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History 1111

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Practice exam for my history final

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  • 1. 
    Many archeaologist believe these people to be the ancestors of the indigenous peoples of the western hemisphere.
    • A. 

      Olmecs

    • B. 

      Tainos

    • C. 

      Clovis

    • D. 

      Aztecs

  • 2. 
    This society was the first in the Mesoamerica to build cities.
    • A. 

      Olmecs

    • B. 

      Aztecs

    • C. 

      Toltecs

    • D. 

      Maya

  • 3. 
    A milpa is a...
    • A. 

      Dried leaves of a plant from which cocaine derived

    • B. 

      A tuber which can be cooked in many ways

    • C. 

      A system used in central Mexico that was called a floating garden

    • D. 

      A system of effective agriculture used throughout Mesoamerica that relied on crop rotation and the planting of multiple crops in a single field.

  • 4. 
    This term is used to designate the warrior class among the Aztecs.
    • A. 

      Tequiua

    • B. 

      Maceualti

    • C. 

      Iyac

    • D. 

      Tlalmaiti

  • 5. 
    This Toltec leader became the first king of the Aztec...
  • 6. 
    In the center of this great city stood the pyramid of the Sun and the pyramid of the Moon.
    • A. 

      Tecuhti

    • B. 

      Teotihuacan

    • C. 

      Maceualtin

    • D. 

      Tenochtitlan

  • 7. 
    The principle crop in the Americas was______.
  • 8. 
    An intricate system of knotted and colored strings used by early Peruvian cultures to store information such as the census and tax records.
    • A. 

      Chinampas

    • B. 

      Manioc

    • C. 

      Khipu

    • D. 

      Zamna

  • 9. 
    In Peru, ______ was the principle crop.
  • 10. 
    The Ohio and Mississippi Valley contained the ____________.
  • 11. 
    __________ is the Book of Council which is a collection of mythological narratives and dynastic histories that constitutes the primary record of the Maya civilization.
    • A. 

      Popul Vuh

    • B. 

      Islamic Bible

    • C. 

      Quetzalcoatl

    • D. 

      Hebrew Bible

  • 12. 
    As the Mongol Empire grew in size, the need of an administrative center compelled the Khan to make this city the Mongol capital.
    • A. 

      Kamikaze

    • B. 

      Mongolia

    • C. 

      Manchuria

    • D. 

      Karakorum

  • 13. 
    Under this grandson of Chinggis, the Mongols completed their conquest of China.
    • A. 

      Rashid al-Din

    • B. 

      Chandragupta

    • C. 

      Ogodei

    • D. 

      Khubilai

  • 14. 
    Originally a Jew from Persia, this son of an apothecary converted to Islam and eventually became the prime minister of Persia.
    • A. 

      Chandragupta

    • B. 

      Khubilai

    • C. 

      Rashid al-Din

    • D. 

      Ogodei

  • 15. 
    The popularity of this Venetian traveler's record of his journey to China spurred European interest in finding new routes to Asia.
    • A. 

      Rashid Al-Din

    • B. 

      Marco Polo

    • C. 

      Americas Vespucci

    • D. 

      Christopher Columbus

  • 16. 
    Which of the following was not a subdivision of the Turkic people.
    • A. 

      Mongols

    • B. 

      Khubilia

    • C. 

      Sogdians

    • D. 

      Olmecs

  • 17. 
    These East Asian nomads lived in tents called Yurt.
    • A. 

      Mongols

    • B. 

      Sogdians

    • C. 

      Olmecs

    • D. 

      Aztecs