1. Which group forced the Chinese to acknowledge their claim to the mandate of heaven and sign a treaty
in 1127 C.E.?
2. The Khmer city of Angkor was laid out to evoke
A. the power of the new Muslim ruler of the Khmer people.
B. ideas of the divine design of the world.
C. the greatness of the Khmer regime.
D. the rhythms of the seasons and of the natural world.
3. Within the Islamic Empire, the Turkic people
A. were completely integrated into the Arabic world.
B. acted as a powerful military shield.
C. were educated people who administered the realm.
D. were mainly concerned with trade and commerce.
4. The Delhi Sultanate ruler Radiyya first took power chiefly because
A. she killed her brother.
B. her father chose her as his successor.
C. she proved herself in battle.
D. she wore men's clothes.
5. A zimbabwe was a
A. band of warriors.
B. tribal leader.
C. fortified administration center.
D. trade route though the desert.
6. The economic security of the Inca Empire was based on
A. extensive trade with the Aztec Empire.
B. environmental diversity.
C. a horizontal compilation of terra firma.
D. intensive maize farming.
7. In the eleventh century, who did the Muslims refer to as "the army of God?"
8. One of the benefits that the Mongols brought to Russian lands was
A. the introduction of paper currency.
B. lower taxes.
C. new farming technologies.
D. defense against German adventurers.
9. What directly led to internal expansion and new economic activity in Western Europe from the eleventh
to the fourteenth century?
A. Decline in religious activity
B. Population reduction
C. Competition among rival states
D. New and extreme technological achievements
10. A group of northern European port cities organized themselves into what came to be called the
A. Commercial League of North Europe.
B. League of Lubeck.
C. Hanseatic League.
D. Knights Templar.
11. In Mongol society, the expression "crane catching" referred to
A. the success of Mongol merchants in establishing long-term contracts with buyers.
B. successful leaders forcing submission from rivals.
C. the popular pastime of hunting birds.
D. a mysterious religious practice that's little understood today.
12. In the Mongol Empire, the plague
A. had no effect, because it mainly skipped over Mongol lands.
B. slowed the rise of the Ottoman state.
C. provided new opportunities for territorial expansion.
D. ended further expansion.
13. Who was responsible for the rehabilitation of Sufism in the twelfh century?
14. During the fourteenth century, Japanese women of aristocratic rank
A. saw marriage customs change to their detriment.
B. became freer due to the stability of the times.
C. were transformed because of their ability to hold their own property separately from their husbands.
D. began writing fiction, a sign of their increased opportunity for education.
15. In China, the rise of the idea of a new Buddha who would inaugurate a golden age and give power to
his followers led to
A. the rise of the Ming dynasty.
B. a revolution in religious belief.
C. the rise of the Yuan dynasty.
D. a resurgence in the power of Confucian elites.
16. Which pope wanted Christians to unite to redress what he saw as an imbalance of power between
Christianity and Islam?
A. Pope Benedict
B. Pope Urban II
C. Pope John Paul
D. Pope Clement VI
17. The majority of the wealth of the Byzantine Empire was based on
A. military conquest of new territories.
B. tribute from neighboring states.
C. the productivity of the peasantry and trade.
D. private commercial ventures.
18. What was the most effective remedy for plague?
A. Armenian clay
C. Abstaining from eating certain foods
D. Snake venom
19. What were the basic movements that lay behind the development of the crusades in Western
A. Chivalry and commerce
B. Pilgrimage and holy war
C. Commerce and pilgrimage
D. Exploration of new worlds and chivalry
20. What common problem did people in the American Southwest and the Norse of Greenland both face?
A. Isolation from other civilizations
B. Lack of food
D. Ecological disasters