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Chap 3.

What did Hongwu do first to help China become a dominant power?
a) He sent explorers to Western Europe to learn about science and medicine.
b) He overthrew the Mongols and established the Ming Dynasty.
c) He reduced government expenses and lowered taxes.
d) He opened all ports to trade with European countries.

Who captained the first European ship to sail around the tip of Africa, now known as the Cape of Good Hope?
a) Prince Henry
b) Vasco da Gama
c) Bartolomeu Dias
d) Christopher Columbus

Korea was a vassal state of which country during the the 1700's
a) Japan
b) China
c) Portugal
d) Netherlands

Why did Lord McCartney give a letter from King George III to Qian-long?
a) Great Britain wanted China to follow certain trade rituals
b) Great Britain wanted China to stop trade with the Dutch
c) Great Britain wanted to import manufactured goods from China
d) Great Britain wanted to increase trade with China

Why was the caravel an important development in navigation?
a) It was able to sail against the wind
b) It was able to sail in shallow waters
c) It was able to withstand storms at sea
d) It was able to carry large numbers of crew members

Who were the first Europeans to arrive on Japanese soil?
a) Italians who traded firearms
b) Shipwrecked Portuguese sailors
c) Christian missionaries
d) Dutch merchants from the Dutch East India Company

Which European country was the leader in developing and applying 15th century sailing innovations?
a) Italy
b) Spain
c) Portugal
d) Netherlands

What was the purpose of the Treaty of Tordesillas signed by Portugal and Spain?
a) to divide up the trade routes to the East
b) to decrease conflict over the claiming of new lands
c) to promote cooperation in the sharing of technological advances
d) to create an alliance that would offset Dutch domination of sea routes

Which of the following was NOT an attitude reflected by China's Forbidden City and the way it was used?
a) the nation's isolationism
b) the power and wealth of the emperor
c) the importance of Confucianism in China
d) the distinction between social classes in China

What were China's main reasons for rejecting British offers of trade?
a) British merchants refused to kowtow to the emperor
b) Britain wanted to be the exclusive trading partner with China.
c) China's emperor did not like the gifts the British merchants offered.
d) China believed it was self-sufficient and didn't need outside goods.

What type of policy did Japan institute to control foreign ideas?
a) a closed country policy
b) a policy of persecution
c) a policy of colonization
d) a Zen Buddhist policy

What type of poetry presents images rather than expresses an idea?
a) kabuki
b) kowtow
c) haiku
d) Saikaku

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