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Multiple Choice Questions

  1. On the day of qingming, Chinese do which one of the following?
      a. Conduct dragon-boat races
      b. Fly kites
      c. Visit the graves of ancestors
      d. Watch operas
  2. In ancient Chinese religion, yin represents
      a. Female
      b. Male
      c. Warmth
      d. Dryness
  3. In ancient Chinese religion, yang represents
      a. Female
      b. Male
      c. Coldness
      d. Wetness
  4. Shangdi was the principal deity of the
      a. Warring States period
      b. Zhou dynasty
      c. Han dynasty
      d. Shang dynasty
  5. As a replacement for shangdi, Tian first appeared in the
      a. Warring States Period
      b. Zhou dynasty
      c. Han dynasty
      d. Shang dynasty
  6. Tianzi was the traditional title of the Chinese ruler, literlly meaning
      a. Son of Heaven
      b. Lord of the Human Realm
      c. Deputy of the Supreme God
      d. August King
  7. All of the following are part of the Five Classics except for
      a. Book of Odes
      b. Book of Rituals
      c. Book of Changes
      d. Book of Music
  8. Ru in Chinese refers to the:
      a. Daoists
      b. Confucians
      c. Buddhists
      d. Legalists
  9. According to Confucius’ own admission, he set his mind on learning at age
      a. 15
      b. 30
      c. 40
      d. 50
  10. The Confucian scholar who maintained that human nature is good is
      a. Confucius
      b. Mencius
      c. Xunzi
      d. Zhu Xi
  11. Taishang Laojun is the deity whose original human identity is
      a. Confucius
      b. Mencius
      c. Laozi
      d. Zhuangzi
  12. Daoism became an organized religious movement in the
      a. Shang dynasty
      b. Han dynasty
      c. Tang dynasty
      d. Song dynasty
  13. All of the following were names of the organized Daoist movement founded by Zhang Daoling except for
      a. Celestial Masters
      b. Orthodox Unity
      c. Five Bushels of Rice
      d. Great Peace
  14. In traditional China, the “three religions” referred to
      a. Judaism, Christianity, Islam
      b. Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism
      c. Buddhism, Daoism, Christianity
      d. Confucianism, Daoism, Islam
  15. Which of the following canonical collection was published in 1445, totaling over 5,300 volumes?
      a. Confucian Five Classics
      b. Confucian Four Books
      c. Buddhist Tripitaka
      d. Daoist Daozang
  16. The Scripture of the Way and Its Potent Manifestation was supposed to have been written by
      a. Confucius
      b. Mencius
      c. Laozi
      d. Zhuangzi
  17. In Daoist writings, the Dao (the Way) is portrayed in all the following images, except for
      a. Sun
      b. Female
      c. Infant
      d. Water
  18. All of the following are attributes of the Dao as understood by the early Daoist masters, except for
      a. Indescribable
      b. Mysterious
      c. Inexhaustibly potent
      d. Exists only in designated books
  19. “Fasting the mind/heart” (xinzhai) is characteristic of the teaching of
      a. Zhuangzi
      b. Laozi
      c. Confucius
      d. Mencius
  20. “Sitting and Forgetting” (zuowang) is characteristic of the teaching of
      a. Confucius
      b. Mencius
      c. Laozi
      d. Zhuangzi
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