Ancient China Chapter 7 section 1 Geography and Early China.

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Ancient China Chapter 7 section 1 Geography and Early China Slide 2 1. What were ancient Chinas two great rivers? The Huang He and the Chang Jiang Slide 3 2. Why is the Huang He sometimes called Chinas Sorrow? It often floods, killing people and destroying land Slide 4 3. Which region in ancient China do you think would have been the hardest place to live and why? Possible answers: The desert because it does not have water and is hot The mountains because it is hard to travel and it is cold Slide 5 4. How did the floods along the rivers help the Chinese? They deposited fertile silt, making the land ideal for farming Slide 6 5. What information have burial sites provided about the culture of early China? Information about works of art, differences in social order, and possibly belief in an afterlife Slide 7 6. Why do you think some of the homes of the ancient Chinese were partially underground? Possible answer: To keep them cool; to protect from wind Slide 8 7. According to ancient stories, what was the first Chinese dynasty, and who was its founder? Xia dynasty; Yu the Great Slide 9 8. Why were the ancient stories about the Xia rulers important? Explained geography that influenced lives and told of kings who helped people solve problems by working together Slide 10 9. What advances were made during the Shang dynasty - Chinas 1 st writing system - use of oracle bones - war chariots - use of bronze - development of a calendar Fragment of a ancient Chinese calendar Oracle bone Bronze sculpture Slide 11 10. How difficult would daily life have been for farmers during the Shang dynasty? Farmers worked hard, had little money, and occupied a low social rank

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