The Great Wall

Test Quiz

Questions on this quiz are based on information from
The Great Wall.

1. The Great Wall of China was built to keep out what invaders?
a. The Japanese
b. The Mongols
c. The Persians
d. The Tartars
e. The Russians

2. Where was the Great Wall located?
a. Along the western border
b. Along the southern border
c. Along the northern border
d. Along the ocean to the east
e. Around the city of Beijing

3. What Ancient Chinese dynasty first began work on the Great Wall?
a. Han
b. Ming
c. Tang
d. Qin
e. Song

4. Why were towns built along the Great Wall?
a. To house soldiers who guarded the wall and defended against attacks
b. Because it was very safe to live close to the wall
c. Because they already had one wall built, making the town easier to defend
d. They weren`t because it was too far north and no one wanted to live there
e. To establish trade with the people on the other side of the wall

5. What were some other constructions along the Great Wall that aided in the defense against attacks?
a. Lookout towers
b. Block houses for housing soldiers
c. Moats of water
d. Beacon towers to send signals
e. All of the above

6. If you put all of the sections of the wall together, about how long would the wall be?
a. 10 miles
b. 150 miles
c. 1000 miles
d. 2500 miles
e. 5500 miles

7. Which Chinese dynasty re-built much of the Great Wall that still stands today?
a. Han
b. Ming
c. Tang
d. Qin
e. Song

8. Which of the following statements is not true about the Great Wall of China?
a. It is considered to be one of the New Seven Wonders of the World
b. It was built over the course of over 1000 years
c. It is the longest manmade structure in the world
d. Only the rich and wealthy were allowed to work on the wall
e. During the Ming Dynasty, around 1 million soldiers were on guard at the wall

9. True or False: Smoke signals were often used to signal an attack.

10. What was the wall built out of?
a. Wood
b. Marble
c. Stone and bricks
d. Wrought iron
e. Chain links

About this quiz: All the questions on this quiz are based on information that can be found on the The Great Wall page at /history/china/great_wall_of_china.php.

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