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1 “Death by a Thousand Cuts” Exam

2 1.From the Han Dynasty onward, the "state religion" of China typically was a. Confucian b. Taoist c. Buddhist d. Shinto

3 2. The growth of Buddhism in China (after its importation from India) can be partly attributed to a. national unity and a strong central government b. love of foreign things c. the separation of church and state d. steadily increasing foreign trade

4 3. For Confucius, highest value is given to a. ritual b. reputation c. the Tao of nature d. political power

5 Bonus 1: The greatest decade in pop music is the: a. 60’s b. 70’s c. 80’s d. 90’s e. 00’s

6 4. Another word for Laozi’s notion of "non-action" might be a. non-interference b. virtue c. indifference d. inaction 无为

7 5. The setting for most religious activity in traditional China was a. the state (i.e., the imperial court) b. the village community (local temples) c. the family d. specifically religious groups such as Buddhist monks and nuns

8 6. The meaning of "reciprocity" in Chinese ancestor worship is best summarized in this statement: a. Descendents are rewarded with regular offerings for their supernatural aid to their ancestors. b. All sons, regardless of their order of birth, should worship their ancestors and maintain family properties. c. Children care for their parents after death as they were cared for in life. d. Women are raised by their parents but serve the ancestors of their husbands.

9 Bonus 2: Match the song lyrics about radios to the groups that wrote and sang them A. Talking Heads B. Queen C. The Buggles 1. All we hear is radio ga ga Radio goo goo Radio ga ga All we hear is radio ga ga Radio goo goo Radio ga ga All we hear is radio ga ga Radio blah blah Radio what's new ? Someone still loves you 2. In my mind and in my car, we can't rewind we've gone too far Video killed the radio star. Video killed the radio star. 3. Baby your mind is a radio Got a receiver inside my head Baby I'm tuned to your wavelength Lemme tell you what it says: Transmitter! Oh! Picking up something good Hey, radio head! The sound...of a brand-new world.

10 7. The Chinese expression for "becoming a monk" literally means a. "entering the temple" b. "leaving the home" c. "laying down the burden of thinking" d. "shaving the head"

11 8. Life in a Chinese Taoist abbey most resembles being in a. a church b. a sect c. a Buddhist monastery d. a family home

12 9. Chinese gods, ghosts, and ancestors a. are generally other-worldly and supernatural b. reside in a realm far removed from that of humans c. are more powerful than humans and cannot be controlled by them d. are modeled upon social stratification of imperial society

13 10. The one statement that is definitely true is: a. Chinese identify themselves deeply with a particular religion b. religion is diffused throughout Chinese culture and traditions c. modernization has "demystified" the traditional religions of China d. Chinese religion has been altered permanently by the impact of Western ideas, such as Christianity and communism

14 Bonus 3: Match the pictures to the stars A. Bono (U2) B. Trevor Horn (Buggles) C. Elvis Costello 3 1 2

15 11. Confucius defined 仁 as a. 礼 b. 忠 c. 文 d. 恕

16 12. The Chinese pre-Qin philosopher who advocated the doctrine of “universal love” was a. Xunzi 荀子 b. Mozi 墨子 c. Mengzi 孟子 d. Laozi 老子

17 13. The Chinese pre-Qin philosopher who advocated the idea that people are “naturally selfish” and “require sages and teachers to correct them” was a. Xunzi 荀子 b. Mozi 墨子 c. Mengzi 孟子 d. Laozi 老子

18 14. The Chinese pre-Qin philosopher who advocated the idea that people are innately inclined to the good was a. Xunzi 荀子 b. Mozi 墨子 c. Mengzi 孟子 d. Laozi 老子

19 15.One of the primary symbols of the Daode jing (attributed to Laozi) is … a. 信 b. 朴 ( 樸 ) c. 孝 d. 礼 ( 禮 )

20 16. Which of the following “Five Constant Relationships” ( 五常 ) is regarded by Confucians to be primary? a. Ruler – subject b. Friend – friend c. Parent – child d. Teacher - student

21 17. Define the two characters 魂 – 魄 a. God (shen) – ghost (gui) b. Father (fu) – mother (mu) c. Fire (huo) – water (shui) d. Yang soul (hun) – yin soul (po)

22 18.The idea of 礼 ( 禮 ) was extended or redefined by Confucius to mean a. Heaven b. Ritual c. Propriety d. Humanity

