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MIDTERM EXAM HIST 162 , Themes in World Civilization -- Winter 2008 Student Name__________________________________________________ MULTIPLE CHOICE . Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question . 1 ) What environmental event occurred around 1000 C .E . that made possible a migration of the Thule Inuit across the Arctic region ? 1 ) _A____ A ) A warming trend made conditions easier for hunting and navigating . B ) A warming trend opened new lands for farming that the Thule Inuit exploited . C ) A cooling trend created better conditions for the whales and polar bears upon which

the Thule Inuit depended . D ) The weather became colder and created more ice floes that could be used by the migrants . 2 ) What three reasons did the Norsemen give for going to Greenland ? 2 ) _A____ A ) conquest , fame , and gain B ) gain , conquest , and spread of Christianity C ) spread of Christianity , gain , and fame D ) fame , curiosity , and gain 3 ) Ethiopian kings used an ideology of holy war to spread which religion throughout their growing kingdom ? 3 ) _B____ A ) Islam B ) Christianity C ) Hinduism D Buddhism 4 ) During the rule of Khmer King Jayavarman VII , he surrounded Angkor with shrines , palaces , and 4 ) _C____ A ) marketplaces . B ) military garrisons . C ) massive walls . D ) hospitals . 5 ) Aside from being an island , Japan was isolated from East Asia largely because 5 ) _A____ A of the hostility of Japanese culture to its neighbors . B ) Japan had no natural resources or products for trade . C ) of the difficulty of the navigating the sea around it . D ) most East Asian peoples had little regard for Japan . 6 ) A group of northern European merchant cities organized themselves into what came to be called the 6 ) _A____ A ) the Hanseatic League . B ) the League of Luebeck . C ) the Knights Templar . D the Commercial League of North Europe . 7 ) In what manner did the Islamic Empire integrate the Turkic peoples into its world ? 7 ) ___C__ A It allowed them to maintain their traditional ways and beliefs as long as they fought in the service of Islam . B ) It either fought or bought them off . C ) It converted them and turned their military values to its service . D ) It seduced them into their culture and convinced them to give up their language and traditions . 8 ) When Muslims first called the Turks "the army of God " they meant that 8 ) _C____ A ) they believed the Turks were sent to punish Christian sins . B ) the Turks believed themselves to be missionaries for Islam . C ) they believed the Turks were holy warriors who fought for the Muslim cause . D ) they believed the Turks were ferocious pagans sent to punish the sins of Muslims . 9 ) The majority of the wealth of the Byzantine Empire was based on 9 ) ___D__ A tribute from neighboring states . B ) private commercial ventures . C military conquest of new territories . D ) agriculture and trade . 10 ) One of the key reasons for the success of the First Crusade was 10 ) _D___ A the crusaders promoted religious tolerance that...

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