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AP World History - ChAPter 4,5,6

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Advanced Placement Quizzes & Trivia
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  • 1. 
    The Greeks differed from the later Romans in that the Greeks...
    • A. 

      Were better engineers and builders

    • B. 

      Built a strongly centralized empire

    • C. 

      Specialized more in scientific thought

  • 2. 
    Hellenistic culture gets its name from the synthesis of Middle Eastern culture and _______ culture.
    • A. 

      Greek

    • B. 

      Roman

    • C. 

      Persian

    • D. 

      Carthaginian

  • 3. 
    Cyris the Great and the religion of Zoroastrianism were from which world civilization?
    • A. 

      Rome

    • B. 

      Macedon

    • C. 

      Persia

    • D. 

      Greece

    • E. 

      Arabia

  • 4. 
    Which Greek word means "rule of the best"?
    • A. 

      Aristocracy

    • B. 

      Democracy

    • C. 

      Monarchy

    • D. 

      Patriarchy

  • 5. 
    Peloponnesian Wars were won by the Spartans over Athens, but both were depleted, and this allowed who to invade and conquer Greece?
    • A. 

      Rome

    • B. 

      Carthage

    • C. 

      Macedon

    • D. 

      Persia

  • 6. 
    Which of the following did Greeks and later Romans need from their colonies sich as Sicily and North Africa?
    • A. 

      Grain

    • B. 

      Wine

    • C. 

      Meat

    • D. 

      Fruit

    • E. 

      Vegetables

  • 7. 
    Which classical society lagged begind the other two in developing practical production technology?
    • A. 

      Indian

    • B. 

      Greco-Roman

    • C. 

      Chinese

  • 8. 
    The long quotation in the document in the reading called "Rome and a Values Chrisis " was written by...
    • A. 

      Cicero

    • B. 

      Julius Caesar

    • C. 

      Sophocle

    • D. 

      Socrates

  • 9. 
    Which of the following was most characteristic of Greco-Roman religion?
    • A. 

      A great spiritual passion

    • B. 

      An emphasis on the after life

    • C. 

      A rather human and of-this-world approach

    • D. 

      A monotheistic focus

  • 10. 
    Which of the following would characterice Greeks much more than the Romans?
    • A. 

      An interest in engineering

    • B. 

      Road building

    • C. 

      Original, innovative, and realistic sculptures

    • D. 

      The use of domes in construction

  • 11. 
    Which of the following produced an elaborate theor of the sun's motion around a stationary earth?
    • A. 

      Socrates

    • B. 

      Ptolemy

    • C. 

      Sophocles

    • D. 

      Cicero

  • 12. 
    On which of the following continents would you find Axum and Kush?
    • A. 

      South America

    • B. 

      Europe

    • C. 

      North America

    • D. 

      Asia

    • E. 

      Africa

  • 13. 
    Which of the following was not something mentioned in the reading that nomads helped to spread from one civilization to another?
    • A. 

      Islam

    • B. 

      Saddles

    • C. 

      Papermaking

    • D. 

      Plague

    • E. 

      Confucianism

  • 14. 
    In which country would you have found the Yellow Turbans?
    • A. 

      India

    • B. 

      China

    • C. 

      Persia

    • D. 

      Japan

    • E. 

      Kush

  • 15. 
    Which civilization is the oldest in the Americas?
    • A. 

      Mayas

    • B. 

      Olmecs

    • C. 

      Aztecs

    • D. 

      Incas

  • 16. 
    According to legend, which apostle went to India and establish churches in the first centurty AD?
    • A. 

      Peter

    • B. 

      Thomas

    • C. 

      Paul

    • D. 

      John

    • E. 

      Matthew

  • 17. 
    Which of the following did the two early American civilizations not have that the big 3 classic civilizations did have?
    • A. 

      Bronze making ability

    • B. 

      Iron making ability

    • C. 

      Farming

    • D. 

      Cities

  • 18. 
    Which list is most accurate in  terms of the size of its world membership? (Largest to Smallest)
    • A. 

      Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Shintoism

    • B. 

      Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism

    • C. 

      Christianity, Shintoism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism

    • D. 

      Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism

    • E. 

      Islam Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is a characteristic of both the Parthian and Sassanid Empires?
    • A. 

      Both conquered parts of the old Western Roman Empire

    • B. 

      Both served as bridges between the Mediterranean world and the East

    • C. 

      Both used Latin and Greek as governmental languages.

    • D. 

      Both ultimately became Roman Catholic.

  • 20. 
    As Christianity grew in Europe during the declining days of the Roman Empire, which of the following religions surged into a declining classical China?
    • A. 

      Buddhism

    • B. 

      Islam

    • C. 

      Orthodox Christianity

    • D. 

      Hinduism

    • E. 

      Shintoism

  • 21. 
    What did Buddhism teach about women that should have weakended patriarchy in Chine but ultimately did not?
    • A. 

      Women were inferior to men

    • B. 

      Women were equal to men in marriage

    • C. 

      Women had souls like men

    • D. 

      Women should be able to choose their own husbands

  • 22. 
    Which of the following religions or pholosophies has never dominated a whole civilization?
    • A. 

      Hinduism

    • B. 

      Buddhism

    • C. 

      Christianity

    • D. 

      Confucianism

    • E. 

      Islam

  • 23. 
    Which of the following most accurately portrays the role of women in bedouin society?
    • A. 

      They had a higher status and greater freedom than did women in neighboring civilizations.

    • B. 

      They had a more inferior role in the family than women did in neighboring societies.

    • C. 

      They had a nearly equal status with men in bedouin society.

    • D. 

      They had a slightly superior status compared with bedouin men.

  • 24. 
    How did Chinese invention of paper first begin to spread to the west?
    • A. 

      Marco Polo came back to Italy with samples.

    • B. 

      Islamie troops capture some papermakers in western China.

    • C. 

      Euro merchants in China stole a paper making machine and returned to France.

    • D. 

      The Chinese gave technology as a gift to a European King.

  • 25. 
    The Quran is believed by the Muslims to have been revealed to Muhammad through _________
    • A. 

      Matthew

    • B. 

      Gabriel

    • C. 

      Khadijah

    • D. 

      Michael

  • 26. 
    • A. 

      Footbinding

    • B. 

      Sati

    • C. 

      Zakat

    • D. 

      Umma

  • 27. 
    Besides religion, which of the following does your book say is the other "engine of change in the postclassical period"?
    • A. 

      Politics

    • B. 

      Technology

    • C. 

      Commerce

    • D. 

      War

  • 28. 
    Which of the following was one of "the most revered religious shrines in Pre-Islamic Arabia"?
    • A. 

      The Umayyad

    • B. 

      The Ka'ba

    • C. 

      The Kadijah

    • D. 

      The Shakh

  • 29. 
    • A. 

      Qiblas

    • B. 

      Zakats

    • C. 

      Qazirs

    • D. 

      Minarets

    • E. 

      Hadiths

  • 30. 
    The Umayyad muslims continued to rule their empire that stretched from _______ in Europe to the steppes of centras Asia. 
    • A. 

      England

    • B. 

      Italy

    • C. 

      Spain

    • D. 

      Germany