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Ancient China Quiz Vocabulary

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Plateau
A high, flat landform that rises steeply above the surrounding land.
Dynasty
A line of rulers who belong to the same family and pass control from one generation to the next.
Ancestor
The people from whom a person is descended.
Oracle
A special priest in ancient Chinese society who was believed to receive messages from the gods.
Huang River Valley
The valley of the Huang River in China and the region where Chinese civilization was born.
An - Yang
A great city located on the Huang River, built by the Shang; It was the political and cultural center of ancient China.