World History Semester 1

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The ___ family became the rulers of China around 2200 BCE

Answer:
a)  a. Xia
b)  b. Shang
c)  c. Wang
d)  d. Wu
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  • Animism
    a)belief that spirits inhabit everything
    b)belief that life should be lived for pleasure
    a)belief that life should be lived for pleasure
  • The Shang may have cemented their power by
    a)a. establishing an autocracy.
    b)b. tightly controlling the food supply.
    c)c. establishing strong regional governors.
    d)d. introducing and controlling irrigation and flooding.
    d)d. introducing and controlling irrigation and flooding.
  • The Shang religion combined animism and
    a)a. fatalism.
    b)b. futurism.
    c)c. the Mandate of Heaven.
    d)d. ancestor worship.
    d)d. ancestor worship.
  • Chinese writing became an art called
    a)a. pictographs.
    b)b. characters.
    c)c. calligraphy.
    d)d. ideographs.
    c)d. ideographs.
  • The Shang dynasty was eventually overthrown
    a)a. Zhou.
    b)b. Xia.
    c)c. Di-Xin.
    d)d. Xi.
    a)d. Xi.
  • Which of the following best describes the Xia?
    a)a. They were hunter-gatherers.
    b)b. They were industrialists.
    c)c. They were traders.
    d)d. They were farmers.
    b)d. They were farmers.
  • All of the following statements describe calligraphy except ___.
    a)a. It was only taught to scribes, teachers and clerks.
    b)b. It was written from right to left.
    c)c. New characters can be invented.
    d)d. It means beautiful writing.
    a)d. It means beautiful writing.
  • Which of the following was not a contributing factor to the success of early rulers of the Shang Dynasty?
    a)a. They had a strong economy based on agriculture.
    b)b. They had a powerful army.
    c)c. They had a de-centralized
    d)d. They established a common written language.
    c)d. They established a common written language.
  • What led to the fall of the Shang Dynsaty?
    a)a. They could not control the flooding of the river.
    b)b. They failed in their attempts to extend the empire.
    c)c. They had a weak economy based on herding.
    d)d. They were overthrown by those who thought they had lost the Mandate of Heaven.
    d)d. They were overthrown by those who thought they had lost the Mandate of Heaven.
  • Which of the following is not true of culture during the Shang Dynasty?
    a)a. They developed a system of writing using ideographs.
    b)b. The silk trade was a source of wealth.
    c)c. They made pottery using kaolin.
    d)d. People practiced Buddhism.
    d)d. People practiced Buddhism.
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Question: The ___ family became the rulers of China around 2200 BCE
Answer:
a. Xia
b. Shang
c. Wang
d. Wu