The Rise and Fall of Classical Empires
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  • Question 1
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    Which of the following was a cause of the collapse of the Han Empire?

    answer choices

    power struggles among government factions

    not enough spending on military defense

    the closing of the Silk Road

    overpopulation due to lack of disease

  • Question 2
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    Who ruled northern India in the same period as the Han and Roman empires?

    answer choices

    the Byzantines

    the Gupta

    the caliphs

    the khans

  • Question 3
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    How did the Roman emperor Diocletian solve the problem of governing an enormous empire?

    answer choices

    He formed an alliance with the Christian Church.

    He allowed each area to manage its own affairs.

    He split it into eastern and western halves.

    He created a complex bureaucracy.

  • Question 4
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    What physical barrier shielded India from foreign invasion from the north?

    answer choices

    high mountain range

    a vast sandy desert

    the Ganges River

    dense jungle

  • Question 5
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    As other empires were collapsing, the Sassanian Empire survived in

    answer choices

    northwestern Africa.

    southern India.

    Mongolia.

    Persia

  • Question 6
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    Which feature of Russian culture resulted from contacts with the Byzantine Empire?

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    musical folk instruments

    Orthodox Christianity

    Slavic language

    classical ballet

  • Question 7
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    All of these peoples lived in Mesoamerica EXCEPT the

    answer choices

    Olmecs.

    Inca

    Maya.

    Aztecs.

  • Question 8
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    Spiritual and political leaders of the Muslims were called

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    scholars.

    caliphs.

    traders.

    khans.

  • Question 9
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    A particular advantage of the Muslim Empire in warfare was its use of

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    chariots.

    archers.

    camels.

    horses.

  • Question 10
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    The Sunni and Shi’a branches of Islam originally split over

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    whether the capital should move to Baghdad.

    whether Muhammad was human or a god.

    which ruler's authority they respected.

    which translation of the Qur'an to use.

  • Question 11
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    Which of the following was a major accomplishment of Genghis Khan?

    answer choices

    He led the creation of the Mongol Empire

    He traveled with Marco Polo.

    He was an adviser to Kublai Khan.

    He conquered the Persians.

  • Question 12
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    What was the Pax Mongolica?

    answer choices

    a trading route between China and Europe

    a period of political disunity in the Mongol Empire

    a treaty made between Mongols and Europeans

    a state of peace under Mongol rule

  • Question 13
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    The main cause of the Mongol Empire’s collapse was

    answer choices

    refusal to adopt different customs.

    overpopulation in cities.

    bubonic plague

    invasions from imperial Rome.

  • Question 14
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    The Silk Road was significant between 300 to 1500 because

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    it crossed the Indian Ocean.

    it was made up of water routes in Europe.

    it was launched by the Vikings.

    it was the world's largest trade network

  • Question 15
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    The trans-Saharan trade route was used primarily in the exchange of

    answer choices

    leather for wood.

    iron for horses.

    glass for silk.

    salt for gold

  • Question 16
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    Why did Muslim rulers show less tolerance for Hinduism than for Christianity or Judaism?

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    The Hindus believed in many gods instead of just one God.

    Christians and Jews lived in cities but most Hindus farmed.

    Muslim rulers of India were descended from the Mongols.

    The Hindus started religious wars to retake holy cities.

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