How much do you know about Ancient China?

"In the second millennium B.C.E. a civilization based on irrigation agriculture arose along the valley of the Yellow River and its tributaries in northern China." -The Earth and Its Peoples: A Global History, 3rd Edition, Advanced Placement Edition

This quiz will determine your measure of knowledge on Ancient China. Be sure you are ready and have read your textbooks. Remember, a Chinese Proverb states, "A book tightly shut is but a block of paper."

Created by: Ancient China
  1. Loess was
  2. The Chinese acquired silk by
  3. What does the practice of feng shui accomplish?
  4. The first writing in China that has survived was
  5. During the Shang period, ancestor worship became important because
  6. Under the Zhou, the priestly power of the ruling class
  7. The Mandate of Heaven meant that the ruler retained the right to rule as long as
  8. Confucius lived during the
  9. The Chinese political system that relied primarily on strict laws and punishments to compel people to behave is called
  10. Which of the following is not one of the ways that Confucian philosophy attempts to create social harmony?
  11. Two indigenous Chinese philosophies that emerged from the Warring States period are
  12. The fundamental idea of Daoism can be summarized as
  13. The later Eastern Zhou period was characterized by
  14. The concept of yin and yang represented the complementary nature of

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