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Why did pastoral societies emerge only in the Afro-Eurasian world and not in the Americas?
a) The environments in the Americas were not suitable for pastoral societies.
b) The settled societies in the Americas lacked the necessary military prowess.
c) There was a lack of large animals that could be domesticated in the Americas.
d) There were no agricultural societies with which to trade in the Americas.

Which of the following describes pastoral societies’ relationship with agricultural societies?
a) Pastoral societies were self-sufficient and did not interact with agricultural societies.
b) Pastoral societies sought food stuffs, manufactured goods, and luxury items from agricultural societies.
c) Pastoral societies paid tribute to agricultural societies in order to avoid war.
d) Pastoral societies were often raided by the professional armies of agricultural societies.

In comparison to the Mongol conquests of Persia and China, Mongol rule in Russia
a) did not use local elites to govern.
b) was not accompanied by Mongol occupation.
c) penetrated to the village level.
d) created a mixed race population.

Which of the following was a long-term effect of the Black Death on European society?
a) Shrinking employment opportunities for women
b) The weakening of serfdom
c) Better relations between landowners and workers
d) A lack of interest in technological innovation

Which of the following was a way in which the Mongols contributed to the globalization of the Eurasian world?
a) In providing a secure environment for traders, they facilitated long-distance international commerce.
b) Their immunity to several deadly diseases allowed them to maintain long-distance trade routes even as agricultural societies
c) Their promotion of Islam as the only true faith in the empire gave the whole empire a shared culture.
d) The Mongol conquest of Vietnam and Japan allowed these two regions to fully integrate into the Eurasian trade networks for th

Which region gained the most from the exchanges of ideas and technologies facilitated by the Mongol Empire?
a) China
b) Europe
c) Sub-Saharan Africa
d) The Middle East

Which of the following contributed to Temujin’s rise to power and recognition as Chinggis Khan of the Great Mongol Nation?
a) The formation of alliances based on kinship ties
b) The support of the clan of his father, who was a powerful chief
c) The incorporation of warriors from defeated tribes into his own forces
d) The defeat of Egyptian forces in Palestine

Which of the following is an example of the Mongol rulers’ policy toward people in the conquered territories?
a) Chinese and Muslim officials were allowed to hold advisory positions in government.
b) Conquered people were forced to convert their land into pastureland for Mongol herds.
c) A policy of segregation made conquered people a permanent underclass.
d) Conquered people were barred from the military.

What aspects of Chinese civilization did Mongol rulers in the Yuan dynasty adopt?
a) The traditional Chinese examination system
b) The use of traditional Confucian rituals
c) The disdain towards merchants
d) The practice of foot binding

What role did Mongol women play in the administration of the Mongol empire?
a) They ran the Bureau of Colonial Affairs.
b) They ruled independently in various parts of the empire.
c) They led armies in many of the invasions throughout Eurasia.
d) They advised on government policies and court decisions.

What happened to the Mongols in Persia in the fourteenth century?
a) Rebel forces led by Persian generals drove the Mongols back to their homeland in the steppes.
b) The Ottoman Empire defeated the Mongols and enslaved them.
c) The Mongols assimilated into Persian society.
d) The Mongols were made serfs of Persian lords.

Why was promoting international commerce important to the Mongols?
a) They were active traders.
b) They wanted to extract wealth from civilizations by taxing trade.
c) Most of what they produced was in high demand in distant markets.
d) They wanted to create a global market for their products.

Which of the following was a feature of Mongol rule?
a) Persecution of merchants
b) Hostility towards commerce
c) Tolerance of all religions
d) Treatment of conquered people as equals

The Mongol Empire played a significant role in world history because it
a) introduced a new alphabet that became the basis for most of the languages in Eurasia.
b) created a new religion that is still practiced throughout Central Asia.
c) developed a hybrid civilization that blended together Persian, Chinese, and European culture.
d) brought together the nomadic peoples of inner Eurasia and the agricultural civilizations of outer Eurasia.

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