23 19.When a stable was destroyed by fire, Confucius did not ask about a. The groomer b. The ghosts c. The stable d. The horses

24 20.One of the principle teachings of the Book of Zhuangzi is a. 礼节 ( 禮節 ) b. 无为 ( 無爲 ) c. 无用之用 (無用之用) d. 人之性恶 (人之性惡 )

25 21.The meaning of 混沌 (hundun) is a. Chaos b. Soup c. Humpty-dumpty d. Primordial beginning e. All of the above

26 22.The fifth day of the fifth lunar month – called 端午 (duanwu) festival – is celebrated because a. There is an imbalance of yin and yang, so people should “celebrate yin” b. There is an imbalance of yin and yang, so people should “celebrate yang” c. It is Spring! (the holiday is also called “Spring Festival”) d. Ghosts are roaming at noon, when they usually roam at night

27 23.“Eat drink and be merry, for tomorrow ye shall die” is a sentiment most likely shared by a. Legalists/Realists b. Confucians c. Taoists d. Mo-hists

28 24.The character 气 ( 氣 ) can be translated as a. steam / breath / pneuma b. rice (long-grain) c. yang (principle of aggression) d. transformation, transmutability

29 25.What are the 五行 ? a. The “five relationships” b. The “five books” traditionally said to have been “edited” by Confucius c. The “five elements” d. The “five cardinal virtues”

30 “Death by a Thousand Cuts” Answers

31 1.From the Han Dynasty onward, the "state religion" of China typically was a. Confucian b. Taoist c. Buddhist d. Shinto

32 1.From the Han Dynasty onward, the "state religion" of China typically was a. Confucian b. Taoist c. Buddhist d. Shinto

33 2. The growth of Buddhism in China (after its importation from India) can be partly attributed to a. national unity and a strong central government b. love of foreign things c. the separation of church and state d. steadily increasing foreign trade

34 2. The growth of Buddhism in China (after its importation from India) can be partly attributed to a. national unity and a strong central government b. love of foreign things c. the separation of church and state d. steadily increasing foreign trade

35 3. For Confucius, highest value is given to a. ritual b. reputation c. the Tao of nature d. political power

36 3. For Confucius, highest value is given to a. ritual b. reputation c. the Tao of nature d. political power

37 Bonus 1: The greatest decade in pop music is the: a. 60’s b. 70’s c. 80’s d. 90’s e. 00’s

38 Bonus 1: The greatest decade in pop music is the: a. 60’s b. 70’s c. 80’s d. 90’s e. 00’s

39 4. Another word for Laozi’s notion of "non-action" might be a. non-interference b. virtue c. indifference d. inaction 无为

40 4. Another word for Laozi’s notion of "non-action" might be a. non-interference b. virtue c. indifference d. inaction 无为

41 5. The setting for most religious activity in traditional China was a. the state (i.e., the imperial court) b. the village community (local temples) c. the family d. specifically religious groups such as Buddhist monks and nuns

42 5. The setting for most religious activity in traditional China was a. the state (i.e., the imperial court) b. the village community (local temples) c. the family d. specifically religious groups such as Buddhist monks and nuns

43 6. The meaning of "reciprocity" in Chinese ancestor worship is best summarized in this statement: a. Descendents are rewarded with regular offerings for their supernatural aid to their ancestors. b. All sons, regardless of their order of birth, should worship their ancestors and maintain family properties. c. Children care for their parents after death as they were cared for in life. d. Women are raised by their parents but serve the ancestors of their husbands.

44 6. The meaning of "reciprocity" in Chinese ancestor worship is best summarized in this statement: a. Descendents are rewarded with regular offerings for their supernatural aid to the ancestors. b. All sons, regardless of their order of birth, should worship their ancestors and maintain family properties. c. Children care for their parents after death as they were cared for in life. d. Women are raised by their parents but serve the ancestors of their husbands.

45 Bonus 2: Match the song lyrics about radios to the groups that wrote and sang them A. Talking Heads B. Queen C. The Buggles 1. All we hear is radio ga ga Radio goo goo Radio ga ga All we hear is radio ga ga Radio goo goo Radio ga ga All we hear is radio ga ga Radio blah blah Radio what's new ? Someone still loves you 2. In my mind and in my car, we can't rewind we've gone too far Video killed the radio star. Video killed the radio star. 3. Baby your mind is a radio Got a receiver inside my head Baby I'm tuned to your wavelength Lemme tell you what it says: Transmitter! Oh! Picking up something good Hey, radio head! The sound...of a brand-new world.

