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Which dynasty started the philosphies, to help bring peace to China?
a) Qin
b) Han
c) Zhou
d) Shang

A character that stands for objects, such as a tree or mountain, is a
a) hieroglyphic
b) ideaograph
c) pictograph
d) sanskrit

The upper class of China was called
a) the wealthy
b) the merchants
c) the emperor
d) the aristocrats

Appointed officials who ran the government were
a) bureaucracy
b) Mandate
c) Dao
d) dynasty

The proper way Chinese kings were to rule was called
a) Mandate
b) Dao
c) aristocrat
d) bureaucracy

A Chinese character that puts 2 characters together to express a thought, like love, is called a
a) hieroglyph
b) ideograph
c) pictograph
d) Sanskrit

A formal order that gives kings the right to rule is
a) Dao
b) Mandate
c) Bureaucracy
d) Dynasty

The philosophy based on harsh laws and punishments was
a) Daoism
b) Legalism
c) Confucianism

The philosophy that believes in having harmony with nature and has the symbol Yin Yang is
a) Confucianism
b) Legalism
c) Daoism

The philosophy that believes in putting others first and having a sense of duty is
a) Confucianism
b) Daoism
c) Legalism

The dynasty that used bronze and oracle bones was
a) Zhou
b) Shang
c) Han
d) Qin

The philosophy that focused on relationships with others and letting anyone work in government is
a) Daoism
b) Confucianism
c) Legalism

The Huang He River, because of its destructive floods, was also called
a) Yellow River
b) China's Sorrow
c) Land Between the Rivers
d) China's Gift

If I am a child in Ancient China who respects my elders, then I
a) do my chores
b) join the army to defend China
c) practice filial piety
d) get a good education at school

Who built the Great Wall?
a) farmers
b) merchants
c) aristocrats
d) soldiers

Which dynasty created the Silk Road and created the civil service exams?
a) Han
b) Shang
c) Ming
d) Song

Emperor Qin Shihaungdi is known for all of these except which one?
a) Trading along the Silk Road
b) Favoring Legalism
c) Starting the Great Wall
d) Terra Cotta soldiers

Which dynasty was known for the Terra Cotta soldiers and was the shortest dynasty?
a) Shang
b) Song
c) Han
d) Qin

The civil service exam was all of the following except which one?
a) taken one time only
b) a test taken to work in government
c) easy to pass
d) favored the aristocratic families

Oracle bones, ancestors, spirirs, and multiple deities all have what in common?
a) geographical features of China
b) deal with the Chinese bureaucracy
c) relate to Chinese religion
d) describe the Chinese social hierarchy

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