Ch 6 Comprehension check
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Where does China rank in size with the other nations of the world?
3rd largest, slightly larger than US. Borders 14 nations.
Whose teachings did the Chinese have to study to hold a government job?
Confucius; Five Classics
From which dynasty did China get its name?
Give three facts about the Great Wall of China?
Built entirely by hand taking hundreds of years
Longest structure ever built by man
Sides form a shell made of brick and stone
Ancient horseman used the top as a road
Towers were built every 200 - 300 yards to fortify the wall
What was the name of the land route that connected China with Europe?
Great Silk Road
The philosophy of what famous Chinese teacher influenced Chinese history for over 2,000 years?
What beautiful fabric were the Chinese the first to discover and use?
Of what was the first real paper made?
Inner bark from the Mulberry tree
What was the first type of printing used?
What were the Chinese able to print even though movable type was not practical for their language?
Who made China known to the outside world? What was established because of this?
Why is Hudson Taylor called the "Father of Faith Missions"?
Because he trusted that God would move people to give what he needed for his missionary support.
Who established the first Republic of China?
Who was the leader of the Communists of China?
Mao Tsetung (Zedong)
Who was the leader of the Nationalists of the Republic of China?
Who gained control of mainland China?
Mao Tsetung (Zedong)
Where did the Chinese Nationalists go?
Fled to Taiwan
What young missionary couple was killed when the Communists took over China?
John & Betty Stam
What is the capital of China?
Beijing (formerly Peking)
What is a pagoda?
A building or tower with many stories. Each story has a small roof before the next one begins. And each story is slightly smaller than the one beneath it. Pointed top.
What are junks and sampans?
Barges and small boats
The lack of what freedom makes people in Communist countries like prisoners without a jail?
Freedom to move about freely at home or abroad
What American right helps prevent innocent people from being punished for crimes they did not commit?
Right to trial by jury; a person is innocent until proven guilty
What happened in Tiananmen Square in 1989?
A million Chinese people gathered to protest Communism and demand democratic reforms that would allow citizens to take a more active part in their country's government.
Genghis Khan was ruler of the ____ Empire, the largest empire in the world.
Which desert, located mostly in Mongolia, is one of the coldest and is the northernmost desert in the world?
After WWII, who controlled North Korea? South Korea?
North Korea - Soviet Union (Russia)
South Korea - USA
Who opened Japan for foreign trade?
Commodore Matthew Perry of the U.S. Navy
What caused America to enter WWII?
The surprise attack on Dec 7, 1941 on Pearl Harbor, an important US military base in Hawaii.
What brought the end of WWII and Japanese fighting?
In August of 1945, the U.S. dropped the worlds first atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
What is Japan's most famous landmark?
Mt. Fuji or Fujiyama
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