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The code of bushido of the Japanese samurai is most similar to the
a) belief in reincarnation and karma of Hindus.
b) practice of chivalry by European knights.
c) teachings of Judaism.
d) theory of natural rights of the Enlightenment writers.

One way in which the Seljuk Turks, Mongols, and Crusaders were similar is that they
a) invaded the Middle East and affected its culture.
b) succeeded in bringing democracy to the Middle East.
c) moved through the Middle East as nomadic groups.
d) established permanent empires in the Middle East.

The Golden Age of Greece and the Renaissance in Europe were both characterized mainly by
a) religious revival.
b) social reform and political upheaval.
c) economic decline.
d) artistic and literary achievements.

Which was common to both European and Japanese feudalism?
a) flourishing trade
b) development of industry
c) cultural diversity
d) decentralized government

When Russia was under Mongol domination, the effect on Russia was to
a) end feudalism.
b) convert the Russian people to Hinduism.
c) keep Russia isolated from Western Europe.
d) reunite the Orthodox Christian Church with the Roman Catholic Church.

Mansa Musa's journey to Mecca in the 1300s is evidence that
a) the Crusades had a great influence on western Africa.
b) most African leaders were educated in the Middle East.
c) European culture was superior to the cultures of western Africa.
d) Islam had a major influence on the Mali empire.

An immediate result of the Protestant Reformation was the
a) end of religious unity in Europe.
b) translation of the Quran.
c) increase in power of the Roman Catholic Church.
d) destruction of the increasing power of monarchs.

In the Renaissance period, which factor was emphasized by the philosophy of humanism?
a) superiority of Medieval thought
b) devotion of religion
c) value of the individual
d) obedience to government officials

The Magna Carta was important to the development of democracy because it
a) limited the power of the monarch.
b) created a bicameral legislature.
c) took land away from the nobles.
d) extended the right to vote to peasants.

During the Middle Ages, Europeans did not eat potatoes or corn because these vegetables
a) were forbidden by the Catholic Church for religious reasons.
b) had not yet been introduced to Europe from the New World.
c) were believed to be poisonous.
d) were too expensive to import from China.

Before West African civilizations had contact with Europeans, these civilizations developed
a) art that included bronze, gold, and clay sculptures.
b) economies that did not rely on trade.
c) one system of government for the entire region.
d) social systems that emphasized the nuclear family.

Which societal condition was basic to the development of Greek philosophy and Renaissance art?
a) rigid social classes
b) emphasis on individualism
c) religious uniformity
d) mass education

The West African kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai flourished between A.D. 700 and A.D. 1600 mainly because they
a) controlled the trade routes across the Sahara.
b) developed self-sufficient economies.
c) became religious centers considered sacred by Africans.
d) received support from European colonial governments.

Which factor helped most to bring about the Protestant Reformation?
a) The Catholic clergy had lost faith in their religion.
b) Islam had attracted many converts in Western Europe.
c) Kings and princes in northern Europe resented the power of the Roman Catholic Church.
d) The exploration of the Americas led to the introduction of new religious ideas.

Which European historical periods are in the proper chronological order?
a) Middle Ages Renaissance Ancient Greece Roman Empire
b) Renaissance Ancient Greece Roman Empire Middle Ages
c) Ancient Greece Roman Empire Middle Ages Renaissance
d) Roman Empire Middle Ages Renaissance Ancient Greece

In the ancient kingdom of Mali and in the Roman Republic, an important feature of life was the development of
a) codified laws.
b) social and political equality.
c) the Islamic religion.
d) agricultural communes.

One factor that accounted for Chinese influence on traditional Japanese culture was the
a) continuous warfare between the countries.
b) geographical location of the countries.
c) refusal of western nations to trade with Japan.
d) annexation of Japan into the Chinese empire.

As the Middle Ages ended, the rise of a middle class in Western Europe can be attributed partly to the
a) economic policies of the Roman empire.
b) increase in trade that resulted from the Crusades.
c) strength of Christianity in medieval Europe.
d) self-sufficiency of the manor system.

One reason Italian city-states were able to dominate trade routes from Asia and Africa to other parts of Europe was that they were
a) centrally located on the Mediterranean sea.
b) situated north of the Alps.
c) unified by the Hanseatic league.
d) located on the trade routes of the North Sea.

Which is a valid conclusion based on a study of European art during the Renaissance?
a) Emphasis on artistic creativity can discourage a society from pursuing reforms.
b) The development of guilds prevented artistic creativity.
c) The presence of a wealthy leisure class contributes to artistic development.
d) An economy based on subsistence agriculture encourages artistic development.

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