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Ancient China (Grade 6)

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Ancient China

Which of the following was NOT a contribution of Ancient China?
  1. paper
  2. kites
  3. corn
  4. gunpowder
How did the ancient Chinese use the deserts?
  1. The Chinese irrigated the land for farming
  2. The deserts were useless to the Chinese
  3. The Chinese mined copper ore there
  4. The deserts provided sand for making bricks
Which is not true about the Great Wall of China?
  1. It runs besides a long, winding gray river in China
  2. It's the longest continuous construction project in history
  3. It discouraged invasion from the north for many years
  4. It was built from stone more than 2000 years ago
Why are many types of animals found in China and nowhere else in nature?
  1. The Chinese raised them in zoos all over their country
  2. Traders brought these animals only to China
  3. These animals liked the climate of China
  4. Mountains and deserts isolated these species
How was China protected to the south and east?
  1. by the Pacific Ocean
  2. by the Great Wall
  3. by the North China Plain
  4. by the Altai Mountains
What is the name of the route that connected China to the rest of the world through trade and the spread of ideology?
  1. Great Wall
  2. Silk Road
  3. Himalayas
  4. Gobi Desert
The change in rulers by dynasty was explained through the                  .
  1. Mandate of Heaven
  2. Emperor
  3. Empire
  4. Bureaucracy
In Ancient China family traditions, the oldest male in the home made the decisions and was responsible for caring for the family. This is an example of                
  1. monarchy
  2. patriarchy
  3. matriarchy
  4. democracy
A                 is a line of rulers from the same family.
  1. empire
  2. kingdom
  3. pack
  4. dynasty
In Ancient China, what was known as "The Dragon"?
  1. The Terra Cotta Soldiers
  2. The Yellow RIver
  3. The Silk Road
  4. The Great Wall of China
The word "dynasty" means:
  1. to flood
  2. a family of rulers
  3. where they buried their dead
  4. Horus' fathers name
A                is a line of rulers from the same family.
  1. dynasty
  2. empire
  3. kingdom
  4. emperor
A system of beliefs and values
  1. Dike
  2. Currency
  3. Loess
  4. Philosophy
Which of the following did rulers during the Han Dynasty create based on Confucianism?
  1. a new monetary system
  2. an education system
  3. the civil service system
  4. social welfare
Buddhism was brought to China by missionaries from
  1. India.
  2. Japan.
  3. Korea.
  4. Egypt.
The Han Dynasty lasted for
  1. 15 years
  2. 50 years
  3. 400 years
  4. 870 years
The Chinese believed rulers came to power because of
  1. the people's blessing.
  2. their ability to command armies.
  3. fate.
  4. their wealth.
The first known civilization in China was the
  1. Zhou dynasty.
  2. Shang dynasty.
  3. Huang dynasty.
  4. Ming dynasty.
Confucius was a Chinese
  1. priest
  2. ruler
  3. philosopher
  4. physician
The Silk Road was a trade route between
  1. Japan and China.
  2. India and China.
  3. Egypt and China.
  4. Europe and China.
Which of the following geographic barriers separated China from other lands?
  1. rivers
  2. mountains
  3. plains
  4. deserts
What was the penalty for revealing the secrets of making silk?
  1. losing a hand
  2. life in prison
  3. death
  4. exile
Which of the following is NOT a religion or philosophy of life practiced in ancient China?
  1. Taoism
  2. Buddhism
  3. Confucianism
  4. Hinduism
Because of its flooding, the Huang River was known as
  1. the Flowing Master.
  2. the River of Fear.
  3. the River of Death.
  4. China's Sorrow.
Which of the following was important to the development of civilization throughout ancient China?
  1. rivers
  2. mountains
  3. seaports
  4. temperate climate
Which of the following is TRUE about Chinese names?
  1. The family name comes before an individual's name.
  2. An individual's name comes before the family name.
  3. An individual's name became the family name for the next generation.
  4. Chinese used only the family name.
Which of the following is TRUE of how people in ancient China felt about dragons?
  1. Dragons were responsible for drought.
  2. Dragons brought good luck.
  3. Dragons were associated with mountains.
  4. Dragons brought heavy rains that flooded farming areas.
Historians sometimes call the time of disordered that followed the collapse of the Han the                   
  1. grand canal
  2. period of disunion
  3. chinese
  4. northern china
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