46 Bonus 2: Match the song lyrics about radios to the groups that wrote and sang them A. Talking Heads B. Queen C. The Buggles 1. All we hear is radio ga ga Radio goo goo Radio ga ga All we hear is radio ga ga Radio goo goo Radio ga ga All we hear is radio ga ga Radio blah blah Radio what's new ? Someone still loves you 2. In my mind and in my car, we can't rewind we've gone too far Video killed the radio star. Video killed the radio star. 3. Baby your mind is a radio Got a receiver inside my head Baby I'm tuned to your wavelength Lemme tell you what it says: Transmitter! Oh! Picking up something good Hey, radio head! The sound...of a brand-new world.

47 7. The Chinese expression for "becoming a monk" literally means a. "entering the temple" b. "leaving the home" c. "laying down the burden of thinking" d. "shaving the head"

48 7. The Chinese expression for "becoming a monk" literally means a. "entering the temple" b. "leaving the home" c. "laying down the burden of thinking" d. "shaving the head"

49 8. Life in a Chinese Taoist abbey most resembles being in a. a church b. a sect c. a Buddhist monastery d. a family home

50 8. Life in a Chinese Taoist abbey most resembles being in a. a church b. a sect c. a Buddhist monastery d. a family home

51 9. Chinese gods, ghosts, and ancestors a. are generally other-worldly and supernatural b. reside in a realm far removed from that of humans c. are more powerful than humans and cannot be controlled by them d. are modeled upon social stratification of imperial society

52 9. Chinese gods, ghosts, and ancestors a. are generally other-worldly and supernatural b. reside in a realm far removed from that of humans c. are more powerful than humans and cannot be controlled by them d. are modeled upon social stratification of imperial society

53 10. The one statement that is definitely true is: a. Chinese identify themselves deeply with a particular religion b. religion is diffused throughout Chinese culture and traditions c. modernization has "demystified" the traditional religions of China d. Chinese religion has been altered permanently by the impact of Western ideas, such as Christianity and communism

54 10. The one statement that is definitely true is: a. Chinese identify themselves deeply with a particular religion b. religion is diffused throughout Chinese culture and traditions c. modernization has "demystified" the traditional religions of China d. Chinese religion has been altered permanently by the impact of Western ideas, such as Christianity and communism

55 Bonus 3: Match the pictures to the stars A. Bono (U2) B. Trevor Horn (Buggles) C. Elvis Costello 3 1 2

56 Bonus 3: Match the pictures to the stars A. Bono (U2) B. Trevor Horn (Buggles) C. Elvis Costello 3 1 2

57 11. Confucius defined 仁 as a. 礼 b. 忠 c. 文 d. 恕

58 11. Confucius defined 仁 (ren) as a. 礼 b. 忠 c. 文 d. 恕 (shu)

59 12. The Chinese pre-Qin philosopher who advocated the doctrine of “universal love” was a. Xunzi 荀子 b. Mozi 墨子 c. Mengzi 孟子 d. Laozi 老子

60 12. The Chinese pre-Qin philosopher who advocated the doctrine of “universal love” was a. Xunzi 荀子 b. Mozi 墨子 c. Mengzi 孟子 d. Laozi 老子

61 13. The Chinese pre-Qin philosopher who advocated the idea that people are “naturally selfish” and “require sages and teachers to correct them” was a. Xunzi 荀子 b. Mozi 墨子 c. Mengzi 孟子 d. Laozi 老子

62 13. The Chinese pre-Qin philosopher who advocated the idea that people are “naturally selfish” and “require sages and teachers to correct them” was a. Xunzi 荀子 b. Mozi 墨子 c. Mengzi 孟子 d. Laozi 老子

63 14. The Chinese pre-Qin philosopher who advocated the idea that people are innately inclined to the good was a. Xunzi 荀子 b. Mozi 墨子 c. Mengzi 孟子 d. Laozi 老子

64 14. The Chinese pre-Qin philosopher who advocated the idea that people are innately inclined to the good was a. Xunzi 荀子 b. Mozi 墨子 c. Mengzi 孟子 d. Laozi 老子

