World History 1 82 - 5.5 Review Questions

QuestionAnswer
What purpose did jade not serve in the early Neolithic cultures of China?
currency
artwork
funeral rites and religious rituals
jewelry
What key piece of evidence convinced scholars that the Shang dynasty was not a mythical dynasty, as was once believed?
oracle bones
chariots
bronze weapons
agriculture
What was one of the major tenets of early Confucian thought?
the need for rulers to exhibit moral leadership and virtuous conduct
the need for clearly defined law codes
the search for natural beauty and immortality
the right of sovereigns to rule based on the favor of heaven
In what way did the mobilization for war during the Warring States Period contribute to economic growth in China?
War encouraged more cross-regional trade in things like copper and horses.
Mercenary work became a primary occupation for commoners.
Conquered rulers were forced to pay heavy taxes.
To avoid fighting, aristocrats transformed themselves into merchants.
What Chinese tradition from the Hundred Schools of Thought encouraged “nonaction” as an important political concept?
Daoism
Confucianism
Legalism
Mohism
Which was not one of the nomadic cultures that lived on the Inner Asian Steppe in the ancient world?
Yangshao
Di
Xiongnu
Xianbei
What Inner Asian Steppe peoples founded the Northern Wei dynasty?
Xianbei
Xiongnu
Di
Jie
Why do scholars think that the people of the Inner Asian Steppe began to abandon agriculture for livestock herding around 1500 BCE?
climate change
war between clans
introduction of the horse
pressure from the Shang dynasty
What early culture was known for its bronze drums that spread widely across Southeast Asia?
Dong Son
Yayoi
Emishi
Baekje
What climatic condition supported the transfer of culture between India and Southeast Asia?
monsoon winds
warm summers
torrential rains
dust storms
What group in Japan invented new technologies like pottery in an effort to adapt to the climate changes occurring around twelve thousand years ago?
the Jōmon
the Yayoi
the Yamato
the Silla
Which of the Three Kingdoms of Korea, though originally the smallest and least powerful, came to dominate the others with the help of China?
Silla
Goguryeo
Baekje
Mahan
What imported technology from China and Korea seems to have been connected to the religious transformations occurring in Japan during the beginning of the Yamato era?
mirrors
rice cultivation
bronze
gold jewelry
What cultural practice of the people in Jinhan (Korea) suggests they were in contact with Japan?
They tattooed their bodies.
They practiced Buddhism.
They used Chinese script.
They built stone temples.
What is the name of the hymns the Aryans brought to India?
Vedas
Bhakti
Ashoka
Brahmans
What Indian ruler promoted the spread of Buddhism after his own conversion?
Ashoka
Chandragupta
Megasthenes
Rama
What do Buddhists call the state of ultimate peace found in the extinction of all desire?
nirvana
brahman
karma
samsara
What group occupied the highest tier in the Indian caste system?
Brahman
Kshatriya
Vaishya
Shudra

The content of this course has been taken from the free World History, Volume 1: to 1500 textbook by Openstax

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