World History Practice Test

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World History Quizzes & Trivia

World History review quiz for exam. . . all questions are from previous tests made by Catherine Schildknect


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  • 1. 
    What was a crucial factor in African trade across the Sahara for the Berbers?
    • A. 

      Gold

    • B. 

      Camels

    • C. 

      Salt

    • D. 

      Slaves

  • 2. 
    Which of the following rulers created a dramatic groth in arts and sciences?
    • A. 

      The Umayyads

    • B. 

      The Abbasids

    • C. 

      The Byzantines

    • D. 

      The Fatimids

  • 3. 
    What was Muhammad's Job when he recieved his revalations?
    • A. 

      Banker

    • B. 

      Caravan Manager

    • C. 

      Farmer

    • D. 

      Military Officer

  • 4. 
    TRUE/FALSE: The advance of the Muslims into western europe was stopped at the Battle  of Tours
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The walls of the Great Enclosure at Great Zimbabwe are 800 feet long, 17 feet thick and 32 feet high. What was the purpose if the Great Enclosure?
    • A. 

      It was to hold prisoners

    • B. 

      It was a storage unit for goods

    • C. 

      It was a traning camp of artisans

    • D. 

      The purpose is not known

  • 6. 
    Kush declined because of the rise of
    • A. 

      The Italin civilization, which conqured Kush early in its development

    • B. 

      The nubians, a powerful trading civilization to the south

    • C. 

      Axum, a New power located in what is now Ethiopia

    • D. 

      The Moroccans, who taught the Kushites how to smelt iron ore

  • 7. 
    Many African Societies were matrilineal meaning...
    • A. 

      Mothers were warriors

    • B. 

      Women could travel alone

    • C. 

      Decent was traced through the mother

    • D. 

      Women Could vote

    • E. 

      Hannah tobin is the coolest person ever ;)

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is the 1st of the great trading states to emerge in West Africa?
    • A. 

      Ghana

    • B. 

      Axum

    • C. 

      Nubia

    • D. 

      Cincinnati

  • 9. 
    Infects both humans and animals with sleeping sickness...
    • A. 

      Patrilineal

    • B. 

      Salt

    • C. 

      Diviners

    • D. 

      Tsetse fly

  • 10. 
    United the people of Mali...
    • A. 

      Diviners

    • B. 

      Sundiata Keita

    • C. 

      Axum

    • D. 

      Tsetse fly

  • 11. 
    Site of a grand mosque built of coral
    • A. 

      Sankore

    • B. 

      Mansa Munsa

    • C. 

      Swahili

    • D. 

      Kilwa

  • 12. 
    Owned the fleets of the desert...
    • A. 

      Berbers

    • B. 

      King Ezana

    • C. 

      Lineage groups

    • D. 

      The griots

  • 13. 
    A high yield crop grown for food by the Bantus
    • A. 

      Iron

    • B. 

      Yams

    • C. 

      Sorghum

    • D. 

      Rocks

  • 14. 
    The Nok culture is the oldest known West african culture to...
    • A. 

      Have 3 females to every 1 male

    • B. 

      Pass their culture through story telling and music

    • C. 

      Have created sculptures

    • D. 

      Devlop a game like basketball

  • 15. 
    The offical religion is Axum was...
    • A. 

      Islam

    • B. 

      Judaism

    • C. 

      Christianity

  • 16. 
    Covers 10% of Africa
    • A. 

      Rain Forest

    • B. 

      Desert

    • C. 

      Tundra

    • D. 

      Ghana

  • 17. 
    Which of the 5 pillars of Islam must be done 5 times a day
    • A. 

      Prayer

    • B. 

      Fasting

    • C. 

      Pilgrimage

    • D. 

      Charity

  • 18. 
    Muhammad began to meditate in the hills because...
    • A. 

      Mecca was too crowed

    • B. 

      The gap between honesty and greediness was troubling him

    • C. 

