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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Mao once claimed that the population of China declined from 50 million to ____ million.
(a) 40.
(b) 10.
(c) 20.
(d) 30.

2. What was the name of the new ministry?
(a) Shiwu Zongli Geguo Yamen.
(b) Zongli Geguo Shiwu Yamen.
(c) Yamen Li Weishe Shiwu .
(d) Yuhan Wei Yamen Shiwu .

3. China saw itself as being in the center of the world and often referred to itself as the _____.
(a) Heart.
(b) World's Blood.
(c) Nucleus.
(d) Middle Kingdom.

4. In 1820, China produced ____ of the world GDP.
(a) 40%.
(b) 20%.
(c) 25%.
(d) 30%.

5. Who was considered to be China's principal threat at this time?
(a) France.
(b) Britain.
(c) Russia.
(d) Japan.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year did the French Jesuit Jean-Baptiste Du Halde write about China?

2. In the early years China often exchanged good with which country?

3. The treaty allowed a permanent ____ to be established in Beijing.

4. Who is the ancient sage often referred to in the text?

5. The high point of the _____ Dynasty was also the turning point for China.

Short Essay Questions

1. Who was Wei Yuan? When did he live? What was his major work? What did the work contain?

2. How did China perceive Europe? What was Britain's goal?

3. At its peak, what was the size and scope of the Chinese empire?

4. How does Kissinger address the history of the Chinese-Indian borders?

5. What was Kissinger's opening explanation of his time in China?

6. The culmination of Chinese warring was two and a half centuries of turmoil. To what does Kissinger compare this era?

7. How does the existence and myth of the Yellow Emperor relate to the history of Confucius?

8. What did China do to combat the threats from the Europeans?

9. Why were the Chinese approached by the "red-haired barbarians" of Britain in regards to free trade?

10. According to Kissinger, the tale of the Yellow Emperor is the beginning of China as an entity. However, in Chinese legend, although no other history exists, the Yellow Emperor appears to have arrived to save China. What is the legend?

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