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1 AAS221 Midterm /B (60 points) Name___________________ Student ID No._______________________ Part I: Yes or No: Was this invented in China? (10 points) 1. _N__abacus 2._N__ water wheel 3._N__ chess 4. __Y_ chopsticks 5. __N_ glass- blowing 6. _Y__ gunpowder 7._N__ candle 8.__Y_ paper 9._Y__ silk 10. _Y__ parachute Part II. True or False (15 points) 1. _F__ Xuan Zang and Jian Zhen were two Chinese monks who went to India to seek Buddhist sutras. (XUAN ZANG AND FA XIAN ) 2. __F_ Michel Benoist was a Jesuit who introduced Chinese artists to many western painting techniques and was known for his portraits and animals. (GIUSEPPE CASTIGLIONE) 3. __T_ Dynasty changes were sometimes related to climatic changes. 4. _T__ One reason that brought the decline of the Silk Road was the Tang dynasty’s downfall, which led to political chaos, an unstable economy and lack of demand for luxury goods. 5. _T__ Jade is extremely hard and consequently difficulty to work on. The early pieces found in China were probably carved with abrasive sand. 6. _F__ Although no archaeological evidence was found yet, the first dynasty described in ancient Chinese historical records is the Zhou dynasty. (XIA) 7. _F__ The Pearl River has been called “the sorrow of China” because of its frequent and rampageous floods which cause great hardship to people living on its banks.(YELLOW RIVER) 8. _T__ From the 9 th century on, maritime routes controlled by the Arab traders gradually overshadowed the land route. 9. _F__ Jeme Tien Yow was the first Chinese student to graduate from a U.S university. (YUNG WING) 10. _T__ There are two major schools in Buddhism: one is the Mahayana or ‘Great Vehicle’, and the other one is Hinayana or ‘Lesser Vehicle’. 11. _F__ The first systematic Chinese writings were found on bamboo and silk. (ORACLE BONES) 12. __F_ Matteo Ricci defined Confucianism as a pagan religion because Confusians practiced ancestor worship. (PHILOSOPHY) 13. _F__ During the Ming dynasty, colorful porcelain products were eagerly sought by Europeans. (WHITE AND BLUE)
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2 14. _F__ China received Ivory and porcelain from Europe through the goods trade along the
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This note was uploaded on 09/06/2010 for the course AAS 221 taught by Professor Kamlingwong during the Spring '09 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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