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  1. Vedas
  2. Luxury goods
  3. Role of women
  4. Stateless societies
  5. Coercion and consent
  1. a Goods that have special qualities that make them more expensive than alternative goods.
  2. b ...
  3. c African societies organized around kinship or other forms of obligation and lacking the concentration of political power and authority associated with states
  4. d To get people to do what they wanted, governments offered either reward or punishment in a set of systems known as ______________ _____ ___________
  5. e Sacred texts in the Hindu religion, they are a set of four collections of hymns and religious ceremonies transmitted by memory through the centuries by Aryan priests

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Since about the time writing was standardized in all of China in 221 BC, there has been a test for people wishing to get into Chinese public office. This idea that those who are literate should rule is what is known as Literocracy, and was the basis for Chinese government for a long time.
  2. A fairly small-scale trade that developed in the twelfth century CE, exporting West African slaves captured in raids across the Sahara for sale mostly as household servants in Islamic North Africa; the difficulty of travel across the desert limited the scope of this trade.
  3. This brotherhood was an elitist culture in which the people in it all owned canoes (which at the time, for the Chumash, was a sign of economic wealth).
  4. Persian religion founded by Zoroaster; taught that humans had the freedom to choose between right and wrong, and that goodness would triumph in the end
  5. The set of 282 laws drawn up by Babylonian king Hammurabi dating to the 18th century BC, the earliest legal code known in its entirety

5 True/False questions

  1. Yellow Turban RebellionA major Chinese peasant revolt that began in 184 C.E. and helped cause the fall of the Han dynasty.


  2. Mauryan EmpireMain god of Zoroastrianism who represented truth and goodness and was perceived to be in an eternal struggle with the malign spirit angra mainyu.


  3. Natural SelectionDying out of a number of large animal species, including the mammoth and several species of horses and camels, that occurred around 11,000-10,000 years ago, at the end of the Ice Age. The extinction may have been caused by excessive hunting or by the changing climate of the era.


  4. Serfdom vs. slaverySociopolitical organization intermediate between the tribe and state; kin-based, with differential access to resources and permanent political structure. Full-time priesthood and may be hereditary - Olympian or monotheistic religions. Examples - Polynesia, Mesopotamia, and ancient Egypt.


  5. CaesaropapismIntroduction of the camel into African commercial life, allowed longer distances to be traveled. Major international trade routes fostered new relationships among distant peoples. , A term used to describe the routes of the trans-Saharan Africa. The Sand Roads linked North Africa and the Mediterranean world with interior West Africa. Along these trade routes, the peoples between the forests and the desert were in the best position to take advantage of the new opportunities to construct a series of city-states that drew upon the wealth of the trans-Saharan trade. slavery found a place in western Africa


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