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Pre-Modern Northeast Asia
Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The Qing state relied on an incredibly complex bureaucracy to keep the dynasty in order. Who stepped in to take control on the local level when the state's neglect of public works and military affairs, coupled with an inefficient government, sewed discontent with the peasant farmers in the late Qing Dynasty?
Merchants and artisans
Confucian scholars and lower-level bureaucrats
Military leaders, aristocratic landowners, and secret societies
Foreign traders and missionaries
Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The civil service examination system of the Koryo Dynasty in Korea was closely modeled on their Chinese counterparts. Who could take the exams, and what subjects were the exams based on?
Any tax-paying free citizen, but not aristocrats (they were all appointed positions); Buddhist sutras and teachings, coupled with mathematics and alchemy.
Only the first-born sons of the first three ranking classes (royal caste, yangban, and palace functionaries); Daoist teachings, Confucian classics, law, and astronomy.
Everyone except those of the lowest classes; Confucian classics, along with legal studies, mathematics, and astronomy.
Only members of the royal caste and the yangban; Confucian classics and Buddhist sutras and teachings.
Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The Han developed an elaborate bureaucratic government that originated the notion of selecting officials based on merit. Though it only amounted to a small percentage of officials, some were chosen for their knowledge and education. What did the Han base their education system on?
None of these. The Han created a secular education system that reinforced practical knowledge over moral philosophy.
Question 4 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Choose the following staple crop and method(s) for harvest used by the Vietnamese people since 8000 BCE, both in the mountains and on the coast.
The Vietnamese have primarily relied on fishing and only planted crops in limited quantities.
The prehistoric Chinese taught the Vietnamese how to grow millet, which became their staple crop.
The Vietnamese cultivated wheat in the open prairies to the east of the Mekong River.
They developed two ways by which to cultivate ricea dry method that was used in the more mountainous regions, and a wet method that took advantage of irrigation techniques used in conjunction with rivers.
Question 5 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The Shang Dynasty capitalized on their use of bronze metallurgy to maintain their dynastic power and wealth. Which of the following items did the Shang NOT make using bronze?
Ceremonial court records
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