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205 CHAPTER 15 TEST QUESTIONS MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. The Chinese Buddhist monk, Xuanzang, was famous for a. traveling to Constantinople as an envoy of the Sui emperors. b. his conversion to Nestorian Christianity. c. traveling to India to collect Buddhist texts. d. starting a new sect of Buddhism called Chan. e. his merging of Buddhist and Confucian thought. (p. 369) 2. The Sui dynasty was founded in 589 by a. Yang Jian. b. Qin Shihuangdi. c. Tang Taizong. d. Song Taizu. e. Xuanzang. (p. 370) 3. The greatest contribution of Sui Yangdi, the second Sui emperor, was a. a series of reforms that allowed the Sui to survive for another three-hundred years. b. the construction of the Grand Canal. c. his conversion to Buddhism. d. his conquest of Vietnam. e. his formation of a lasting trading network with the Byzantines. (p. 371) 4. The Sui construction of which of these items would have important economic implications well into the twentieth century? a. Grand Canal b. Great Wall c. first printing press d. modern banking industry e. Royal Road (p. 371) 5. The Grand Canal stretched from what city in the south to what city in the north? a. Beijing to Nanjing b. Chang’an to Nanjing c. Hangzhou to Zhou d. Nanjing to Chang’an e. Annam to Dunhuang (p. 371) 6. The success of the Tang dynasty was due to its energetic second ruler. Who was he? a. Yang Jian b. Song Taizu c. Qin Shihuangdi d. Confucius e. Tang Taizong (p. 372)
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206 7. The Tang plan to avoid the concentration of land in the hands of the wealthy was called the a. Hangzhou system. b. Tang Taizong system. c. kowtow system. d. equal-field system. e. new economic plan. (p. 373) 8. During the Tang dynasty, the imperial civil service examinations a. declined dramatically in importance. b. were expanded and allowed posts to be filled with officials of genuine intellectual ability. c. were halted and not restarted until the Ming dynasty. d. were restricted to the wealthier families. e. were monopolized by the foreign Manchus and used for their advantage. (p. 373) 9. During the Tang dynasty, a. powerful neighbors kept the Chinese from expanding. b. most of far western China fell to barbarian tribes. c. Japan was brought under complete Chinese control. d. Chinese armies pushed into Korea, Manchuria, Tibet, and northern Vietnam. e. Japanese forces captured northern China. (p. 373) 10. Who wrote the following lines? “Go to the Blue Sea, look along the shore at all the old white bones forsaken?” a. Confuciu b. Li Bo c. Song Taizu d. Murasaki Shikibu e. Du Fu (p. 375) 11. The kowtow a. was the “south-pointing needle.” b. was the most popular school of Buddhism in China. c. was a ritual prostration. d. was the word that neo-Confucian scholars used when discussing physical matter. e. was a fast Chinese ship that played a key role in expanding trade.
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