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1

List two Chinese words for river

He and Jiang

2

What were the oracle bones from the Shang dynasty?

A writing tool, used for when people wanted advice from the gods.

3

What is a dynasty?

A line of hereditary rulers of a country.
E.g duck dynasty

4

What is the Mandate of Heaven?

the idea that a leader could rule as long as the gods judged his actions to be in keeping with the natural order of the universe. This meant ruling with wisdom, justice and balance.

5

Who was the first emperor of China?

Qin Shi Huangdi ^_^

6

List Qin Shi Huang's building projects.

The Great Wall of China and the Terracotta Warriors.

7

List some ways Qin Shi Huangdi unified China and strengthened his government.

enforced a common coinage

ordered all households to be registered for taxation

placed households into groups, with each group responsible for the wrongdoing of any of its members

introduced a single system of weights and measures

introduced the ‘Small Seal’ script, which became the form of writing used by government officials and educated Chinese. This established the principle that a country needed a commonly accepted writing script.

applied the same laws and punishments throughout the whole of China

ordered that cart axles all be made to a standard width — a practical idea, because it meant that wheel ruts worn into the earth roads would be the same width throughout China.

8

Name the first three dynasties of China.

1. The Xia 2. Shang 3. Zhou

9

List the Chinas dynasty in order

Xia, Shang, Zhou, Warring States, Qin amd the Han

10

List three main rivers in China

•Huang
•Yangtze
•Brahmaputra