Shanahan Ancient China quiz
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a yellow-brown soil
valuable cloth made only in China
closely related people of several generations
protective wall that controls or holds back water that early chinese used to protect their land
type of money used by a group
a Chinese scholar, astronomer and historian
a Chinese emperor who brought the Han dynasty to its greatest strength.
a local leader of an armed group
China's first professional teacher
founder of the Qin dynasty and China's first emperor
the founder of Han dynasty
along the rivers
Where did the first farming settlements develop in China?
spreading the same values to society
Confucius believed that showing loyalty and respect within the family would lead to what?
Jobs could be held by poor young men.
Government examinations based on Confucius's teachings led to what?
He outlawed the ideas of Confucius and others.
What did Shi Huangdi do in order to control Chinese thought?
expanding the Chinese empire by conquering other lands
What was emperor Wudi's main interest?
the invention of paper
What was one important accomplishment of the Chinese during the Han dynasty?
The rulers wanted to bring back respect for tradition.
Why did the influence of Confucianism grow during the Han dynasty?
by creating barriers to the outside world
How did China's physical geography influence the growth of its civilization?
rich soil deposits from rivers, making the land suitable for farming
What was responsible for the development of the ancient civilizations of China and Mesopotamia?
cool and dry
What was the climate in the northern part of China like?
What was the most important element in early Chinese life?
ruled many aspects of Chinese life
Confucian philosophy was important because the teaching did what?
set a good example by behaving well
Confucius believed that people in authority should do what?
The construction of the Great Wall of China.
What was one of Shi Huangdi's greatest achievements?
It was a trade route that connects China with the West.
Why was the Silk Road important?
because large empires became too difficult to govern
Why did the Dynasties in China grow weak?
The Qin Dynasty
What dynasty built the Great Wall China?
1 out of 5 people
How much of the world population is Chinese?
copper and tin
What is bronze made from?
terra cotta warriors
a clay army set up to guard Shi Huangdi's tomb in the afterlife
living in peace and harmony with nature
made it mandatory that everyone practice the philosophy of legalism