World History 1 197 - 12.4 Review Questions

QuestionAnswer
What group of people originated the Hindu caste system?
Aryans
Kshatriya
monks
Vedic Brahmans
The ultimate goal of the Hindu caste system was to attain what?
moksha
dharma
karma
samsara
The rulers of the Delhi Sultanate in India were followers of what religious tradition?
Islam
Christianity
Buddhism
Hinduism
Yang Jian, founder of the Sui dynasty, was an adherent of what religious tradition?
Buddhism
Christianity
Hinduism
Islam
What was the likely reason the aristocracy opposed the rule of Empress Wu Zetian?
She was female.
She was a peasant.
She was Hindu.
She opposed Confucian teachings.
Why did Tang emperor Wuzong persecute Buddhist monks and nuns?
Wuzong believed Buddhism threatened the Confucian state and the imperial order.
Buddhism was illegal under the Tang.
Buddhist monks and nuns routinely protested the religious intolerance of the Tang.
Many civil servants in the bureaucracy were Buddhist, which threatened Tang control.
Sumptuary laws enacted under the Tang emperor Gaozong were meant to achieve what purpose?
tighten laws governing the types of clothes women could wear
restrict the foods women could eat at the Tang Court
enshrine legal proscriptions on women scholars
censor the language used by female courtesans in the poetry they wrote
Who were the successors to the Umayyads?
the Abbasids
the Sasanids
the Parthians
the Tang
What was a key result of the Battle of Talas River?
the end of Abbasid expansion into China
the conquest of the Tang by the Abbasids
the spread of Hinduism
the conquest of the Abbasids by the Tang
During the reign of what king did Aksum’s trade with the African interior expand considerably, making the kingdom wealthy and powerful?
Ezna
Prester John
Solomon
Frumentius
What was a key export from East Africa?
ivory
cotton
glassware
silk
During the Middle Ages, what was a patrician in East Africa?
a Muslim who could trace their Middle Eastern descent
an African living in Arabia
a pagan who could trace their Middle Eastern descent
a settler on the east coast of Africa
What kingdom succeeded because of its ability to monopolize trade through the Palk Strait?
Chola
Srivijaya
Swahili
Delhi Sultanate
What group replaced the Sasanid Empire?
Umayyads
Tang
Abbasids
Byzantines
What two religious traditions were practiced in Japan during the Yamato period?
Buddhism and Shintoism
Buddhism and Catholicism
Catholicism and Hinduism
Hinduism and Shintoism
What Asian country did not adopt Chinese writing?
Sogdiana
China
Japan
Korea
What was the language of the Silk Roads until the seventh century CE?
Sogdian
Chinese
Japanese
Korean

The content of this course has been taken from the free World History, Volume 1: to 1500 textbook by Openstax

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