• 1. 
    Over what ancient civilization did Empress Wu rule?

  • Babylon
  • Rome
  • Egypt
  • China
  • 2. 
    Which of the following best describes the childhood of Empress Wu?

  • She was an orphan who was adopted by the Emperor's wife
  • She was a slave working on the Great Wall
  • She grew up as a poor peasant farmer
  • She grew up in a noble family and was given a good education
  • 3. 
    What happened to Empress Wu after Emperor Taizong died?

  • She returned home to her family
  • She was sold as a slave
  • She was sent to a convent to be a nun
  • She became the Empress of China
  • 4. 
    How did Wu get promoted to the first wife of the emperor?

  • She framed the empress for plotting to overthrow the emperor
  • She claimed the empress poisoned her daughter
  • She assassinated the current empress
  • She became empress when the current empress became sick and died
  • 5. 
    Who was the official ruler of China while Empress Wu ruled as regent?

  • Empress Wu's uncle
  • Empress Wu's nephew
  • Empress Wu's daughter
  • Empress Wu's son
  • 6. 
    When Empress Wu became emperor, what did she name her dynasty?

  • Tang Dynasty
  • Zhou Dynasty
  • Song Dynasty
  • Qing Dynasty
  • 7. 
    True or False: Empress Wu was one of several women who became emperor of China.

  • TRUE
  • 8. 
    According to the article, how did Empress Wu maintain power while emperor of China?

  • She used public relations
  • She maintained a huge army
  • She used secret police to spy on people
  • She raised taxes
  • 9. 
    How did Empress Wu improve the lives of the peasant people in Ancient China?

  • She improved farming techniques
  • She built public works
  • She lowered taxes
  • All of the above
  • 10. 
    What religion did Empress Wu elevate to the state religion during her reign?

  • Buddhism
  • Confucianism
  • Islam
  • Tao
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