Type
Crossword
Description

To cut off from the rest of the world. Isolated
Pattern of rise and fall of dynasties in ancient China. Dynastic Cycle
Series of rulers from the same family. Dynasty
Belief that children owe their parents and ancestors respect. Filial Piety
Animal bone used to consult with many gods worshipped by the Shang dynasty. Oracle Bones
Supreme ruler of an empire. Emperor
Fire baked clay army made for the first Qin Emperor. Terra Cotta army
Lowest on the social class. Peasants
System of government which appointed officials in specialized departments that run various offices. Bureaucracy
Textile made from the cocoons of silkworms. Silk
Relating to the sea. Maritime
Group of people that travel together. Caravans
To exchange goods. Bartered
Process by which cultures interacted and spread ideas from one area to another. Usually during trade. Cultural Diffusion
To join together again. Reunity
Main crop produced in specific place. Staple
Buying and selling of goods. Commerce
Individual clay tablets that could be arranged on a board to form text. Moveable type
Strong, light, translucent ceramic. Proclaim
Vast, grassy plain. Steppes
Region of the Mongol Empire Khanates
A rejection of foreign contact and outside influences. Isolationism

The Mongolian Empire Crossword

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Crossword
Description

one of several separate territories into which Genghis Khan’s empire was split, each under the rule of one of his sons Khanates
a revised form of Confucianism that evolved as a response to Buddhism and held sway in China from the late Tang dynasty to the end of the dynastic system in the twentieth century NeoConfucianism
a ceramic made of fine clay baked at very high temperatures Porcelain
What influenced artists to find the "way" in nature? Daoism
What type of people were the Mongols? Pastoral
People of an empire that originated out of the steppes of Eurasia that grew to become the largest empire in the world's history. Mongols
A person whose lifestyle consists of hunting, gathering, and moving from one place to another Nomad
a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement barbarian
grassland plains without trees steppes
(ruled 1206-1227) name means "Universal Ruler," led a fierce Mongol army, best known for his military campaigns Genghis Khan
the area that the khan ruled Khanate
people who lived off of domesticated herds and followed herds to grazing pastures Pastoralists
grandchild of Genghis Khan, became Great Khan of Mongol Empire in 1260, completed conquest of China, created the Yuan Dynasty in China, ruled the Great Khanate, increased foreign trade, was ruler when Marco Polo arrived in China Kublai Khan
Venetian traveler who explored Asia in the 13th century and served Kublai Khan (1254-1324) Marco Polo
What major technology brought by the Europeans greatly increased the Mongols strength Firearms
Mongolian ruler of Samarkand who led his nomadic hordes to conquer an area from Turkey to Mongolia (1336-1405) Tamerlane
An extensive interconnected network of trade routes The silk road
Too much spending on foreign conquests, corruption at court, and growing internal instability plagued what dynasty? Mongol Dynasty
Who ended the Mongol dynasty? Zhu Yuanzhang
What belief influenced the portrayal of humans as insignificant in the midst of nature Daoism
Who perfected the making of porcelain? Tang artisans
medicine man or wizard, people believed he had the power to summon spirits and cure the sick. Shamans
The ___________needle and thread take the place of brush and ink, while pieces of silk and brocade are transformed into areas of color. Embroidery
Empty spaces were left in the paintings because in the ______ _______, one cannot know the whole truth Daoist vision
During the Song and Mongol dynasties,__________ __________ was a major cultural development. Landscape Painting

Ancient China Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

The __________ dynasty introduced the mandate of heaven. zhou
Which philosophy did emperor Qin Shihuangdi base his laws on? legalism
Which emperor was able to conquer all of China? Qin Shihuangdi
Which philosophy taught that true harmony comes from the balance of Yin and Yang? Daoism
What was the name of the dynasty whose religion was centered on ancestor worship? Shang
Which engineer found a way to use flooding to grow crops? Yu
_______ is a form of government that is structured like a pyramid with a few people at the top but many on the bottom. bureaucracy
Which one of the Han's industries was very valuable for trade with people outside of China? silk
__________ is a treatment invented by the Hans where thin needles are inserted in specific parts of your body. acupunture
The invention of paper was an ideal material for ________. calligraphy
An ________ is something that takes away pain. Anesthetic
Magicians told emperor Qin Shihuangdi that if he drank the magic poison he could be __________ Immortal
An instrument made by the Hans to detect earthquakes. Seismograph
The Shang lived in ______, a large group of friends and family. Clans
The Analects was a book filled with sayings of the founder of which philosophy? Confucianism
In Daoism which one of the opposing forces of nature means "sunlit" Yang
An _______ is a place where water can be found in a desert. Oasis
What was built on China's northern border as protection from invaders by the Qin empire? Great Wall
_________ was the central trading point where the Eastern and Western Silk Roads met. Kashgar
What was the name of the first dynasty? Xia

China Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

First civilization and dynasty of Ancient China. Xia
A fine and luxurious fabric traded with the Romans. Silk
First dynasty to make use of silkworms. Shang
Last step of the dynastic cycle. Collapse
A line of hereditary rulers of a country. Dynasty
A Chinese philosophy often used by the Qin rulers. Legalism
Material manufactured in thin sheets from the pulp of wood. Paper
First ruler of the Han dynasty. Liu Bang
China's most achieved dynasty that lasted 15 years. Qin
Drug that was smuggled from India into China by Britain. Opium
The protesting party that wanted all foreigners out of China. Boxers
The time when Zhou's city-states were at major conflict. Warring States Period
A group of nomadic invaders while Shang was regressing. Zhou
Where one civilization keeps good attributes and rejects the bad ones. Cultural Evolution
The belief that spirits inhabit everything. Animism
A system of government by one person with absolute power. Autocracy
The philosophy based on the Analects of a teacher. Confucianism
A system of government in which important decisions are made by non-elected officials. Bureaucracy
The animal that was believed to control the nature of China. Dragon
Why the Qin dynasty fell. Revolt
First dynasty to use the Silk Road. Han
Precious metal first used in the Shang dynasty. Bronze
What China was in after they ended the Dynastic Cycle. Turmoil
The belief that one should live naturally. Daoism
A line of legendary kings that ran ancient China. XIa
First step of the Dynastic Cycle. Foundation
A type of thought role created in the Zhou Dynasty. Philosophy
When a dynasty starts to lose its power. Regression
When a dynasty gets better and better... Expansion
China's last dynasty. QIng
Society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs. Communism
There is some light in dark and some dark in light. Yin-Yang
Belief that you had total power when the gods liked you. Mandate of Heaven
A British colony in China. Hong-Kong
When Han was in peace. Golden Age
Ruler that started Imperialism everywhere. Shihuangdi
I know what's good to trade and where on the Silk Road. Merchant

Ancient China Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

This dynasty lowered taxes, reduced punishments, and made Confucianism the official government policy. Han Dynasty
A person of high rank who owned land but owed loyalty to his king lord
The Huang He, flows from west to east Yellow River
The first emperor of the Qin Dynasty and the first to unite China under a single ruler. Shi Huangdi
Chinese farmers grew this along the Chang Jiang Valley by 7000 BC rice
The harsh desert separated China from its neighbors in the north Gobi
moral values ethics
included farmers, bottom of the social class peasants
Chinese priests believed they could read these on cracked bones to tell the future oracle
people who buy and sell items, sometimes very wealthy merchants
This dynasty is rumored to have built the first flood control channels in China. Founded by Yu the Great Xia
A manmade barrier across China's frontier to prevent invasions The Great Wall
The spreading of ideas to different parts of the world diffusion
a device that uses the position of shadows cast by the sun to tell time. Invented by the Han dynasty sundial
Chang Jiang Yangzi River
a soft highly valued fabric, first made in China from the cocoons of certain kinds of worms silk
a device that measures the strength of an earthquake, invented by the Han dynasty seismograph
an early Chinese believe that stressed living in harmony with the universe Daoism
this dynasty was established in the 1500's and created China's first writing system Shang
he was born a peasant but became the a Han emperor after the Qin fell apart Liu Bang
a belief that people were bad by nature and needed to be controlled legalism
the most famous Daoist teacher and credited with writing, The Way and Its Power Laozi
a hard gemstone, the graves of the rich often contained objects made from this jade
the way a task is accomplished procedure
to be different vary
the way something is set up or organized structure
to create a new idea, method, or device innovation
also called the records of the grand Historian, describes more than 2000 years of Chinese culture The Shiji
the power given from heaven to rule mandate of heaven

EARLY RIVER VALLEY CIVILIZATIONS Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Feudalism
Dynastic cycle
Mandate of Heaven
Oracle bones
Loess
Harappan civilization
Monsoons
Indian subcontinent
Papyrus
Hieroglyphics
Mummification
Pyramid
Theocracy
Pharaohs
Narmer
Nile delta
Hammurabi
Empire
Polytheism
Cultural diffusion
Dynasty
City-state
Fertile Crescent
Ancient China
Ancient Egypt
Mesopotamia
Indus Valley

