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Over the course of the three centuries before the rise of the Sui Dynasty
C. Buddhism developed a much wider following among the Chinese people
Which of the following statements is not a valid observation about the Sui Dynasty?
C. It permanently incorporated Korea in to the Chinese domain.
The name given to the Asian region northwest of traditional China that was pacified by the Tang was
The Sui Dynasty
C. completed the new Grand Canal system linking the Yellow Yangtze river valleys.
As a result of early Tang rule
B. Buddhist influence helped to produce a blossoming of Chinese culture.
Tang rule in China became permanently weakened as a result of a rebellion by a protege of
A. Yang Guifei.
The Turkish-speaking tribal group that ultimately overthrew the Tang were the
In terms of its relations with neighboring powers, the Song
A. met their ultimate demise at the hands of the Mongols
B. expressed a traditional, activist element in Chinese philosophy.
The administrative structure of the Chinese government during the Tang Dynasty included
C. A Department of State Affairs
In the Chinese civil service examination system
D. many candidates who passed the first examination did not go on to a higher level.
In the civil service examination system developed in China,
C. in comparison to other civilizations, the process provided a means for upward social mobility that was ahead of it’s time.
The Tang political system
C. developed the equivalent of a modern cabinet within its Department of State Affairs
E. became empress of China.
B. included the “School of the Mind”
Under Song rule in China, the system of local government
E. all of the above
One of the main reasons for the demise of the Tang Dynasty was its inability to effectively solve the problem of land distribution. Which of the following statements can serve as a valid explanation for this policy failure?
A. The spread of land holding by buddhist monasteries, coupled with rising food production, led to increasing pressure on the land distribution system.
The Chinese civil service examination system
E. was unable to solve the problem of officials using their positions to illegally help their relatives
Which of the following was not an economic factor in medieval China?
D. The Sui Dynasty closed the Silk Road.
The nomadic people who aligned with the Tang to dominate much of the carrying trade along the Silk Road were the
In medieval China, the tribute system
C. maintained the foundation fo a working trade relationship between the Chinese and foreign merchants and rulers
With the increase in trade and urban activities during the Tang and Song eras,
B. a landed gentry class assumed a position of social and economic dominance.
Local government in medieval China
C. inclued local magistrates who supplemented their salaries by charging people for services for which the government already paid them.
The founder of the Mongol Empire was
D. Genghis Khan.
Affluent Chinese during the Tang Dynasty
A. had fewer luxuries than during the Han and Qin dynasties.
Which of the following was true about the power of the Mongols?
C. They achieved more success in China than it did in the rest of East Asia
Khubilai Khans captial was located in
E. made use of Chinese institutions in governing China
The Mongols were able to maintain control in China for an extended period because they
D. maintained commercial policies that were conducive to Chinese prosperity.
All of the following factors contributed to the end of Mongol rule in China except
E. a plague that killed 14 million Mongols in 1241 and 1242.
All of the following were true about medieval Chinese life except
A. most people had developed life styles that were far removed from agriculture.
Which of the following accurately characterizes the medieval Chinese family?
C. Its moral foundation was filial piety.
C. made a significant contribution to the civil service examination system
Buddhism was brought to China by
C. merchants from India.
The Buddhist sect that stressed the role of devotion was
B. The Pure Land Sect.
Of the three philosophies competing for attention in medieval China,
B. Confucianism triumphed because it adhered to the Chinese social need to support the concepts of hard work and filial piety
The main purpose for the development of Neo-Confucianism was to
C. provide a set of beliefs that dealt with the issues of the universe that had been introduced into Chinese religion by Buddhism and Daoism and which were able to fit into the original Confucian value system.
Which of the following would you say is a more accurate depiction of the comparison between medieval Chinese Western thought?
A. The Chinese became more individualistic, while the Europeans became more scientific
Major difference between China and late medieval Europe were that
D. the Chinese made many technological advances, such as the compass and block printing, but were less interested in scientific inquiry.
The Confucian scholar who was the primary proponent of the idea that the correct way to transcend the material world was from an understanding of self was
B. Wang Yangming.
Although medieval China was the source of many of the great inventions of tis time, it failed to develop the technological advances that these inventions produced elsewhere. The primary explanation for this phenomenon was that
D. Confucian values, coupled with the self interests of the leadership of the intellectual revolution stifled technologic advancements.
During the Han Dynasty, Chinese literature was stimulated by the invention of
The most effective expression of literature from the Tang to the Ming dynasties was in the form of
Due to various technical aspects of the Chinese language, its poetry ahd
A. a brevity in the amount of lines used and the number of words in each line
D. wrote a poem entitled “Resolution of Waking with a Hangover on Spring Morning”
In Son China
E. cities were governed by Qin officials
Which of the following is an accurate characterization of the Chinese poet being described
B. Li Bo had a carefree attitude towards life.
During the Yuan dynasty
A. there was major growth in the development of the popular theater as well as the novel.
Which of the following was not an aspect of the creativity of Chinese art?
E. inspiration drawn mainly from Indian sources
Between 600 and the 1200’s, Chinese art and literature
A. produced such famous stories as Romance of the Three Kingdoms.