Ancient China - Xia Dynasty

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Ancient China - Xia Dynasty.

1. Who ruled China before the Xia Dynasty?
a. Four Queens
b. Five Emperors
c. Seven Kings
d. Shang Dynasty
e. Ten Nobles

2. Before the Xia Dynasty, how were the rulers of China chosen?
a. By election
b. By lottery
c. By height
d. By ability
e. The new ruler was always the son of the previous ruler

3. Where does the Xia Dynasty fit in the timeline of Chinese dynasties?
a. 1st
b. 3rd
c. 5th
d. 8th
e. Last

4. How do we know about the Xia Dynasty?
a. Through archeological findings
b. Through cave paintings
c. Through ancient Chinese writings
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

5. True or False: According to Chinese mythology, the first rulers of China had god-like powers.

6. Who founded the Xia Dynasty?
a. Confucius
b. Emperor Qin
c. Kublai Khan
d. The Yellow Emperor
e. Yu the Great

7. How long did the Xia Dynasty rule China?
a. 20 years
b. 50 years
c. 100 years
d. 250 years
e. Over 500 years

8. What job did most of the people during the Xia Dynasty do for work?
a. Soldier
b. Farmer
c. Miner
d. Scribe
e. Ironsmith

9. What dynasty took control after the end of the Xia Dynasty?
a. Qing Dynasty
b. Ming Dynasty
c. Zhou Dynasty
d. Shang Dynasty
e. Han Dynasty

10. True or False: Historians are not sure if the Xia Dynasty really existed or is just a myth.

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