Chapter 13 Reading Quiz

Question 1 of 10

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Why did the maritime expeditions of the Indian Ocean basin sponsored by the Ming emperor suddenly stop in 1433?

Select one of the following:

  • The court eunuchs who rose to power prioritized farming over commerce

  • Most of the cultures they encountered reacted with hostility and violence

  • the emperor's successors viewed expansion as a waste of resources

  • Naval forces were redirected to deal with the military threat of the Portuguese

Question 2 of 10

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Which of the following reflected the fragmented and competitive political environment in Europe in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries?

Select one of the following:

  • The Sunni/Shia divide

  • Christine de Pizan's City of Ladies

  • The Renaissance in Italy and northern Europe

  • The Hundred Years' War between England and France

Question 3 of 10

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In which empire was a Shia version of Islam made the official religion in the sixteenth century?

Select one of the following:

  • Ottoman Empire

  • Mughal Empire

  • Song hay Empire

  • Safavid Empire

Question 4 of 10

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Which of the following was a motivation for European expansion but not for Chinese expansion in the fifteenth century?

Select one of the following:

  • To enroll distant peoples and states in the tribute system

  • To gain direct access to the goods and wealth of the Indian Ocean basin

  • To eliminate piracy in the Indian Ocean

  • To replace the population that had been lost during the Black Death

Question 5 of 10

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Which of the following pairs of societies shared a common religion?

Select one of the following:

  • The Aztecs and the Incas

  • The Songhay Empire and the Ottoman Empire

  • The Mughal Empire and Vijayanagara

  • The Safavid Empire and Ethiopia

Question 6 of 10

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The Inca and Aztec empires practiced similar gender-based systems in which women and men operated in two separate but equivalent spheres, a system that scholars call?

Select one of the following:

  • gender parallelism

  • gender equality

  • matriarchy

  • patriarchy

Question 7 of 10

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Which of the following was the most centralized, unified, and prosperous of the world's major civilizations in the fifteenth century?

Select one of the following:

  • China

  • Western Europe

  • The Songhay Empire

  • The Aztec Empire

Question 8 of 10

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Which empire ended the Byzantine Empire and came the closest to conquering Europe?

Select one of the following:

  • Timur's Empire

  • Ottoman Empire

  • Delhi Sultanate

  • Mughal Empire

Question 9 of 10

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What did the Aztec Empire require conquered people to do?

Select one of the following:

  • Register marriages

  • Pay tribute

  • Learn about Aztec culture

  • Speak the Aztec language

Question 10 of 10

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Which city emerged as a major Muslim port city in the Indian Ocean basin in the fifteenth century?

Select one of the following:

  • Timbuktu

  • Samarkand

  • Malacca

  • Tenochtitlan

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