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World History Unit 2

Quiz by Dave Hulett

High School
World History Studies
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  • Q1
    Which is the correct chronology of Chinese dynasties?
    Zhou, Qin, and Han
    Han, Qin, and Zhou
    Qin, Han, and Zhou
    Han, Zhou, and Qin
  • Q2
    Which of the followingBEST characterized Chinese civilization over the years?
    looseness and discontinuity
    frequent cultural change
    division and warfare
    cohesion and continuity
  • Q3
    Which of the following is the belief among Chinese historians that a king ruled only as long as he possessed the virtues of justice, benevolence, and sincerity?
    Vision of Righteousness
    Three Classics
    Classical Truths
    Mandate of Heaven
  • Q4
    Dynasties continued to rise and fall in Chinese history. Which would likely be TRUE about the reason for the dynastic changes?
    The first emperors in a dynasty were strong, but others who followed were not.
    The priests controlled succession to the throne and eventually removed poor rulers.
    The Chinese would tire of kings who taxed too heavily and demanded change.
    Foreign invaders forced the kings in a ruling dynasty to renounce their thrones.
  • Q5
    Why did Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi adopt a legalist philosophy of governing after gaining power in China?
    He believed that strong laws and punishments would bring about social order.
    He wanted peasants to abandon their Buddhist practices and customs.
    He understood that filial piety along with duty to society was very important.
    He wanted to speed up the rebuilding of the military after defeating the Zhou.
  • Q6
    How did Cyrus the Great rule and keep peace in the Persian Empire during the 6th century BC?
    with tolerance for his people’s cultures
    with violence from his military’s tactics
    with enforcement of his legal codes
    with taxation for his building projects
  • Q7
    During the Maurya Empire, which of the following occurred in India?
    the introduction of Islam
    the rise of Sikhism
    the spread of Buddhism
    the prohibition of Hinduism
  • Q8
    The Maurya and Gupta civilizations were able to develop and maintain their territories in modern day ______________ because they had ______________.
    Persia, ample access to resources
    China, a strong leader
    Egypt, cash crops
    India, a powerful military
  • Q9
    Which of the following was politically characteristic of many civilizations during the Classical Era (500BC-600AD)?
    Complex empires with bureaucracies developed.
    Representative governments evolved throughout the world.
    Voting rights were given to more and more people.
    Small feudal kingdoms spread across Eurasia.
  • Q10
    Which external factor contributed most directly to the fall of the Roman Empire?
    Defeat in the Punic Wars
    Invasions from Germanic tribes
    Passage of Justinian Codes
    Reforms of Diocletian
  • Q11
    Why were Christianity and Buddhism so appealing to the masses of people in Europe and Asia?
    Both offered solace, safety, and guidance.
    Both elevated women to a higher class.
    Both stressed obedience to the government
    Both offered freedom to slaves.
  • Q12
    Which group is credited with the development of monotheism?
  • Q13
    Caste became an integral part of the Hindu faith. How did this affect the development of the Indian civilization?
    The Aryans refused to accept Hinduism and remained at war with the pariahs.
    Buddhism was totally replaced by Hinduism in India until modern times.
    The Vaishyas, the banking/merchant class, became most powerful in government.
    The Brahmans, or the priestly class, became the power in the Indian civilization
  • Q14
    Which group, following Alexander’s death, ruled the Indian civilization, and brought wealth and stability to government until the death of its last ruler, Ashoka?
  • Q15
    How did Darius I, the Great act to strengthen government authority over the many cultures of the Persian Empire?
    He established a direct democracy with required citizen participation.
    He permitted open voting for candidates to republican government.
    He divided the land into administrative districts ruled by loyal governors.
    He imposed a single religion and language to unify the different groups.

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