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Department
History
Course
HST 101
Professor
Tom Wang
Semester
Spring

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WHAP Chapter 8 Pre-Test Directions: Each of the questions or incomplete statements is followed by five suggested answers or completions. Select the one that best answers the question or completes the statement and mark it on the scantron provided. 1. The Silk Road was a trade route connecting: a. China and Japan. b. China and the Mediterranean c. Rome and Africa d. India and Central Asia e. India and the Mediterranean 2. The most enduring effect of the Silk Road was: a. Introducing European traders to exotic goods b. Its role in creating new nations c. Drawing together the different regions of Europe d. Bringing modern European technology to Asia e. Spreading Christian beliefs to Eastern Asia 3. Nomads provided the caravans of the Silk Road with: a. Camels, animal handlers, and guides b . Camels, slaves, and religious guides c. Camels, elephants, and horses d. Camels, silk, and maps e. Camels, llamas, and yurts 4. The initial key to opening the Silk Road was the: a. enormous European demand for silk b. Chinese eagerness for Western horses c. presence of a large and stable military force d. absence of any organized state along the route 5. One new industry that resulted directly from the Silk Road trade was: a. Artificial silk production b. The invention of gunpowder c. The East Asian slave trade d. The breeding of hybrid camels e. Rice agriculture in the Middle East. 6. Among the products that China exported along the Silk Road were: a. cotton, yams, and bananas b. slaves, wheels, and rum c. silk, pottery, and paper d. timber, ivory, and myrrh 7. What military technologies did the Silk Road spread? a. Chariot warfare, mounted bowmen, and the stirrup b. The lance, chain mail armor, and gunpowder c. field hospital, the broadsword and poison arrows d. The war elephant, hard tack (food), and Arabian horses e. Wall building and seige engines 8. The mariners involved in the Indian Ocean trade were: a. Almost exclusively of Indian background b. Of mixed heritage and culturally diverse c. From many lands, but all were Muslim d. From many lands, but all were Buddhist e. Primarily Arabic and Persian 9. The importance of the monsoon was: a. that it facilitated the spread of disease b. that it prevented the navigation of the Indian Ocean c. that it prevented the colonization of sub-Saharan Africa d. that it facilitated sailing across the Indian Ocean 10. The main difference between Indian Ocean and Mediterranean seafaring was that: a. Indian Ocean ships were not as solidly built b. Indian Ocean traders usually established colonies c. Mediterranean seamen rarely sailed far from shore d. Mediterranean ships relied on lateen sails 11. The early inhabitants of the East African island of Madagascar came from a. the dense forests of Central Africa b. the Persian Gulf and Mesopotamia c. the Indian subcontinent d. the islands of Southeast Asia 12. The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea is important because it describes: a. the first Europeans to reach China b. the first contact with Central African kingdoms c.
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