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4th 9 weeks exam
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group of islands
area that is a part of a continent
a group of people with the same ancestor
god or spirit who represents a force of nature in the Japanese religion
someone who governs a country in the name of a ruler who is unable to rule, often because of age
with limited land for ____________, the people of Japan depended on the sea.
the first _____________ rulers emerged through struggles among local clans.
Under Prince Shotoku, Japan became a _________ kingdom strongly influenced by China
person who appears to be in charge when someone else is really in control
powerful Japanese military leader who often had more power than the emperor
a strict social system in which landowners grant people land or other rewards in exchange for military service or labor
local landowning lord in feudal Japan
highly trained Japanese warrior in feudal Japan
"the way of the warrior," a strict code of conduct that guided samurai behavior
as the power of the emperor faded, rival clans __________ for control
feudal Japan was marked by a strict social order and __________ _________.
after ___________ of warfare, powerful rulers reunited Japan
Japanese drama that appealed to the nobbles and samurai
Japanese drama aimed at farmers, merchants, and other common folk
agreement among the members of a group
traditional religion that originated in Japan
place of worship
scared word, chant, or sound that is repeated over and over to advance one's spiritual growth
_____________, ________________, and _______ flourished at the Heian court
Literature, drama, art
Japanese culture emphasized the importance of _________.
Many Japanese people began to practice ___________ by the Heian period, but the practice of ___________ continued.
what made trade possible between west africa and the mediterranean?
camels for transportation and the shape of the geography
which region is along the equator in africa?
what did the africans need to prevent dehydration?
which empire was located between the niger and senegal rivers?
what was the trans-saharan trade based on?
gold and salt
how did the king of ghana get so wealthy?
gold and salt trade
why did ghana decline
over population, food shortage, over dependent on trade
describe masa musa's hajj
12000 officials and slaves, tons of money spent in disrupted their trade for years, brought attention to the world of mali
what was the importance of arabic?
laws based on the quran which was written in arabic ; arabic was also the commom trade language
professional story tellers / oral historians that kept african history alive
what was the axum based on?
what did axum profit from?
prime location of the cities that helped increase trade
which religion did king ezana promote?
describe the significance of the church of saint mary
it is believed that it was the first christian church in ethiopia and helped spread christianity in this region
describe the churches in ethiopia
built into the solid rocks of the mountains and king lalibela had them built
what two things helped to keep ethiopia unified?
its geography and religion
who are the falasha?
jews that fled to ethiopia during the diaspora
what brought africa into contact with foreigners?
which places were involve with the triangular trade?
east africa, the mediterranean and india
what did your answer to number 19 use to their advantage?
monsoon winds to travel to india in the summer and back in the winter
what was life like for slaves in west africa?
had many rights
describe religion in africa
christianity is the main religion
describe polyrhythmic drumming
combines two or more rhymes at the same time
what is a mansa?
what is an ethnic group?
people that share a distinct culture, language, and identity
what is a bantu?
main language of west african (songhai)
what is a savanna?
grassy areas above and below the forest zone
what is swahili?
new language formed in the east african trading cities
what did sundiata do?
led the malinke people to a victory
what did lalibela do?
had huge stone churches carved into solid rock mountains
what did askia muhammad do?
brought the songhai empire together and set up a system of weights and measurements
what did sunni ali do?
took over timbuktu and took title of sunni
A system of government with many departments
Highly educated men who passed civil service
People are hired and promoted based on their set of skills
The growth of cities
A economy that used currency
A hard white pottery of extreme fine quality
People who move place to place at differrent times of the year
Nomads that came from the steppes northwest of China
A large dry grass covered plain
A tyrant or dictator
A payment or gift to a more powerful country
People who trade illegally
A device in which a magnetic peice of metal points to the north
Workers carved something into a block than covered it in ink
An ancient Chinese philosophy
A religion based on the teachings of the indian leader Siddhartha
A system of moral behavior
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