Ancient China Test – importance of Chinese inventions discoveries and Silk Road

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What technological advances occurred with the Han?
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Mneumonic: cabww Collar harness for horses to help them pull plows Agriculture. Better plows Wheelbarrow to move stuff easier Watermills used river power to grind grain.
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Did Han also invent paper?
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Yes the Chinese invented paper in 150 AD. Before paper, the Chinese recorded information on silk, which was expensive. Cheap paper made recording information easier.
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What valuable good did only the Chinese make that was important in opening trade for China?
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Silk
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What was the impact of the improvements agriculture technology?
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Chinese inventions in agriculture improved daily life and made farming easier and more productive
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What was the impact of creation of paper?
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Paper made books more affordable and available, which results in more sharing of ideas/information.
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What was the impact of silk being produced only in China?
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People would make the long journeys on the silk routes to purchase silk.
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Where did the Silk Road routes go?
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Between Asia and Europe
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What term describes the routes, like Silk Road, connecting continents of Asia and Europe?
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Trans Eurasian routes
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What kinds of goods moved along the Silk Roads?
What kinds of goods moved along the  Silk Roads?
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Silk. Paper. Pottery.
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What trade item was especially valued by Chinese when trading with others?
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Central Asian horses
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Why was it called Silk Road?
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Because only Chinese could make silk. Other peoples wanted the *silk*, so the roads were built to move silk, to new markets.
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How many months was the journey on the silk road?
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Seven months
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Did ideas and customs travel along the silk road?
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Ideas and customs travel along the road because it was used by so many travelers from China, ideas and customs spread across the land.
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Was silk valuable?
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Yes.
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What did Chinese receive for the silk?
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Silver and gold from lands to the west of China. At one time, one pound of silk was equal to one pound of gold.
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What is cultural diffusion?
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It’s the spread of culture.
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How does cultural diffusion occur?
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From trade with others on the Silk Road. Chinese ideas and customs spread to new nations.
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Did Buddhism spread because of the Silk Road?
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Yes.
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How did Buddhism spread on the Silk Road?
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Buddhist missionaries entered China along the Silk Roads. Buddhism spread to Japan and Korea from China.
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Can you identify the early Silk Road, 150 BC-500 AD on the map, look at the image?
Can you identify the early Silk Road, 150 BC-500 AD on the map, look at the image?
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See the image!
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By reading the map, why does the silk road split into two paths at Dunhuang and Kashgar?
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To avoid the desert and because there are cities drawing the route to it.

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