• Quiz Time #45

    Posted by Elizabeth Napp on 6/22/2011 2:00:00 PM
    Takashi Murakami

    Quiz Time #45

    Word Bank: Deng Xiaoping, Ottoman, Trade, Nelson Mandela, Guild, Temperature, Atatürk, Humanism, Columbian, Mecca, Bosnia, Nationalism


    1.     Knowing the latitude of a location would be most helpful in determining this.   


    2.     One effect of this exchange on European society was that the population increased with the introduction of new foods. 


    3.     A direct result of the Four Modernizations introduced in China by this individual was that economic opportunities were expanded.


    4.     The desire of the Kurds and of the Palestinians for independent states is based on this principle.


    5.     This leader is most closely associated with Desmond Tutu and F.W. De Klerk.


    6.     Since the end of the Cold War, religious and ethnic tensions have been the primary cause of conflicts in Chechnya, Azerbaijan, and this land.


    7.     Members of the European Union (EU) and countries of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) both attempted to reduce these regional barriers.


    8.     A reform included in his efforts to modernize Turkey was granting women the right to vote.


    9.     One ideal of this Renaissance belief was investigating areas of interest and fulfilling one’s potential.


    10.  Both Ibn Battuta and Mansa Musa demonstrated their religious values by making a pilgrimage to this city.


    11.  This empire captured the city of Constantinople in 1453, benefited from rich trade along the Mediterranean Sea, and was ruled by Suleiman the Lawgiver.


    12.  During the European Middle Ages, it was created to standardize goods and prices.

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  • Quiz Time #43

    Posted by Elizabeth Napp on 10/13/2010 2:00:00 PM
    Wassily Kandinsky

    Quiz Time #43

    Word Bank: Gupta, Mountains, Middle Passage, Japan, Justinian, Scientific, Monsoons, Mercantilism, Grand Canal, Literature, Mongol, Economist


    1.     This term can be defined as seasonal winds.   


    2.     This social scientist focuses on the study of the production and exchange of goods and services. 


    3.     This geographic feature served as a barrier that protected ancient China and was used as an invasion route by the Aryans into ancient India.


    4.     One way in which The Epic of Gilgamesh, The Odyssey, and The Mahabharata are similar is that they are works of this type that give historians information about early civilizations.


    5.     The contributions of this empire include the following achievements: Preserved Hindu tradition, Produced fine poems and dramas, and Made advances in mathematics, science, and medicine.


    6.     The leadership of Genghis Khan, the use of the stirrup, and excellent horsemanship skills all contributed directly to the rise of this empire.


    7.     This “system” in China allowed grain to be shipped from Hangzhou to Beijing.


    8.     This term is best defined as the forced journey of enslaved Africans to the Americas.


    9.     The ideas of observation and experimentation were central to this “Revolution”.


    10.  This nation’s policy of expansion in the early 20th century was motivated by a lack of natural resources.


    11.  This historic figure would be correctly paired with the Byzantine Empire.


    12.  A key objective of this policy was to establish colonies for trade benefits.

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  • Quiz Time #44

    Posted by Elizabeth Napp on 10/13/2010 2:00:00 PM
    Marc Chagall

    Quiz Time #44

    Word Bank: Civilization, Joseph Stalin, Rwanda, Archaeologist, China, Imperialism, Roman, Parliamentary Democracy, Martin Luther, Climatic, Karl Marx, Renaissance


    1.     This social scientist might analyze the design of a Shang bronze pot, decipher the writing on the Rosetta Stone, or examine the fabric of a Japanese kimono.   


    2.     Cities, complex government, job specialization, and a writing system are characteristics of it. 


    3.     Weak centralized authority and interference from outsiders characterized Europe after the fall of this Empire and China after the fall of the Manchu dynasty.


    4.     Location near the coast of the Mediterranean Sea was a geographic factor that contributed to the rise of it in the Italian city-states.


    5.     His action of posting the Ninety-five Theses led most directly to divisions in Christianity in Western Europe.


    6.     The Puritan Revolution and the Glorious Revolution are both closely associated with the rise of it in England.


    7.     He believed that history is the story of class struggle.  He believed that the working class would eventually rise up and revolt against the wealthy.


    8.     Five-year plans and collectivization are most closely associated with this individual.


    9.     A major goal of the Hutu-led regime in this nation in mid-1994 was to eliminate the Tutsi minority.


    10.  The “one-child” policy in this nation, established during the late 1970s, was an attempt to reduce the population growth rate.


    11.  The invasions of Russia by France in 1812 and by Germany in World War II were unsuccessful in part because of these conditions in Russia.


