Achaemenids, Seleucids, Parthians, Sasanids
Name the four ruling dynasties of Persia.
Cyrus, Cambyses, and Darius all lived by a policy of:
Who ended the Persian policy of toleration?
Who inherited the Achaemenid territory after Alexander of Macedon died?
Who administered the construction of the Royal Roads?
The King's Eyes and Ears
What were the imperial spies of the Persian Empire referred to as?
558 - 330 BCE
Date the Achaemenid Empire.
323 - 83 BCE
Date the Seleucid Empire.
247 - 224 BCE
Date the Parthian Empire.
224 BCE - 651 CE
Date the Sasanid Empire.
Who created Zoroastrianism?
What were Zarathustra's hymns in honor of the deities?
Who was the supreme god in Zoroastrianism? (the nice one)
Who was the lesser god in Zoroastrianism? (the evil one)
good words, good thoughts, good deeds
What is the moral formula that the Zoroastrianism teachings can be summed up into?
Who was the most famous philosopher in ancient China?
Confucius's sayings were compiled in what book?
What does junzi mean?
a sense of propriety, courtesy, respect, deference to elders
a sense of humanity, kindness, benevolence
the confucian word for filial piety
Which of Confucius's followers believed in the goodness of human nature?
Which of Confucius's followers believed that humans selfishly pursue own interests?
What philosophy/religion was the prominent critic of Confucianism?
Who was the founder of Daoism?
Who allegedly wrote the Daodejing? (Classic of the Way and of Virtue)
What does "Dao" mean?
What is the doctrine of praactical and efficient statecraft?
This philosophy put an end to the Warring States Perio din China
Who was the first emperor to unite all of China?
Who had his people build him a tomb, consisting of 15,000 terra cotta army warriors?
Who founded the Han dynasty?
Known as the Martial Emperor, this Chinese man emphasized centralization and expansion
Yellow Turban uprising
What was the Chinese revolt due to problems of land distribution?
Who ruled between the Periods of the Former and Later Han
The Han faced constant attacks from the nomads fron Central Asia named _______