US History T1

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  • 1. 
    What body of water did the first people who came to America cross over?
    • A. 

      Barren Sea

    • B. 

      Pacific Ocean

    • C. 

      Atlantic Ocean

    • D. 

      Arctic Ocean

  • 2. 
    Civilization based in Andes Mountains in modern day Chile
    • A. 

      Mayans

    • B. 

      Incas

    • C. 

      Aztecs

  • 3. 
    Civilization based in Central America
    • A. 

      Aztecs

    • B. 

      Mayans

    • C. 

      Incas

  • 4. 
    Civilization based in Mexico
    • A. 

      Aztecs

    • B. 

      Incas

    • C. 

      Mayans

  • 5. 
    Known for vast system of roads
    • A. 

      Mayans

    • B. 

      Incas

    • C. 

      Aztecs

  • 6. 
    Known for vast groups of city states
    • A. 

      Aztecs

    • B. 

      Incas

    • C. 

      Mayans

  • 7. 
    Known for human sacrifices
    • A. 

      Incas

    • B. 

      Aztecs

    • C. 

      Mayans

  • 8. 
    Known for major city of Tenochtitlan
    • A. 

      Incas

    • B. 

      Aztecs

    • C. 

      Mayans

  • 9. 
    Concept of 0
    • A. 

      Incas

    • B. 

      Aztecs

    • C. 

      Mayans

  • 10. 
    Number of people in America before era of exploration
    • A. 

      75-100 million

    • B. 

      25-75 million

    • C. 

      100-150 million

  • 11. 
    Ancient native American settlement in present day St. Louis
    • A. 

      Cahokia

    • B. 

      Aguaquiri

    • C. 

      Arnakalali

  • 12. 
    The Iroquois was an alliance of 5 tribes.  What is this term called?
    • A. 

      Union

    • B. 

      Pact

    • C. 

      Confederation

    • D. 

      Legal Binding

  • 13. 
    Time period of "rebirth"
    • A. 

      Middle Ages

    • B. 

      Renaissance

    • C. 

      Middle Earth

    • D. 

      Enlightenment

  • 14. 
    Peasants who are bound to the soil are known as...
    • A. 

      Lower class

    • B. 

      Servants

    • C. 

      Uneducated

    • D. 

      Serfs

  • 15. 
    Government system in the Middle Ages
    • A. 

      Democracy

    • B. 

      Socialism

    • C. 

      Feudalism

    • D. 

      Monarchy

  • 16. 
    Why are middle ages sometimes referred to as the dark ages?
    • A. 

      No education and new ideas

    • B. 

      Lack of food

    • C. 

      Bad government

  • 17. 
    Study of earth and how people use it's resources
    • A. 

      Geography

    • B. 

      Geology

  • 18. 
    Head of Roman Catholic church that started crusades
    • A. 

      Pope Constantine

    • B. 

      Pope Alexander III

    • C. 

      Pope Urban II

  • 19. 
    Townspeople bought these as a way to get out of serfdom
    • A. 

      Charters

    • B. 

      Pacts

    • C. 

      Degrees

    • D. 

      Law Orders

  • 20. 
    Invented printing press
    • A. 

      Glutenburg

    • B. 

      Glutentein

    • C. 

      Valwinkle

  • 21. 
    Italian city that started the renaissance
    • A. 

      Naples

    • B. 

      Staples

    • C. 

      Venice

    • D. 

      Florance

  • 22. 
    Pride on ones country
    • A. 

      Nationalism

    • B. 

      Patriotism

    • C. 

      National Pride

  • 23. 
    Business that sells stick to investors in return for capital
    • A. 

      Stock holder

    • B. 

      Joint stock

    • C. 

      Stock broker

  • 24. 
    Reached Cape of Good Hope
    • A. 

      Portuguese

    • B. 

      Dias

    • C. 

      DeGama

  • 25. 
    Lack of fruits and vegetables
    • A. 

      Malnutrition

    • B. 

      Scurvy

    • C. 

      Starvation

  • 26. 
    5 Pillars of Islam
  • 27. 
    Founder of Islam
    • A. 

      Muhammad

    • B. 

      Dias

    • C. 

      DeGama

  • 28. 
    Holy cities of Islam
  • 29. 
    Leader of the Monguls
    • A. 

      Genghis Khan

    • B. 

      Gangar Kan

    • C. 

      Kublai Khan

    • D. 

      Mangu

  • 30. 
    Warriors in feudal Japan
    • A. 

      Ninjas

    • B. 

      Samurai

    • C. 

      Huns

  • 31. 
    Main trading center in Mali
    • A. 

      Timbuktu

    • B. 

      Songhai

    • C. 

      Cairo