The quiz will focus on the growth and expansion of transregional communication and trade networks. Questions will examine the spread of Islam through Asia and Africa, as well as the development of trading networks in Europe and Asia. Questions will also assess the results of such interaction, such as the movement of peoples, cross-cultural exchange, and environmental and linguistic changes.
While India's caste system enforced a rigid social hierarchy, it also promoted a cohesive culture by___.
Forcing all members of society to depend upon one another
Creating a stable social order and providing a sense of identity to all members of society
Encouraging all Indians to strive to achieve the highest level of the caste system by adhering to Hindu beliefs
Rejecting outsiders who did not fit into the social hierarchy
The growth of Islamic empires led to a revolution in agriculture in Afro-Eurasia because,
Islamic rulers had access to crops grown around the world
Conquered peoples were encouraged to share their crops with their conquerors
The spread of crops to non-indigenous areas of the Muslim world led to agricultural innovations
Islamic leaders' refusal to share knowledge pushed conquered peoples to experiment in order to survive
Which of the following best describes the impact of the spread of trade networks from the Middle East to sub-Saharan Africa?
It created wealth in West Africa, which allowed centralized political kingdoms to develop
It introduced previously unknown crops and luxury goods to West Africa, which promoted the growth of an upper class
It allowed Islam to spread throughout sub-Saharan Africa
It encouraged West African leaders to send explorers into the Middle East to investigate the source of these new good
The Tang Empire pursued expansion by ____.
Sending ambassadors west along the Silk Road
Maintaining a tribute system, through which independent Asian countries sent gifts to the Tang emperor to acknowledge his supremacy
Ruthlessly conquering outside tribes and cultural groups
Sending naval expeditions to explore regions of Southeast Asia
The Abbasids helped Islam to become a rich and unified culture by conquering lands in central Asia and integrating ideas from Greece, India, and China.
Which of the following describes the reason for the spread of Renaissance culture through Europe?
The spread of learned scholars throughout the continent
The extensive travels of Christian missionaries
Economic prosperity and the circulation of printed books
What religion and empire emerged in the 600-1450 period?
Which revolution occurred in China during the Song Dynasty which led to major changes?