East Asia to 1600 Lecture/reading quiz #1

East Asia to 1600 Lecture/reading quiz #1

Here’s your first lecture/reading quiz!  Please pay close attention to the exact wording of the questions.  If you’ve read and listened carefully, you’ll know why.  You have 15 minutes for the four questions, about 4 minutes per question.  

Question 1

 25 pts

Describe the concept of li or “ritual”, as Confucius used it in the Analects, specifically as it related to the virtue of benevolence. Elaborate *briefly* an example, please.

 

Question 2

25 pts

Chinese is an ideographic language, according to modern linguists.

True

False

 

 

Question 3

25 pts

What is the major reason scholars study the shape and decorations on neolithic pottery in the Chinese region, such as the Yangshao region?

 

It helps them to understand the provenance of the vessel

 

Because they’re not clear the vessel is genuine

 

 

Because these details may reveal associations with other peoples

 

 

Because these details may reveal how creative their makers were

 

Question 4

25 pts

The oracle bone inscriptions show that the chariot was introduced to China in the Shang period.

 

True

False