AP Ch's 7 & 13 Test

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  • 1. 
    General Zhang Jian is credited with introducing which of the following to China?
    • A. 

      Buddhism

    • B. 

      African medicines

    • C. 

      Alfalfa and wine grapes

    • D. 

      Persian rugs

  • 2. 
    Critical to the functioning of the Silk Road were:
    • A. 

      Imperial guards from various kingdoms along the way for protection of merchants.

    • B. 

      Steppe agriculturalists who sold food products to travelers

    • C. 

      Pastoralists who provided animals, handlers and protection along the road.

    • D. 

      Ferengi merchants who initiated standardized currency rates.

  • 3. 
    What military technologies did the Silk Road spread?
    • A. 

      The war elephant, hardtack, and Arabian horses

    • B. 

      Chariot warfare, mounted bowmen, and the stirrup

    • C. 

      The field hospital, the broadsword, and the poison arrow

    • D. 

      The lance, chain mail, and gunpowder

  • 4. 
    Turkish nomads were noted to live in what form of dwelling?
    • A. 

      Log cabins.

    • B. 

      Portable felt huts

    • C. 

      Subterranean caverns.

    • D. 

      Mud-brick fortresses.

  • 5. 
    The mariners involved in the Indian Ocean trade were
    • A. 

      All Africans from the sub-Saharan region.

    • B. 

      A multilingual and multiethnic group.

    • C. 

      Almost exclusively of Indian background.

    • D. 

      Primarily Arabic and Persian.

  • 6. 
    The Indian Ocean Maritime System forged economic and social ties between
    • A. 

      Russia, India, and China.

    • B. 

      Morocco, Arabia, and the Mediterranean Sea.

    • C. 

      Greece, Turkey, Arabia, and Persia.

    • D. 

      East Africa, Arabia, India, China, and Southeast Asia.

  • 7. 
    Ships in the Indian Ocean Maritime System were better prepared for long-distance travel than the Greeks because
    • A. 

      The Greeks were not interested in long-distance trade.

    • B. 

      They could take advantage of monsoon winds to drive their ships.

    • C. 

      The Greeks had to cover a larger amount of territory for colonies to support their homeland.

    • D. 

      Greek ships used square sails, which weighed more.

  • 8. 
    One difference between Indian Ocean and Mediterranean seafaring was that
    • A. 

      Indian Ocean traders usually established colonies.

    • B. 

      Mediterranean seamen rarely sailed far from shore.

    • C. 

      Mediterranean seamen were interested only in economic gains.

    • D. 

      Mediterranean ships relied on lateen sails.

  • 9. 
    A significant difference between ships of the Indian Ocean and those of the Mediterranean was:
    • A. 

      Triangular lanteen sails.

    • B. 

      Bitumen calk of boat bottoms.

    • C. 

      Rare use of oars.

    • D. 

      Pierced planks tied together.

    • E. 

      All of these

  • 10. 
    The early inhabitants of the East African island of Madagascar came from
    • A. 

      The dense forests of Central Africa.

    • B. 

      The Persian Gulf and Mesopotamia.

    • C. 

      The Indian subcontinent.

    • D. 

      The islands of Southeast Asia.

  • 11. 
    Transplanted foods carried by seafarers to Africa include
    • A. 

      Maize and beans.

    • B. 

      Coffee and beer

    • C. 

      Oranges and plums

    • D. 

      Yams and bananas.

  • 12. 
    Why was maritime trade better in Southeast Asia than in Western Asia?
    • A. 

      There were no women in port cities, so sailors didn't want to stop there.

    • B. 

      Religious differences did not allow trade between cultures.

    • C. 

      Ports had better access to fresh water and could sustain a permanent settlement.

    • D. 

      There were more mountains in western Asia and fewer ports.

  • 13. 
    Family life in the Indian Ocean coastal areas was considered more cosmopolitan because
    • A. 

      They were not economically tied to agriculture.

    • B. 

      Women were allowed to hold political offices.

    • C. 

      It was wealthier.

    • D. 

      Blended families were bicultural and bilingual.

  • 14. 
    The best primary evidence of early Saharan history consists of
    • A. 

      A vast number of rock paintings and engravings.

    • B. 

      The oral histories of Saharan nomads.

    • C. 

      The diary of a wandering Islamic scholar.

    • D. 

      Accounts by European travelers.

  • 15. 
    Which animal was most important to Saharan transportation?
    • A. 

      Horses

    • B. 

      Cows

    • C. 

      Camels

    • D. 

      Llamas

  • 16. 
    What natural resource provided the incentive to trade for southern Saharan dwellers?
    • A. 

      Salt

    • B. 

      Figs

    • C. 

      Cotton

    • D. 

      Caffeine

  • 17. 
    The most convincing evidence indicates that camels were introduced to the Sahara from
    • A. 

      West Africa.

    • B. 

      North Africa and the Mediterranean coast.

    • C. 

      India, via the Indian Ocean trade.

    • D. 

      Arabia.

  • 18. 
    The agricultural area bordering the Sahara Desert is called the Sahel, which in Arabic literally means
    • A. 

      Prairie and plains.

    • B. 

      The coast.

    • C. 

      A lush paradise.

    • D. 

      Almost-desert.

  • 19. 
    The importance of trans-Saharan trade was that it
    • A. 

      Connected North and South Africa.

    • B. 

      Linked the Silk Road to the Sand Routes.

    • C. 

      Spread Islam as a unifying force.

    • D. 

      Allowed expansion of the Mediterranean trade market for African gold.

  • 20. 
    The savannah region of Africa was characterized by
    • A. 

      Tropical rain forests

    • B. 

      Long grasses and scattered forests.

    • C. 

      Desert.

    • D. 

      Thick groves of trees.

  • 21. 
    Africa is the home to approximately how many languages, emphasizing its diversity?
    • A. 

      2000

    • B. 

      500

    • C. 

      1000

    • D. 

      2500

  • 22. 
    The most important African network of cultural exchange can be described as
    • A. 

      Mainly internal folk migrations within sub-Saharan Africa.

    • B. 

      The trade across the Sahara.

    • C. 

      Taking place only in North Africa.

    • D. 

      The Indian Ocean network.

  • 23. 
    Which of the following does not constitute a shared cultural heritage, or "great tradition"?
    • A. 

      Political unity

    • B. 

      Intellectual traditions

    • C. 

      Common legal and belief systems

    • D. 

      A written language

  • 24. 
    Which of the following is not an example of a broad common element underlying African life and culture?
    • A. 

      Cultivation by hoe and digging stick

    • B. 

      Concepts of kingship

    • C. 

      Distinctive musical characteristics

    • D. 

      A common language

  • 25. 
    According to a theory for explaining cultural unity in the sub-Saharan areas, populations moved into the Sahel because of
    • A. 

      Protection from invaders.

    • B. 

      Climate change.

    • C. 

      Religious persecution.

    • D. 

      Better natural resources.

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