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Pastoral societies were able to construct powerful and impressive civilizations on the arid margins of agricultural land.


Pastoral societies failed to develop in North America by 1500 because North America lacked large animals that could be domesticated.


In comparison to agricultural societies, pastoral societies supported far smaller populations.


Which of the following is TRUE of pastoral societies? Most pastoral societies actively sought food stuffs, manufactured goods, and luxury items from agricultural civilizations.


Constructing large empires among pastoralists was no easy task because in general internal rivalry between clans of pastoralists made enduring political unity difficult to achieve


The Xiongnu confederation effected a revolution in pastoral nomadic life in the third and second centuries b.c.E. when they formed a far more centralized and hierarchical political system than earlier pastoral societies.


Which of the following statements about nomadic pastoral peoples in the period between 500 and 1500 c.E. is TRUE ? Pastoral peoples created the largest and most influential empires of the period.


Pastoral Masai interacted extensively with settled societies in the region even as they maintained their own identity through their pastoral lifestyle.


The most significant cultural legacy of the Mongol empire was none of the above.


The Mongol Empire emerged in part because of Chinggis Khan's need after 1206 to keep the now unified Great Mongol Nation together.


Chinggis Khan strengthened his army by borrowing Chinese techniques and technologies particularly for siege warfare.


The Mongol conquests in China led to the unification of a divided China, with the north and south of the kingdom once again coming under the rule of one dynasty.


The Mongol conquest of Persia was disastrous for agriculture in the region.


In comparison to the Mongol conquests of Persia and China, Russia experienced a different post-conquest relationship with the Mongols because the Mongols chose not to occupy the region physically.


The tribute system imposed by the Mongols on their Russian conquests benefited the peasantry because the tribute and taxes were low. some Russian princes who served as tribute collectors. the Russian Orthodox Church, which was tolerated by the Mongols and received tax exemptions.


The Mongol conquest of Russia strengthened the hold of the Russian Orthodox Church in the region because it was during this period that it penetrated into rural areas more fully than before.


The Mongols consistently promoted long-distance commerce because the Mongols wanted to tax trade as another way of extracting wealth from more developed civilizations.


Which of the following was NOT a way in which the Mongols contributed to the globalization of the Eurasian world? The integration of Vietnam and Japan into the Eurasian trade networks following their conquests by Mongol armies


In the longer term, the population losses associated with the Black Plague in Western Europe resulted in greater employment opportunities for women, at least for a time.


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