Thursday, April 28, 2011

Qin quiz number two

1. The life of Shi Huang Di: a) 1200 BCE b) 200 AD c) 200 BCE . 200 BCE
2. Shi Huang Di’s version of the Great Wall was called a “precursor” to the later Great Wall. Precursor means a) earlier version b) smaller example c) moveable pointer. precedes
3. A tomb may also be called a : a) monument b) mound c) subterranean
d) mausoleum. mausoleum
4. As a ruthless autocrat the First Emperor banned writing by __. a) Lao Tzu b) Tao c) Buddha d) Confucius. Master Kung Fu Tzu, or Confucius
5. The importance of his reign is intact after 2 millennium. That would be some a) 2 hundred b) 2 thousand c) 2 million years. thousand
6. As a young king, Huangdi began construction on a) roads b) canals c) obelisks d) his mausoleum. his tomb
7. When a youth becomes king he usually has a powerful member of the court who acts as his guide to decision-making. That person’s title? a) proxy b) consort c) regent d) caretaker. the term is regent
8. Shi Huang Di’s period of rule was preceded by a period of civil war known as a) Troubles b) Confucian c) Primitive d) Warring states. the Warring States
9. Shi Huang Di unified China economically by standardizing the Chinese units of measurements such as weights and measures, the currency, the length of the axles of carts (so every cart could run smoothly in the ruts of the new roads). He also standardized the writing. T / F indeed!

10. Shi Huang Di seriously sought the elixir of life, a magical potion which reputedly would enable immortality.
What is an elixir? a) a pool of magical water b) magical cape c) health-giving drink d) hallucinogenic drug. health-imparting drink
11. The huge terra cotta army buried with Shi Huang Di lies near which city? a) Beijing b) Shanghai c) Hong Kong d) Xi’an. Xi'an

12. In one of his greatest construction projects, the Emperor Qin commanded the building of the Ling Qu __ .
a) bridge b) tunnel c) canal d) pagoda. canal; it is still considered a masterpiece of engineering

18. Epang Gong refers to a a) concubine b) palace c) river d) ruler in the city of Xi'an. palace
19. Many of the people in the Chinese court were referred to as eunuchs. This means that they were a) congenital b) silly c) asthmatic d) castrated. castrati
20. Qin's main tomb has been exhumed but was closed to await more advanced archaeological technology. T / F true

1. b 2. b 3. d 4. c 5. b 6.d 7. c 8. a 9. F 10. c 11. a 12. c
13. a 14. T 15. F 16. c 17. b 18. b 19.d 20. F