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China: From Past to Present
True or False
Directions: Answer the following either True or False.
1. China is the birthplace of the world's oldest living civilization. _______
2. China's population is evenly distributed from east to west. _______
3. The three traditional religions of China are Confucianism, Hinduism, and Buddhism. _______
4. Confucianism provides a system of rules for proper behavior and for good government. _______
5. China had a history of religious tolerance up until its communist era. _______
6. China is bordered by five different nations. _______
7. The ancient Chinese concepts of yin and yang strongly influenced Taoism. _______
8. The ancient book called the I Ching contains the complete Buddhist scriptures. _______
9. Buddhism originated in India and was brought to China. _______
10. China's population exceeds three billion people. _______
Fill in the blanks:
1. ____________________ is the official language of China, however, many other
___________________ are spoken.
2. The two main rivers in China are the ______________ River and the __________________
3. The ____________________ Mountains along the border of China are the highest mountains on
VIEWER'S Questions
Directions: Answer the following questions as directed by your teacher.
1. Into what religion was Siddartha Gautama born?
2. What was the reason Siddartha decided to leave home and become a sadhu?
3. What is karma?
4. How were the teachings of the Buddha preserved after his death?
5. What is the difference between the two main branches of Buddhism?
6. What is one of the reasons many young men in Thailand become monks?
7. How is the community of monks supported?
8. What do the monks give in return for their support?
9. What does their religion provide for some Buddhists?
10. What is your understanding of what it means to be a Buddhist?