World History : Early Civilization in China and Egypt

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Example Questions

Example Question #3 : World History

Which is the correct chronological order of the following dynasties?

Possible Answers:

Han, Ming, Tang, Qing

Qing, Tang, Han, Ming

Qing, Han, Tang, Ming

Han, Tang, Ming, Qing

Ming, Tang, Han, Qing

Correct answer:

Han, Tang, Ming, Qing

Explanation:

Han Dynasty 206 B.C.E. to 220 C.E.

Tang Dynasty 618 C.E. to 907 C.E.

Ming Dynasty 1368 C.E to 1644 C.E. 

Qing Dynasty 1644 C.E. to 1911 C.E. 

Example Question #3 : World History

The period of civil instability that led to the formation of the Qin Dynasty was known as which of the following?

Possible Answers:

The Ming Dynasty

The War of the Roses

The Spring and Autumn Period

The Communist Revolution

The Warring States Period

Correct answer:

The Warring States Period

Explanation:

The Spring and Autumn Period was not the era immediately preceding the Qin dynasty, so that would not be the best answer. The Communist Revolution was a period of civil instability, however it was many centuries after the Qin dynasty, so that would not be a good answer. The War of the Roses was a civil war, but it was in 15th century England, so that would not be the best answer choice. The Ming dynasty was not a period of civil strife and it was many centuries after the Qin dynasty, so that would not be a good choice. Lastly, the Warring States Period was a time of civil strife and directly preceded the Qin dynasty, so that would be the best choice.

Example Question #1 : Early Civilization In China And Egypt

Which of the following was the ancient Chinese philosopher that focused on familial relationships and the foundations for a stronger social order?

Possible Answers:

Confucius

Yu the Engineer

Laozi

Mao Zedong

None of these

Correct answer:

Confucius

Explanation:

Laozi was the founder of Taoism and did not focus on social order, so he would not be the best choice. Yu the Engineer was an arguably fictional sage-emperor and was not a philosopher, so he would not be the best choice. Mao Zedong was the leader of the Communist Revolution and lived in the 20th century, so he too would not be the best answer. Finally, Confucius was a Chinese historian and philosopher concerned with both of the aspects in question, so he would be the best choice.

Example Question #2 : Early Civilization In China And Egypt

The (arguably fictional) early emperor of China renowned for flood control was which of the following?

Possible Answers:

Genghis Khan

Ivan the Great

Mao Zedong

Kublai Khan

Yu the Great

Correct answer:

Yu the Great

Explanation:

Mao Zedong was the leader of the Communist Revolution in the 20th century, so he would not be a good answer to this question. Genghis Khan was a Mongol and the creator of the Mongol Empire, so he too is not a good choice. Kublai Khan was the grandson of Genghis and lived in the 13th century, so he would not be a good answer to this question. Ivan the Great was the Prince of Moscow and founder of Rus - the predecessor state of Russia - so he would not be the best choice. Lastly Yu the Great was allegedly able to devise a series of dams and flood control measures that mitigated serious agricultural problems in central China.

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