• 1. 
    What was the civil service in Ancient China?

  • A guild of merchants and shopkeepers
  • An organization that ran the government for the emperor
  • Another name for the army
  • A group of people that followed a specific religion such as Buddhism or Taoism
  • 2. 
    What did a person have to do in order to become a member of the civil service?

  • Pass a number of difficult tests on a variety of subjects like math and poetry
  • They had to be a war hero in order to join
  • Nothing, everyone who applied was hired
  • Only relatives of the emperor could join
  • 3. 
    True or False: Working for the civil service was considered a good job in Ancient China.

  • TRUE
  • 4. 
    During what dynasty was the civil service started?

  • Song Dynasty
  • Yuan Dynasty
  • Ming Dynasty
  • Han Dynasty
  • 5. 
    For how many years did the civil service run the government of China?

  • 1000
  • 500
  • 100
  • 2000
  • 6. 
    What was the title of the officials who achieved the highest rank in the civil service and reported directly to the Emperor?

  • Minister
  • Lieutenant
  • General
  • Viceroy
  • 7. 
    Which of the following statements is NOT true about the civil service?

  • People studied for years in order to pass the tests.
  • Only men were allowed to take the exams.
  • Members had a number of different jobs from collecting taxes, acting as judges, and enforcing laws.
  • It was okay to cheat on the exams, this showed cunning and guile.
  • 8. 
    The civil service exams were an attempt to create a meritocracy, what does this mean?

  • That people would be hired and promoted based on their abilities
  • That people got their positions based on their family
  • That only the super rich would be hired and promoted
  • That you had to bribe your way to the top, paying off officials in order to get a better job
  • 9. 
    How many different levels or ranks were there in the Ancient Chinese civil service?

  • 9
  • 5
  • 12
  • 14
  • 10. 
    True or False: The civil service caused the civilization of Ancient China to become weak, only lasting for a short time.

  • TRUE
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