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Posted by Atty on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 11:30am.

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1. A staple food transplanted from Southeast Asia to the Mediterranean world as a result of the Islamic Empire was

A. wheat.
B. rice.
C. yams.
D. potatoes.

2. How did Alfred the Great secure his modern reputation as a state-builder?

A. He gave free land and tax breaks to peasants.
B. He encouraged trade through tax incentives to merchants and businessmen.
C. He was lavishly generous to monks.
D. He forced people to live in militarized colonies.

3. One of the primary ways that Buddhism spread into Eastern Asia was through

A. the beauty of Buddhist art.
B. war.
C. news of its success.
D. trade.

4. Which of the following combinations of food did the Polynesians introduce to the islands they colonized?

A. Sugar cane, chickens, and kava
B. Sugar cane, pigs, and breadfruit
C. Pigs, taro, and coconuts
D. Bananas, breadfruit, and cattle


5. The Emperor Charlemagne spread Christianity among the Saxons by

A. excluding pagans from trade and commerce.
B. giving pagans a choice of conversion or death.
C. imposing taxes on those who didn't convert.
D. by way of exemplary faith that set an example.


6. Alexander the Great was tutored by

A. Aristotle.
B. Zeno.
C. Plato.
D. Epicurus.


7. Jews and Christians living in the Islamic world

A. could continue in their beliefs as long as they paid a tax.
B. had to wear badges denoting their religion and had to live in specified places in cities.
C. were persecuted and often killed if they didn't convert.
D. faced unceasing pressure to convert to Islam.

8. During the eighth century C.E., many of the rulers of Japan were

A. women.
B. from the merchant class.
C. commoners.
D. military strongmen.

9. Many early historians tended to look at the past in terms of

A. progress and decline.
B. innovation and change.
C. random cycles.
D. continuities and discontinuities.


10. The animating principles of Benedict's rules for monks are the quest for salvation and

A. extremes of self-mortification.
B. the application of personal ambition to God's work.
C. the subordination of willfulness.
D. knowledge obtained solely through communion with God.

11. Which of the following religions represents both good and evil by a deity?

A. Christianity
B. Islam
C. Buddhism
D. Zoroastrianism

12. After its conquest by Alexander the Great, the government of the Persian Empire

A. was maintained more or less intact.
B. was ruled by a traditional Macedonian monarchy.
C. was transformed into a democratic monarchy.
D. became a democracy.

13. In forming his government, Asoka recruited what group to serve as bureaucrats?

A. The rising merchant class
B. Traditional Brahman elites
C. The military elite
D. The Buddhist clergy

14. With the adoption of Christianity by Constantine, the emperor

A. stopped using images of pagan gods.
B. was called God's deputy on Earth.
C. ended pagan rituals and ceremonies.
D. was no longer worshipped as a god.

15. The Chinese philosopher Xunzi wrote that if a person attempted to cure rheumatism by beating a drum and sacrificing a pig to the gods, then the

A. rheumatism would be cured.
B. rheumatism would get better, but the person wouldn't be happy.
C. rheumatism wouldn't get better because proper therapy required playing a flute and sacrificing a chicken.
D. drum would be worn out, and the pig would be gone.

16. The decline of Tibet as a powerful kingdom happened

A. after the collapse of the Tang dynasty.
B. during the Sui dynasty.
C. before the decline of the Tang dynasty.
D. at the same time as the decline of the Tang dynasty.


17. The division between Shia and Sunni Muslims originally arose over

A. how one should pray.
B. who could be a caliph.
C. how Christians and Jews should be treated.
D. an understanding of the nature of Allah.

18. Which of the following is a Chinese school of thought that denounced ethics in favor of obedience?

A. Confucianism
B. Legalism
C. Buddhism
D. Daoism

19. In the Rome of Marcus Aurelius, a recurrent formula for saving the state from crisis involved

A. politicizing the military.
B. dividing the government and delegating authority.
C. paying tributes to Germanic peoples in Europe.
D. enlisting the aid of Persian allies.


20. On what basis were the Khmer people able to coalesce into a single large kingdom?

A. Exploiting the flooding of the Mekong River
B. Development of its pottery industry
C. Wealth from its trading fleet
D. Wealth from mining and timber

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