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How did mountains, rocky plateau, cold climate, and large deserts impact early settlements in Inner China?
a) These features caused isolation.
b) These features helped spread Chinese culture.
c) These features led to the creation of the Great Wall.
d) These features made governing China easier.

Before the Shang dynasty ruled the entire area around the Huang He, China was ruled by many small clans who each had their own kings. What was one major goal for each clan?
a) Clans wanted to eliminate social classes so that all people were equal.
b) Each clan wanted to make a human sacrifice to please the gods.
c) The clans wanted to make as many weapons as possible out of bronze.
d) Clans wanted to gain as much land as possible without losing control of their kingdoms.

Why were Shang kings buried with bronze vessels, and weapons, food, jade ornaments, and chariots?
a) Because they were respected
b) Because of their belief in the afterlife
c) To show their wealth
d) To show that they were royalty

Why were Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalism developed when they were?
a) because there was so much disorder in China at the time
b) because there were such good schools in China at the time
c) because the Zhou dynasty wanted to maintain the feudal system
d) because the Zhou dynasty wanted to maintain its power

The Emperor of Qin contributed to society in many positive ways. Please choose the answer that is NOT a contribution made by the Emperor Qin.
a) He standardized money, weights, and measures to make trade easier.
b) Emperor Qin conquered other lands to increase the size of China.
c) Emperor Qin grew new varieties of foods.
d) Qin simplified the writing system to make it easier.

What is one way Emperor Qin Shihuangdi hurt China, rather than helped?
a) Many lives were lost due to the many wars Emperor Qin started in order to gain more territory.
b) Win took on too much land and was unable to take care of it.
c) Emperor Qin used a very detailed system of laws that explained severe punishments for bad behavior.
d) Win fought hard to get rid of people who opposed his hard ways.

If you wanted to create an empire, you might take lessons from Qin Shihuangdi. What is one lesson he might give you about how you could unify different states into one country?
a) Allow everyone to practice their own religion.
b) Have all people grow their own type of food and eat what they would like.
c) Create a new written language and make everyone use it.
d) Give everyone a choice of which subject to study in school.

Which of the following did NOT lead to the end of the Qin dynasty?
a) People were unhappy with the harshness of EMperor Qin's rule.
b) Emperor Qin standardized money, weights, and measures.
c) Rebellions broke out after the death of Emperor Qin.
d) Many members of the royal families and other leaders struggled to gain control of the empire.

Which of the following would be the best description of the Han dynasty?
a) harsh and strict
b) warlike
c) divided
d) peaceful

How did the invention of silk increase trade in China?
a) Many people knew how to make silk, so they traded it everywhere.
b) Silk as a valuable trade good because it could only be produced in China.
c) Silk was soft and pretty, so Emperors wanted to buy it all for themselves.
d) Silk was such a popular item that people would trade it for freedom.

Where did most people in ancient China live?
a) Inner China
b) Outer China
c) Northern China
d) Southern China

Which of the following made traveling in the Taklamakan Desert dangerous?
a) oasis
b) sandstorms
c) vegetation
d) flooding

Which land form is located in the southwestern part of outer China?
a) Himalaya Mountains
b) Taklamakan Desert
c) Northeastern Plain
d) Chang Jiang River

A system of government based on landowners and tenants.
a) bureaucracy
b) feudalism
c) standardize
d) philosophies

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