WINTER_MIDTERM_2009

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San Jose State University Department of Humanities THE MIDTERM EXAMINATION HUM/ASIA/ANTH 114/WINTER 2009 INSTRUCTIONS 1_ Choose the most likely answer for each question. 3_ The Midterm scantron is due at the beginning of the class on T/01/13/2009. 4_ You must have the Midterm done BEFORE you come to class. Is this clear? 5_ You shall not be allowed to take your scantron back once you submit it. 01_ The word “Asia” appears to come from the Assyrian word for east, asu , according to Heinz (1999: 3). A_ True B_ False 02_ Which of the following shows why South Asian cultures and East Asian cultures had developed along different lines largely in isolation over four thousand years according to Heinz (4)? A_ The two river systems B_ The monsoon climate C_ The Himalayas D_ All of the above E_ None of the above 03_ Which of the following shows the ideological independence of the Japanese rulers from the Chinese even though the Japanese borrowed everything it possibly could from China (books, script, urban planning, Confucianism, Buddhism, and the imperial system)? A_ The Sun Goddess is the ultimate legitimacy source of Japanese kingship B_ The Mandate of Heaven ( Tian ming ) is the ultimate legitimacy source of Japanese kingship C_ All of the above D_ None of the above 04_ What are some basic features of a political culture that Heinz identifies as belonging to “the Indian cultural sphere” (7)? A_ The capital of a kingdom where the king presides is a replica of heaven B_ Small and unstable kingdoms where the king models himself after Shiva or Vishnu C_ The class of Brahmans supports the state with appropriate sacrifices and interpretation of sacred texts D_ All of the above E_ Only A & B 05_ What are some basic features of a political culture that Heinz indentifies as belonging to “the Chinese cultural sphere” (8)? A_ Scholarship is highly practical because state archives contain minute details about government affairs B_ A striving for perfect centralization and realization of Confucian norms of state-as-family C_ The state is a problem in management and bureaucratic machinery has been elaborated to facilitate its effective operations D_ All of the above E_ Only B & C 06_ Which of the following is true of the Chinese political culture in contrast to the Indian one according to Heinz (8) following Jay Taylor (1987)? A_ That which has a chaotic but viable democracy and has been tolerant of all heresies B_ That which has a command politics of the elite and been obsessed with uniformity and the doctrinaire C_ All of the above D_ None of the above 07_ Taking her explanation of the “monsoons” on page 26 as the basis, which of the following judgments of Heinz’s explanation of the climatically real cause of “monsoon rains” (following Webster 1981) concurs with your own judgment (based on other explanations that you can find)? A_ Heinz has succeeded in explaining the climatically real cause of monsoon rains over monsoon Asia.
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