Global Studies Midterm Exam Review

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  • 1. 
    Nomad
    • A. 

      The territories ruled by ancient Rome which at one time encompassed most of the Mediterranean world and parts of France, England, and Germany. The empire lasted from 27 BCE to 395 CE.

    • B. 

      A person who belongs to a group of people who move from place to place seasonally in search of food and water.

    • C. 

      A society that has a high level of culture and social organization including organized government, job specialization, and a organized belief system.

    • D. 

      A person who is skilled at a craft, such as weaving, or woodcarving.


  • 2. 
    Silk Road
    • A. 

      A person who specializes in the study of astronomical bodies.

    • B. 

      A hard, fine ceramic material used to make a variety of products.

    • C. 

      Trade route from China to the Middle East.

    • D. 

      Political ruler of a country of nation. Similar to a king.


  • 3. 

    Where is this used?
    • A. 

      Japan

    • B. 

      Rome

    • C. 

      China

    • D. 

      Gupta


  • 4. 
    The Qur'an is?
    • A. 

      Islamic holy book.

    • B. 

      A Mesoamerican civilization of Central America and southern Mexico. Achievements include mathematics,architecture,and a 365 day a year calendar. They flourished between the 4th and 12th centuries C.E..

    • C. 

      A record keeping system that used colored,knotted string developed by the Incan Civilization.

    • D. 

      A time in a culture of high achievement in arts,literature,and science. Generally occurs in times of peace.


  • 5. 
    A collection of nations or peoples ruled by a single authority,usually a monarch,but can be other systems of government as well.
    • A. 

      Hieroglyphics

    • B. 

      City-State

    • C. 

      Culture

    • D. 

      Empire


  • 6. 
    Which activity occurred during the Golden Age of Muslim culture?
    • A. 

      Destruction of books containing Greek and Roman ideas

    • B. 

      Beginning of pilgrimages to Mecca

    • C. 

      Major discoveries in mathematics and science

    • D. 

      Opposition to freedom of thought and to foreign ideas by rulers


  • 7. 
    The contributions of the Golden Age of Islamic civilization include
    • A. 

      Advances in mathematics

    • B. 

      Irrigation systems

    • C. 

      Polytheistic beliefs

    • D. 

      Gunpowder and guns


  • 8. 
    One reason for the development of an early civilization in the Tigris-Euphrates river valleys was that
    • A. 

      The location protected the people from land invasion

    • B. 

      Periodic flooding left rich soil,which was ideal for farming

    • C. 

      These rivers provided a direct trade route between Europe and Asia

    • D. 

      These rivers flowed into the Mediterranean Sea


  • 9. 
    Which characteristic did the early civilizations that developed along the Nile,the Tigris-Euphrates and the Huang He (Yellow River) have in common?
    • A. 

      Each society’s religious beliefs were based on monotheism

    • B. 

      Urban communities were built using iron and steel tools

    • C. 

      The form of government in each community was based on male suffrage

    • D. 

      Transportation and communication were promoted by a mild climate, fertile soil, and natural waterways


  • 10. 
    The early civilizations of the Nile River Valley, Mesopotamia, and the Yellow River Valley were similar because they were
    • A. 

      Industrialized societies

    • B. 

      Monotheistic

    • C. 

      Dependent on fertile land

    • D. 

      Dependent on each other for trade


  • 11. 
    One way in which the civilizations of the Sumerians, the Phoenicians, and the Maya were similar is that each
    • A. 

      Developed extensive writing systems

    • B. 

      Emphasized equality in education

    • C. 

      Established monotheistic religions

    • D. 

      Encouraged democratic participation in government


  • 12. 

    What Map Projection?This projection shows direction accurately, but it distorts size, especially away from the equator. Land masses near the North and South poles appear to be much larger than they really are. Sailors favor this projection because determining direction is the most important part of plotting a ship's course.
    • A. 

      Polar Projection

    • B. 

      Robinson Projection

    • C. 

      Goode's Interrupted Projection

    • D. 

      Mercator Projection


  • 13. 
    Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem and the Great Pyramid in Egypt are examples of
    • A. 

      Architectural accomplishments that reflect religious beliefs

    • B. 

      The influence of Buddhist architecture on conquered nations

    • C. 

      Ancient architectural monuments no longer in use

    • D. 

      The influence of cultural diffusion on contemporary architecture


  • 14. 
    According the teachings of Confucius, the key to the successful organization of society is that
    • A. 

      The ruler should be chosen democratically

    • B. 

      The evil in humans must be eliminated

    • C. 

      Ancestor worship should be discontinued

    • D. 

      Individuals should know and do what is expected of them


  • 15. 
    The Analects:“In his [the leader] personal conduct, he was respectful. In his serving his superiors, he was reverent. In his nourishing the people, he was kind. In governing the people, he was righteous.” — ConfuciusThese selections show that the ancient civilizations who developed these concepts placed emphasis on
    • A. 

      Trade

    • B. 

      Law

    • C. 

      Anarchy

    • D. 

      Architecture


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