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Which of the following was a feature of the communities in Australia in the fifteenth century?
The practice of "firestick farming"
In the fifteenth century, what did the Igbo people in West Africa have in common with the Iroquois League in North America?
Institutions for resolving conflict in the absence of a state
Why did the maritime expeditions of the Indian Ocean basin sponsored by the Ming emperor suddenly stop in 1433?
The emperor's successors viewed expansion as a waste of resources.
Which of the following reflected the fragmented and competitive political environment in Europe in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries?
The Hundred Years' War between England and France
Which of the following was a motivation for European expansion but not for Chinese expansion in the fifteenth century
To gain direct access to the goods and wealth of the Indian Ocean basin
What feature did the Mughal Empire and Songhay Empire share?
The rulers were Muslim, but the majority of the population was not
Which empire ended the Byzantine Empire and came the closest to conquering Europe?
How was Islam introduced into Southeast Asia and West Africa?
By traveling merchants
What did the Inca Empire do that the Aztec Empire did not do?
Build an elaborate bureaucracy to integrate and control its subjects
What could women do in both the Aztec and Inca Empires?
Exercise political authority
In the fifteenth century, long-distance trade shifted to
East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Indian Ocean
Which of the following was a web of connection that linked many of the peoples in the world of the fifteenth century?
In its efforts to recover from the disruption of Mongol rule, where did the Ming dynasty look for inspiration?
The culture of past Chinese dynasties
in which empire was a Shia version of Islam made the official religion in the sixteenth century?
The wars carried out by the Aztec Empire were linked to
C) the practice of Human sacrifice
the inca and Aztec empires practiced similar gender-based systems in which women and men operated in two separate but equal spheres, a system that scholars called
A) gender parallelism
in the fifteenth century, the gathering and hunting way of life associated with the Paleolithic era persisted in
Which of the following was the most centralized, unified and prosperous of the world's major civilization in the fifteenth century?
Which of the following was a value emphasized in the Renaissance
The ruler of the Songhay Empire made the pilgrimage to Mecca and asked to be given which title?
caliph of the Land of the Blacks
Which city emerged as a major Muslim port city in the Indian Ocean basin in the fifteenth Century
What was the largest pastoral society in West Africa in the fifteenth century
What was a principle underlying the Great Law of Peace of the Iroquois League?
After the fifteenth century, how did the Chinese state resolve the problem created by a growing population and land scarcity
More intensive use of available land
n what way were the Aztec and Inca empires similar
Both started out as marginalized peoples who conquered and absorbed older cultures
What did the Aztec Empire require conquered people to do
What contributed to the decline of inter island exchanges in pacific Polynesia by 1500
Little Ice Age
Which groups in Western Europe supported overseas exploration, and what were their motivations?
Much of Europe's elite had an interest in overseas expansion because of its budding merchant communities saw opportunity for profit.
Its competing monarchs eyed the revenue that could come from taxing overseas trade or from seizing overseas resources.
The Church foresaw the possibility of widespread conversion and impoverished nobles might imagine fame and fortune abroad.
What powers did the Great Law of Peace give to the Iroquois league of five nations?
What differences can you identify among the four major empires in the Islamic world of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries?
The Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal empires had Turkic origins, while the Songhay Empire did not.
• The Ottoman and Safavid empires ruled over the heartland of the Muslim world, where a majority of their subjects followed Islam; the Mughal and Songhay empires ruled over regions where Islam was a minority faith.
• The rulers of the Safavid Empire were the only ones to impose a Shia version of Islam as the official religion of the state.
What were the key webs of networks of influence, communication, and exchange through which peoples of the fifteenth century interacted?
large scale political systems brought together culturally different people, religion, and long-established patterns of trade among people in different environments that produced different goods.
Compare and Contrast the Confucian revival in Ming China and the Renaissance in Europe.
- Both looked to the past for inspirations and models: chine to the Han, Tang, and Song dynasties; Europe to classical Greece and Rome.
- Both produced art and literature representative of the period.
- In China, the Confucian revival was in reaction to foreign influence.
- In Europe, Renaissance artists and scholars sought inspiration from outside, in particular the Islamic world.
How did women's lives in the Afro-Eurasian world compare to women's lives in the Americas?