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Song Dynasty: Quiz


Question 1:
What is Song Dynasty's current status?
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Question 2: [71][189] If ships were damaged, the Chinese of the 11th century discovered how to employ a ________ to repair boats while suspended out of water.
DrydockUnited States NavySubmarineMaine

Question 3: [155][156] He created a theory of land formation involving concepts accepted in modern ________.
GeologyGeomorphologyPhysical geographyErosion

Question 4: The Mongol leader Möngke Khan led a campaign against the Song in 1259, but died on August 11 during the Battle of Fishing Town in ________.

Question 5: What does the following picture show?

  Left item: A Northern Song qingbai-ware vase with a transparent blue-toned ceramic glaze, from Jingdezhen, 11th century; Center item: A Northern or Southern Song qingbai-ware bowl with incised lotus decorations, a metal rim, and a transparent blue-toned glaze, from Jingdezhen, 12th or 13th century; Right item: A Southern Song miniature model of a granary with removable top lid and doorway, qingbai porcelain with transparent blue-toned glaze, Jingdezhen, 13th century.
  The Yu Ji Tu, or Map of the Tracks of Yu Gong, carved into stone in 1137, located in the Stele Forest of Xi'an. This 3 ft (0.91 m) squared map features a graduated scale of 100 li for each rectangular grid. China's coastline and river systems are clearly defined and precisely pinpointed on the map. Yu Gong is in reference to the Chinese deity described in the geographical chapter of the Classic of History, dated 5th century BCE.
  An illustration of a trebuchet catapult from the Wujing Zongyao manuscript of 1044. Trebuchets like this were used to launch the earliest type of explosive bombs.[138]

Question 6: The spread of literature and knowledge was enhanced by the earlier invention of woodblock printing and the 11th-century invention of ________ printing.
Movable typeLetterpress printingTypefaceTypography

Question 7: The ________ sect of Nestorianism—which had entered China in the Tang era—would also be revived in China under Mongol rule.
EcumenismChristian denominationChristianityBaptist

Question 8: What does the following picture show?

  Bracket arm clusters containing cantilevers, from Li Jie's building manual Yingzao Fashi, printed in 1103.
  Emperor Taizu of Song (r. 960–976), a court portrait painting
  Portrait of the Zen Buddhist monk Wuzhun Shifan, painted in 1238.
  Longquan celadon wares from Zhejiang, 13th century

Question 9:

Question 10: One such project was the creation by cartographers of detailed maps of each province and city which were then collected in a large ________.
Thematic mapMap projectionAtlasEarly world maps

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