What is one type of thing built by the earlier Sui Dynasty that benefited the Tang Dynasty?
canals, roads, cities
What is one advance in rice-growing technology during the Tang Dynasty?
early ripening rice
rice field plow
Who is famous for aiding Li Yuan in creating the Tang Dynasty?
his son Li Shimin
Who spared the last member of the Sui Dynasty royal family?
The founder of the Tang Dynasty
What were the four main departments of the Tang Dynasty government?
Department of State Affairs
Imperial Grand Secretariat
Council of State
What was the Tang Code?
the standard law of the land
Who did Li Shimin have killed in order to become emperor of China?
his older brothers
Where did Emperor Taizong hang his unfinished work for the day?
on his bedroom walls
Who ordered the first census in the Tang Dynasty?
Who created the Bureau of Historiography?
How many horses did Emperor Taizong maintain?
Emperor Taizong's armies contained both peasants and who else?
Peasants in Emperor Taizong's armies fought as what?
Emperor Taizong destroyed which group of Turks?
Which people defeated all of Emperor Taizong's efforts to conquer them?
What was the main capital of the Tang Dynasty?
What city was the secondary capital of the Tang Dynasty?
The Silk Route mostly traded what valuable items?
silk, horses, spices, fruit, gems, gold
What religions came to China along the Silk Route?
Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity
From what land did the game of polo come to China?
Emperor Gaozong inherited a stable, wealthy nation? What were his weaknesses?
young, inexperienced, weak, dizzy spells, seizures
Empress Wu was the mastermind behind Emperor Gaozong's conquest of what region?
Why was Emperor Zhongzong viewed as irresponsible?
He declared he had the power to give the whole empire away.
Who resigned so that Empress Wu could rule directly?
What was the name of Empress Wu's short-lived dynasty?
New Zhou Dynasty
Empress Wu's title "Sage Mother" was the same as whose mother?
Empress Wu widened recruitment for the government to what group of people?
Who actually ran the government of Emperor Zhongzong when he regained the throne?
Empress Wei and her lover
Who was the most powerful woman during the second reign of Emperor Ruizong?
When Confucian historians wrote that, "A hen cannot crow," who were they talking about?
Emperor Xuanzong was the "_____ Emperor"?
Emperor Xuanzong did what to the ministers when he came to power?
He executed or exiled them.
Name one famous Tang Dynast poet.
Du Fu, Bai Juyi, Li Bai
What products were government monopolies during the Tang Dynasty?
silk, tea, salt, iron, liquor
Yang Guifei was famous for what qualities?
beautiful, witty, musical
The Chinese army fought what other army at the Battle of Talas?
Who did Emperor Xuanzong have to allow to die in order to escape rebels?
What was the name of An Lushan's short-lived dynasty?
What was An Lushan's ancestry
Persian and Turkish
What city did Tibetan raiders sack during the An Lushan Rebellion?
What percent of the empire died during the An Lushan Rebellion?
What killed An Lushan?
What about the reigns of the later Tang emperors weakened the dynasty?
They were short.
The Tibetans and what other group raided China during the late Tang Dynasty?
How many eunuchs worked in the palace by the year 800?
Eunuchs fought for power with what other two groups during the late Tang Dynasty?
government officials and empresses' families
Which religion was persecuted during some of the late Tang Dynasty?
What finally doomed the Tang Dynasty?
"Thorns and brambles filled the city. Foxes and hares ran everywhere." What is being described by this poet?
At the end of the dynasty, those armed by the government tended to do what?
join the rebels