The Han Dynasty
Han Inventions and Discoveries
Medicine and Science
Art
Agriculture, Industry, Government

100

What dynasty lasted over 400 years.
What is the Han Dynasty?

100

Which inventions had the effect of helping people communicate more easily?
Paper

100

What is an anesthetic?
Something that takes away the feeling of pain.

100

What is calligraphy?
The art of fine handwriting.

100

Name 2 problems that farmers faced during the Han period?
Farmers had to grow food, make their clothing, build their homes, and give one month of unpaid labor to the government. Floods and drought.

200

What was a major difference between the Qin Dynasty and the Han Dynasty?
The Han Dynasty lasted much longer or Han respected Confucianism or Han was much larger in area.

200

What discovery did the Chinese make more than 1,000 years before westerners?
That blood circulates through the body

200

Other than growing crops, what did farmers have to do? Name at least one thing.
Make clothing, build homes, give one month of unpaid labor

200

When was paper invented?
In the first century

200

What is a bureaucracy?
A bureaucracy is a form of government. There are a few people at the top and many at the bottom. People direct those below them.

300

During the Han Dynasty, the Chinese were able to make swords out of iron. What was one effect of this invention?
They suffered fewer injuries in battle.

300

What was one effect of the invention of the drill? More wealth from trade, more oil for heat, better harvests, or better earthquake predictions, or all of the above.
More wealth from trade

300

What happens during a solar eclipse?
The moon blocks our view of the sun.

300

Why did they write on silk?
Because paper was not invented yet

300

How was the production of silk made easier during the Han period.
A foot-powered machine that wound fibers onto large reels made silk production easier.

400

During the Han Dynasty, top government officials lived in the capital, while lower-level officials lived throughout the empire. This is an example of what? A geographic factor or an industrial factor.
A geographic factor.

400

Why did they invent the kite?
For military purposes

400

How does the moon shine?
The moon shines because it reflects the light of the sun.

400

How was silk made?
From silkworm cocoon.

400

The Han recorded the appearance of comets, which they called?
"broom stars"

500

During the Han Dynasty, the Chinese for the first time did what? Traded silk, got salt from the sea, used farm animals, or painted with brushes.
Traded silk

500

To serve in the army, you had to be between 25 and ________ years old.
60

500

Why did the Han use acupuncture?
Acupuncture is thought to be useful for curing illnesses

500

What materials was used to make paper? Name at least one of the three materials.
Silk fibers, bamboo, hemp, or seaweed

500

How did the Chinese make it easier to get salt during the Han period?
By using iron-tipped bamboo drills, the Chinese were able to get brine from underground. The brine was evaporated, leaving salt behind.