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Medieval Asia & Africa

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  • Q1
    In what areas did the Heian court of Japan advance?
    religion and philosophy
    art, culture, and etiquette
    technology and science
    D. war and empire building
  • Q2
    What was true of the Mongol Empire?
    Mongols forced conquered peoples to convert to their religion.
    Mongols refused to adopt aspects of the cultures they conquered.
    The Mongol Empire was the largest unified land empire in history.
    The Mongol Empire treated all conquered peoples humanely.
  • Q3
    The Swahili language developed from a mixture of what languages?
    Chinese and Bantu languages
    Arabic and Bantu languages
    Chinese and Arabic languages
    Bantu and Egyptian languages
  • Q4
    What resulted from the interaction of nomads and settled societies?
    Settled society provided the nomads with shelter in exchange for horses.
    Nomads protected the settled societies in exchange for metal.
    New forms of grains were developed.
    Settled people lived in danger of raids
  • Q5
    What did Japanese worshippers combine with Buddhism?
    The Tale of Genji
  • Q6
    Which series of events BEST reflects the process of religious syncretism in Africa in the Post Classical Era?
    Muslim traders on the west coast of Africa combined Christian rituals in their practices in order to appeal to more Africans.
    Europeans explored the interior of Africa and converted many Africans to Christianity.
    As a result of contact with Europeans and Muslims, some African religions incorporated monotheistic ideas.
    Africans converted to Christianity or Islam, and were later sold into slavery.
  • Q7
    What was an enduring characteristic of Japanese government?
    Shinto teachers as the power behind the throne
    an equal balance of power between the feudal lords and the emperor
    a strong emperor who was supported by shoguns and samurai
    an emperor who reigned as a figurehead while another power ruled
  • Q8
    The Swahili trading cities would have been MOST likely to have engaged in trade with
  • Q9
    Chinese naval expeditions were abruptly ended in 1433 because
    maintaining the fleet was considered a needless waste of national resources.
    Zheng He was suspected of building his personal power.
    the large Chinese vessels proved to be unseaworthy.
    the voyages had led to several humiliating defeats.
  • Q10
    He set off on a Hajj, traveled for 29 years throughout Dar al-Islam, recorded his impressions on how well areas adhered to Islam or failed to follow Islam strictly​.
    Mansa Musa
    Ibn Battuta
    Marco Polo
    Zheng He
  • Q11
    His hajj journey sent Cairo into inflation due to the amount of gold he gave out and turned Timbuktu into a Quranic learning center upon his return.
    Marco Polo
    Ibn Battuta
    Mansa Musa
    Zheng He

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