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Who was the Chinese aristocrat that overthrew the Shang dynasty and began a new dynasty called the Zhou?
Name three main social classes of early China?
landowning aristocrats, peasant farmers and merchants
What were two primary responsibilities of women in Chinese society?
keeping the household and raising children
What did Confucius believe would bring peace to Chinese society?
treat others the way they would like to be treated
What particular teaching of Confucius caused him to be resisted by the aristocrats?
all men with a talent for governing should take part in government
What did the scholar Hanfeizi believe about human nature that was different from both Confucius and Laozi?
that people are naturally evil
Why did Qin face little opposition during most of his reign?
everyone who opposed him were punished or killed
Why did Qin Shihuangdi have the Great Wall built?
to keep the Xiongnu from attacking farms and villages
Why were only expensive goods carried on the Silk Road?
difficult, dangerous, and had to pay taxes to many kingdoms
How did Buddhism help people during the collapse of the Han government and the beginnings of the civil war?
helped cope with stress and fear
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