UNIT II Practice Test

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Unit II- Post-Classical Era (600-1450CE)
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  1. What dynasty, along with the Sui, re-established and improved Chinese civilization after the fall of China’s classical civilization?
    A. Tang
    B. Qin
    C. Song
    D. Shang
    E. Ming
    A. Tang
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  2. All of the following empires are postclassical empires EXCEPT?
    Tang China
    Ummayad Caliphate
    Byzantine Empire
    Persian Empire
    Mongol Empire
    Persian Empire
  3. Constantinople and Malacca both became a powerful commercial states primarily because of their
    A. talented merchant class
    B. military technology
    C. strategic location
    D. silver mines
    E. laissez-faire economic policies
    C. Strategic Location
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  4. Why did the Mongols refrain from attacking central Europe in 1241?
    A. The death of the Great Khan
    B. Massive military buildup in Europe
    C. The conversion of the Great Khan to Christianity
    D. They turned attention to Korea
    E. The conversion of the Great Khan to Buddhism
    A. The death of Great Khan
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  5. What important cultural movement rejected Buddhism while adapting its some of its themes to the predominant thought which stressed family duty and honor?
    A. Shinto
    B. Neo-Confucianism
    C. Sikhism
    D. Zen Buddhism
    E. Daoism
    B. Neo-Confucianism
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  6. In Japan, from the Heian period until the Tokugawa period, emperors
    A. shared powers with the Shinto priests.
    B. seldom wielded any real political power.
    C. required the Mandate of Heaven to maintain power.
    D. came from constantly changing lineages.
    E. maintained tight political control.
    • B. Seldom weilded any power
    • Feudal period in Japan, Shoguns had power
  7. Which of the following best compares European and Chinese merchants in society during the early 15th century
    A. European merchants were bound to their lords in the feudal system and Chinese merchants were from the noble class.
    B. Merchants in Europe were important to the revival of long distance trade gaining status and wealth, while Chinese merchants used their wealth to buy higher status for their families.
    C. Chinese merchants were guaranteed government support while European merchants were independent persons of the towns.
    D. European monarchs favored alliances with nobility against merchants and merchants under the Ming dynasty were favored over scholar gentry.
    E. The Confucian order highly respected profit making and European Christianity considered profit making sinful.
    B. Merchants in Europe were important to the revival of long distance trade gaining status and wealth, while Chinese merchants used their wealth to buy higher status for their families.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  8. The Turkish expansion under Timur the Lame disrupted all of the following regions EXCEPT
    A) Persia.
    B) India.
    C) China.
    D) southern Russia.
    E) the Fertile Crescent.
    China
  9. In what ways were the civilizations in Mesoamerica before 1000 C.E. more sophisticated than those in North America?
    F. In Meso-America, social structure was more complex, astronomical knowledge was greater, and architectural skills were more advanced.
    G. In Europe, Christianity was already practiced
    .H. Mexican and Central American civilizations never practiced human sacrifice, while societies in North America did.
    I. The Meso-American civilizations adopted democracy, while the latter used tribal rule
    .J. In no ways, because the North Americans had more advanced social structures.
    F. In Meso-America, social structure was more complex, astronomical knowledge was greater, and architectural skills were more advanced.
  10. In the five centuries after the year 1000 C.E. the peoples of the eastern hemisphere
    F. cut off contact with the rest of the world because of the ravages of disease.
    G. fell under the control of the expanding empires of the western hemisphere.
    H. traveled and interacted more intensively than ever before.
    I. fell dangerously behind the rest of the world in science and technology.
    J. united into the largest empire the world had seen since the time of Rome.
    H. traveled and interacted more intensively than ever before.
  11. Which factor helps explain the scientific and literary achievements of the Muslims during their Golden Age?F. expansion of transatlantic trade
    G. innovations introduced by the Europeans during the Renaissance
    H. cultural diversity accepted by many Islamic governments
    I. legal equality of all people in the Islamic empire
    J. the status of women in society.
    H. cultural diversity accepted by many Islamic governments
  12. All of the following trade routes existed prior to 1000 C.E. except the:
    A. Silk Route
    B. Atlantic Ocean Route
    C. China/India Routee. Trans-Sahara Route
    D. Arabia/India Ocean Route
    B. Atlantic Ocean Route
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  13. Zheng He... as ordered by the emperor, proceeded with their journey to the Western Ocean. Well furnished with treasure and accompanied by more than 27,800 officers and men... What body of water is the "Western Ocean" in reference to?
    F. Atlantic Ocean
    G. Mediterranean Sea.
    H. Indian Ocean.
    I. Pacific Ocean.
    J. Red Sea.
    H. Indian Ocean.
  14. Narratives such as Marco Polo’s created a European
    F. isolationist mentality
    .G. image of Mongol poverty.
    H. ambition to find easier routes to Asia.
    I. fear of Mongol attack.
    J. literary movement called romance writing.
    H. ambition to find easier routes to Asia.
  15. Which of the following was a result of the Crusades?F. Western knights carved out a kingdom in the Holy Land that lasted until the sixteenth century.
    G. The Fourth Crusade aided in the defense of Constantinople and preserved the integrity of the Byzantine Empire
    .H. The Crusades demonstrated a new Western superiority in the wider world.
    I. The Crusades helped to open the West to new cultural and economic influences from the Middle East.
    J. The Muslims adopted much of Europe's culture.
    I. The Crusades helped to open the West to new cultural and economic influences from the Middle East.
  16. During the postclassical period, societies in the Americas
    A) experienced the initial contacts that led eventually to European invasion of the New World.
    B) were united under a single government.
    C) remained entirely separate from those of the Old World.
    D) failed to develop imperial forms of government, a failure that mirrored European society.
    E) were isolated from Europe, but had limited contact with Africans.
    C) remained entirely separate from those of the Old World.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  17. Which of the following was a source of Western dynamism in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries?
    A) The growth of cities and urban economies
    B) The absence of epidemic disease
    C) The Catholic Church's drive to reform
    D) The growing dominance of the Holy Roman Empire
    E) Two centuries of peace among the major nations
    A) The growth of cities and urban economies
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  18. “Their men show no signs of jealousy whatever; no one claims descent from his father, but on the contrary from his mother's brother. A person's heirs are his sister's sons, not his own sons.” (Ibn Battuta) This is an description of
    patriarchy
    infanticide
    matrilineal descent
    independent origin
    marriage dowers
    matrilineal descent
  19. Which of the following societies’ gender roles was overall the most constrictive and gave the greatest amount of freedom and rights to women?
    (F) India.
    (G) China.
    (H) Maya.
    (I) Greece.
    (J) Rome.
    (H) Maya.
  20. Christians' devotion to saints was very much like ?
    -the Bantu people's devotion to the creator god
    -Buddhists' devotion to Bodhisattvas
    -Muslims' devotion to Mecca
    -the Jews' devotion to the Torah
    -all of the above
    Buddhists' devotion to Bodhisattvas (Budda like figures who live on earth but can also go to Nirvana)
  21. Which of the following practices was common to the Aztec and the Inca empires?
    F. Extensive use of sacrifice
    G. A tribute system
    H. A merchant class
    I. A writing system
    J. The quipu syste
    G. A tribute system

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