1. What is the capital
city of China today?
b. Hong Kong
2. What city (modern-day Xi’an) was the world’s most
populous city, and the capital of Tang-era China from 618 until
3. What tested knowledge of Confucian principles and
writing skills, and were used to determine who would fill
bureaucratic government positions?
a. admissions tests
b. AP tests
c. civil service examinations
d. proficiency examinations
4. The abacus, block printing, and gunpowder were
developed during the Tang and Song dynasties of China. True or
5. What group formed the top level of Chinese society
during the Tang and Song dynasties?
6. What traditional Chinese medical practice involves
the therapeutic insertion of needles into the human body?
7. What penal code, with lists of offenses and
punishments based on the offender and victim’s relational
positions in society, was created in 624 CE under Emperor Gaozu?
a. Justinian Code
b. Song Code
c. Tang Code
d. Twelve Tables
8. China’s first mosque was built in Canton following an
embassy sent by Caliph Uthman in 651 CE. True or false?
9. What city served as the Song capital between 1127 and
10. What city served as the Song capital between 960 and
11. All of China has a subtropical climate. True or
12. Which statement about the Tang dynasty is a fact
rather than an opinion?
a. Artisans during the Tang dynasty created China’s
b. Chang’an served as the capital city from 618 until
c. Patriarchy was proven to be the best possible social
d. The Tang dynasty was the most religiously tolerant
society until the United
13. According to census reports, what was the
approximate population of China during the 7th and 8th
14. A strong emperor encourages _____ government.
15. What religion became a major influence on Chinese
culture during the Tang dynasty?
16. What Chinese emperor, who came to power in 627 CE,
implemented education and government reforms?
a. Mao Tse-tung
c. Shih Huang Ti
d. T’ai Tsung
17. A _____ is a series of rulers from the same family.
18. What substance, first used to create fireworks,
began to be used as a weapon during the Tang dynasty?
d. papier mache
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