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|What is a Mandate Heaven?
|A Mandate of Heaven says that governments may rule so long as they do so fairly. A government may rule if it benefits the people.
|What is Loess? Hint: Dirt
|Loesss is a dusty yellow soil that is easily blown/carried by the wind. During summer rains it was into the Huang He river making it muddy yellow.
|What is steppe?
|A steppe is a dry treeless plain.
|What is a Gorge?
|A Gorge is a mountain pass (or valley) with very steep rocky sides.
|What is a plateau?
|A Plateau is a large plain/flat land.
|What is a famine? Hint: Feast or famine
|A Famine is when there is a widespread shortages of food.
|What is a Grand School?
|A Grand School is the best school in the Empire. The best place for Chinese students to be educated.
|What is a levee? Hint: It holds back the water in a river, but not a dam.
|A Levee is wall that keeps a river within its banks so it does not over flow to the sides.
|What is Confucianism? Hint: Religion
|Confucianism are the teachings of Confucius.
|What is "bureaucracy"?
|Bureaucracy is an organization that runs the daily business of the government.
|What is a Seismograph? Hint: earthquake
|A Seismograph is used to detect earthquakes.
|What is Daoism?
|Teaching of Lao Zi. Daoism is a belief that nature should guide people in their lives. He did not believe in the materialistic things or being a in high office of government.
|What are oracle bones? Hint: Chinese writing known as "Shang Writing" was written on them.
|The writing on the bones were used to predict the future. Cow and sheep bones with writing on them were called Oracle Bones.
|What is a Dynasty?
|A dynasty is a long line of rulers who belong to the same family.
|What is a province?
|A province is a political division of land.
|Who is Genghis Khan?
|He was a Mongol leader and political genius.
|Who is Kublai Khan?
|Genghis Khan's grandson, He invaded southern China. Ruled for 27 years.
|Who is Marco Polo?
|He was an Italian merchant traveler who was the first European to reach China. The Silk Road.
|Who is Fu Hao?
|She is wife of King Wu Ding
|Who is Wu Wang?
|He defeated Shang army, established new dynasty in Hanng Walky.
|Who is Laozi?
|He was a famous Chinese thinker.
|Who is Shihnangdi?
|Ying Zeing is his real name. Shihnangdi is his real name. Emperor of China.
|Who is Liu Pang?
|He was a peasant that led the rebellion with Hsiang Yu
|Who is Duke of Zou?
|He was the brother of WuWang's brother. The Duke of Zou ruled for WuWang child until he was old enough to rule. The Dulke was remembered as a great Chinese hero and an example of good leadership.
|What is Huang He? Hint: Water
|It is the Yellow River. It flows about 3,000 miles across Northern China Plains. Where the Haung H floods the Chian Plains.
|What is the Chang Jiang? Hint: Water following
|It is a river on the South Edge of North China. It is also known as the long river.
|What is the Tibetan Plateau?
|The towering Himalayan Mountains form the southern edge of a large high plain called the Tibetan Plateau. The Tibetan Plateau s where the Huang He river starts.
|Who is Confucius?
|China's most famous scholar. His name is Kong Fu Zi. In English it is known as Confucius. He teachings about government and family would change China forever.
|Who is Wudi?
|He was an emperor who ruled China from 140 BC to 87 BC and he decided to expand the Chinese bureaucracy that runs the daily business of government.
|What is a famine? Hint: No food
|A famine is when there is a widespread shortage of food.