World History Final 1

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  1. In the Ancient Kingdom of Mali and in the Roman Republic, an important feature of life was the development of
    A. codified laws
    B. the Islamic religion
    C. agricultural communes
    D. social and political equality
    A. codified laws
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  2. Which statement best explains the periods of the Gupta Empire of India, the Golden Age of Greece, and the Renaissance in Italy?
    A. the winning of a war often inspires scientific and artistic achievement
    B. a combination of wealth and a time of relative peace often leads to cultural achievement
    C. a dictatorship usually encourages cultural growth and development
    D. periods of censorship are needed for a nation to achieve cultural and scientific greatness
    B. a combination of wealth and a time of relative peace often leads to cultural achievement
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  3. Eighteenth-century Russia and nineteenth-century Japan were similar in that both countries
    A. adopted socialist economic systems after capitalism had failed
    B. refused to accept western technological ideas
    C. began the process of modernization after a long period of isolation
    D. developed democratic governments after years under absolute monarchies
    C. began the process of modernization after a long period of isolation
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  4. Who was the leader who Westernized in 18th Century Russia?
    Peter the Great
  5. 18th Century refers to
    1700s
  6. 19th Century refers to
    1800s
  7. 19th Century Japan went through this time of change
    Meiji Restoration
  8. During the Middle Ages, Europeans did not eat potatoes or corn because these vegetables
    A. were forbidden by the Catholic Church for religious reasons
    B. had not yet been introduced to Europe from the New World
    C. were believed to be poisonous
    D. were too expensive to import from China
    B. had not yet been introduced to Europe from the New World
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  9. The French Revolution of 1789 and the Cuban Revolution of 1959 were similar in that both were caused primarily by the
    A. failure of the government to meet the needs of the people
    B. desire of the people to be free from foreign rule
    C. pressure of religious leaders for government reform
    D. ambition of the upper class to attain wealth and property
    A. failure of the government to meet the needs of the people
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  10. One reason for the development of an early civilization in the Tigris-Euphrates river valleys was that
    A. these rivers provided a direct trade route between Europe and Asia
    B. the location protected the people from land invasion
    C. periodic flooding left rich soil, which was ideal for farming
    D. these rivers flowed into the Mediterranean Sea
    C. periodic flooding left rich soil, which was ideal for farming
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  11. One way in which the civilizations of the Sumerians, the Phoenicians, and the Maya were similar is that each
    A. established monotheistic religions
    B. developed extensive writing systems
    C. emphasized equality in education
    D. encouraged democratic participation in government
    B. developed extensive writing systems
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  12. “If a seignior (noble) has knocked out the tooth of a seignior of his own rank, they shall knock out his tooth. But if he has knocked out a commoner’s tooth, he shall pay one-third mina of silver.”-Code of HammurabiWhich idea of Babylonian society does this portion of the Hammurabi code of law reflect?
    A. violence was always punished with violence
    B. divisions existed between social classes
    C. all men were equal under the law
    D. fines were preferable to corporal punishment
    B. divisions existed between social classes
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  13. The ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia and Egypt were similar in that both cultures
    A. used the ziggurat form for their temples
    B. developed along rivers
    C. used a hieroglyphic writing system
    D. established trade routes to China
    B. developed along rivers
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  14. Judaism, Islam, and Christianity share a belief in
    A. the central authority of the Pope
    B. reincarnation and the Four Noble Truths
    C. a prohibition of the consumption of port
    D. monotheism and ethical conduct
    D. monotheism and ethical conduct
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  15. One similarity between the Five Pillars of Islam and the Ten Commandments is that both
    A.provide a guide to proper ethical and moral behavior
    B. promote learning as a means to salvation
    C. support a belief in reincarnation
    D. encourage the use of statues to symbolize God
    A.provide a guide to proper ethical and moral behavior
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  16. One way in which Eastern Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism, and Protestantism are similar is that each
    A. rejects the Old Testament as part of the Bible
    B. accepts the supreme authority of the Pope
    C. is a branch of Christianity
    D. was once the official religion of the Byzantine Empire
    C. is a branch of Christianity
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  17. Confucianism in traditional China served to
    A. maintain social order
    B. emphasize material wealth
    C. create ethnic unrest
    D. support democratic government
    A. maintain social order
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  18. Mansa Musa’s journey to Mecca in the 1300’s is evidence that
    A. Islam had a major influence on the Mali Empire
    B. European culture was superior to the cultures of western Africa
    C. the Crusades had a great influence on western Africa
    D. most African leaders were educated in the Middle East
    A. Islam had a major influence on the Mali Empire
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  19. “Beginning with childhood, all of man’s study is centered on one aim alone — to emerge successfully from the three days’ examination — and all he has in his mind is what success can bring to him in terms of power, influence, and prestige.”-Ye Shib, Chinese scholar
    This quotation refers to the Chinese
    A. religious practices
    B. social welfare system
    C. contemplation of nature
    D. civil service system
    D. civil service system
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  20. A major impact of Ancient Greece and Rome on Western Civilization was that
    A. Greek and Latin are still widely spoken in universities throughout the West
    B. Greek sculpture and Roman architecture were much admired and copied in the 18th and 19th centuries
    C. Greece and Rome transmitted Islamic philosophy to the areas they conquered
    D. the Greeks and Romans succeeded in achieving a classless society, which was later copied in Western Europe
    B. Greek sculpture and Roman architecture were much admired and copied in the 18th and 19th centuries
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  21. The Ancient Romans’ most significant contribution to Europe has been in the area of
    A. drama
    B. law
    C. economics
    D. poetry
    B. law
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  22. An immediate result of the fall of the Roman Empire was
    A. an increase in trade and manufacturing
    B. the growth of cities and dominance by the middle classCorrect Answer Number: 2
    C. a period of disorder and weak central government
    D. a renewed interest in education and the arts
    C. a period of disorder and weak central government
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  23. The Ancient Athenians are credited with
    A. eliminating slavery
    B. inventing the printing press
    C. inventing and using the wheel
    D. establishing governments that had democratic elements
    D. establishing governments that had democratic elements
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  24. A major contribution of the Roman Republic to Western European culture was the
    A. establishment of agricultural communes
    B. concept of government by laws
    C. rejection of the concept of slavery
    D. belief that political power should be controlled by the military
    B. concept of government by laws
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  25. Which ancient civilization established the basis of western democracy?
    A. Sumerian
    B. Egyptian
    C. Greek
    D. Phoenician
    C. Greek
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)

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