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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What type of life was flourishing during the 16th century when Ricci was in China?
(a) Chinese imperialism.
(b) Industrialization.
(c) Commercial life.
(d) Public service.

2. According to "Chapter Five, The Second Picture: The Road to Emmaus", how many people were in the second picture "The Road to Emmaus" that Ricci showed Cheng Dayue?
(a) Two.
(b) Six.
(c) Four.
(d) Three.

3. During the Renaissance, what were the Jesuits searching for in their publications?
(a) The perfect font.
(b) The sturdiest paper.
(c) The highest quality ink.
(d) The ideal page size.

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

5. What was the memory image that Ricci associated with the altered second image?
(a) A farmer heading to market with a wagon full of crops.
(b) A farmer's market full of local fruit and vegetables for sale.
(c) A farmer at planting time, hoeing in a field.
(d) A farmer holding a sickle, ready to cut the crops in the field.

6. During the 16th century, how did the way Ignatius Loyola wanted students to learn affect Matteo Ricci?
(a) Ricci argued with his instructors about the method's futility.
(b) Ricci chose to become a Jesuit.
(c) Ricci developed his mnemonic technique.
(d) Ricci rose to the top of his class.

7. To which of the Buddhist beliefs was Ricci particularly hostile when he was a missionary in 16th century China?
(a) Slavery.
(b) Animal sacrifice.
(c) Vegetarianism.
(d) Reincarnation.

8. According to Chapter Seven, The Third Picture: The Men of Sodom, what is the subject of the series of prints that made up third picture "The Men of Sodom"?
(a) Lot's life.
(b) Mary's life.
(c) The Apostle Peter's life.
(d) John the Baptist's life.

9. 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) Matteo Ricci.
(c) A cook employed by Matteo Ricci.
(d) A courier of Jesuit letters.

10. How many pictures are in the series of prints that made up the third picture, "The Men of Sodom"?
(a) Four.
(b) Five.
(c) Three.
(d) Two.

11. During the Renaissance, what did some believe was the purpose of these groups in China that "pledged themselves to lives of heightened spiritual service"?
(a) Government infiltration of religious groups.
(b) Clandestine recruitment organizations for the Jesuits.
(c) Political organizations to unionize the Chinese workers.
(d) Social clubs to entertain wealthy Chinese businessmen.

12. Who or what urged penalties on Christians who participated with the Japanese in the Japanese use of financial tricks to make money during the 16th century?
(a) Matteo Ricci.
(b) The Council of Trent.
(c) Pope Leo XII.
(d) The Japanese government.

13. 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?
(a) The Incarnation.
(b) The Resurrection.
(c) The Assumption.
(d) The Epiphany.

14. Which of these was NOT a typical gift that Ricci would give to the Chinese during his time as a missionary in the late 16th century?
(a) Religious paintings.
(b) A rhinoceros horn.
(c) Bibles signed by the reigning pope.
(d) A small harpsichord.

15. According to "Chapter Five, The Second Picture: The Road to Emmaus", what did Ricci teach to the Chinese that he compared to branches of a stream?
(a) Science.
(b) Language.
(c) Agriculture.
(d) Mathematics.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Ricci was a missionary in 16th century China, whom did the Chinese people fear?

2. Why did Ricci wish he had more money during the 16th century when he was in China?

3. Which one of these is NOT part of the location where Ricci placed the new image in the Memory Palace?

4. What two moral extremes were seen in Rome during the mid-16th century?

5. When Ricci became a missionary in China during the 16th century, who was the scholar from Shanghai that converted to Christianity?

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