Ming Dynasty Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

(1371-1433?) Chinese naval explorer who sailed along most of the coast of Asia, Japan, and half way down the east coast of Africa before his death. Zheng He
(1368- 1644) Chinese Dynasty that followed the Mongols. The Ming moved China's capital to Beijing, and ruled for 300 years of peace and prosperity. Ming Dynasty
Became the capital of China during the Ming Dynasty because of its centralized location Beijing
A walled section of Beijing that encloses the palace that was formerly the residence of the emperor of China. Forbidden City
Practice of government employment based on competitive examinations and merit Civil Service System
meaning "brilliant", Chinese dynasty that succeeded the Mongol Yuan dynasty in 1368 led by Hongwu and fell to the Manchu Qing dynasty in 1644 Ming
nomadic people from a grasslands north of Korea who established the Qing dynasty in China in 1644 Manchu
meaning "pure", last of the Chinese dynasties, founded by the Manchu in 1644 that fell in 1911 Qing
1661-1722, Qing emperor who defeated the Mongols in 1696 and strengthened Chinese infrastructure Kangxi
Who started the ming dynasty? hongwu
hongwu's improvement in agriculture increased _____ _____ & improved irrigation
hongwu's improvement in agriculture increased rice production & improved _____ irrigation
hongwu decided to return to _____ _____ _____, like filial piety confucianmoralstandards
hongwu decided to return to confucian moral standards, like ____ _____ filialpiety
High-sterned, with projecting bow, classic Chinese sailing vessel of ancient unknown origin, still in wide use. Junks
One of the foundational virtue of Confucianism, it characterizes the bearing and behaviour that a paradigmatic human being exhibits in order to promote a flourishing human community. Humaneness
Formal social roles and institutions that the ancients had abstracted from cosmic models to order communal life. Ritual Consciousness

Mongolian word search

Type
Word Search
Description

Tamerlane
Marco Polo
Yuan Dynasty
Four Khanates
Kublai Khan
Genghis Khan
Khanate
Khan
Barbarian
Steppes
Pastoralists
Nomad
Mongols

Byzantine Empire Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Body of Roman civil law, collected and organized by Emperor Justinian Justinian Code
Church in Constantinople, built by Justinian, currently a mosque Hagia Sophia
A principal bishop in the eastern branch of Christianity Patriarch
A religious image used by eastern Christians Icon
A split between the eastern and western branches of Christianity Schism
An alphabet for the writing of Slavic languages Cyrillic
People from the forests north of the Black Sea. Ancestors of many eastern Europeans today Slavs
A landowning noble of Russia Boyars
Russian leader responsible for helping to spread Christianity in Russia Vladimer
Created new legal code in Russia, Vladimer's son Yaroslav
Challenge Mongol rule and took title of Czar Ivan III
Russian Emperor Czar
Turkish group who migrated to the Abbasid Empire, would later establish their own empire Seljuks
A prime minister in the Muslim kingdom or empire Vizier
Mongol leader, led the Mongols in the early 1200s Genghis Khan
A group of European invaders from present day Hungary Magyar

The Mongols Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

"_______ the Mongols"- John Green except
Name of young Ghengis Khan Temujin
Type of bow the Mongols used composite
What the Mongols spread in Europe and Asia Black Death
The last place the Mongols explored in Europe Germany
The areas controlled by the sons of Ghengis Khan Khanate
Dynasty created by the Mongols Yuan
Khanate of Russia Goldenhorde
Grandson of Ghengis Khan Kublai Khan
What the mongols put in there catapults heads
Movable hut Yurt
Who stopped the Mongols in the Middle East Muslims
Major part of the Mongol army horses
How the Mongols split up their army Coors
Mongols created this for messengers Passports
Before the Mongols were united they were ______ Clans
Why the Mongols could not conquer southern Asia Jungles
Why the Mongols could not conquer Japan Typhoon
The Mongols had the largest ______ empire land
The amount of years it took to create the empire twentyfive

Qin Dynasty Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The first Qin Emperor Qin Shihuagandi
Dynasty after the Zhou Dynasty Qin Dynasty
Shihuagdi extended the borders of Chine to this river Yuan River
these were found in Shihuangdi's burial Terra-cotta army
A total character that distinguishes an individual from others Individuality
How many figures were in the clay army Six thousand
Nomadic people of north China Xiongnu
Shihuangdi strengthened this system of walls and linked them together Great wall of China
This system was adopted as the official ideology Legalism
A set of beliefs Ideology
How many divisions was the central bureaucracy divided into Three
Part of the Chinese bureaucracy that made sure government officials were doing their jobs Censorate
The first and last Qin Emperor Shihuangdi
Put into action Instituted
Dynasty after the Qin Dynasty Han Dynasty
Shihuangdi died in this year 210bc
Greatest area of conflict for China Northern frontier
The people of the north mastered the art of Horseback
The government in power Regime
If found quilty of wrongdoing you get.. Executed
What directly followed the Qin Dynasty Civil war
What was the great wall built with at first Loose stone
Who did Shihuangdi successfully hole back for a few years Nomads
What did the Qin Dynasty change for china Politics
Who did Shihuangdi anger Chinese