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

100

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

100

The way a society or civilization is organized
Social structure

100

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

100

The Shang dynasty was ruled by ___________.
A king

100

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

200

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

200

A large group of friends and family
A clan

200

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

200

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

200

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

300

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

300

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

300

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

300

What were Shang nobles' weapons made out of?
Bronze

300

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

400

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

400

A written character that represents a word
Logograph

400

What metal was popular in the Shang dynasty?
Bronze

400

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

400

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

500

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

500

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

500

When was the Shang city of Anyang discovered?
1920s

500

This was the largest social class.
Farmers

500

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