rev.qu.2a-answer 123 - Chinese 252 Review Questions, Series...

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Chinese 252 Review Questions, Series 2, Part A 1. In which period were the states into which ancient China divided more numerous, the Spring and Autumn period or the Warring States period? 2. In the Warring States period, what state was the first to start putting legalist principles into practice? h 3. What dynasty is said to have come to an end soon after its last king started setting fire to signal pyres on a mountain outside the capital? h 4. What major state split into three smaller states at the beginning of the Warring States era? h 5. What ruler did Guăn Zhòng serve as prime minister? h 6. What prompted Kŏngzĭ to say “Fierce government is worse than tigers? 7. After Bì Yù Ràng had tried twice to assassinate (h h ) the Zhào Xiāngzĭ, the latter allowed him to take symbolic revenge before taking his own life. What was this symbolic revenge? h H u ă5D- x ă p vD- 5D- 5D - ”5D- L ăL ă 8. Why did Sūn Bīn become a deadly enemy of Páng Juān, though the two had once been close friends and fellow students? ă x ă .u ? u ă5D- īvD- i Yoī ă u x ă VS x Í ă x Í ă 9. In Mèngzĭ there is a story about a mountain that once had been covered with lush vegetation, but later became bare and ugly due to the incessant activities of woodcutters, cattle-herders, and other plunderers. What is the point of the story? h h 10. Who attracted the attention of Guăn Zhòng and then of Qí Huán-gōng by tapping the horns of his ox and singing a song, parts of which went, “South Mount glistens, / South Rock glitters,… / Never have I seen a Yáo yield to Shùn,… / The long night stretches long, / When will it dawn?” h 11. What mythical Chinese ruler is said to have served his parents devotedly, even though they tried on two occasions to kill him? h 12. With what school of philosophy are the writings of Zhuāngzĭ associated? h 13. Who is quoted in several places as saying, “I am not distressed at the failure of others to know me; I am distressed only at my own failure to know others?” h 14. What were the “three burrows” that Féng Xuān prepared for Mèngcháng Jūnh h È ? 1 h ă 2 h È 3 h 15. Chŭ was: a) south of Zhèng; b) west of Zhèng; c) north of Zhèng; d) east of Zhèng 16. Which was earlier, the Spring and Autumn period or the Warring States period? 17. Who gained a loyal and enterprising general by not exposing and executing a man who had taken a liberty with one his concubinesh at a banqueth ? h 18. Who in 246 BCE carried out the order of the king of Qín to take troopsh h out and wipe out what remained of the Zhōu royal domain? h ă ; ă5D- 20 ; ă5D- h È ¸ ; ă5D- by ă -- ⟩ ∪ ă 3 h h h =h ă 3 h È ă = ă h ă 19. Which two of the following Chinese syllables rhyme, or nearly rhyme? 1) du
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2011 for the course CHIN 252 taught by Professor Erichenry during the Fall '10 term at University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

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rev.qu.2a-answer 123 - Chinese 252 Review Questions, Series...

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