World History Chapter 7
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Along the banks of what river did the earliest Indian civilization begin?
List the four broad class groups under the Indian caste system
*Rulers and Warriors
*Merchants and traders
*Sudras and Serfs
What is the cycle of rebirths (the process of reincarnation) called?
The Wheel of Life
Identify the two empires which temporarily brought national unity to India.
Mauryan and Gupta
What famous Indian poet earned the title of "the Indian Shakespeare"?
What did the ancient Chinese call their land? Why?
Middle Kingdom, thought there country was the center of the earth
What social group held the most esteemed position in Chinese society?
What is perhaps the most remarkable building achievement that occurred under the Ch'in dynasty?
the great wall
List seven specific contributions that China made to the Western world
silk, porcelain, china, printing, movable type, paper, magnetic compass, fireworks, and gunpowder
What was the basic social, religious, and political unit in early Japanese society?
According to legend, who was the first Japanese emperor? What do the Japanese believe about his ancestry?
Jimmu Tenno, descended directly from the sun goddess
The culture of what foreign civilization had a profound effect on Japan's early history?
What was the name of the reform movement that sought to weaken the influence of local clan leaders while strengthening the authority of the emperor and the central government?
What were Japanese warriors called? What was the unwritten military code that governed their conduct?
List the standard of traditional values in India, China, and Japan
India: Hinduism and cask system
China: confucianism and historical literature
Japan: Shintoism and mythology
Which group in the Indian, Chinese, and Japanese cultures held the prominent position?
China: extended family
What name is given to the vast grassy plains that stretch from western China to eastern Europe?
Who united the Mongol tribes and established a Mongol empire in the steppes? What title was he given?
Temujin, Genghis Khan
What Mongol ruler conquered China? What was the name of the Mongol dynasty in China?
Kublai Khan, Wuan Dynasty
What city rose to prominence during the period of Mongol domination over Russia?
What descendant of Genghis Khan and Tamerlane set up a Mongol dynasty in India? What was the name of this dynasty?
Babur, Mughal Dynasty
What ancient African civilization conquered the Egyptians for a time? What ancient African civilization converted to Christianity?
Name the three western African kingdoms in chronological order. What were the two bases of their wealth?
Ghana, Mali, Songhai; gold mines and camel caribbean trade
What African kingdom was noteworthy for its fine metalworking in bronze?
Name at least three items that were important goods in African trade.
gold, salt, ivory, iron, slaves, books