65 15.One of the primary symbols of the Daode jing (attributed to Laozi) is … a. 信 b. 朴 ( 樸 ) c. 孝 d. 礼 ( 禮 )

66 15.One of the primary symbols of the Daode jing (attributed to Laozi) is … a. 信 b. 朴 ( 樸 ) pu: the “uncarved block” c. 孝 d. 礼 ( 禮 )

67 16. Which of the following “Five Constant Relationships” ( 五常 ) is regarded by Confucians to be primary? a. Ruler – subject b. Friend – friend c. Parent – child d. Teacher - student

68 16. Which of the following “Five Constant Relationships” ( 五常 ) is regarded by Confucians to be primary? a. Ruler – subject b. Friend – friend c. Parent – child d. Teacher - student

69 17. Define the two characters 魂 – 魄 a. God (shen) – ghost (gui) b. Father (fu) – mother (mu) c. Fire (huo) – water (shui) d. Yang soul (hun) – yin soul (po)

70 17. Define the two characters 魂 – 魄 a. God (shen) – ghost (gui) b. Father (fu) – mother (mu) c. Fire (huo) – water (shui) d. Yang soul (hun) – yin soul (po)

71 18.The idea of 礼 ( 禮 ) was extended or redefined by Confucius to mean a. Heaven b. Ritual c. Propriety d. Humanity

72 18.The idea of 礼 ( 禮 ) was extended or redefined by Confucius to mean a. Heaven b. Ritual c. Propriety d. Humanity

73 19.When a stable was destroyed by fire, Confucius did not ask about a. The groomer b. The ghosts c. The stable d. The horses

74 19.When a stable was destroyed by fire, Confucius did not ask about a. The groomer b. The ghosts c. The stable d. The horses He asked, “Was anyone hurt?” He did not ask about the horses.

75 20.One of the principle teachings of the Book of Zhuangzi is a. 礼节 ( 禮節 ) b. 无为 ( 無爲 ) c. 无用之用 (無用之用) d. 人之性恶 (人之性惡 )

76 20.One of the principle teachings of the Book of Zhuangzi is a. 礼节 ( 禮節 ) b. 无为 ( 無爲 ) c. 无用之用 (無用之用) d. 人之性恶 (人之性惡 ) “the usefulness of uselessness”

77 21.The meaning of 混沌 (hundun) is a. Chaos b. Soup c. Humpty-dumpty d. Primordial beginning e. All of the above

78 21.The meaning of 混沌 (hundun) is a. Chaos b. Soup c. Humpty-dumpty d. Primordial beginning e. All of the above

79 22.The fifth day of the fifth lunar month – called 端午 (duanwu) festival – is celebrated because a. There is an imbalance of yin and yang, so people should “celebrate yin” b. There is an imbalance of yin and yang, so people should “celebrate yang” c. It is Spring! (the holiday is also called “Spring Festival”) d. Ghosts are roaming at noon, when they usually roam at night

80 22.The fifth day of the fifth lunar month – called 端午 (duanwu) festival – is celebrated because a. There is an imbalance of yin and yang, so people should “celebrate yin” b. There is an imbalance of yin and yang, so people should “celebrate yang” c. It is Spring! (the holiday is also called “Spring Festival”) d. Ghosts are roaming at noon, when they usually roam at night

81 23.“Eat drink and be merry, for tomorrow ye shall die” is a sentiment most likely shared by a. Legalists/Realists b. Confucians c. Taoists d. Mo-hists

82 23.“Eat drink and be merry, for tomorrow ye shall die” is a sentiment most likely shared by a. Legalists/Realists b. Confucians c. Taoists d. Mo-hists

83 24.The character 气 ( 氣 ) can be translated as a. steam / breath / pneuma b. rice (long-grain) c. yang (principle of aggression) d. transformation, transmutability

84 24.The character 气 ( 氣 ) can be translated as a. steam / breath / pneuma b. rice (long-grain) c. yang (principle of aggression) d. transformation, transmutability

85 25.What are the 五行 ? a. The “five relationships” b. The “five books” traditionally said to have been “edited” by Confucius c. The “five elements” d. The “five cardinal virtues”

86 25.What are the 五行 ? a. The “five relationships” b. The “five books” traditionally said to have been “edited” by Confucius c. The “five elements” d. The “five cardinal virtues”

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