Which of these describes the climate in parts of the Byzantine Empire?
Hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters
Dry summers and very cold winters
Mild and humid all year
How did the physical geography (including climate) of the Byzantine Empire affect how people lived?
Wheat was grown throughout the Empire
Desert conditions were good for growing crops
Herders built villages and lived in one place
It determined how the people earned a living
In what way was the Byzantine Empire related to the Roman Empire?
empire before the Roman Empire
middle part of the Roman Empire
continuation of the Roman Empire
another name for the Roman Empire
I am a military leader who ended the Roman Republic by extending the Roman Empire, and eventually became the first dictator. I also improved the calender and allowed my people to become Roman citizens. Who am I?
Alexander the Great
Which is true about the start of the Byzantine Empire?
It was defeated and taken over by the Roman Empire.
It developed a competitor to the Roman Empire.
It was created by the division and fall of the Roman Empire.
It was an ally and trading partner of the Roman Empire.
The Justinian Code of the Byzantine Empire did which of the following?
became the basis of many modern legal systems
established Justinian's legal claim to the Roman Empire
created the rules of worship for the Hagia Sophia
defined the rules of trade between Europe and Asia
Which event marked the decline of Byzantine control of Asia Minor?
William the Conqueror converted to Christianity
the Jews were forced by the Romans to leave Judea
Christians in western Europe organized the first Crusades
a group of Muslim Seljuk Turks defeated the Byzantine Army
Mongol Khans, or rulers, attacked China for nearly 70 years before finally defeating the Chinese armies. What did the Mongols do after the invasion?
left China to fight in other lands
supported and expanded Chinese trade
taught the Chinese their language and religion
set up public schools and universities
The phylosophy of Confucius is becoming popular again in China. One of his lessons goes like this: "Lead the people by the means of government policies and regulate them through punishment, and they will have no sense of shame and moreover have standards."
What did Confucius mean by this?
It is better to lead by example than by rules.
People will be most happy with good policies.
Trying to be too virtuous will make people sad.
Good leaders use effective punishments.
Which of the features of democracy in the United States is most similar to that of Ancient Athens?
citizens serve as jurors
women have the right to vote
all people are considered equal
voters elect representatives to make laws
Why did Ibn Battuta continue traveling in spite of facing many dangers and hardships?
He was searching for gold and needed money.
He loved to travel and wanted to see other cultures.
He was running away from thieves and dangers.
The king told him he had to keep traveling.
In what way did Ibn Battuta change his view of the world because of his travels?
He encouraged his country to go to war with the places he found.
He valued their culture, even though it was different from his own.
He thought that the people he met were not intelligent because of ways they did things.
He hoped to become famous by writing about them.
Which is most responsible for the spread of Islam beyond the Arabian Peninsula?
the prophet Muhammad
trade and conquest
Under the system of feudalism, who farmed the land?
Peasants worked for nobles in exchange for _______.
protection from invaders
Which of these is true about the feudal system in Europe during the Middle Ages?
manufacturing was the main resource of income
society was based on a rigid (well-defined) class system
government was based on democratic principals
people depended on trading goods for their basic need
Which of the following trade goods did not travel along the Silk road?
Which event directly caused the decline of medieval culture?
a bubonic plague spread through Europe
Alexius Commenus asked Christian knights to help fight against the Seljuk Turks
trade goods increased along the Silk road
Islam gradually replaced Christianity
How did the Europeans' way of thinking change during the Renaissance?
renewed interest in the arts, science, social and political thought of ancient Greece and Rome
decline in interest in the arts, science, politics and religion
renewed interest in conquering the people of Greece and Rome
new belief that all areas of life should be governed by religion