1. The great river that dominates the western region of Africa, the so called “hump of Africa,” is the: (Points: 5) Nile. Niger. Congo. Zaire. 2. Karl Mauch found the ruins of: (Points: 5) Katmandu. Pietermar Teburg. Great Zimbabwe. Kilwa. 3. The ancient civilization that was located in the highlands of what is known today as Ethiopia was: (Points: 5) Yoruba. Kush. Sahara. Axum. 4. The people of North Africa, who served as trade intermediaries for the great trans Saharan commerce, were the: (Points: 5) Kurds. Phoenicians. Carthaginians. Berbers. 5. Malayan traders and settlers: (Points: 5) brought oranges and rayon to East Asia. may have introduced yams and bananas to Africa. were the first Khoisan speakers in southern Africa. composed just under half of the population of Zanj. 6. In southern Africa: (Points: 5) an integration of Khoisan and Bantu speaking peoples took place. the people of the area were generally darker and taller than the migrants from the north. the culture of the Khoisan speaking society came to dominate the area. Islam became dominant in the 700s. 7. Which of the following is a correct statement about Swahili? (Points: 5) It was a culture reflecting a mixture of Indian and African influences. As a language, it employed Bantu grammar and Arabic linguistic terms. The term derives from the Arab word for “jungle.” It was exclusively a written language. 8. The local chieftain of a Mali farming village was called a: (Points: 5) mansa. nkisi. bantu. saba. 9. The San: (Points: 5) was the largest tribal grouping in West Africa. kept the Bantu out of their lands for eight centuries by using a guerrilla war strategy. created the largest city in southern Africa in the eleventh century. linguistically were related to the Khoi, distinguished by the use of “clicking” sounds. 10. Before Islam developed in Africa: (Points: 5) most of the continent, aside from Egypt and Axum, did not have organized religions. many religions believed that human life had two stages, one earthly and the other “external.” the Ashanti worshiped a supreme god, Siva. all Africans were agnostics. 11. The Kushan peoples: (Points: 5) were, originally, inhabitants of Mesopotamia. had been herder nomads until they moved into the Irrawaddy Valley. were of Indo European background, driven out of Central Asia by the Xiongnu. settled in Sri Lanka. 12. The capital of the Gupta Dynasty under Chandragupta I was at: (Points: 5) Pataliputra. Bactria. Chang’an. Bombay. 13. Which of the following was NOT a factor in the decline of Buddhism in India? (Points: 5) Hinduism’s increasing appeal Buddhism’s reinforcement of the Indian caste system Hinduism’s increasing religious ardor The growing attractiveness of bhakti to the Indian masses 14. In India, Muslims: (Points: 5) destroyed the caste system. converted many lower caste Hindus to Islam. gave up the tradition of purdah which they practiced elsewhere. converted to Buddhism in large numbers between 800 and 930 C.E. 15. The group which dominated banking and the textile industry, and the group which dominated trade and manufacturing, respectively, were the: (Points: 5) Parsis and Jains. Jains and Sikhs. Muslims and Christians. Kutch and Mahayana Buddhists. 16. Which of the following is NOT true about the caves of Ajanta? (Points: 5) They served only as shrines that were nothing more than holes in the cliffs. They contain elaborate wall paintings relating to Buddha and his incarnations. They are great sources of historical knowledge of fifth century India. They are examples of some of India’s greatest artistic achievements. 17. Which of the following statements is NOT true about ancient Indian music? (Points: 5) It was derived from Vedic chants. It had no spiritual connection at all. It emphasized the performer’s creativity. Classical Indian music is based on a scale called a raga. 18. The Burmese and Thai originally came from, respectively: (Points: 5) Manchuria and Taiwan. Tibetan highlands and southwestern China. Sinkiang and Nepal. South India and Honshu. 19. Two major trading states on the Southeast Asian archipelago were: (Points: 5) Chosen and Payoni. Srivijaya and Maja
Subject: World Civilizations I (HS150 - Rev. 2)
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