4 Question # 1How did the Huang Ho get the nickname Yellow River?Answer: It’s yellow soil.
5 Question # 2What are the names of China’s 2 Largest rivers?Answer:Huang He (Yellow) River and Chang Jiang (Yangtze) River.
6 Question # 3Why did China’s farmers only use 1/10 of the land in China for farming?Answer:Most of China is covered in mountains and deserts.
7 Question # 4What geographical features might have made it difficult for people in Ancient China to trade with other civilizations?Answer:The Gobi Desert, Himalayas, and other mountain ranges separated China from neighboring territories.
8 How did China become known as “The Middle Kingdom?” Question # 5How did China become known as “The Middle Kingdom?”Answer:The people of China called it that because they thought their kingdom was the world’s leading civilization.
9 Question # 6Why was flooding a good and bad thing for the people in China?Answer:Flooding gave them fertile soil, but also drowned people and destroys homes.
29 Question #21Why didn’t many people in China support the Shang kings?Answer:The kings lived in luxury and treated to people poorly.
30 Question #22What makes the Zhou dynasty so important in Chinese history?Answer:It lasted longer than any other dynasty in history – more than 800 years.
31 Question #23According to Zhou kings, what gave them the right to rule China?Answer:The Mandate of Heaven
32 Question #24According to the Mandate of Heaven, what is the “proper” way to rule?Answer:The Dao Way
33 Question #25What “rights” did the Mandate of Heaven give the Chinese people?Answer:If the king was dishonest or evil the people could overthrow the king.
34 Question #26According to the Mandate of Heaven, was the king considered a god?Answer:No
35 Question #27What were technological advancements made during the Zhou dynasty?Answer:Improved irrigation and flood control systems and iron plows.
36 Question #28What was the most important item for trade during the Zhou dynasty?Answer:silk
37 Question #29How do archaeologists know that the Chinese people traded with people throughout Asia?Answer:Pieces of Chinese silk have been found in the artifacts of many regions as far away as Greece.
38 Question #30What was the major factor of the collapse of the Zhou dynasty?Answer:Local rulers (aristocrats) became powerful and fought for control of their territory with Zhou kings.
39 Question #31What term is used to describe the 200 years of battles over land between the aristocrats in China?Answer:The Period of the Warring States
40 Question #32What invention was a direct result of the battles during the “Period of Warring States?”Answer:The horse saddle and stirrup
41 Question #33Who founded the Zhou dynasty?Answer:Wu Wang
42 Question #34What do you call a group of officials who are picked to help run the government ?Answer:bureaucracy
43 Question #35How did the Zhou kings control their dynasties?Answer:They had aristocrats in charge of their different territories.