World Civ111 Tang & Sui & Song Quiz

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  1. Xuanzang became a well-known monk of the Tang
    dynasty because?
    A)he was the only Chinese who made the pilgrimage to Mecca.
    B)he was persecuted by the emperor for his violation of the ban on traveling abroad.
    C)his travels and study in India helped to popularize Buddhism in China.
    D)he helped to develop neo-Confucianism.E)none of the above.
    C)his travels and study in India helped to popularize Buddhism in China.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  2. Which of the following does not describe
    the Sui dynasty?
    A)It reunified China and launched military campaigns in central Asia and Korea.
    B)It imposed high taxes and compulsory labor services for construction of the Grand Canal.
    C)It brought about great prosperity in China and long-lived imperial rule.
    D)It only lasted a short period of time.
    E)The last emperor was assassinated, bringing the dynasty to an end.
    • C)It brought about great prosperity in China and long-lived imperial
    • rule.
  3. The Tang maintained an efficient communication
    network, which can be seen by the fact that?
    A)they utilized camels and caravans almost exclusively.
    B)the Grand Canal was initiated under Tang rule.
    C)the Tang court could communicate with the most distant cities of the empire in about three months.
    D)emperors at Chang'an could have fresh seafood delivered from Ningbo, a city 620 miles away.
    E)all of the above.
    D) emperors at Chang'an could have fresh seafood delivered from Ningbo, a city 620 miles away.
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  4. Under the equal-field system, the Tang
    government
    A)allotted land according to the land's fertility and the recipients' needs.
    B)eliminated the possibility of concentrated landholdings among the wealthy.
    C)was able to levy heavy taxes on the recipients.
    D)forbade the Buddhist monasteries from controlling land.
    E)all of the above.
    A) allotted land according to the land's fertility and the recipients' needs.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  5. The Tang government was
    run primarily by
    A)hereditary aristocratic families.
    B)royal kinsmen and relatives.
    C)descendents of the Sui
    .D)bureaucrats of intellectual merit.
    E)samurai warriors.
    D)bureaucrats of intellectual merit.
  6. "There was always something of a fictional quality to the [tributary] system." By this statement the authors mean that
    A)the Chinese did not actually receive any tribute from these lands.
    B)Chinese courts also gave lavish gifts to foreign envoys.
    C)Chinese authorities had little real influence in the supposedly subordinate lands.
    D)envoys from subordinate lands were not sincere in performing the ritual kowtow to Chinese emperors.
    E)none of the above.
    C)Chinese authorities had little real influence in the supposedly subordinate lands.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  7. One cause for Tang decline during the mid-eighth century was that
    A)the central government abolished the equal-field system.
    B)the Mongols continued to invade.
    C)military campaigns in central Asia, Korea, and Vietnam drained Tang finances
    D)the emperors neglected public affairs in favor of music and mistresses.
    E)all of the above.
    D)the emperors neglected public affairs in favor of music and mistresses.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  8. Compared with the Tang dynasty, the Song dynasty was
    A)shorter-lived.
    B)less centralized.
    C)equal in size.
    D)less militarized
    .E)all of the above.
    D)less militarized
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  9. The Song government moved from north to south in the early twelfth century because of the invasion of
    A)the Khitan.
    B)the Jurchen.
    C)the Mongols.
    D)the Muslims.
    E)the Uighurs.
    B)the Jurchen.
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  10. Fast-ripening rice
    A)was introduced to China from Vietnam.
    B)enabled cultivators to harvest two times a year.
    C)increased food supply and supported a large population.
    D)adapted well to southern Chinese soil.
    E)all of the above.
    E)all of the above.
  11. The practice of foot binding
    A)placed women of the privileged classes under male supervision.
    B)discouraged peasant women from working in the fields.
    C)was to venerate family ancestors.
    D)became universal in China by the end of the Song.
    E)none of the above.
    A)placed women of the privileged classes under male supervision.
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  12. Which of the following was not a major technological innovation of Tang and Song China?
    A)The magnetic compass.
    B)Gunpowder.
    C)Movable type printing.
    D)Fine porcelain.
    E)Paper making.
    E)Paper making.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  13. The Chinese term flying cash meant
    A)runaway inflation.
    B)paper money printed by the government as a substitute for heavy copper currency.
    C)letters of credit used by merchants.
    D)that money changed hands so quickly it seemed as though it could fly.
    E)none of the above.
    C)letters of credit used by merchants.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  14. During Tang times, several foreign religions came to China. The foreign faiths that did not arrive in China
    included
    A)Zoroastrianism and Islam.
    B)Buddhism and Zoroastrianism.
    C)Nestorian Christianity and Manichaeanism.
    D)Hinduism and Jainism
    E)All of the above did come to China.
    D)Hinduism and Jainism
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  15. In order for Buddhism to be accepted in China,
    Chinese Buddhists
    A)changed the Buddha and the boddhisatvas into Daoist deities.
    B)persecuted believers in Daoism and Confucianism.
    C)paid high taxes from their monasteries to the Chinese government.
    D)accommodated Buddhism to Chinese values such as filial piety.
    E)all of the above.
    D)accommodated Buddhism to Chinese values such as filial piety.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  16. The poet of the Tang who wrote of the social
    life in cities was
    A)Xuanzang.
    B)Du Fu.
    C)Song Taizu.
    D)Li Bo.
    E)Zhu Xi.
    D)Li Bo.
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  17. Despite cultural borrowing and imitation, Korea
    was still different from China in that
    A)aristocrats dominated Korean society while bureaucrats dominated Chinese life.
    B)the Silla capital at Kumsong did not resemble the Chinese capital at Chang’an.
    C)Koreans accepted neo-Confucianism but rejected Buddhism.
    D)the Koreans were not nearly as scholarly as the Chinese.
    E)all of the above.
    A)aristocrats dominated Korean society while bureaucrats dominated Chinese life
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)

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