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1.     China is the world's second most populous country.
     false
2.     Approximately 93% of the Chinese population is Han Chinese.
     true
3.     On the Chinese flag, the four stars that surround the large star represent the four different types of landscapes that can be found in China.
     false
4.     The Chinese capital is Beijing.
     true
5.     China's largest urban center is Beijing.
     false
6.     What is China's main grain crop?
     rice
7.     Which dynasty took the first steps toward the development of an ideographic, written language?
     Shang
8.     During which dynasty did art, literature, and philosophy flourish?
     Zhou
9.     What two belief systems developed in China during this dynasty?
     Taoism and Confucianism
10.     Buddhism was introduced into China during which dynasty?
     Han
11.     Name the Mongol ruler who incorporated China into his empire before the end of the 13th Century.
     Kublai Khan
12.     The Ming emperors planned for a glorious afterlife by building ________________ .
     tombs
13.     What caused the increased silting of streams and flooding in the lowlands?
     massive deforestation
14.     The Communist leader during the 1930s was ___________________________________ , and the Nationalist general during the 1930s was_________________________________ .
     Mao Tse-tung, Chiang Kai-shek
15.     In 1989, pro-democracy demonstrations led by intellectuals and students were brutally suppressed by army troops. Where in Beijing did this occur?
     Tiananmen Square
16.     What is China's most prevalent form of individual transportation?
     bicycle
17.     Discuss the advantages that "market socialism," which was implemented in 1979, brought to the Chinese economy.
     Various answers will be given.
18.     Discuss how educational opportunities have improved in China during the past fifty years.
     Various answers will be given.
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