History Quizzes

Flashcard maker : Jose Escobar
What mountain range to the north of the Indian subcontinent separates it from Asia and is the tallest mountain range in the world?
Himalaya
Which one of the following geographic features in NOT in the Indian subcontinent?
Yellow River Valley
What are seasonal wind patterns in southern Asia known as?
Monsoons
What group of Indo-European nomads began migrating into India by 1500 BC and blended in with the native populations to form a new culture?
Harappans
What is Sanskrit?
An Indo-European written language developed in ancient India
What is a caste?
A social group defined by occupation and family lineage
What group of people were at the bottom of ancient Indian society?
Varnas
What grandson of Chandragupta Maurya is generally considered to be greatest ruler in Indian history?
Asoka
To what religion did the Mauryan ruler Asoka convert?
Buddhism
What was the name of the Buddhist monk from China who visited India during the fifth century AD and wrote widely about the Gupta Empire?
Faxian
What was the primary reason for the prosperity of the ancient Kushan Empire?
Its involvement in the Silk Road trade routes
What is the Bhagavad Gita?
The most famous section of the Mahabharata
Who is Aryabhata?
The most famous mathematician of the Gupta Empire
What do we call the earliest pieces of Sanskrit literature, containing Hindu religious chants and stories?
Vedas
What are the more common names for the Huang He and Chang Jiang rivers in China?
Yellow and Yangtze
What did the Zhou rulers believe gave them the right to rule after the fall of the Shang Dynasty?
Mandate of Heaven
What term means the \”duty of members of the family to subordinate their needs and desires to those of the male head of the family\”?
Filial Pirety
Which term means an \”upper class whose wealth is based on land and whose power is passed from one generation to another\”?
Aristocracy
What concept refers to the regular pattern of dynasties rising, falling, and being replaced throughout China’s long history?
Dynasty Circle
Which of the following was NOT a philosophy that originated in ancient China?
Buddhism
Who was the founder of confucianism?
Confucius
Who was the founder of Daoism?
Laozi
Which Chinese philosophy stated that \”the way to follow the will of Heaven is not through action but inaction\”?
Daoism
Which Chinese philosophy supported the concept of the Five Constant Relationship?
Confucianism
During the Qin period, what were the nomadic people to the north of ancient China called?
Xiongnu
Which Chinese philosophy did the Qin Dynasty adopt as its official ideology?
Legalism
What division of the new Qin government system was responsible for checking on all government officials to make sure they were doing their jobs?
Censorate
Who founded the Han Dynasty?
Liu Pang
What was adopted as the official state philosophy of the new Han Dynasty?
Confucianism
Which of the following was not a technological innovation made during the Han period in China?
Gunpowder
What Han dynasty government used?
Confucianism
What Qin dynasty government used?
Legalism

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