Ming Dynasty

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Questions on this quiz are based on information from
Ming Dynasty.

1. What ancient enemy of China set up the Yuan Dynasty that ruled before the Ming`s took over?
a. The Japanese
b. The Mongols
c. The Persians
d. The English
e. The Tartars

2. Who was the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty?
a. Kublai Khan
b. Zheng He
c. Hongwu
d. Yongle
e. Chengzu

3. In order to get a job with the civil service in China, a man had to pass an exam. What was the primary subject of the exams during the Ming Dynasty?
a. Algebra
b. Greek Literature
c. Medicine
d. Chinese History
e. Confucius

4. Who was the great explorer that established relations with many other world nations including India and Africa?
a. Kublai Khan
b. Zheng He
c. Hongwu
d. Marco Polo
e. Chengzu

5. Which of the following was NOT a great building project accomplished during the time of the Ming Dynasty?
a. The Grand Canal
b. The Great Wall
c. The Forbidden City
d. The Great Pyramid
e. None of the above

6. What type of blue and white art was the Ming Dynasty famous for?
a. Silk
b. Painting
c. Porcelain
d. Calligraphy
e. Sculpture

7. True or False: The Forbidden City was a small home built for the emperor in order to help him be humble and follow the ways of Confucius.

8. What type of animal did Zheng He bring back from Africa for the emperor?
a. Giraffe
b. Lion
c. Gorilla
d. Elephant
e. Rhino

9. The first traders from Europe arrived in China during the Ming Dynasty in 1517. What country were they from?
a. Germany
b. Denmark
c. Greece
d. France
e. Portugal

10. Which of the following is true about the Ming Dynasty?
a. It is often considered the last of the great Chinese dynasties.
b. Art such as porcelain, painting, poetry, and literature all flourished.
c. It was a time of great civil engineering projects and construction.
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

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