Geography Vocabulary Shang Dynasty Gov./Social classes Religion, Art, Writ,Tech

100

Inner China
Which area was better for settling - Inner or Outer China?

100

Social structure
The way a society or civilization is organized

100

The North China Plain/Chang Jiang Basin
The Shang dynasty was located in this geographic region

100

A king
The Shang dynasty was ruled by ___________.

100

Ancestor worship
The religion of the Shang centered primarily on this.

200

Water for farming.
What was beneficial about settling near the Huang He or the Chang Jiang?

200

A clan
A large group of friends and family

200

government, social structure, religion, writing, art, technology
Name 4 characteristics of civilization

200

To control other clans and keep their power.
Why were dynasties constantly at war?

200

Oracle bones
What did kings use to as their ancestors' advice on important matters?

300

Its floods could be devastating and destructive.
What was challenging about settling near the Huang He and the Chang Jiang?

300

Ancestor worship
Honoring relatives who have died through rituals, such as offering food and wine to the dead

300

As part of a religious ritual
Why were human sacrifices performed?

300

Bronze
What were Shang nobles' weapons made out of?

300

People spoke different languages, but used the same written language.
How did written language help unify ancient China?

400

Tibetan Plateau, Gobi Desert, Taklimakan Desert, Turfan Depression, Northeastern Plain.
Name 2 geographic regions in China that helped to keep invaders away.

400

Logograph
A written character that represents a word

400

Bronze
What metal was popular in the Shang dynasty?

400

King, nobles, craftspeople, traders, farmers, slaves
Name all 6 social classes in the Shang dynasty.

400

Jade
This beautiful, stone material was popular with artisans in the Shang dynasty.

500

The Himalayas
The tallest mountain in the world is located in what mountain range?

500

Economy
A system of managing the wealth of a country or region

500

1920s
When was the Shang city of Anyang discovered?

500

Farmers
This was the largest social class.

500

The Zhou
This group took over the Shang dynasty around 1045 BCE.

Chapters 19 & 20 Geography of China and Shang Dynasty

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