Chapter 6 west in the world

Question 1 of 46

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Muslim mathematicians used Arabic numerals to...

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  • invent algebra

  • invent the concept of zero.

  • invent the idea of fractions.

  • explore astronomical problems.

Question 2 of 46

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The Byzantines used eastern customs such as _____ as they moved away from the western traditions.

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  • diplomacy

  • poorhouses and orphanages

  • Greek fire

  • eunuchs and making people prostrate themselves before the emperor

Question 3 of 46

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The purpose of the Corpus Juris Civilis was to...

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  • organize and clarify Roman law.

  • preserve Justinian's innovative law code.

  • recapture lost taxes.

  • rewrite the laws that interfered with Justinian's rule.

Question 4 of 46

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In 732, the Muslim forces were defeated by...

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  • Pepin the Short.

  • Clovis.

  • Charles Martel.

  • the Carolingians.

Question 5 of 46

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Germanic women participated in many activities, including agriculture, but their primary responsibilities were...

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  • household care and pottery and textiles.

  • crop tending.

  • caring for the cattle.

  • war making.

Question 6 of 46

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Gregory the Great extended his power by...

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  • acting as a territorial ruler in addition to acting as head of the church.

  • refusing to offer financial assistance to distant churches.

  • convincing the Huns and Vandals to spare Rome.

  • describing earthy power as two swords, one of which he wielded.

Question 7 of 46

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The Umayyad caliphate, located in Damascus, emphasized...

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  • Arabs.

  • non-Arabs.

  • the importance of Mecca.

  • spiritual authority.

Question 8 of 46

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Part of the motive in prohibiting the worship of icons was...

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  • to compromise with Islam.

  • challenge the power of icon-producing monasteries.

  • to promote western values.

  • to resolve the disputes discussed at the Council of Chalcedon.

Question 9 of 46

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Germanic peoples' diet consisted mainly of...

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  • plants, including grains, mead, ale, and milk.

  • plants and dairy products.

  • mead and meat.

  • a healthy combination of proteins and plants.

Question 10 of 46

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The establishment of monasteries in Ireland aided the process of conversion because...

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  • Ireland lacked the ecclesiastical structures of the rest of the West.

  • the monks used knowledge of paganism to convert the Irish.

  • monks from Briton came to work with the Irish monks.

  • bishops exercised more authority.

Question 11 of 46

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Cassiodorus wrote a historical chronicle, the Origin of the Goths, to show...

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  • that the Goths had a history comparable to that of the Romans.

  • that the Romans were superior to the Goths.

  • that Gothic peoples were superior to Romans.

  • that Theodoric's rule could unite people of different faiths.

Question 12 of 46

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The people of Constantinople gathered in the _____ to see the chariot races.

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  • the hippodrome

  • the Colosseum

  • the Forum

  • the Parthenon

Question 13 of 46

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Village families in the Byzantine empire owed...

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  • one equipped man for military service.

  • service to maintain roads and bridges.

  • set quantities of grain to supply the army.

  • one slave to carry out tasks like constructing camps every night.

Question 14 of 46

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The Muslims tolerated Jews and Christians because...

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  • they all shared the same scriptures and god.

  • Christians and Jews had trade relations with Muslims.

  • Christians and Jews did not resist.

  • Christians and Jews resisted vigorously, and were granted autonomy.

Question 15 of 46

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Ulfila, who helped convert the Visigoths and Ostrogoths, had been influenced by the teachings of...

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  • Arius.

  • Augustine.

  • Cassiodorus.

  • the Council of Nicaea.

Question 16 of 46

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As Germanic pagans and Arians converted to orthodox Christianity, they...

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  • prohibited intermarriage to maintain some ethnic unity.

  • they learned to read in Latin through the use of Ulfila's vernacular bible.

  • they began to speak the Romance languages.

  • they began to speak Greek, the official language of the empire.

Question 17 of 46

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The Merovingian family often used _____ as a means of consolidating their rule.

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  • conversion to Christianity

  • papal supremacy

  • monasteries

  • political assassination

Question 18 of 46

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The Lombards ruled for a time in northern Italy until...

