Chapter 20 Quiz:

1. At the beginning of the 16th century, a long civil war erupted in Japan among powerful daimyo. The war ended in 1592 with the victory of Hideyoshi who later invaded Korea. What is a daimyo?



2. In between 1633 and 1639, a series if decrees from the Tokugawa Shogunate drastically restricted trade with Europe, under death penalty. What was the reason?


3. What were the reasons for which many Chinese people did not opposed the Manchu (an agricultural group of people from north Korea) when it took over China and established the Qing Dynasty in 1644?


4. The Portuguese state had made numerous attempts to trade with China and had been rejected for almost 50 years. Chinese silk was very popular among Europeans courts. Only Dutch East India Company was successful in establishing commercial relations by


5. As in Japan, Christian missionaries followed the trade in China, working to convert people to Christianity. Among the three orders, the Franciscans, the Dominicans, and the Jesuits, only the last one was successful. Why?


6. One of the great emperors of Qing dynasty was Kangxi (1662-1722). During his reign China expanded its borders to:


7. For long, Europeans were buying silk and tea from China. One big importer was Britain, who was also seeking to sell goods to China. In 1792 Britain dispatched a mission, led by Lord George Macartney to establish permanent diplomatic relations in China, mainly as to open the country to British commerce. What was the outcome of this mission?


8. By late 1700 China population had tripled, starting an environmental problem by deforestation and soil erosion. Many people were starving or giving up farming because the natural disasters like flooding and fires caused by environmental issues. These issues created large revolts that contributed to the decline of the Qing dynasty along with:


9. North of China, with Amur River on the border and laying west, was Siberia, which was a new addition to already expanded Russian Empire. What was one of the greatest resources the Russian traders were after in the Siberian forests?


10. Peter the Great was a Russian tsar (1689-1725) that introduced Russia to western culture, expanded the empire’s territory and move the Russian capital from Moscow to St. Petersburg. He also consolidated his power by adopting what measure?



Question 1 of 10

Northern Eurasia, 1500 – 1800

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