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SAT® Subject Test in World History

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Social Structures in Classical India and China

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Which of the following is a major difference between the social structure of Han China and that of Classical India?

A

The Han dynasty believed that all citizens should strive for upward social mobility while India only stressed mobility for the poor.

B

In India, social mobility was based on education while in China, social mobility was based on wealth.

C

In China, women were considered to be high on the social status ladder while in India, all women were at the bottom.

D

The social hierarchy in India was completeLY eliminated during the Classical era while Classical China retained its social hierarchy.

E

In Indian society, higher social status was awarded to merchants than in China.