World History Semester 1 Exam. ALL ANSWERS HERE
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Which objects provided anthropologists with the first clues about prehistoric life?
C. Footprints, bones, and tools
Why did scholars name an early hominid group Homo habilis, which means "handy man"?
C. They were the first hominoids to make stone tools
What did the first civilizations in Asia and Africa have in common?
B. They had organized governments
Which reform provided the most direct benefit to Darius I's bureaucracy in the Persian empire?
B. The mail system enabled better communication among satrapies
Which teachings of Judaism most likely helped in appeal to followers? Select all that apply
B. emphasis on social justice
C. promise of a homeland
Menes, the king of Upper Egypt, united the two regions of Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt. What feature as a highway linking the two regions?
B. The Nile River
How did the Maya and the Aztec civilizations differ?
A. The Aztecs centralized government, while the Maya maintained city-stated with their own rulers
Which accomplishment most likely helped the Incan emperor maintain rule over widespread lands?
A. The Inca built a vast network of roads
Why did Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest rely less heavily on farming than other North American peoples?
D. They lived in an environment with ample fish and wildlife
Which of the following beliefs do Hindus and Buddhists share? Select all that apply.
A. Cycle of death and rebirth
B. Emphasis on nonviolence
Which characteristics shaped society and culture in the Maurya empire under Asoka's rule? Select all that apply.
A. A vast bureaucracy
C. Buddhist principles encouraged Asoka to lead by example
How did the Zou dynasty change the way rulers governed China?
B. They claimed a divine approval to rule
How did the Han dynasty bring prosperity to China?
D. Through trade on the Silk Road
Why did both Minoans and Mycenneans come to depend on trade?
C. Their location enabled contact with other peoples
How did the Spartan government differ from the government in Athens?
C. It placed more emphasis on military discipline and training
This excerpt comes from which individual's creative works?
B. Aristophane's comedies
How did the Roman republic become more democratic over time?
B. By granting plebeians the right to elect tribunes
Which of the following conditions enabled Julius Caesar's rise to power and the republic's transition to an empire?
D. Ongoing conflict and threats of invasion made his military skill appealing
Which Roman feats of engineering most helping the empire expand?
B. Bridges and roads
How did early Christianity spread from the Middle East into Europe?
A. Through disciples and missionaries
How did Charlemagne's rule affect Europe?
B. Extended Christianity to Western and northern Europe
How did manors provide an economic foundation from feudalism?
D. By operating as self-sufficient communities
How did the Crusades contribute to the end of the Middle Ages?
C. By increasing European contact with peoples from other lands
Which of the following did the Albigensian Crusade signify?
B. The heightened power of the pope
Architecture such as this demonstrates which of the following?
A. The power of the medieval Church
How did the Black Death change the European economy?
B. By creating a labor shortage that pushed the continent toward a market economy
Which statement describes the relationship between the Russian Orthodox Church and Russian rulers?
D. They reinforced each other's power
Where did Islam originate?
C. On the Arabian Peninsula
Which of the following did the Umayyad and the Abbasid caliphates have in common?
D. They ruled according to Islamic law
How did both the Ottomans and the Safavids come to rule such large empires?
D. They used gunpowder and other military advances
Which geographic feature linked ancient Egyptian and Nubian civilizations?
B. Nile River
Which of the following benefited East Africa cities such as Kilwa and Mombasa?
D. A location among Indian coast trade routes
Which aspect of traditional African religion helped Africa's adoption of Islam and Christianity?
A. Belief in a supreme being
How did the Mongol invasions of Tamerlane and Babur affect Indian culture?
C. Muslim and Hindu customs blended
Which statement describes how Tang and Song society reflect cultural influences?
B. Confucian values placed merchants in the lower class
Which statement describes the Yuan dynasty of China under Kublai Khan?
A. Economic and cultural exchange with Europe increased
Which of the following cultural elements would you cite as evidence of Chinese influence in Korea? Select all that apply
A. Civil service
E. Woodblock printing
F. Written language
Which of the following phenomena demonstrate the significance of Southeast Asia's proximity to India? Select all that apply
A. Spread of Buddhism
E. Spread of Hinduism
F. Spread of Islam
Art such as this painting by Leonardo da Vinci reflects which aspect of Renaissance culture?
A. A humanist focus on the individual
How did the literature of the northern Renaissance reflect a movement toward secularism?
B. By criticizing the established social order ad religious doctrine
How did technology aid the cause of Protestant reformers?
B. By making it easier to publish and spread ideas
On which point did different Protestant sects during the Reformation agree?
C. They rejected the authority of the papacy
How did scientific method reflect a broader cultural trend in Europe?
B. It emphasized the use of reason rather than faith
Why did Christopher Columbus sail west across the Atlantic Ocean?
D. To reach the East Indies more quickly
Which of the following issues drove conflict among European colonial powers in East Asia?
B. Control of the spice trade
How did the arrival of Europeans most strongly affect the native peoples of the Americas?
A. European conquest and disease destroy native populations
How did triangular trade benefit European colonies in the Americas?
B. By providing the colonies with manufactured goods from Europe
How did the economics of the Commercial Revolution affect European society?
B. Gold and silver from the Americas gave rise to a new business class
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