Chinese Dynasties

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1. Which of the below best describes what a dynasty is?
a. A democratic government run by the people where new officials are elected every four to six years.
b. When a land is ruled by one family for a long period of time and power is handed down to each new generation.
c. When the land is ruled by a single emperor for a long period of time.
d. When warlords rule over different small areas of the land and are loyal to the king or emperor.
e. A period of time that is defined by its technology, art, and architecture.

2. What was it called when the people believed that the emperor of China was given the right to rule by the gods?
a. Manifest Destiny
b. Rule of the gods
c. Emperor`s Blessing
d. Mandate of Heaven
e. Ordained Rule

3. Which dynasty is often considered the last of the great Chinese dynasties?
a. Ming
b. Qing
c. Song
d. Han
e. Shang

4. True or False: The eldest son typically took over control of the dynasty when the current leader died.

5. What is the Tang Dynasty known for?
a. It was the first dynasty to rule China
b. A time when China was divided up into many different dynasties with lots of battles and wars
c. A time of war with the Mongols
d. The Tang built the entire Great Wall
e. A time of peace and prosperity known as the Golden Age of China

6. Which dynasty was ruled by the Mongol leader Kublai Khan?
a. Ming
b. Song
c. Yuan
d. Xia
e. Tang

7. What two great structures did the Ming Dynasty build during their rule?
a. The Great Canal and the Terra Cotta Army
b. They finished the Great Wall of China and built the Forbidden City
c. They built the first skyscraper and the great pyramids
d. The Terra Cotta Army and the Great Wall of China
e. The Wild Goose Pagoda and the Zhaozhou Bridge

8. Which dynasty is considered to have been the first dynasty of Ancient China?
a. Ming
b. Song
c. Yuan
d. Xia
e. Tang

9. Which of the following is true about the Zhou dynasty?
a. It was the longest running dynasty.
b. It used the Mandate of Heaven to secure its rule.
c. The land was ruled by feudal lords who were relatives of the Zhou family.
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

10. Which dynasty started the Chinese Empire under the rule of the first emperor Shi Huangdi?
a. Qin
b. Yuan
c. Song
d. Tang
e. Ming

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