Democracy And Ancient Civilization Final Exam

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  • 1. 
    Base your answer to question 1 on the announcement below and on your knowledge of social studies. Which term best describes the items mentioned  in this announcement?
    • A. 

      Icons

    • B. 

      Fossils

    • C. 

      Artifacts

    • D. 

      Replicas

  • 2. 
    One way in which South Korea, Saudi Arabia,  and India are geographically similar is that each  is located on
    • A. 

      An island

    • B. 

      An archipelago

    • C. 

      An isthmus

    • D. 

      A peninsula

  • 3. 
    Which statement represents a characteristic of democracy?
    • A. 

      Religious leaders control government policy

    • B. 

      Citizens are the source of power in government

    • C. 

      The government limits the thoughts and actions of the people

    • D. 

      The laws of the government are made by influential military officers

  • 4. 
    The Bantu cleared the land, then fertilized it with ashes. When the land could no longer support their families, the Bantu moved further south. By 1110 B.C., the Bantu had spread their rich culture throughout central and southern Africa.  Which agricultural technique is described in this passage?
    • A. 

      Irrigation

    • B. 

      Terrace farming

    • C. 

      Slash-and-burn

    • D. 

      Crop rotation

  • 5. 
    Which ancient civilization is associated with the Twelve Tables, an extensive road system, and the poets Horace and Virgil?
    • A. 

      Babylonian

    • B. 

      Greek

    • C. 

      Phoenician

    • D. 

      Roman

  • 6. 
    The term feudalism is best defined as a
    • A. 

      Holy war between Christians and Muslims

    • B. 

      Process in which goods are traded for other goods

    • C. 

      Division of political power between three separate branches

    • D. 

      System in which land is exchanged for military service and loyalty

  • 7. 
    Which title best completes the partial outline below? I. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– A. Incorporation of European and Arabic ideas in architecture B. Preservation of Greco-Roman ideas C. Spread of Orthodox Christianity into Russia D. Development of Justinian Code
    • A. 

      Age of Discovery

    • B. 

      Byzantine Empire

    • C. 

      Persian Empire

    • D. 

      Crusades

  • 8. 
    Base your answer to question 8 on the illustration below and on your knowledge of social studies Based on the information in this illustration, which statement about the society of ancient Egypt is accurate?
    • A. 

      The women had equal status to the men

    • B. 

      The social structure was hierarchical

    • C. 

      Social mobility was unrestricted

    • D. 

      Soldiers outnumbered farmers

  • 9. 
    Which statement about the Mongol Empire is accurate?
    • A. 

      The Mongols developed a highly technological society that emphasized formal education

    • B. 

      European monarchies became a model for the early Mongol governments

    • C. 

      Pax Mongolia led to regional stability, increasing trade on the Silk Road

    • D. 

      The Mongols adopted Roman Catholicism as the official religion of the empire

  • 10. 
    Which period in European history is most closely associated with Leonardo da Vinci, Michaelangelo, William Shakespeare, and Nicolaus Copernicus?
    • A. 

      Early Middle Ages

    • B. 

      Renaissance

    • C. 

      Age of Absolutism

    • D. 

      Enlightenment

  • 11. 
    What was one of the primary reasons for the spread of the bubonic plague?
    • A. 

      increase in trade

    • B. 

      Colonization of the Americas

    • C. 

      Development of the manorial system

    • D. 

      Economic decline

  • 12. 
    Which situation is considered a cause of the other three?
    • A. 

      Religious unity declines throughout Europe

    • B. 

      The Catholic Counter-Reformation begins

    • C. 

      The power of the Roman Catholic Church decreases

    • D. 

      Martin Luther posts the Ninety-five Theses

  • 13. 
    Base your answer to question 13 on the table below and on your knowledge of social studies. Which statement can best be supported by the information in this table?
    • A. 

      The population of Paris increased between 1250 and 1450

    • B. 

      The populations of Cairo and Nanking were higher in 1250 than in 1450

    • C. 

      The population of most large cities exceeded one million people in 1450

    • D. 

