Chapter 13 Reading Quiz

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Question 1

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

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

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In which empire was a Shia version of Islam made the official religion in the sixteenth century?
Answer
  • Ottoman Empire
  • Mughal Empire
  • Song hay Empire
  • Safavid Empire

Question 4

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

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Which of the following pairs of societies shared a common religion?
Answer
  • The Aztecs and the Incas
  • The Songhay Empire and the Ottoman Empire
  • The Mughal Empire and Vijayanagara
  • The Safavid Empire and Ethiopia

Question 6

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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?
Answer
  • gender parallelism
  • gender equality
  • matriarchy
  • patriarchy

Question 7

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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?
Answer
  • China
  • Western Europe
  • The Songhay Empire
  • The Aztec Empire

Question 8

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Which empire ended the Byzantine Empire and came the closest to conquering Europe?
Answer
  • Timur's Empire
  • Ottoman Empire
  • Delhi Sultanate
  • Mughal Empire

Question 9

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What did the Aztec Empire require conquered people to do?
Answer
  • Register marriages
  • Pay tribute
  • Learn about Aztec culture
  • Speak the Aztec language

Question 10

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Which city emerged as a major Muslim port city in the Indian Ocean basin in the fifteenth century?
Answer
  • Timbuktu
  • Samarkand
  • Malacca
  • Tenochtitlan
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