Test On World Civilization! Trivia Facts Quiz

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Test On World Civilization! Trivia Facts Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which factor most influenced a person’s social position in early Hindu societies?
    • A. 

      Education

    • B. 

      Birth

    • C. 

      Geographic location

    • D. 

      Individual achievement

  • 2. 
    Which social scientists are best known for studying the physical artifacts of a culture?
    • A. 

      Geographers

    • B. 

      Archaeologists

    • C. 

      Economists

    • D. 

      Sociologists

  • 3. 
    One way in which the Five Relationships, the Ten Commandments, and the Eightfold Path are similar is that they
    • A. 

      Promote polytheism

    • B. 

      Establish gender equality

    • C. 

      Provide codes of behavior

    • D. 

      Describe secularism

  • 4. 
    The Phoenicians are often referred to as the “carriers of civilization” because they
    • A. 

      Introduced Islam and Christianity to Central Africa

    • B. 

      Established colonies throughout northern Europe

    • C. 

      Developed the first carts with wheels

    • D. 

      Traded goods and spread ideas throughout the Mediterranean region

  • 5. 
    The exchange of silks and spices and the spread of Buddhism along the Silk Roads are examples of
    • A. 

      Cultural diffusion

    • B. 

      Self-sufficiency

    • C. 

      Ethnocentrism

    • D. 

      Desertification

  • 6. 
    Which statement about the Golden Age of Islam is a fact rather than an opinion?
    • A. 

      Islamic art was more abstract than Greek art.

    • B. 

      Muslims were the best early mathematicians.

    • C. 

      Islamic society preserved Greek and Roman culture.

    • D. 

      Muslim artists had more talent than European artists.

  • 7. 
    Which economic activity was the basis for most of the wealth and power of the West African empires of Ghana and Mali?
    • A. 

      Hunting and gathering

    • B. 

      Farming and cattle ranching

    • C. 

      Trading in salt and gold

    • D. 

      Working in bronze and brass

  • 8. 
    What was one reason that some Italian cities developed into major commercial and cultural centers during the 13th and 14th centuries?
    • A. 

      Unified central government

    • B. 

      Isolationist economic policies

    • C. 

      Geographic location

    • D. 

      System of social equality

  • 9. 
    The foreign policy of many Russian rulers supported the country’s desire for
    • A. 

      Access to inland cities

    • B. 

      More mineral resources

    • C. 

      Extensive canal systems

    • D. 

      Warm-water ports

  • 10. 
    One way in which the Magna Carta and the Glorious Revolution are similar is that each
    • A. 

      Strengthened the power of the pope

    • B. 

      Led to the exploration of Africa

    • C. 

      Limited the power of the English monarchy

    • D. 

      Settled religious conflicts

  • 11. 
    The encomienda system in Latin America was a direct result of the
    • A. 

      Crusades

    • B. 

      Age of Exploration

    • C. 

      Reformation

    • D. 

      Age of Reason

  • 12. 
    Sir Isaac Newton, Galileo Galilei, and Johannes Kepler are all directly associated with the
    • A. 

      Industrial Revolution

    • B. 

      Scientific Revolution

    • C. 

      English Revolution

    • D. 

      Agricultural Revolution

  • 13. 
    Which statement about Greek civilization is an opinion rather than a fact?
    • A. 

      Boys in Sparta were trained to be soldiers.

    • B. 

      Athens had a better culture than that of Sparta.

    • C. 

      Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle were Greek philosophers.

    • D. 

      Many adults in Athens did not have the right to vote.

  • 14. 
    The Golden Age of Muslim culture was best known for its
    • A. 

      Attempts to colonize North America

    • B. 

      Frequent conflicts between Christians and Jews

    • C. 

      Advances in mathematics, science, and medicine

    • D. 

      Policies to reduce trade between the Middle East and China

  • 15. 
    What is meant by Machiavelli’s belief that “the end justifies the means”?
    • A. 

      Leaders may use any method to achieve what is best for the state.

    • B. 

      The general public always acts in its own best interest.

    • C. 

      Pleasing all of the people at any given time is possible.

    • D. 

      Leaders must always act for the common good.

  • 16. 
    What was one influence of Mongol rule on the history of Russia?
    • A. 

      Contact with kingdoms in western Europe greatly increased.

    • B. 

      The Chinese writing system was introduced and adopted.

    • C. 

      Most Russians converted from Orthodox Christianity to Islam.

    • D. 

      Russian leaders adopted the idea of strong, centralized control of the empire.

  • 17. 
    • Timbuktu is known as a great center of learning and trade. • Walls of Great Zimbabwe reveal a powerful and rich society. • Complex culture produces brass sculptures in Benin. What generalization can be made on the basis of these statements?
    • A. 

      Religious beliefs were the most important element in many African societies.

    • B. 

      Some African societies achieved a high level of economic and cultural development.

    • C. 

      North African societies were more advanced than South African societies.

    • D. 

      Most African societies were hundreds of years behind Asian societies in using technology.

  • 18. 
    What was an important result of the Neolithic Revolution?
    • A. 

      Food supplies became more reliable.

    • B. 

      New sources of energy became available.

    • C. 

      People became more nomadic.

    • D. 

      Populations declined.

  • 19. 
    The growth of maritime and overland trading routes led to
    • A. 

      Decreased interest in inventions and technology

    • B. 

      The limited migration of peoples

    • C. 

      Increased cultural diffusion

    • D. 

      The development of subsistence agriculture

  • 20. 
    • Roman women could own property. • Roman women could make wills leaving their property to whomever they chose. A valid conclusion drawn from these facts is that Roman women
    • A. 

      Had the right to vote

    • B. 

      Enjoyed some legal rights

    • C. 

      Were equal to men

    • D. 

      Could hold political offices

  • 21. 
    Which belief is most closely associated with the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha)?
    • A. 

      People are born into a specific caste.

    • B. 

      Believers must follow the Ten Commandments.

    • C. 

      Followers must fast during Ramadan.

    • D. 

      People can overcome their desires by following the Eight-Fold Path.

  • 22. 
    Which empire had the greatest influence on the development of early Russia?
    • A. 

      Roman

    • B. 

      Byzantine

    • C. 

      Egyptian

    • D. 

      British

  • 23. 
    • Showing respect for parents • Maintaining family honor • Honoring all elders Which term is most closely related to these three actions?
    • A. 

      Nirvana

    • B. 

      Animism

    • C. 

      Filial piety

    • D. 

      Hadj (hajj)

  • 24. 
    The feudal systems in both medieval Europe and early Japan were characterized by
    • A. 

      A decentralized political system

    • B. 

      Religious diversity

    • C. 

      An increased emphasis on education

    • D. 

      The development of a wealthy middle class

  • 25. 
    The travels of Marco Polo and of Ibn Battuta were similar in that these travels
    • A. 

      Led to nationalistic movements

    • B. 

      Helped to spread the ideas of religious leaders

    • C. 

      Stimulated the expansion of trade

    • D. 

      Supported democratic forms of government

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