2011 Sec 1 History Elearning Structured Question (Express)
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Name :Han JunJie_____________ Class: 1E1 Structured Exercise [15 marks] Comparing King Ashoka and Emperor Qin Shihuang (Chapter 6) (a) Identify one similarity between King Ashoka and Emperor Qin as rulers [1m] Both governed the country well.
(b) What are the ideas that influenced the style of government of King Ashoka and Emperor Qin ? [4m] Emperor Qin: Abolished feudalism. Enforced strict laws, criminals and their families were executed . Scholars that opposed his orders were being captured or buried alive. King Ashoka: Governed by right conduct and not by violence.
(c) Explain with suitable examples two main achievements of King Ashoka and Emperor Qin [4m] Emperor Qin: United most of the northern part of China. Forced people to work on the Great Wall of China, to protect enemies from invading into the country. King Ashoka: Responsible for spreading Buddhism in India and to Ceylon, Burma and China Was one of Indias greatest Kings and governed by right-conduct and not by violence.
(d) (i) What do you think are two important qualities of a ruler that you would admire? [2m] Governing the country well and govern in fairly, not like how Emperor Qin did and lead the country properly, improve our country rather than demoting it.
(ii) Who do you admire more King Ashoka or Empeor Qin? Explain your answer [4m] King Ashoka. Although Emperor Qin abolished feudalism, he was cruel, in the sense that when people opposed against him, he would not hesitate to kill them. Whereas on the other hand, King Ashoka treats the country fairy and governed by right-conduct.