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1 AP World History Mid-Term Exam 1) Why did the original inhabitants of Australia not develop agriculture? 2) Know why metal tools were preferred over stone tools? 3) Know how the earliest civilizations to developed? 4) The earliest known writing in a civilization first developed in / where? 5) The Paleolithic Age refers to / what? 6) Know about women in Han Chinese society? 7) Know how Daoists would agree with Confucianists. On what? 8) One difference between classical civilizations and river valley civilizations was that in classical civilizations developed how? 9) Ceremony became an important part of upper-class Chinese life because / how / why? 10) In the classical period, both China and India developed how? 11) Know about India's trading network. 12) Compared to China, India differed how? 13) The Indian caste system served to an extent as a political institution by / how? 14) Hellenistic society was known for its advances in what? 15) Roman slaves were used for what? 16) The Senate of republican Rome particularly represented what? 17) Compared to Chinese architecture, Greek and Roman architecture defined what? 18) Monasticism first developed in Italy under the leadership of who?. 19) By 600, looking at the entire world, a good definition of "barbarian" would be what? 20) Despite major differences, Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism all show interest in what? 21) Japan developed a religion called? 22) What was the principle advantage of the Islamic concept of the ummah?

2 23) Know about Muhammad's flight to Medina. 24) What was the primary cultural contribution of the Muslims during the Abbasid period? 25) Know about women during the Abbasid era. 26) What was the impact of the Crusades on the Christian West? 27) Know about the mercenary armies of the later Abbasid era. 28) Describe the indigenous religion of much of sub-saharan Africa. 29) What was the geographical location of the empire of Mali? 30) Know the development of Bantu concepts of kingship and state-building. 31) Know the strengths of Byzantine cultural life. 32) The Slavic kingdom that attacked Byzantine territory in the Balkans after the 8th century C.E. was? Who? 33) In what year did the Ottoman Turks successfully capture Constantinople and bring the Byzantine Empire to a close? 34) What 12th century monk stressed the importance of mystical union with God over logic and philosophy? 35) Know the sources of Western vitality at the end of the Middle Ages? 36) Know what regions achieved feudal monarchy prior to the end of the Middle Ages? 37) The Inca ruler associated with the first creation of the Inca empire in 1438 was? 38) During the post classical period, societies in the Americas? What were they like? 39) The modern image of the Inca empire as a carefully organized system in which every community collectively contributed to the whole and the state regulated the distribution of resources on the basis of need is referred to as, what? 40) What made the reunification of China under the first Sui emperor possible? 41) What led to the downfall of the Sui dynasty? 42) The dynasty that ended the period of political chaos after the fall of the Qin-Han was the, who?

3 . 43) What title was given to the military leader of the bakufu at Kamakura? 44) How did the principles of warfare change under the daimyos? 45) Know what the Mongol conquest of Song China is all about? 46) What was the religious policy of the Mongol empire under Chinggis Khan? 47) Know how the Ming dynasty halted the trading expeditions? 48) What admiral commanded China's great overseas expeditions between 1405 and 1433? 49) Know the civilizations that was part of the global trading network in the 16th century? 50) Know the first new areas brought into the global commercial network after 1450? 51) By the 16th century, at what age did most Europeans marry? 52) How did the Western view of science compare with that of other civilizations? 53) Know about Peter the Great's political reforms? 54) What was the limitation of Peter the Great's policies of cultural Westernization? 55) The minister responsible for the 18th-century reforms in Portugal and Brazil was? Who? 56) Because of the switch from indigenous methods of mining to the extraction of silver through a process of amalgamation with mercury, silver production in the Americas expanded rapidly after? What? 57) Know which was a large African state that developed in western Africa during the period of the Atlantic slave trade? Name? 58) Know about the volume of the slave trade to the American colonies is most accurate? 59) Which river valley civilization was most completely destroyed by natural disasters such as climate change? 60) A characteristic of the human species before the advent of civilization was? 61) Know about the functions of government in Han China? 62) Chinese views of nature emphasized? What?

4 63) The Mauryan dynasty differed from the Gupta dynasty in that? Name/Know? 64) The two Mediterranean powers fighting in the Punic Wars were? Names? 65) Nomadic invaders often had military advantages over the armies of empires because? What were they? 66) Know the inter-clan relationships in bedouin society is most accurate? 67) Know the reasons for the decline of the Abbasid dynasty by the ninth century A.D.? 68) The study of population is referred to as? Name? Concept? 69) Know about the conflict between the Byzantine Empire and the Arab Muslims? 70) Know about the functions of the merchant and artisan guilds. 71) In terms of the integration of a centralized empire, how did the Incas and Aztecs compare? 72) What was the result of the imperial attempt by the Tang to suppress Buddhism within the Chinese empire? 73) Know the Japanese periods that were Chinese cultural influence most significant? 74) What was the basic unit of Mongol society? 75) Know the reasons that Italy emerged as the center of the early Renaissance? 76) How was the global trade network of the 15th century different from that of previous eras? 77) The Edict of Nantes, issued in France in 1598? Did what? 78) What was one of the primary limitations on the expansion of the agricultural economy? 79) Where in the Americas did the Spanish first create the models that were applied throughout their possessions in? Where? 80) In 1818 who assumed leadership in the Zulu chiefdom of the Nguni people of southern Africa? 81) A society is almost certainly a civilization if? Know the requirements of a society? 82) One of China's key economic strengths was? What are their factors? 83) Confucian and Hindu values both? Ideas?

5 84) The Roman Empire did what politically for its citizens? 85) Everywhere it spread, Buddhism stressed? What? 86) The office of the political and religious successor of Muhammad was called? 87) What was the primary written language of the later Abbasid court? 88) The "Demographic Transition" is often associated with what change in society? 89) Know Justinian's positive contributions to the Byzantine Empire? 90) In what year did Pope Urban II call for the First Crusade? 91) What represents a cultural difference between the Incas and Aztecs? 92) Unlike his father, the second Sui emperor favored? What? 93) What is the name of the nature spirits of Japan? 94) What was the status of Mongolian women during the Yuan dynasty of China? 95) Know the details about Ottoman Empire? 96) Know about the impact of the development of core-dependent economic zones on state formation? 97) Know about the participants in the 15th-century Italian Renaissance? 98) Much of the territory added to the Russian empire during the 17th and 18th centuries was? Where? 99) What American colony became the first major plantation zone, organized to produce a tropical crop demanded in Europe? 100) South of their trade forts along the Gold Coast, the Portuguese established Luanda, which became the basis for the Portuguese colony of? Name? ESSAY. 101) Compare the main features of Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilizations. What did the two civilizations have in common as early civilizations? What were their main differences in values and organization? 102) Aside from periods of outright political decline, what were the chief tensions in Chinese society and culture? How were they handled?

6 103) Compare the political implications of Hinduism and Confucianism. How does each belief system help explain the political history of its native society in the classical period? 104) What were the main similarities and differences between Greek and Roman political structures? 105) What were the main factors in Rome's decline? Which do you judge most important? Why?

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