Type
Crossword
Description

Seasonal winds that bring dry and wet seasons. Monsoon
China's civilization began along this river. Huang
Yellow-brown soil that is very fertile. Loess
A protective wall that holds back water. Dike
The first recorded civilization in China. Shang
Conquered Shang around 1122 BC, longest lasting dynasty. Zhou
Chinese belief that rulers came to power because it was their destiny or fate. Mandate Of Heaven
China's first and greatest teacher and pioneer. Confucious
People who observe nature and try to live in harmony with it. Taoism
A Chinese thinker whose writing started the Taoism philosophy. Laozi
A group of people who carry out the work of the government. civil service
A policy in which each worker is a appointed to a job and is trained for it based on experience. Meritocracy
Ruler of the Qin dynasty and China's first emperor. Shi Huangdi
Series of stone and earthen fortifications built and rebuilt between 5th century BC and 16 century BC Great wall of china
The type of money used by a group or nation. currency
Strict laws that were made to create absolute power for rulers, and a strong military. legalism
In 202 BC, this person won over his rivals and became emperor of China. Lio Bang
The Han dynasty reached its greatest power under his rule. Wudi
Local leaders of armed groups. Warlords
System of beliefs and values. Philosophy

Chinese Dynasties Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Dynasty in which the Confucian civil service exam was first used Sui
Last of the Chinese dynasties Ching
System of political and ethical-sociopolitical teachings Confucianism
network of trade and foreign relations between China and its tributaries (2 words) Tribute System
Naval explorer during the Ming Dynasty Zheng He
invaded China beginning in the 13th century and later founded their own dynasty Mongols
mythical animal that served as the symbol of Chinese rulers Dragon
dynasty in which movable type was invented Song
foreign rulers of the Ching Dynasty Manchu
ancient Chinese belief that emperors were granted the right to rule by heaven (3 words) Mandate of Heaven
Empress who ruled with absolute power during the Zhou dynasty Wu
philosophy that emphasizes order above all other human concerns Legalism
type of exam required for state bureaucrats (2 words) Civil Service

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 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

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

Ancient Civilizations Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The river that flows through Ancient Egypt nile
The river that flows through Ancient India indus
The rivers that flow through Ancient Mesopotamia TigrisandEuphrates
The river that flows through Ancient China HuangHe
Means "land between two rivers" Mesopotamia
The large Middle East region where many prosperous civilizations used the rich soil for agriculture FertileCrescent
Skilled workers, like a carpenter or brick maker artisans
People who trade goods merchants
A large Sumerian temple used for religious worship ziggurat
Wedge-shaped writing used in Mesopotamia cuneiform
An independent city that has its own ruler, government, and name city-state
Nickname for river valleys Cradle of Civilization
Ancient Egyptian writing that uses symbols in lines hieroglyphics
The leader of Egypt who was also considered a god pharaoh
levels of people in society; wealth often = power socialclass
civilizations in Mesopotamia where city-states organized similar cultures Sumerian
The type of government that is led by religious leaders theocracy
The belief in only one god monotheism
The belief in more than one god polytheism
The list of religious and moral guidelines followed by the Hebrews tencommandments
The religion followed by the Hebrews judaism
The list of harsh laws and punishments used in Babylon in Mesopotamia hammurabiscode
The father of Judaism abraham
An artisan who has learned to write and read scribe
The Chinese belief that dead ancestors in heaven approve of their leaders MandateofHeaven
Family of rulers dynasty
Way of life culture
Complex culture civilization
Political system government
King or Queen; power by birth Monarch
cause of civilization agriculture
1st effect of civilization populationincrease
2nd effect of civilization specialization
3rd effect of civilization cities
Process of drying a dead body mummification
Tomb for Pharaohs pyramid
Rigid social class structure in India; born into & stay castesystem
Ancient trade route silkroad
Rich upper class aristocracy
Protection greatwall

Ancient China Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

accupuncture
buddhism
calligraphy
chang river
compass
confucius
dragon
dynasty
emperor
five elements
great wall
han
haungdi
liu bang
mandate of heaven
philosphy
qin
rice
scholar
seismograph
shang
silk road
taoism
tea
terra cotta
warrior
wheelbarrow
yellow river
yin and yang
zhou

Vocabulary - Ancient China Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What do you call the body of government? Civil Service
The first ever chinese dynasty was called what? Shang
What do you call the population and dynasty that took over the position that Shang had created? Zhou
What do you call the dynasty that lasted fifteen years? Qin
What kept China safe from invaders? The Great Wall Of China
What river is known as the Yellow river? Huang He River
What is the longest river in China called? Yangtze River
What is someone or something worthy to be praised and rewarded called? Merit
Who was an important philosopher created a main philosophy in China? Confucius
What do you call bones and shells of animals to communicate with the gods? Oracle Bones
Past generations family members are called? Ancestors
What do you call beliefs religion and food being past down? Legacy

Shang Dynasty Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Yellow river valley
Zhou
Tang shang
Bronze
King tang
China
Emperors
Liu xin
Tai wu
Imperial
Ancient china
Shang dynasty
Shang di
Chinese
Monarchy
calender
Six hundred years

History of East Asia Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A series of rulers from the same family dynasty
a pattern in the rise and fall of dynasties in Chinese history dynastic cycle
a group of peoples or states ruled by a strong single ruler empire
Ancient trade routes that connected southwest and central Asia with china silk roads
Right and good, describing human behavior moral
a group of merchants traveling together for safety caravan
fees paid to another ruler or country for protection or as a token of submission tribute
a journey or voyage of some length, usually to other lands expedition
an ethical system based on the teachings of Confucius Confucianism
a family whose dynasty ruled china from 1766- 1050 BC, first dynasty Shang
the dynasty that rules china from 1050-221 BC, longest dynasty Zhou
The silk roads began during this dynasty Han

Ancient China Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the dynasty that ruled from 21st to 17th century BC Xia
massive construction in China started by the Chang Dynasty Great Wall of China
the three main religions in ancient china were Corfucianism, buddhism and _______. Daoism
most common and most popular drink in ancient China. Tea
the dynasty that ruled from 1046 to 256 BC. Zhou
a famous comet first seen by Chinese astronermers in 240 BC. Haleys Comet
What was one of the three perfections of art Painting
what was one of the to major rivers in China? Yangtze
a book on battle stratergy written by Sun Tzu The Art of War
What were most of the peoples jobs in Ancient China? Farmers
what was the last dynasty to rule over China? Qing
What was the main food crop in Ancient China? Rice
A ______ was considered head of the house. Father
These were considered the lowest class in China. Merchants
name one of the two main deserts in China. Gobi
a metal made by the Shang Dynasty Bronze
the dynasty that unified China Qin
A merchant trail that starts in China and ends in Rome. Silk Road
Qin ___ Huang Di is crdited with unifiying China. Dynasty, a family of rulers. Shi
The dynasty that ruled from 17th century BC to 1046 BC Shang