Ancient China Quiz Review

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  1. The ___________ is the idea behind the dynastic cycle
  2. Confucius believed the best ruler was _________ men who led by example.
  3. Chinese philosopher who taught that “the nature of man is evil”
  4. Confucian ideas dealt mainly with
  5. Collected writings of Laozi, or “Old Master”
  6. The Huang He nicknamed the “River of Sorrows” because it ______ and caused destruction.
  7. Fine, windblown yellow soil
  8. What physical barrier helped to separate ancient China from Southeast Asia?
  9. Daoists believed that the best government was one that governed
  10. the Zhou justify their right to overthrow the Shang dynasty by claiming that the ____ had given the Zhou the Mandate of Heaven.
  11. The majority of people in Shang China were
  12. _______ taught that government should pass strict laws and enforce them with harsh punishments
  13. The trade route that linked China with the west became known as the
  14. an artistic form of handwriting done with ink and a brush
  15. Groups of families that claim a common ancestry


  1. a term describing the rise and fall of dynasties
  2. Some of the oldest examples of Chinese writing were left by Shang priests on _____
  3. Sign that expresses a thought or idea
  4. According to the Mandate of Heaven developed during the Zhou dynasty, the gods would end their support for a _____ ruler.
  5. System of government in which local lords governed their own lands but owed military service and other kinds of support to the ruler
  6. Everyone has duties and responsibilities is at the heart of ______
  7. contributed to the Chinese belief that China was at the center of Earth
  8. ______ exercised great power under fuedalism.
  9. The Chinese system of writing was difficult to learn because it used _________ of characters
  10. Confucius believed that younger people should ___ their elders.
  11. ____ was first achieved by the Chinese
  12. Philosophy that taught living in harmony with nature
  13. Confucian ideas dealt mainly with the ______ of nature

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