The Beginning
Kings and Family
Family and Education
Wisdom
Wisdom II
100

About how many years did the Chou Dynasty last?

800 years

100

What was the king called?

Son of Heaven

100

Who had the most power in the family?

older family members

100

What was important during times of work, worship, and pleasure?

music

100

Throughout much of Chinese history, no one exceeded the influence of the ____________.

scholars 

200

What is the term for a time in a civilization’s history that is thought to be the high point of a cultural development and achievement?

Classical Age

200

What did the king give nobles in exchange for their loyalty?

land

200

What did Chinese writing consist of?

pictographs

200

What is a scholar who dedicates himself to the pursuit of earthly wisdom?

philosopher

200

What did Confucius believer could solve the problems of society?

proper behavior
300

Much of China's ____________ was established during the Chou Dynasty?

culture

300

What did the nobles give to peasant farmers in exchange for some of their crops?

land

300

Unlike English, traditional Chinese writing is not based on a simple ____________.

alphabet 

300

What teacher greatly influenced China's classical age?

Confucius 

300

How many basic human relationships did Confucius say there were?

5

400

What was the idea that the supreme force of nature gave the king the right to rule?

Mandate of Heaven

400

Families usually lived in the same house or common _____________.

courtyards

400

About how many characters does Chinese writing consist of?

65,000

400

What is a wise saying that expresses a simple truth?

proverb

400

What is always the elder person's responsibility?

to set a good example 

500

What would happen if the king failed to act properly?

he would lose the right to rule

500

The traditional Chinese family included many _______________.

generations

500

How many Chinese characters do most Chinese know today?

4,000

500

What did Confucius make available to all social classes?

education 

500

What 5 types of books are considered classics?

poetry, rituals, history, conduct, and music

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