HS101 Quiz Number 4 - 2237

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 1. The Records of Ancient Matters were

A) a record Shinto spells and rituals
B) Chinese chronicles that mention Japanese events in the 5th century C.E.
C) accounts of popular political movements under the Yamato "great kings"
D) the earliest Japanese accounts of its own history
Points Earned:  5.0/5.0  
Correct Answer(s): 
 
 
 
   2. After the "equal field system" failed in Japan, what taxation system was adopted?
A) direct taxation
B) graduated income tax
C) quota system
D) all of the above
Points Earned:  5.0/5.0  
Correct Answer(s): 
 
 
 
   3. From 589 to 1368, which corresponds to the European "middle ages," the most notable feature of Chinese history was the reunification of China and the recreation of a centralized bureaucratic empire consciously modeled on the earlier Han dynasty (206 B.C.E. 220 C.E.). China was able to develop a unified state at a time when political fragmentation in Europe brought about small, independent kingdoms.
A) True
B) False
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   4. For more than three and a half centuries after the fall of the Han, China was disunited and dominated by aristocratic landowning families.
A) True
B) False
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   5. According to the textbook, One of the key turning points in Chinese history was the ______ century B.C.E
A) 1st
B) 2nd
C) 3rd
D) 4th
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   6. Central Asian missionaries brought ________ to China in the first century where it was first recognized as a new Daoist sect
A) diseases
B) Buddhism
C) Confucianism
D) all of the above
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   7. In the Dynastic Cycle, the emperor consolidates his power, restores peace and order to China and launches several energetic reforms and public works projects. During the peak of this phase, China expands militarily and appears invincible.
A) True
B) False
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   8. The greatest achievements of the Song dynasty were in ___________
A) philosophy
B) poetry
C) painting
D) all of the above
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   9. The first empire in Chinese history was divided into __________
A) Qin dynasty (256 206 B.C.E.)
B) Former Han dynasty (206 B.C.E. 8 C.E.)
C) Later Han dynasty (24 220 C.E.)
D) All of the above
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   10. According to the textbook, Europe tailed off into centuries of feudal disunity while China reunited and attained a new level of wealth, power and culture. What one, short reason can be attributed to this?
A) disease
B) starvation
C) aristocracy
D) religion
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   11. Ch'an, or Zen, taught that the historical Buddha was only a man and exhorted each person to attain enlightenment by his or her own efforts.
A) True
B) False
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   12. The core of Buddhist teaching is the realization of simple truths: Life is suffering, the cause of suffering is desire; death does not end the endless cycle of birth and rebirth; only the attainment of nirvana releases one from the "wheel of Karma."
A) True
B) False
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   13. Roman power and unity was built gradually over centuries, whereas China remained a multistate system right up to 232 B.C.E. and then was unified by one state in eleven years.
A) True
B) False
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   14. The Japanese came to Buddhism not from the philosophical perspectives of Confucianism or Daoism, but from the magic and mystery of Shinto.
A) True
B) False
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There are 20 questions but space would not allow all of them up here but they are in the solution
Solution Description
Points Awarded 100.00
Points Missed 0.00
Percentage 100.0%
 
 
 
1. The Records of Ancient Matters were
D) the earliest Japanese accounts of its own history
Points Earned:  5.0/5.0
Correct Answer(s): D
 
2. After the "equal field system" failed in Japan, what taxation system was adopted?
C) quota system
Points Earned:  0.0/5.0
Correct Answer(s): C
 
3. From 589 to 1368, which corresponds to the European "middle ages," the most notable feature of Chinese history was the reunification of China and the recreation of a centralized bureaucratic empire consciously modeled on the earlier Han dynasty (206 B.C.E. 220 C.E.). China was able to develop a unified state at a time when political fragmentation in Europe brought about small, independent kingdoms.
A) True
Points Earned:  5.0/5.0
Correct Answer(s): True
 
4. For more than three and a