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Archaeological studies of the Indus Valley cities of Harappa and Mohenjo- Daro show evidence of
a) Dynastic rule b) Monotheism c) Social equality d) Urban planning
Before the use of the Silk Road, how did geography affect early China?
a) The mountains and deserts in western and southwestern China slowed the exchange of ideas b) The northwestern region provided any fertile areas suitable for farming c) The three major river systems provided barriers against invasion d) The lack of deep-water ports on the eastern coast prevented China from developing trade with othe
The Silk Road was important because it allowed for the
a) Exploration of China by the Roman Army b) Development of agriculture by the nomadic people of Central Asia c) Movement of Chinese armies through Southeast Asia d) Exchange of goods between Asia and the Middle East
In which region did China’s earliest civilizations develop?
a) Gobi Desert b) Himalaya Mountains c) Yellow River Valley d) Tibetan Plateau
The river valleys of Tigris- Euphrates, Huang He (Yellow River), and Indus were centers of early civilizations because they
a) Had rich deposits of iron ore and coal b) Were isolated from other cultural influences c) Contained rich soils from annual floods d) Were easy to defend from invasion
One reason early civilizations developed along the Euphrates, Indus, Nile, and Tigris valleys was because
a) Borders and elevations that were easy to defend b) Rich deposits of coal and iron ores c) The means for irrigation and transportation d) Locations in regions of moderate climate and abundant rainfall
In India, Bangladesh, and much of Southeast Asia, agricultural productivity is most affected by the
a) Seasonal monsoons b) Unnavigable rivers c) Numerous deserts d) Cold climate
The history of which classical civilization was shaped by the monsoon cycle, the Himalaya Mountains, and the Indus River?
a) Maurya Empire b) Babylonian Empire c) Ancient Greece d) Ancient Egypt
Which factor most influenced a person’s social position in early Indian societies?
a) Education b) Birth c) Geographic location d) Individual achievement
The exchange of silks and spiced and the spread of Buddhism along the Silk Roads are examples of
a) Cultural diffusion b) Self- sufficiency c) Ethnocentrism d) Desertification
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