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Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Ricci was a missionary in 16th century China, what did he place on the altar of the little Shaozhou Church?
(a) An oil painting of the Virgin Mary received from the Philippines.
(b) A statue of Buddha next to the Catholic cross.
(c) A relic of the cross received from the Pope in Rome.
(d) A painting of the Memory Palace drawn by a famous Chinese artist.

2. What did Ricci deplore that was widespread in Peking during the 16th century?
(a) Homosexuality.
(b) Slavery.
(c) Poverty.
(d) Prostitution.

3. What were the meanings of the two new idiographs made when Ricci split the second idiograph down the middle?
(a) Gain and benefit.
(b) Profit and loss.
(c) Blade and knife.
(d) Grain and blade.

4. What did the fourth ideograph, "hao," represent in the Chinese language during the 16th century?
(a) Chastity.
(b) Poverty.
(c) Obedience.
(d) Goodness.

5. During the Renaissance, who made up the groups in China that "pledged themselves to lives of heightened spiritual service"?
(a) Religious groups of Chinese men and women.
(b) Religious groups of Chinese missionaries.
(c) Groups of Jesuits priests.
(d) Groups of Jesuit nuns.

6. During the Renaissance, on what did the Jesuits depend financially to support themselves and their missionaries?
(a) The support of the Catholic Church in Rome.
(b) The success of international trade.
(c) The profit from the books of Jesuit sermons.
(d) The donations of generous Catholics who believed in the missionary work of the Jesuits.

7. How old was Matteo Ricci during the time of the Inquisition and death of Pope Paul IV in the 16th century?
(a) A young seminary student.
(b) A child.
(c) A missionary in China.
(d) A newly ordained priest in his first parish.

8. When Ricci was a 16th century missionary in China, how did he use the event of the Inquisition when teaching the Chinese?
(a) He compared the event to the persecution of Jews around the world.
(b) He compared the event to conflict in China between the Buddhists and the emperor.
(c) He compared the event to Judas' betrayal of Jesus to the Romans.
(d) He compared the event to the story of Sodom and its moral extremes.

9. Where and when did the Jesuits publish their first book?
(a) Jerusalem in 1459.
(b) Lisbon in 1570.
(c) Rome in 1559.
(d) Paris in 1539.

10. When Ricci became a missionary in China during the 16th century, who was the scholar from Shanghai that converted to Christianity?
(a) Qu Rukui.
(b) Li Zhizao.
(c) Cheng Dayou.
(d) Xu Guangqi.

11. Before Ricci was a missionary in 16th century China, who was thought to have engaged in sexual misconduct while in China?
(a) Pope Paul IV.
(b) Ignatius Loyola.
(c) Francis Xavier.
(d) Matteo Ricci.

12. How was Pope Paul IV buried in the 16th century?
(a) Buried deep and late at night so his corpse would not be stolen.
(b) With great pomp and circumstance befitting the position of a church leader.
(c) With modest trappings and ceremony to honor a common man.
(d) Buried in a pauper's grave to show his humble roots.

13. Who was arrested, beaten and imprisoned for trying to make money by keeping tribute given to the guards at the Xiangshan border during the 16th century when Ricci was in China??
(a) Ignatius Loyola.
(b) A courier of Jesuit letters.
(c) A cook employed by Matteo Ricci.
(d) Matteo Ricci.

14. How did Ricci use the concept of "ly" into his music when he was a Chinese missionary in the 16th century?
(a) He offers harpsichord music as an analogy to Christian beliefs.
(b) He preaches against greed and the loss of one's soul to money.
(c) He connects the idea of profit with the musical themes of religion and morality.
(d) He incorporates the theme of social justice with the Chinese value of money.

15. What problem arose because of the type of life that was flourishing during the 16th century when Ricci was in China?
(a) Conflicts over money.
(b) Conflicts over workers' conditions.
(c) Conflicts over slavery.
(d) Conflicts over government benefits.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to "Chapter Seven, The Third Picture: The Men of Sodom", which of these is NOT one of the things that Ricci appreciated in China?

2. According to "Chapter Eight, The Fourth Image: The Fourth Picture", what doctrine were the Chinese not ready to understand when Ricci was a missionary in 16th century China?

3. What event was depicted in the second picture "The Road to Emmaus" that Ricci showed Cheng Dayue?

4. What was the memory image that Ricci associated with the altered second image?

5. During the Renaissance, what was the name of the groups in China that "pledged themselves to lives of heightened spiritual service"?

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