AP Ways of the World Chapter 13
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What was a possible reason why Australian hunter-gatherers did not develop farming societies?
They did not need to farm to master their environment.
The agricultural civilizations of West Africa were characterized by what kind(s) of government(s)?
A mixture of stateless societies and more highly centralized kingdoms
Which of the following was NOT a value of the Iroquois League of Five Nations that European colonists found attractive?
The conquest of Timur was the last military success of what kinds of people, before the coming of the Russian and Chinese empires?
What was the main reason that Emperor Yongle sent Zheng He on his voyages?
To draw distant lands into the Chinese tribute system of trade
Why did the Ming government suddenly stop the exploration of the Indian Ocean basin?
Yongle's successors viewed expansion as a waste of time and resources.
The Hundred Years' War between England and France (1337-1453) was comparable to which conflict in Ming China during the fifteenth century?
Nothing; Ming China was internally unified, unlike Europe.
The Renaissance was an era in which educated Europeans sought to "return to the sources." What sources?
Latin and Greek literature, art, etc.
Just after the Ming withdrew from the Indian Ocean and Eastern Africa, which European power began to expand into the void left behind by the Chinese?
All of the following are reasons why Europeans put so much effort into expanding their power, while Chinese withdrew into their borders during the fifteenth century, EXCEPT:
The Europeans had more ships, armies, and wealth to fund their exploration than the Ming state, which was large but poor.
How did the Songhay Empire fit into the Islamic world of the fifteenth century?
It was a substantial Islamic state on the West African frontier of the Islamic world.
A Muslim traveler described Timbuktu, the capital of the Songhay Empire, as
a vibrant center of cultural, intellectual, and commercial activity.
Muslim travelers described the Islamic port of Malacca as
a dangerous and lawless nest of thieves and cheaters.
Which of the following was NOT a feature of the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan?
Lack of pyramids and temples
Why did the Aztecs perform ritual human sacrifice?
They believed the victims' blood replenished the energy of the sun.
In what ways did the Incan and Aztec empires differ substantially from each other?
The Incan Empire built an elaborate bureaucracy to integrate its subjects; the Aztecs did not.
How did the Aztec and Incan empires treat women?
Women had a separate role from men, which was seen as just as important.
All of the following pairs of societies shared a common religion EXCEPT:
Mexican and Andean.
Which of the following was NOT a feature of the modern era in the centuries following 1500?
Growing equality among entire regions and civilizations
Which of the following "what ifs" might have most drastically altered world history by not leading to European dominance?
What if the Ming had not called their fleet back from its explorations in 1433?