Why did the maritime expeditions of the Indian Ocean basin sponsored by the Ming emperor suddenly stop in 1433?
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
Which of the following reflected the fragmented and competitive political environment in Europe in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries?
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
In which empire was a Shia version of Islam made the official religion in the sixteenth century?
Song hay Empire
Which of the following was a motivation for European expansion but not for Chinese expansion in the fifteenth century?
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
Which of the following pairs of societies shared a common religion?
The Aztecs and the Incas
The Songhay Empire and the Ottoman Empire
The Mughal Empire and Vijayanagara
The Safavid Empire and Ethiopia
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?
Which of the following was the most centralized, unified, and prosperous of the world's major civilizations in the fifteenth century?
The Songhay Empire
The Aztec Empire
Which empire ended the Byzantine Empire and came the closest to conquering Europe?
What did the Aztec Empire require conquered people to do?
Learn about Aztec culture
Speak the Aztec language
Which city emerged as a major Muslim port city in the Indian Ocean basin in the fifteenth century?