World History Homework Three Answers - Student 6

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1. The major empires of China are, The Qin dynasty (221-206 BC)which was founded by Prince Zheng who conquered all the Chinese states and unified the country; built roads, canals, and irrigation, as well as the earliest construction of the Great Wall. The second dynasty was the Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Liu Bang was the first ruler, followed by Empress Lu and lastly Han Wudi, the longest Han ruler; expanded the territory of China into Vietnam and Korea, valued education, and developed the Silk Road; state philosophy was Confucianism.

Very good.

2. There were two major Indian Empires. The first was the Mauryan Empire which was ruled by Chandragupta Mauryan. And it lasted from 322-185 B.C. The second Empire was the Gupta Empire and was ruled by Chandra Gupta from A.D. 320-467.

Good answer.

3. The Yin (darker side) is passive or negative or feminine;the Yang (lighter side) is active or positive or masculine. While western philosophy often veiws this duelism as a struggle, in China the goal is to harmonize these complementary forces. Taoism and Confucianism strive to obtain harmony, though in Taoism the focus is on nature while Confucianism's focus is on people

Excellent explanation, which could become a model answer. (Note: "veiws" -> "views", which may have been a typo rather tahn a misspelling)

4. What I think is the most inovative discovery in this lecture is when the Chinese invented gunpowder. You completely breezed over this amazing feat in the lecture and I am not sure why. This discovery was a pivotal point in the Chinese (and soon the be the whole world's) warfare! When they first started using the gunpowder their enemies were so startled that at times they would often retreat immedietly! Gunpowder is also a huge thing because it was passed on to almost everyone else and it became extremely effective in all battles from the time they invented it until now.

Superb analysis of the historical significance of the discovery. This could also become a model answer. (Note misspellings: "inovative" -> "innovative", and "immedietly" -> "immediately")

H3.I think from Judaism down will pretty much stay the same with possibly a few minor changes here and there; as for Budddhism up to Christianity on the list I think it will rank like this;6. Hinduism 5. Chinese religions 4. Buddhism 3. Christianity 2. Islam 1. Non-Religious.

Good analysis - you may be right. Doesn't look so good for Christianity in this prediction, unfortunately!

H4. It would make sense that Mark was homeschooled while his mother followed Jesus because he had to get some good education to become one of the Aposcles. As for John, I think he along with all of the other didsciples were teenagers. Take the sotry of Jesus and the fishing nets for example, Simon and Peter were just fisher boys when this happened and Jesus ony preached the gospel Widely for about three and a half years. Also a lot of the disciples were fisher boys about the same ages as Peter and Simon so that would make most of the disciples by comparisn, Teenagers.

Terrific ideas in your answer. (There are several misspellings and/or typos too.)

Dylan B.

Excellent homework answers! Grade: 60/60.--Andy Schlafly 13:38, 2 October 2011 (EDT)
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