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Ancient History of China
This is a quiz about China. Hint: most of the questions are arranged in chronological order.
#1 Which of the following is not a mythological dynasty? [Hint: Think about polysemy.]
#2 According to the 'Three Character Classic', the Xia Dynasty lasted about four hundred years.
#3 Who is Zhou of Shang's favourite woman?
#4 Who was King Cheng of Zhou's regent before he came of age?
3 words, 10 letters. There are 7 alternate answers.
#5 Which of the following was not a hegemon during the Spring and Autumn Dynasty?
#6 Duke Huan of __ supported the King of Eastern Zhou.
1 word, 2 letters. There are 2 alternate answers.
#7 There was a person who poked his thigh while studying. Who was his teacher?
1 word, 7 letters. There are 7 alternate answers.
#8 What technique did Liu Bang use to defeat Xiang Yu's army?
Rebuilt the Great Wall
Made weapons from driftwood
Threw flaming spears
Sang songs from their homeland
#9 Which of the following Chinese people unified currency?
Emperor Wu of Han
Emperor Gaozu of Han
#10 Emperor Wu of Han raised taxes for merchants.
#11 Wang Mang was, at one time, considered a saviour of the Chinese people.
#12 Which of the following people rebelled against Eastern Han?
#13 Zhuge Liang made dummies for the Wei archers to shoot at in a dark, misty night, then showed Zhou Yu that he had made a hundred thousand arrows in three days.
#14 Which of the following is a Northern Dynasty state? [Hint: What kind of ruler would name his state after the longest ever dynasty of China?]
#15 Which of the following emperors overthrew his own grandson?
Xuan of Han
Qin Er Shi
Wen of Sui
Hui of Jin
#16 What do Zhao Gao, Zheng Zhong, and Pothinus have in common?
They are all prime ministers.
They are all powerful eunuchs.
They are all Chinese.
They all died in their seventies.
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