Chapter 5 Quiz Cards

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The combination of natural disasters, high taxes and rents, and state demands for labor and military service often sparked peasant rebellions in …
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China
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How was India’s social structure different from that of China?
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Indian social groups were defined more rigidly.
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Like First Civilizations, societies of the classical era…
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were patriarchal in organization.
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Once the system of jatis in India was established…
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an individual jati could slowly raise its standing in relation to other jatis.
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In which ancient society did women enjoy the fewest restrictions?
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Sparta
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Which philosophical or religious traditions provide a unifying ideology for peasant rebellion in China?
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Daoism
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What describes women’s status in the classical civilizations?
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Public life in general was a male domain, while women’s role took place mostly in domestic settings.
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In contrast to women in Athens,women in Sparta…
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marries men close to their age.
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Slave holding was least widespread and least central to the economy of…
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China
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The world’s first and longest lasting professional civil service emerged in…
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China
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Peasants were honored and merchants were looked down upon in the official ideology of …
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China
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Which group was at the top of the caste system in India?
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Brahmin
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Membership in a jati was based on a persons’s…
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occupation
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The inequalities of the caste system received support from…
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Hindu notions of karma, dharma, and rebirth.
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In India, the jati to which one belonged determined…
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whom one could marry
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In India the caste system encouraged loyalty to…
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local communities
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Which of the following was a major source of slaves in the Roman Empire?
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Prisoner of war
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Although slaves in the Roman Empire performed all work, from the most prestigious to the most degrading, they were prohibited from…
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serving in the military
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In what way were the Yellow Turban rebellion in Han China and the Spartacus Rebellion in the Roman Empire similar?
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Both were large-scale, violent reactions to the oppressive conditions

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