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  • the Byzantine empire retook the peninsula.

  • the Franks conquered them.

  • the Ostrogoths regained strength.

  • the papacy rebelled and defeated them.

Question 19 of 46

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The _____ brought Christianity to the Slavic peoples.

Select one of the following:

  • the Byzantine Empire

  • papal missionaries

  • western kingdoms

  • Scandinavian princes

Question 20 of 46

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Mecca was an important city for which of the following reasons?

Select one of the following:

  • It was both a trading center and a site of worship.

  • It gathered Jews, Christians, and Muslims in one urban center.

  • It was Muhammad's base when he spread his ideas to the Bedouins.

  • It was site of the Hijra.

Question 21 of 46

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Historians studying the Germanic tribes have learned a great deal from the written sources these peoples left.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 22 of 46

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Women were used to join families, but this did not necessarily prevent feuds between families.

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  • True
  • False

Question 23 of 46

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Both Roman and Germanic males shared the tradition of wearing trousers and capes.

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  • True
  • False

Question 24 of 46

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Both Roman and Germanic males shared the tradition of wearing trousers and capes.

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  • True
  • False

Question 25 of 46

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Germanic tribes may have depended upon agriculture, but they preferred warring and plundering for gaining wealth and fame.

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  • True
  • False

Question 26 of 46

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The warriors of federate tribes were not allowed to live within the borders of the empire but did receive grain in exchange for fighting other tribes.

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  • True
  • False

Question 27 of 46

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When Rome recalled its troops from Britain, the Celtic Britons were eventually pushed out by tribes from Scotland and Scandinavia.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 28 of 46

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Germanic tribes were able to move into parts of the empire in part because the population in these areas had declined dramatically.

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  • True
  • False

Question 29 of 46

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Once the centralized authority of Rome began to disintegrate, church people such as bishops stepped in to manage secular affairs.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 30 of 46

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The Petrine Doctrine was the claim that the pope's successor was based upon Peter's words to Christ.

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  • True
  • False

Question 31 of 46

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Benedict's sister Scholastica founded monasteries for women.

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  • True
  • False

Question 32 of 46

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Pope Gregory the Great sent monks to Ireland to convert the pagans.

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  • True
  • False

Question 33 of 46

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Clovis' wife refused to convert to Christianity, but when Clovis won a significant battle, she bowed to his will and aided in the conversion of her people.

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  • True
  • False

Question 34 of 46

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Boethius was saved from execution by writing about the injustices of life in his most influential work, The Consolation of Philosophy.

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  • True
  • False

Question 35 of 46

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When Muslims invaded and conquered most of the Iberian peninsula, they enslaved Christians.

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  • True
  • False

Question 36 of 46

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The Nika riot broke out when two rival religious factions revolted against the eastern church.

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  • True
  • False

Question 37 of 46

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The Byzantine empire grew rich producing luxury items such as fine fabrics and jewelry.

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  • True
  • False

Question 38 of 46

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The Byzantines failed to reform their army, which was underpaid and poorly trained.

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  • True
  • False

Question 39 of 46

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The use of Greek in the Byzantine empire accentuated the divisions between east and west as Germanic peoples forgot how to speak it.

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  • True
  • False

Question 40 of 46

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In the west, Germanic emperors led the church, but in the east, popes assumed leadership of both church and state.

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  • True
  • False

Question 41 of 46

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Cyril and Methodius developed a written Slavonic language to aid the conversion of the Slavic peoples.

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  • True
  • False

Question 42 of 46

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The Qur'an is a collection of the revelations that Allah made to Muhammad over a period of twenty years.

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  • True
  • False

Question 43 of 46

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Muslim armies were successful during jihads in part because they tolerated the religions of pagans and Jews.

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  • True
  • False

Question 44 of 46

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Women's power and status declined under Islam.

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  • True
  • False

Question 45 of 46

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The Shiites believed that the caliphate should be led by religious leaders, while the Sunnis believed that leadership should be political.

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  • True
  • False

Question 46 of 46

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Muslim medical techniques were highly advanced, and included improvements in both surgery and medicine.

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  • True
  • False
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