The Han Dynasty
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  • Question 1
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    What allowed the Han to expand their dynasty?

    answer choices

    their great wealth which allowed them to buy land

    their military methods and new weapons

    their skill in negotiating treaties

    their ability to build alliances with their neighbors

  • Question 2
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    How did the Han manage to build up such a large army?

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    They hired soldiers from other countries and paid them very well.

    They forced all adult men and women to serve in the army.

    They bought slaves to fight their wars, in order to spare the lives of their own people.

    They required all men between the ages of 25 and 60 to serve in the army.

  • Question 3
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    What was the advantage of fish-scale armor produced by Han ironworkers?

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    It allowed soldiers to float if they fell into water.

    It produced a smell that overpowered their enemies.

    It was flexible enough to move with the body.

    It allowed warriors to withstand very cold water.

  • Question 4
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    What did the Han do with kites?

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    The Han used them to transport goods over long distances.

    The Han used them for a variety of military purposes.

    The Han used them to capture electricity during lightning storms.

    The Han used them for entertainment.

  • Question 5
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    How did Han emperors rule their vast empire?

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    They made all decisions personally to avoid having to share power.

    They used a large, complex bureaucracy to run the government.

    They shared control with local governments run by their male relatives.

    They divided the duties of government between themselves and their wives.

  • Question 6
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    Before the Han dynasty, government officials were hired based on

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    their civil service exam results.

    their appearance.

    their incomes.

    their social status.

  • Question 7
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    How did the Han dynasty select its government officials?

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    Candidates had to belong to one of the highest-ranking families.

    Candidates had to pay a large bribe to the hiring officials.

    Candidates had to pass a difficult civil service exam.

    Candidates had to be related to the emperor.

  • Question 8
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    Every three years, civil servants

    answer choices

    could be promoted or demoted depending upon an evaluation of their work.

    were automatically promoted to the next level, regardless of job performance.

    received a paid month off to deepen their knowledge of classic Chinese writings.

    were moved into a new position, to prevent them from giving special favors to friends.

  • Question 9
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    In addition to growing food for their families, Han farmers had to

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    grow enough food to stock the shared granaries

    build their own homes.

    give one month of unpaid labor to the government.

    all of the above

  • Question 10
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    The chain pump helped Han farmers

    answer choices

    pump water from deep underground into their homes.

    move water from irrigation ditches to the fields.

    plow the soil more effectively.

    move much heavier loads than they could carry.

  • Question 11
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    How did the Han's skill in ironwork help the farmers?

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    Strong iron plows helped them plow the soil more easily.

    Mechanical harvesters made from iron helped them harvest more crops in less time.

    Iron harnesses allowed them to use horses to pull their wagons and plows.

    Seed drills made from iron helped farmers plant significantly more crops.

  • Question 12
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    Which invention helped Han farmers move much heavier loads than they could carry?

    answer choices

    iron plow

    wheelbarrow

    chain pump

    horse cart

  • Question 13
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    People in ancient times valued salt because it was used to

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    preserve meat and vegetables

    process silkworm fibers into cloth.

    create steel out of iron ore.

    produce gunpowder for use in fireworks.

  • Question 14
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    Which artistic material was invented during the Han dynasty?

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    ink

    paper

    books

    paint

  • Question 15
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    Why was it important that the Han made silk production more efficient?

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    The Han emperor required huge quantities of silk for his palaces.

    The Han navy used silk for the sails of their massive warships.

    The Han knew of no other fibers from which to make clothing.

    The Han had a valuable silk trade with people outside of China.

  • Question 16
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    What impact did paper have on communication?

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    Fewer people wanted to create books because paper was too bulky and awkward to use.

    Paper was so expensive that only very wealthy people could afford to use it.

    Scholars refused to use paper for their writings, because it was less durable than silk or bamboo.

    Paper was cheap enough that more people could communicate in writing.

  • Question 17
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    The Chinese believed that it was important to position their temples, graves, and homes using direction. This led them to invent the

    answer choices

    seismograph

    magnetic compass

    lodestone

    moxibustion

  • Question 18
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    How did ancient Chinese healers believe that illnesses could be cured?

    answer choices

    by restoring the natural balance of the forces of yin and yang

    by driving out the demons that were making the patient ill

    by draining the bad blood from the patient’s body

    by prayer and divine intervention

  • Question 19
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    To treat long-term diseases, ancient Chinese healers would burn a small cone of powdered leaves or sticks near the skin. This technique was called

    answer choices

    acupuncture

    yin and yang

    moxibustion

    seismograph

  • Question 20
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    What natural events led the Chinese to invent the seismograph?

    answer choices

    tornadoes

    hurricanes

    blizzards

    earthquakes

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