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SOL 4

World History SOL Review- Chapter 4
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Loess
Fine windblown yellow soil
Dikes
Wall build along a river to protect from floods
Bureaucracy
Government organized into different levels and tasks.
Animism
Belief that spirits inhabit everything.
Oracle Bones
Bones used by Chinese priests to predict future.
Calligraphy
Type of "fancy" writing
Autocracy
Government in which the ruler holds absolute power.
Civil Service
Centralized system that runs the day to day workings of the government
Qin
Dynasty that was the first true empire of China
Great Wall
Wall built in China to protect from invaders
Silk Road
Trade route from China to Mediterranean.
Yin
Female- dark side
Yang
Male - Light side
Confucius
Philosopher- believed in family, respect for elders, and reverence for past ancestors
Analects
sacred text of Confucianism
Laozi
founded Daoism
Legalism
School of Chinese philosophy that dealt with politics.