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  1. ibn rushd
  2. Thomas Kuhn
  3. ibn al-shatir
  4. Fracisco Pizarro
  5. arthshastra
  1. a Who: Pizarro is a Spanish conquistador born in Trujillo, Spain.
    What: Pizarro led the first group of Europeans over the Andes mountains in South America and. On November 15, 1532, Pizarro led a group of 168 men into Cajamarca in Peru. What they saw was an army of 80,000 Inca warriors. On November 16, 1532, Inca leader, Ataxalpa agreed to meet with the Spaniards but decided to unarm all of his warriors for festivities rather than war. In the end, this decision turned out to be Ataxalpa's undoing because the 168 Spaniards led by Pizarro were able to overrun the Inca without one of the Spaniards dying.
    When: 15th to 16th Century
    Significance: The main significance of Pizarro was that he was able to conquer one of the biggest South American empires of that time, the Incas. His massacre of the 7,000 Incas with just 168 men happened because of geographical advantages and technological advancements over the Incas (according to Jared Diamond). One major advantage was the European horses over the South American llamas. The Spanish horsemen were known throughout Europe for their exceptional maneuverability and speed. Another advantage was the European steel over the South American bronze. The Spanish were able to use guns while the Incas merely had spears and arrows. Yet another advantage was the Spanish writing. Past Spanish battles were recorded and were used at later periods, but the Inca were not able to read or write. Pizarro was able to read about the strategies and experiences of past conquerors and use this knowledge to his advantage.
  2. b tried to blend Aristotle's and Plato's views with those of Islam- argued that Greek philosophy had the same goal: to find the truth.
  3. c created the first astrolabic clock that helped you tell time from the shadows. was an astronomer-Cairo
  4. d Chanakya
  5. e (1924-96) The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, development of scientific disciplines is discontinuous, and at critical junctures mass changes occurred/paradigm view

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Rationalists. believed that human reason is more reliable than tradition.Originated in the 8th century in Basra (Iraq) when Wasil ibn Ata. left the teaching lessons of Hasan al-Basri after a theological dispute.
  2. locational advantage of being closest to the americas geographically
  3. Famous classical mathematician, wrote a book that summarized Hindu mathematics, discovered pi, calculated the length of the solar system, and the circumference of the earth during India's Classical Era.
  4. "Non-action," "not doing," or "inaction"; the Taoist form of action, meaning to do nothing in such a way that all things are accomplished and the world is brought into subjection to the Tao.
  5. A mercantilist strategy for economic growth in which a country restricts imports in order to spur demand for locally produced goods.

5 True/False questions

  1. al-khwarizmi"Non-action," "not doing," or "inaction"; the Taoist form of action, meaning to do nothing in such a way that all things are accomplished and the world is brought into subjection to the Tao.


  2. identify the dates Blaut suggests for the rise of capitalism in europeP= MV/Q A theory asserting that the quantity of money available determines the price level and that the growth rate in the quantity of money available determines the inflation rate.


  3. what was the main reason for the rapid collapse of the great civilizations of the Incas and Aztecs in the americas soon after the arrival of Spanish conquistadors?diseases the europeans introduced took its toll often even before the actual physical arrival of the spaniards


  4. in terms of wind movement over the atlantic ocean, the probability of an Iberian (portuguese/spanish) ship sailing to the americas was greater then an Asian or African ship. Why?different parts of the world were in approximately the same level of capitalist development in 1492. what made europe surge ahead was the enormous wealth is acquired from the americas, the slave plantations and slave trade.


  5. Potosicity in Peru that was one of the great mining centers in the sixteenth century New World. The Spanish crown was particularly interested in mining because it received one-fifth of all mining revenues


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