The quiz will examine the collapse of empires in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, as well as how new states adapted their forms to their circumstances. Questions will also assess understanding of how the increase in agricultural and industrial capacity contributed to major demographic and social changes.
Which of the following best defines the difference between the Mongols and other empires in the 13th and 14th centuries?
The Mongol conquest led to a "golden age" of innovation in its vast territories
The Mongols ruled via a tribute system
The Mongols conquered regions in such a brutal manner that local rulers often refused to submit to them
The Mongols, a nomadic tribe, could not and did not enforce a unified culture or religion on conquered regions
In contrast to women in Asia and Europe, African women in this period,
Served as the repositories of culture and passed on traditions to future generations
Enjoyed great freedom through matrilineal and matriarchal societies
Needed to amass valuable dowries in order to find suitable husbands
Were confined to the home and were virtually powerless
The greatest effect of the Parisian universitas, which developed around 1300, was
The organization of scholars and the dissemination of Arab and Christian thought
The tremendous growth of higher education among Western Europeans
The spread of printed books
The confirmation of Paris as the intellectual center of Europe
The Aztec Empire became an incredible force in the Americas because of,
The spread of Aztec missionaries throughout Central and South America
Its exploitation of local resources, such as gold
Its expansionist policy and professional army
The development of an extensive trade network with other American empires
The Swahili language, a combination of Bantu and Arabic, exemplifies the extensive trade network that developed between Muslims and East Africans in the 10th century
Which of the following best describes the impact of the Black Death on Afro-Eurasia?
A huge decrease in population
Major losses in food production
Economic unrest, characterized by strikes and inflation
All of the above
The inclusion of ____ in Europe is a Cultural Change.
What major factors contributed to an increased volume of trade between 600 C.E. and 1450 C.E.?
Improved transportation technologies
Both of these
None of these