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According to Indian mythology, what weapon does Indra use to beat the demon holding back the rain?
a lightning bolt
What natural resource did the Qin Dynasty take advantage of to squash its enemies?
The civilizations that settled around the Indus flood plain in northern India became what modern-day country(s)?
Afghanistan and Pakistan
What does the Japanese word "bushido" translate to?
the way of the warrior
What art form were Japanese samurai known for participating in?
Which philosophy relied heavily on the code of the samurai for its code of conduct?
The Chinese philosophy that relies on paradoxical sayings is which of the following?
Which of the following is the best definition for the Japanese word "Samurai"?
those who serve
The Chinese philosophy that relies on man being basically good and insists on virtue and propriety is which of the following?
What other historical figure is closest to the role of the Japanese samurai?
the English knight
What did the terra-cotta figurines of ancient China replace?
What role does Narayana serve in the Hindu creation story?
He creates the world from various parts of his body.
The Vedas are biased toward which class in the caste system?
What does the term "Lao Tzu" literally translate to?
Which book records three possible authors of the Tao Te Ching with similar names?
Records of the Historian
Which group of words best describes Confucius' birth circumstances?
poor, illegitimate, deformed
The Ring-Veda has what distinction among the other Vedas?
The largest, the oldest, and the most important
Who is considered the accepted author of the Tao Te Ching?
After years of research, what does Confucius believe is the key to the meaning of life, making people better, eliminating classes, and ultimately creating a peaceful China?
Read the idea carefully and determine its most likely source.
"The Superior Man is always at ease with himself. The inferior man is always anxious."
Japanese tanka and haiku poems do not always translate into an exact syllabic pattern.
What nickname is given to the Tang Dynasty's poetry?
The Golden Age
Which of the following is NOT a major theme of Chinese poetry?
Haiku was derived from the last verse of a tanka poem.
Which of the following is a contributing factor in why tanka flourished in Japan?
its use in courting relationships
Which book was a compilation of Chinese poems and folk songs?
The Book of Songs
When did haiku originate?
in the 9th century
What is the closest English correlation to the Japanese mora?
What other type of Japanese poetry spawned haiku?
What was the purpose of the hokku?
to set the mood for the tanka poem