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AP WORLD HISTORY MIDTERM MRS. VAN DYKE
This is the ap world history test for Mrs. Van Dyke GOOD LUCK!
Terms in this set (98)
1.European exploration of the Americas resulted in all of the following EXCEPT
D) development of unified resistance by the Native Americans to European settlement
2.Cities differed from Neolithic villages in two principal ways. Firstly, cities were larger and more complex than Neolithic villages. Secondly, __________________________.
B. cities decisively influenced the economic, political and cultural life of large regions
3.What happened in western Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire was similar to what occurred in
b. China after the fall of the Han
4. A major influence on the development of western Europe was
d The pressure put on Germanic peoples by the movement of the Huns
5. Which of the following statements is an accurate description of both Buddhism and Hinduism?
d.Both religions taught the importance of karma in affecting a person's fate.
6. The Mandate of Heaven governed the relationship between the ruler and the ruled in
7..Monasticism was an important aspect of which two of the following religions?
b.Buddhism and Christianity
8.Which of the following was not a characteristic of early settled agricultural communities?
d.Equal status for men and women
9. A characteristic that the Shang Chinese shared with Egyptian civilization was the
c.Development of a writing system
10.Which of the following pairs of religions uses images to represent its deity?
a.Hinduism and Christianity
11.Which major language family arose as a result of migrations beginning in central Asia and spreading to Europe?
12. Which of the great religious systems below were characterized by monotheism combined with a sacred text and a strong missionary thrust?
d.Christianity and Islam
13.Which of the following is true of both the Roman Empire and the Han Empire?
b.Both empires were characterized by long periods of effective centralized government.
14. All of the following were part of the Confucian social order except
e.Chastity by husbands
15. Judaism, Christianity and Islam share which of the following?
d.They recognize the existence of Adam and Moses.
16. With the collapse in political order after the fall of the Han empire
C. Daoism and Buddhism became much more popular
17. The phrase pater familias refers to
A. the patriarchal nature of the Roman family
18. The school of philosophical thought which was in the end responsible for the
19. The fundamental doctrine of Buddhism was known as the
c.Four Noble Truths
20. The Greeks used the word polis to refer to
B. the city-state
21. The political world of the ancient Greeks
E. usually consisted of independent, autonomous city-states
22. The first society of Mesoamerica, which founded traditions followed by all later societies, were the
23. By 5000 B.C.E. the Mesoamericans had discovered the agricultural potential of __________, which ultimately became the staple food of the region.
24. In regards to family structure, the __________ retained much more influence in China than in other lands.
A. extended family
25. In Hinduism the highest goal of the individual soul was
B. to escape the cycle of birth and rebirth and enter into permanent union with Brahman
26. The earliest known civilization in India was the
27. All of the following statements are true in relation to the Harappan society EXCEPT
D. their writings have provided a wealth of information for historians
28. The Bantu originally came from around
B. modern day Nigeria
29. The Bantu probably began their migrations because of
30. In which of the following societies did women enjoy the most freedom and opportunity?
31. The first simplified alphabet, containing only 22 letters, was created by the
32. Ethical monotheism was in the tradition of the
33. The Mesopotamian style of writing was known as
34. In Mesopotamia, prisoners of war, convicted criminals, and heavily indebted individuals were the three main sources for
35. Which of the following is true of commerce in the Indian Ocean during the time period 600-1450 C.E.?
E. Indian Ocean commerce flourished and was conducted by a mixture of Asian, Middle Eastern, and East African merchants.
36. Which of the following lists three places Ibn Battuta, the fourteenth-century Muslim traveler, visited?
C.India, Mali, and Persia
37. Which of the following had the greatest manufacturing capacity during the time-period 600 to 1450 C.E.?
38. The term "samurai" describes men in feudal Japan who were most like the men in feudal Europe known as:
39. In the period between 600 and 1450, which of the following were two occupations pursued by large numbers of African and European women?
a.Midwife and healer
40. Trade spurred the introduction of both Islam and Hinduism to what is now called:
41. Renaissance Italy and the Islamic Middle East after the decline of the Abbasid Empire in the mid-tenth century are important examples of which of the following?
b.Political fragmentation and cultural creativity
42. Which of the following statements about the Mongol Empire of the thirteenth century is true?
a.The invasion of Japan was attempted but was unsuccessful
43. Which of the following was a common feature of most Asian and European philosophies during the period 600 to 1450 C.E.?
a.A close association with religion
44 After the expansion of Islam into Africa, an organized Christian presence remained in:
a.Egypt and Ethiopia
45. Which of the following contributed to the Chinese government's decision to stop voyages of exploration in the Indian Ocean in the early fifteenth century?
d.Government concern with domestic problems and frontier security
46. Which of the following languages came into existence after 1000 C.E. as the direct result of expanding global trade patterns?
47. Which was true of the Mongol Empire?
d.It caused Eurasian trade routes to move farther north.
