How can we help?

You can also find more resources in our Help Center.

40 terms

Last Minute AP World Cram session

those most-missed terms
STUDY
PLAY
Alexander
"Great" Persian ruler who briefly controlled northeaster India around 500 BCE
Mauryan
Dynasty that ruled the first great Indian Empire
Gupta
Rulers who controlled India during a "golden age" from 320 C.E. to about 550 C.E.
Vishun, Brahma, Shiva
Three gods of the Hindu trinity
"Arabic" numerals
Essential advancement in mathematics invented in India, concept of 0
Stupas
Sacred mounds said to contain remians of the Buddha
Brahmins
Group that opposed Buddhism in India
Eightfold Path
The road to enlightenment, according to the Buddha
Mahayana, Theravada
Two major schools that Buddhism split into
Berbers
Original inhabitants of North Africa, fiercely independent desert dwellers
Bantu
West African farmers and herders who spread widely south and east between 500 BCE and 1500 CE
Mansa Musa
Great Mali ruler who gave away vast amounts of gold on his hajj to Mecca
Ibn Battuta
North African traveler and historian who wrote in detail about his journeys throu Islamic Africa in the 1300s
Timbuktu
Famous Mali trading city and center of Musli learning
Ghana
Earliest kingdom of the wester Sudan, it flourished from the 700s to the mid-100s
Mali
Kingdom that controlled much of western Africa from the 1200s until about 1500
Songhai
West African empire that flourished in the 1400s and 1500s, overthrown by Moroccans in 1591
Meroe
Capital of the Ancient Nubian Kingdom of Kush, and an important African iron-making center
Civil Service Exams
Method of choosing government officials which originated in China during the 6th century; helped to strengthen administrative rule of China
Liu Bang
Han Dynasty was founded by this person in 200 BCE that lasted for over 400 years
Confucian scholars
People killed by the thousands by China's "first emperor" who united China, he also banned many schools of thought & instituted Legalism during the Qin Dynasty
Wudi
Han warrior emperor who greatly expanded the empire
Shi HuangDi
The "First Emperor" who unified China during the Qin Dynasty, terra cotta army, Great Wall, Legalism
Laozi
Founder of the pilosophy of Daoism
filial piety
According to Confucious, this was a son or daughter's most important duty
The Analects
Written collection of the sayings of Confucius
Assimilation
Policy toward conquered people promoted byt the Han and Roman Empires
Il-Khanate
Political state established in Persia in the 13th century, considered a part of the Mongol Empire
Temujin
Genghis Khan's birth name
Yuan Dynasty
Name of the Mongol dynasty in China
Akbar
Chief builder of the Mughal empire, the founder's grandson, called "the great"
Timur the Lame/Tamerlane
Warrior leader from Central Asia whose army destroyed Delhi in 1398
Delhi Sultanate
Capital of the Islamic Sultanate that ruled much of northern India from 1206 to 1526
Babur
Founder of the Mughal Empire in 1526
Abbas the Great
Most outstanding Safavid ruler
Crusades
Wester attacks against the medieval Islamic Eljuk Empire in Palestine
Seljuk Empire
The Mongols crushed the remnants of this Central Asian state in the 13th century
Isma'il
Teenage ruler who established the Safavid Empire
millets
Non-Muslim religious communities in the Ottoman Empire
5
The grade you'll earn tomorrow on your AP World History exam =D