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  • 1. 
    Which of the following civilizations did not trade along the Silk Road?
    • A. 

      The Han Dynasty

    • B. 

      The Olmec

    • C. 

      The Mauryans

    • D. 

      The Aksumites

  • 2. 
    All of these are true statements about Chandragupta Mauyra except:
    • A. 

      He united the first Indian Empire

    • B. 

      He had an army of 600,000 soldiers, 30,000 horses, and 9000 elephants

    • C. 

      He defeated Seleucus, one of Alexander the Great's generals

    • D. 

      He was the grandfather of Chandra Gupta

  • 3. 
    After the Battle of Kalinga, this Indian king had his turning point and embraced Buddhism.
    • A. 

      Selenus

    • B. 

      Chandragupta Maurya

    • C. 

      Asoka

    • D. 

      Chandra Gupta

  • 4. 
    All of these are true statements about Chandra Gupta except:
    • A. 

      He came to power by marrying a daughter of an influential royal family

    • B. 

      He formed India's first empire

    • C. 

      He united the empire after 500 years of invasion and turmoil

    • D. 

      He oversaw a great flowering of Hindu culture

  • 5. 
    A faith that teaches that desire causes suffering and that humans should overcome desire by following the Eightfold Path.
    • A. 

      Christianity

    • B. 

      Buddhism

    • C. 

      Hinduism

    • D. 

      Confucianism

  • 6. 
    All of these are achievements of the Indian culture except:
    • A. 

      1,000 years before Columbus, Indian astronomers proved that the Earth was round

    • B. 

      Created modern numbers, zero, and the decimal system

    • C. 

      Calculated pi

    • D. 

      Invented paper

  • 7. 
    The Gupta Empire fell to the Hunas, a relative of the Huns.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    All of these are true statements about the Han Dynasty except:
    • A. 

      Liu Bang declared himself first emperor of the dynasty

    • B. 

      It lasted for over 400 years

    • C. 

      People today still call themselves "children of the Han"

    • D. 

      The Han leaders never lost power to rule the dynasty

  • 9. 
    When Liu Bang died, his wife Empress Lu seized power from her sons and ruled the Han Dynasty.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    This philosophy taught respect for your parents and elders is important to a well-ordered society and that social order, harmony, and good government should be based on strong family relationships.
    • A. 

      Christianity

    • B. 

      Buddhism

    • C. 

      Confucianism

    • D. 

      Hinduism

  • 11. 
    Hinduism enveloped Buddha and in time began to worship him as another incarnation of Vishnu (a Hindu god) and not as a mortal teacher.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The Han Dynasty fell to the Monguls.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The only one of the following societies to convert to Christianity.
    • A. 

      The Mauryan Empire

    • B. 

      The Han Dynasty

    • C. 

      The Kingdom of Aksum

    • D. 

      The Zapotec

  • 14. 
    All of the following are achievements of the Kingdom of Aksum except:
    • A. 

      The only known African kingdom to have developed a written language

    • B. 

      One of the few civilizations to conquer Islamic invaders

    • C. 

      First state south of the Sahara to mint it's own coins

    • D. 

      Created the method of terrace farming

  • 15. 
    In present day Ethiopia, where the Kingdom of Aksum once existed, they believe that they have the Ark of the Covenant.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Like the Gupta Empire, the Kingdom of Aksum also fell to the Huns.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    It is believed that the people of the Olmec and Zapotec societies worshipped the "Jaguar Spirit."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    All of the following are achievements of the Zapotec except:
    • A. 

      They had a hieroglyphic writing system

    • B. 

      They influenced the development of future urban centers

    • C. 

      They built larger pyramids

    • D. 

      They invented the collared harness for horses to pull plows

  • 19. 
    The decline of the Olmec and Zapotec remains a mystery.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Which early society do historians know the least about?
    • A. 

      India: The Maurya and Gupta Empires

    • B. 

      China: The Han Dynasty

    • C. 

      Africa: The Kingdom of Aksum

    • D. 

      The Americas: The Olmec and the Zapotec