BJU world history chapter 7 - quizzes
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Along the banks of what river did the earliest Indian civilization begin?
the Indus River
List the four broad class groups under the Indian caste system.
What is the cycle of rebirths (the process of reincarnation) called?
the wheel of life
Identify the two empires that temporarily brought national unity to India.
Mauryan and Gupta empires
What famous Indian poet earned the title of "the Indian Shakespeare"?
What did the ancient Chinese call their land? Why?
- The Middle Kingdom
- They believed their land 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 Qin dynasty?
The Great Wall
List five specific contributions that Chine made to the Western world.
Paper, silk, gunpowder, etc...
What was the basic social, religious, and political unit in early Japanese society?
Clan, mythology, and chieftain
According to legend, who was the first Japanese emperor? What do the Japanese believe about his ancestry?
- Jimmu Tenno
- They believed they were divine
The culture of what foreign civilization had a profound effect on Japan's 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?
What name is given to the vast grassy plains that stretch from western Chine to eastern Europe?
Who united the Mongol tribes and established a Mongol empire in the steppes? What title was he given?
What Mongol ruler conquered China? What was the name of the Mongol dynasty in China?
- Kublai Khan
- Yuan Dynasty
What city rose to prominence during the period of Mongol domination in Russia?
What descendant of Chinggis Khan and Tamerlane set up a Mongol dynasty in India? What was the name of this 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?
1) a: Ghana
2) Gold mines and camel caravans
What African kingdom was noteworthy for its fine metalworking in bronze?
Name three items that were important goods in African trade.