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The name "Ming" means-
The Ming Dynasty followed the collapse of the Mongol ___________ dynasty.
This was an educated person with a government position who came back into importance during the Ming Dynasty-
The Forbidden City is located in the heart of China's capital-
What was the purpose of the Forbidden City ?
To prevent the Mongols from attacking the Emperor
To keep the riches of the Empire in one place
To provide extra protection for the Emperor from the common people
To symbolize the power and might of the Emperor
Which statement is not true regarding the Forbidden City?
Located in the center of the Imperial City
Had beautiful gardens and palaces with 1000's of rooms
Only the Emperor and the court could live there
Any Chinese citizen could enter
Still exists today
The Ming emperors built what for themselves, families, members of the court, and government?
a new capital city
new pleasure boats like the Sui
Zheng He's voyages took him to
Japan and Korea.
Southeast Asia, India, and East Africa.
In the early 1400s, during the Ming Dynasty, Zheng He was sent by his emperor on sailing voyages to
search for gold and other riches in Africa
defeat the Mongol navy in the East China Sea
show China's interest in trade and display the power and splendor of China
discover an ocean route to North America
Zheng He was which of the following?
China's greatest explorer (was Muslim)
A chef from China
A Russian worker
A Japenese builder
Zeng He led how many expeditions between 1405 and 1433?
The belief that it is best for a nation to protect its borders and stay away from other countries is-
Zheng He and the treasure ships carried-
horses and wheat
soldiers and prisoners
silk and porcelain
The Ming Dynasty supported the arts and culture. All of the following made advances during this time EXCEPT-
the building of Buddhist temples
forms of musical theater called kunju
novels, poetry, and short stories
new glazes to give pottery a glossy finish
paintings of people and landscapes
The Ming Dynasty believed the best way to deal with the constant threat of Mongol invasion was to-
create a strong navy to defend China's coast
negotiate a peace with their enemies to the North
rebuild and improve the Great Wall
Some improvements made to the wall were-
the addition of watchtowers
barracks for soldiers
storehouses for supplies
all of the above
Following Zheng He's death, what happened to the voyages, the Chinese navy and the focus of China? Select 3.
the voyages stopped and the navy was drastically cut
a new leader was put in place and voyages to America began
attention was placed on stopping Mongol attacks from the North
a period of isolationism began
How did China's period of isolationism affect trade with other countries? (select 2)
all trade was completely cut-off
prices of silk went up due to high demand
the Silk Road was shut down
trade drastically decreased