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The Golden Age of India’s Gupta Empire is known for its
a) development of gunpowder
b) sea trade routes to Europe
c) acceptance of Christianity as an official religion
d) advancements in mathematics and medicine

Which belief system is considered monotheistic?
a) Judaism
b) Shinto
c) Confucianism
d) animism

The Magna Carta and the English Bill of Rights both served to
a) extend the voting privileges of commoners
b) abolish the government’s role in levying taxes
c) limit the power of the monarchy
d) support the theory of the divine right of kings

Both the Han dynasty and the Roman Empire were known for
a) developing decentralized political structures
b) having governments dominated by a merchant class
c) using examinations to select officials
d) having long periods of stable government

Mandate of Heaven, production of silk, and reverence for ancestors are all characteristics associated with civilizations in
a) India
b) China
c) Greece
d) West Africa

Which situation was an unintended consequence of Spain’s colonization of the Americas?
a) establishment of a favorable balance of trade
b) introduction of the encomienda system
c) transmission of communicable diseases
d) exploitation of resources in new lands

Throughout history, a basic purpose of government has been to provide
a) equal rights for all people
b) laws to maintain order
c) representation for all social classes
d) separate political and religious systems

The Ottoman Turks viewed Constantinople as being strategically important because it
a) was the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad
b) would allow them to control the Vatican
c) was a crossroads between Europe and Asia
d) would provide them with access to the Persian Gulf

The kingdoms of Ghana and Mali became prosperous and powerful because of
a) their participation in the gold and salt trade
b) the military protection provided to them by the Egyptians
c) their dependence on legalism to enforce social control
d) the tax revenue they collected from Christian missionaries

The European system of manorialism is most closely associated with
a) promoting social mobility
b) reviving and preserving learning
c) serving the spiritual needs of society
d) maintaining economic self-sufficiency

Which region was the birthplace of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Hinduism?
a) Africa
b) Asia
c) Europe
d) South America

Which geographic feature was central in helping the Romans unify their empire?
a) Alps
b) Tiber River
c) Mediterranean Sea
d) Great Rift Valley

Which factor most influenced the construction of semi-permanent settlements during the Neolithic period?
a) production of surplus food
b) drawings on cave walls
c) ability to harness fire
d) introduction of fishing nets

Which social scientists focus their studies on scarcity, resources, and profit motives?
a) archaeologists
b) historians
c) economists
d) sociologists

A geographer attempts to understand and interpret patterns and processes primarily by
a) examining political theories
b) authenticating oral histories
c) studying supply and demand models
d) analyzing spatial data at different scales

A key feature of European Renaissance culture was
a) an outlook emphasizing classicism, secularism, and individualism
b) a reliance on the Pope and his knights to maintain political stability
c) a shift in production from the domestic system to the factory system
d) a way of thinking stressing humility and Christian faith

Martin Luther, John Calvin, and Henry VIII all played a key role in the
a) attempts made to reclaim the Holy Land
b) fall of the Ottoman Empire
c) end of religious unity in Europe
d) establishment of parliamentary democracy in Britain

The practice of Islam throughout much of West Africa is evidence that
a) Islam spread beyond the borders of the Arabian peninsula
b) Chinese trade carried Islamic beliefs to West Africa
c) Islam originated in West Africa and spread to the Middle East
d) Europeans encouraged Islamic beliefs during the colonial period

The location of the Inca civilization of South America demonstrates the
a) importance of trade with western Europe
b) ability of humans to adapt the environment
c) influence of cultural diversity
d) complexity of indigenous belief systems

New scientific knowledge and understandings that developed during the Scientific Revolution were most often based on
a) observation and experimentation
b) church law and faith
c) geometric formulas and astrology
d) superstition and ancient practices

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