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1 Cultures of India, Persia, and China SOL Quiz Version A

2 #1 This statue represents Siddhartha Gautama the founder of — a)Buddhism b)Hinduism c)Shintoism d)Confucianism

3 Buddhism

4 #2 Which civilization was not associated with a large and efficient civil service? a)Periclean Athens b)the Persian empire under Darius c)the Han dynasty of China d)the Roman empire

5 Periclean Athens

6 #3 Which of the following was associated with construction of the Great Wall? a)Asoka b)Confucius c)Qin Shi Huangdi d)Siddhartha Gautama

7 Qin Shi Huangdi

8 #4 Which city did Cambyses add to the Persian Empire? a)Memphis b)Odessus c)Nineveh d)Taxila

9 Memphis

10 #5 The characteristics listed apply to which society? a)Ancient China b)The Persian Empire c)Ancient India d)The Muslim Empire Respect for elders Civil service examinations Ancestor worship Respect for elders Civil service examinations Ancestor worship

11 Ancient China

12 #6 Which of these best replaces the question mark? a)Caste system b)Ancestor worship c)Code of politeness d)Imperial bureaucracy

13 Imperial bureaucracy

14 #7 A characteristic of the Aryan society of India was a)a rigid caste system. b)development of a sophisticated alphabet. c)Buddhism as a religion. d)tolerance of conquered peoples.

15 a rigid caste system

16 #8 A belief in reincarnation, karma, many forms of one major deity, and a caste system are characteristics of which of the following religions? a)Hinduism b)Buddhism c)Judaism d)Zoroastrianism

17 Hinduism

18 #9 China’s leaders received the right to rule by a)Mandate of Heaven. b)an elder chieftain. c)a high priest. d)military leaders.

19 Mandate of Heaven

20 The Aryans, a light-skinned people probably related to the Persians, crossed the mountain passes and invaded the plains, abruptly destroying the highly advanced culture they encountered there. #10 This passage best describes the fate of a)Ancient Egypt b)Early Chinese settlements along the Huang He River. c)The Hebrews after leaving Egypt. d)Harappan (Indus River) civilization.

21 Harappan (Indus River) civilization

22 #11 In China, to rule by the Mandate of Heaven meant a)following the astrological signs. b)ruling fairly so that heaven would grant prosperity. c)strictly adhering to Buddhist religious principles. d)balancing the forces of the heavens.

23 ruling fairly so that heaven would grant prosperity.

24 #12 Belief in many forms of one major deity is characteristic of a)Buddhism. b)Taoism. c)Shintoism. d)Hinduism

25 Hinduism

26 #13 Which statement accurately compares the development of Buddhism with that of Hinduism? a)Both began in India, and Hinduism has thrived there, while Buddhism has a larger following in other places. b)Buddhism came to India from China, while Hinduism began in India and dispersed to China. c)Hinduism began in China and was exported though Japan to India, while Buddhism emerged in India and spread throughout Asia. d)Both began in India, and both are highly popular religions there today.

27 Both began in India, and Hinduism has thrived there, while Buddhism has a larger following in other places.

28 #14 Siddhartha Gautama explained his new faith as a)a return to ceremonies and rituals that had been neglected. b)a search for answers to life’s mysteries that he had not found in Hinduism. c)rejection of the idea of a code of moral behavior aimed at harmony with nature. d)the perfect mixing of Hinduism and Shintoism.

29 a search for answers to life’s mysteries that he had not found in Hinduism.

30 #15 All of the following ideas are attributed to Confucius except a)the best approach to social problems is inaction; nature must take its course. b)respect for the ancestors is a fundamental obligation. c)happiness of the people is more important than the privileges of the rulers. d)rulers must be fair and just if the country is to prosper.

31 the best approach to social problems is inaction; nature must take its course.

32 #16 The balance of the opposing forces of Yin and Yang (good and evil, light and dark) are central to a)Hinduism. b)Buddhism. c)Confucianism. d)Taoism.

33 Taoism

34 #17 In India's caste system, the top position is held by the a)shudras. b)shoguns. c)brahmans. d)caliphs.

35 brahmans

36 #18 The jagged line of the map to the right represents the a)Great Wall of China. b)route of Marco Polo. c)Silk Road. d)border of modern China.

37 Great Wall of China

38 #19 Which religion replaces the question mark? a)Buddhism b)Hinduism c)Shintoism d)Taoism

39 Hinduism

40 #20 This Persian Emperor built the Royal Road to facilitate rapid communication throughout his very large empire a)Cyrus. b)Cambyses. c)Darius. d)Xerxes.

41 Darius


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