48. Which of the following is true of the bubonic plague?
a.It followed established trade routes.
c. are credited with the transmission of bubonic plague.
50. According to Marco Polo's accounts, what aspects of Mongol life fascinated him?
a.Their ability to ride days on end without eating.
51. In the thirteenth century, the most urbanized region in the world was:
52. Which of the following developments most directly resulted from the Crusades?
a.Growth of Italian city-states.
53. All of the following are true of the major Amerindian civilizations in Central and South America prior to the arrival of Europeans except:
a.economies based on trade.
54.The introduction of papermaking into Europe is an example of cultural diffusion:
a.From China by way of the Eurasian trade route.
55. A common stage in the early development of political units as diverse as England, France, China, Russia and Japan was:
56. A major area of contention between the papacy and secular rulers was the:
b. rulers' determination to appoint Church officials in their nations.
57. Which of the following reasons motivated both the Abbasids and the Mongols to expand their empires?
d.The desire for wealth and plunder.
58. All of the following characteristics are true of the Tang and Song dynasties except:
a.Buddhism appeared in China for the first time.
59. Which of the following best describes the spread of Islam in East Africa and Christianity in China?
c. Islam had a decided impact on the trading centers of East Africa but little impact on the interior, whereas Christianity had little impact on either urban or rural areas in China.
60. The Aztec civilization's militaristic tone and use of human sacrifice was based on the earlier culture of the:
61. The term sinicization refers to
D. the spread of Chinese culture
62. The success and timing of trade though the Indian Ocean basin largely depended upon
C. understanding the rhythms of the monsoon winds
63. Axum was
a. a Christian kingdom in Ethiopia.
64. Ali bin Muhammad
d. led the zanj revolt.
65. Since there was no concept of private ownership of land in sub-Saharan Africa,
b. slave ownership formed an important aspect of determining personal wealth.
66. In regard to gender issues in sub-Saharan Africa,
d. women had more opportunities open to them than did their counterparts in other societies.
67. In the smaller states of sub-Saharan Africa, the chief considerations for determining social position were
c. kinship, age groupings, and sex and gender expectations.
68. Ibn Battuta
a. was a Moroccan jurist who traveled throughout Africa.
69. Just as the kingdoms of west Africa depended on trans-Saharan trade, the kingdoms of east Africa depended on
b. Indian Ocean trade.
70. The most powerful kingdom in central Africa was
71.. The Swahili city-state of Kilwa was ferociously sacked in 1505 by the
72. Swahili is an Arabic term meaning
73. The legendary founder of the kingdom of Mali was
74.. Gao was an important trading center
b. in the Sahara Desert.
75.. The most powerful state in west Africa at the time of the arrival of Islam was
76. In regard to political structure, the early Bantu societies
a. governed themselves mostly through family and kinship groups.
77. One of the central factors in the establishment of trans-Saharan trade was
e.the domestication of the camel.
78. In relation to spreading their language across a huge stretch of Africa, the Bantu played a role similar to that played by the
79. By 1000, most parts of Africa south of the equator had been settled by people speaking what language?
80. The introduction of a new food crop about 400 C.E. encouraged a fresh migratory surge in Africa. What was the crop?
81.. Mali became the wealthiest kingdom in sub-Saharan Africa because of
c. its control of the gold trade.
82. Japanese Zen Buddhism is based on
a. Chan Buddhism.
83.In 1279, the Song dynasty finally fell to the
84. In 757, the Tang emperors were forced to invite the Turkish Uighurs to bring an army into China and suppress a rebellion by
b. An Lushan.
85.. Why was the Grand Canal such an essential part of China's economic health?
a. It helped to stop flooding of the Hwang He and therefore allow for more food production
b. It was a practical and economic way to transport foods like rice from the Yangzi River valley to residents of northern regions
86. Along with China what other two empires are considered the anchors of the postclassical world/
c. Byzantium and Abbasid Empire
87. The maintenance of transportation and communication networks, the distribution of land according to the equal field system, and the reliance on a bureaucracy of merit are all reasons which of the following Dynasties succeeded?
88. Despite cultural borrowing and imitation, Korea was still different from China in that
a. aristocrats dominated Korean society while bureaucrats dominated Chinese life.
89.The Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca is known as the
90. The term Islam means
91. The phrase, "one who has submitted," is the meaning of the term
92. The phrase dar al-Islam means
e. "house of Islam."
93. In 595, Muhammad married a wealthy widow named
94. The Quran
a. is the holy book of Islam.
95.During the last two-hundred years of the Abbasid Empire, it fell under the control of the
d. Saljuq Turks.
96.The Abbasid dynasty finally came to an end in 1258, when it was overrun by the
97. Of all the new crops that spread throughout the Islamic world via trade, which one proved the most important?
98. What new industry, transmitted to the Islamic world from China, was introduced during the Abbasid period?
b. paper manufacture
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