      The population of Peking increased more than the population of Canton between 1250 and 1450

  • 14. 
    Base your answer to question 14 on the passage below and on your knowledge of social studies. It would be wrong to call the Ottoman  Empire a purely Islamic state.  It was  not.  It was a state that claimed some  kind of an attachment, some kind of  allegiance to Islam, but combined it  with other forms of heritage from the  Byzantine tradition or from the Turkic  tradition that did not really correspond  to Islam.  So they always had this very,  very pragmatic approach to Islam. — Professor Edhem Eldem, Bogazici University, NPR News, All Things Considered, August 18, 2004 This author is suggesting that during the Ottoman Empire
    • A. 

      Religion was mingled with historic traditions

    • B. 

      Most people belonged to minority religions

    • C. 

      Rulers tried to separate politics from religion

    • D. 

      Rulers operated under a strict set of laws

  • 15. 
    • Foreign rulers were overthrown.  • Admiral Zheng He established trade links.  • Civil service exams were reinstated.   These events in history occurred during the rule of the
    • A. 

      Mughal dynasty in India

    • B. 

      Abbasid dynasty in the Middle East

    • C. 

      Ming dynasty in China

    • D. 

      Tokugawa shogunate in Japan

  • 16. 
    What was the primary economic policy used by the Spanish with their Latin American colonies?
    • A. 

      Embargoes

    • B. 

      tariffs

    • C. 

      Boycotts

    • D. 

      Mercantilism

  • 17. 
    In  Two Treatises of Government, John Locke  wrote that the purpose of government was to
    • A. 

      Keep kings in power

    • B. 

      Regulate the economy

    • C. 

      Expand territory

    • D. 

      Protect natural rights

  • 18. 
    Base your answer to question 18 on the map below and on your knowledge of social studies. Which generalization is best supported by the information on this map?
    • A. 

      No trade occurred between East Africa and the Persian Gulf region

    • B. 

      The monsoon winds influenced trade between East Africa and India.

    • C. 

      Trading states developed primarily in the interior of East Africa

    • D. 

      Trade encouraged the spread of Islam from East Africa to Arabia

  • 19. 
    Base your answer to question 19 on the summaries of the “New Laws” quoted below and on your knowledge of social studies. . . . Art. 31. All Indians held in encomienda by  the viceroys, by their lieutenants, royal officers,  prelates, monasteries, hospitals, religious houses,  mints, the treasury, etc., are to be transferred  forthwith to the Crown. . . .  Art. 38. Lawsuits involving Indians are no longer  to be tried in the Indies, or by the Council of  the Indies, but must be pleaded before the King  himself. . . . — New Laws issued by Emperor Charles V, 1542–1543 One purpose of these laws was to
    • A. 

      Reduce local authority and increase central control

    • B. 

      Increase religious authority and limit secular influences

    • C. 

      Guarantee citizenship to Indians while supporting traditional practices

    • D. 

      Promote economic development while expanding political rights for Indians

  • 20. 
    One major effect of Napoleon’s rule of France was that it led to
    • A. 

      An increase in the power of the Roman Catholic Church

    • B. 

      Massive emigration to the Americas

    • C. 

      Trade agreements with Great Britain

    • D. 

      A restoration of political stability

  • 21. 
    Which idea is most closely associated with laissezfaire economics?
    • A. 

      Communes

    • B. 

      Trade unionism

    • C. 

      Subsistence agriculture

    • D. 

      Free trade

  • 22. 
    In the 19th century, a major reason for Irish migration to North America was to
    • A. 

      Gain universal suffrage

    • B. 

      Avoid malaria outbreaks

    • C. 

      Flee widespread famine

    • D. 

      Escape a civil war

  • 23. 
    A major goal of both the Sepoy Mutiny in India and the Boxer Rebellion in China was to
    • A. 

      Rid their countries of foreigners

    • B. 

      Expand their respective territories

    • C. 

      Receive international military support

    • D. 

      Restore an absolute monarch to the throne

  • 24. 
    Early exploration of Africa by Europeans was hindered by the
    • A. 

      Lack of natural resources in Africa

    • B. 

      Alliances between African kingdoms

    • C. 

      Isolationist policies of European monarchs

    • D. 

      Many different physical features of Africa

  • 25. 
    Which action taken by the Meiji government encouraged industrialization in 19th-century Japan?
    • A. 

      Building a modern transportation system

    • B. 

      Limiting the number of ports open to foreign trade

    • C. 

      forcing families to settle on collective farm

    • D. 

      Establishing a system of trade guilds

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