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4 Matching questions

  1. Marco Polo
  2. Fertile Crescent
  3. Greek and Roman slavery
  4. Ritual purity in Indian social practice
  1. a Where the Tigris and Euphrates rivers meet in Mesopotamia
  2. b ...
  3. c In the Greek and Roman world, slaves were captives from war and piracy (and their descendants), abandoned children, and the victims of long-distance trade; manumission was common. Among the Greeks, household service was the most common form of slavery, but in parts of the Roman state, thousands of slaves were employed under brutal conditions in the mines and on great plantations.
  4. d Venetian merchant and traveler. His accounts of his travels to China offered Europeans a firsthand view of Asian lands and stimulated interest in Asian trade.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. He was the Russian prince who selected Greek Orthodoxy as the national religion. This added cultural bonds to the Byzantine Empire to the already existing commercial ties
  2. (589-618 CE) The Chinese dynasty that was like the Qin Dynasty in imposing tight political discipline; this dynasty built the Grand Canal which helped transport the rice in the south to the north.
  3. The period of the Stone Age associated with the ancient Agricultural Revolution. It follows the Paleolithic period.
  4. Loose federation of mostly German states and principalities, headed by an emperor elected by the princes. It lasted from 962 to 1806.
  5. A practice of the San people that entailed the insulting of a hunter, to keep him from becoming overconfident.

5 True/False questions

  1. Caesar AugustusHonorific name of Octavian, founder of the Roman Principate, the military dictatorship that replaced the failing rule of the Roman Senate. He established his rule after the death of Julius Caesar and he is considered the first Roman Emperor.


  2. China's scholar-gentry class...


  3. Lascaux CavesCaves in France that contained evidence of paleolithic peoples (due to drawing of cows and other items)


  4. Great WallSystem of managing government through departments run by appointed officials (non-elected).


  5. Ban ZhaoOne of the best known women who achieved a position of status in Han China. A Confucian scholar and writer who wrote poems and essays and the history of the Han dynasty.


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