      There was a war

    • D. 

      He didn't love his wife any more

  • 19. 
    With a population of 200,000 which of the following was Europe's largest city after Constantinople?
    • A. 

      Baghdad

    • B. 

      Madinah

    • C. 

      Rome

    • D. 

      Cordoba

  • 20. 
    It was through the Muslim world that Europeans
    • A. 

      Were able to obtain products from Spain and Egypt

    • B. 

      Recoved the works of Aristotle and other greek Philosophers

    • C. 

      Could finally understand how cool hannah tobin was

    • D. 

      Discovered tobacco

  • 21. 
    During the Abbasis dynasty the council that advised the caliph was led by a prime minister known as a(n) ______
    • A. 

      Sultan

    • B. 

      Astrolabe

    • C. 

      Vizier

    • D. 

      Holy Book

  • 22. 
    Muslim scholar and scientist Ibn Sina wrote a medical encyclopedia that
    • A. 

      Was translated to latin and became a basic textbook in europe

    • B. 

      Was translated to greek and became a basic textbook in europe

    • C. 

      Was translated to spanish and became a basic textbook in europe

    • D. 

      Is still concidered the best medical book today

  • 23. 
    The Muslims ability to spread knowledge that they acquired was helped by the adoption of:
    • A. 

      Vellum

    • B. 

      Souk

    • C. 

      Chalk

    • D. 

      Paper

  • 24. 
    Established the Church of England (anglican church)
    • A. 

      Henry VIII

    • B. 

      Dante

    • C. 

      Francesco Sforza

    • D. 

      Giro Savonarola

  • 25. 
    Belief that God had determinded in advance who would be saved and who would be damned
    • A. 

      Dante

    • B. 

      Predestination

    • C. 

      Anabaptists

    • D. 

      Edict of Worms

  • 26. 
    Rule by the few
    • A. 

      Sophocles

    • B. 

      HT

    • C. 

      Herodotus

    • D. 

      Oligarchy

  • 27. 
    A roll of cloth or wallpaper of specified length
    • A. 

      Guild

    • B. 

      Bolt

    • C. 

      Woad

    • D. 

      Fast

  • 28. 
    Skilled manual workers
    • A. 

      Fast

    • B. 

      Guilds

    • C. 

      Artisans

    • D. 

      Mordants

  • 29. 
    Downplayed religious dogma and stressed the need to follow the teachings of Jesus
    • A. 

      Petrarch

    • B. 

      Consistory

    • C. 

      John Calvin

    • D. 

      The Modern Devotion

  • 30. 
     a release from all or part of the punishment for sin
    • A. 

      Indulgence

    • B. 

      Consistory

    • C. 

      Medici

    • D. 

      Ulrich Zwingli

  • 31. 
    The Mathematician Eucild wrote the Elements, which was a
    • A. 

      Revolutionary exploration of art

    • B. 

      Diccussion of gravity

    • C. 

      Textbook on plane geometry that has been used up to modern times

    • D. 

      Geometry of spheres and cylinders

  • 32. 
    Christine de Pizan is best known for her
    • A. 

      Passionate love affair with Hannibal

    • B. 

      Long hair

    • C. 

      Defense of the poor

    • D. 

      Works of written defense of women

  • 33. 
    Calivn agreed with Luther on most important doctrines EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Who spoke german better

    • B. 

      Predestionation

    • C. 

      Who thought hannah tobin was cooler

    • D. 

      The sale of indulgences

  • 34. 
    The final decrees of the Council of Trent
    • A. 

      Ultimately meaningless

    • B. 

      Empowered Jesuits to find and try heretics

    • C. 

      Reaffirmed traditional Catholic teachings

    • D. 

      Stated christians should be nice to people

  • 35. 
    By 750 BC the ______, or city-state, became the central focus of Greek life
    • A. 

      Hoplite

    • B. 

      Agora

    • C. 

      Polis

    • D. 

      Pantheon