Question 8 8. What impact did exposure to western people and ideas have on Chinese women?

Question 9 9. This Chinese astronomer, who lived during the Yuan Dynasty, developed an almost identical calendar to the one we use today.

Question 10 10. Who were the two puppets of the Empress Dowager Cixi's rule?

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Question 11 11. Emperor Yangdi was assassinated in 618 CE and was replaced with this founding member of the next dynasty of China called the Tang Dynasty.

Question 12 12. Which of the following was not a benefit of the Grand Canal?

Question 13 13. Which of the following technologies may have existed during the Shang era as evidenced in their artwork?

Question 14 14. In 581 CE warlord Yang Jian assassinated the remaining members of the Zhou Dynasty and became emperor of China, renaming himself _____.

Question 15 15. What is the significance of the discovery of oracle bones?

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Question 16 16. Qing emperors refused to allow more trade access to Chinese ports to the British in the 1830s, so the British began the first in a series of _____ Wars that created an addiction epidemic among the Chinese throughout the 1800s.

Question 17 17. Which of these was made possible by the Yuan Dynasty?

Question 18 18. Which of the following was an invention of the Shang?

Question 19 19. A Qing Dynasty innovation made to gunpowder usage in battle included the creation of the first _____.

Question 20 20. Which of the following was a negative trait of Emperor Yangdi?

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Question 21 21. Who was An Lushan?

Question 22 22. China's stability under Xuanzong rested primarily on what?

Question 23 23. In what way did the infrastructure projects of the Sui hurt China?

Question 24 24. What is the stylistic drawing that depicts a landscape?

Question 25 25. Which type of paintings saw a great rise in popularity during the Yuan dynasty?

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Question 26 26. Which statement about the farmers in Shang society is TRUE?

Question 27 27. All of the following are examples of influences from the Qin Dynasty EXCEPT:

Question 28 28. What policy had the Yuan emperors adopted that really upset the Chinese population?

Question 29 29. If a king in the Shang dynasty died, who would be next in line to inherit the throne?

Question 30 30. Which of the following best describes the Legalists' biggest criticism of Confucianists?

Dynasties of China Chapter Exam Instructions

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