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World History Semester Exam
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What is an example of technological diffusion?
When the Egyptians used chariots to drive the Hyksos from power.
Why was the Medieval Church a unifying force in Europe after the fall of Rome?
Because it offered stability and security.
What was one result of the interaction of Jews, Christians, and Muslims in medieval Spain?
A golden age of science and intellectual advances.
What did enslaved people in Muslim and African societies during the Middle Ages?
They had a variety of roles and responsibilities.
Why did the effects of Mongol invasions on the Islamic world include an end to Seljuk Turk rule in Baghdad?
Their control fell apart because they could not rule the distant region, thus allowing the Ottoman Turks to come to power.
What diffusion of ideas as a result of the Silk Road trade can best be seen in?
The introduction of paper currency into Western Europe.
What was one of Genghis Khan's greatest achievements?
Uniting the nomadic tribes of northeast Asia to eventually form a vast empire.
What did the Black Death cause?
Economic and social instability by drastically reducing the workforce in Medieval Europe.
Where did Christiany spread along?
The Silk Road.
What contributed to the division of Western and Eastern Churches into Roman Catholicism and Eastern Othodoxy?
Opposing opinions on Christian theology.
A vassal is expected to show loyalty to a lord by providing what?
What did a mutual desire for profitable trade contribute to?
Favorable interactions among Muslims, Jewish and Christian societies during the Middle Ages.
When did Islam coexist separately from the dominant Indian religion of Hinduism?
After Muslim expansion into India.
What is one factor that contributed to a golden age of Indian society during Mughal rule?
Religious tolerance for Hindus and non-Muslims.
What was one factor that favored the spread of Islam to West Africa?
Trade along gold-salt routes.
Why were West African Kingdoms like Ghana and Mali successful during the Post-Classical period?
Because they adopted Islam and established trade relations with Muslims.
The advancements of the Muslim world were preserved for future generations by what?
By libraries and institutions such as the House of Wisdom.
Why did the spread of the Black Death change the manorial system in Europe?
Because the population loss allowed peasants to leave their manor and seek jobs.
How did the Crusades contribute to the end of the medieval era in Europe?
By reviving trade, which led to a decline in the manorial economy.
What was a political change that the fighting of the Hundred Years War brought?
That powerful monarchies consolidated power as nation-states emerged.
What did the interaction between Muslims, Jews and Christians living in Europe facilitate?
The diffusion of political rights.
What was created after European society changed when Cardinals elected rival Popes?
Disunity among nobles and communities.
What did the location of the Islamic Caliphate allow?
Islamic merchants to serve as middlemen for European and Asian trade.
What was one effect of the Mongol control of Asia?
Connecting distant lands through communications.
What did the opening of the trade routes during the Crusades lead to?
An increased supply of Asian luxury goods, increased importance of Italian city-states and economic growth in Western Europe.
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