    12.  This policy is most directly associated with the terms spheres of influence, extraterritoriality, and protectorate.

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  • Quiz Time #42

    Posted by Elizabeth Napp on 5/26/2010 8:00:00 PM
    Max Ernst

    Quiz Time #42

    Word Bank: Meiji Restoration, Limited Monarchy, Totalitarian, Mathematics, European Union, Animism, European Imperialism, Stability, Ho Chi Minh, Cultural Diffusion, Fertile Soil, Green Revolution


    1.     A belief of it is that spirits of nature inhabit all living and nonliving objects.   


    2.     This term is used to describe the spread of Buddhism from India through Southeast Asia. 


    3.     This factor influenced the development of ancient civilizations along river valleys.


    4.     The contributions of the Islamic golden age include advances in this field.


    5.     “…suspending laws…, by regal (royal) authority without consent of parliament is illegal." ~English Bill of Rights, 1869                                                                                 The The quotation supports this form of government.


    6.     The French people supported Napoleon Bonaparte because they hoped he would provide this for the nation.


    7.     Rapid industrialization and economic growth occurred.  This statement best describes events in Japan during this historical period.


    8.     During the 19th century, one effect of it on Africa was the exploitation of African natural resources by colonial powers.


    9.     In the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin governed by means of secret police, censorship, and purges.  This type of government is called this.


    10.  The principal aim of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and this organization is to increase economic cooperation between the member nations.


    11.  One way in which Simon Bolivar, Jomo Kenyatta, and this individual are similar is that each leader sought independence from colonial rule.


    12.  The main goal of it was to solve chronic food shortages through the use of technology.


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  • Quiz Time #41

    Posted by Elizabeth Napp on 5/20/2010 7:50:00 AM
    Wassily Kandinsky

    Quiz Time #41

    Word Bank: Legal, Magna Carta, Joseph Stalin, Balfour, Command, Nationalistic, Urban Planning, Enlightenment, Communist, Mercantilism, Ho Chi Minh, Apartheid


    1.     The following statement best describes an aspect of this economy: Government directs and controls the means of production.   


    2.     Archaeological studies of the Indus valley cities of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro show evidence of it. 


    3.     The importance of the Code of Hammurabi, the Twelve Tables, and the Justinian Code is that they established these principles.


    4.     This document and the English Bill of Rights are similar in that they both limited the power of the monarchy.


    5.     Under this policy, colonial powers considered their colonies to be possessions to benefit the imperial power.


    6.     The need for the use of reason for rational and logical thinking was a major concept promoted by philosophers of this period of history.


    7.     The Balkans were referred to as the “Powder Keg of Europe” in the period before World War I because of these rivalries.


    8.     A long-term effect of this Declaration on the Middle East was the conflict between the Palestinians and the Israelis.


    9.     A major goal of his five-year plans in the Soviet Union was encouraging rapid industrialization.


    10.  After World War II, the United States provided financial aid to West Germany, Turkey, and Greece because these nations were facing these possible threats.   


    11.  A factor that contributed to the success of this individual in Vietnam and Mao Zedong in China was their ability to combine nationalism and communism.


    12.  In 1994, Nelson Mandela said, “We are moving from an era of resistance, division, oppression, turmoil, and conflict and starting a new era of hope, reconciliation, and nation-building.”  With this statement, Nelson Mandela marked the end of this system in South Africa.

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  • Quiz Time #40

    Posted by Elizabeth Napp on 5/12/2010 9:00:00 AM
    Wassily Kandinsky

    Quiz Time #40

    Word Bank: Trans-Sahara, Karl Marx, Japan, Nationalistic, Encomienda, Industrial Revolution, Confucianism, Genocide, Muslim World, Truman, Yugoslavia, Enlightenment


    1.     In China, this philosophy emphasized the idea that harmony could be achieved by the proper behavior of each member of a family or society.   


    2.     The phrase “from southern Spain, across northern Africa, occupying the Arabian peninsula to Southeast Asia” once described the extent of it. 


    3.     The rise of the West African kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai can be attributed to their locations near these trade routes.


    4.     An accurate statement about this system during the 16th and 17th centuries is that many Native Americans were forced to labor on large estates.


    5.     These philosophers believed that the power of government is derived from those who are governed.


    6.     The needs of it in 19th-century Europe greatly contributed to the growth of overseas empires.


    7.     The following statement is supported by the ideas of this philosopher: “Industrialization benefits the wealthy and exploits the poor.”


    8.     A major reason for this nation’s invasion of Manchuria in 1931 was that this nation needed the natural resources of Manchuria.


    9.     One way in which Chiang Kai-shek (Jiang Jieshi) of China, Ho Chi Minh of Vietnam, and Jomo Kenyatta were similar is that they all led these movements in their nation.


    10.  This Doctrine and the Marshall Plan were designed to promote economic and political stability in Europe.   


    11.  This term is often used to describe the actions of Adolf Hitler in Germany and Pol Pot in Cambodia.


    12.  One way in which the partition of India in 1947 and the breakup of this nation in 1992 are similar is that after each event problems arose between ethnic and religious groups.

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  • Quiz Time #39

    Posted by Elizabeth Napp on 5/5/2010 10:00:00 AM
    Wassily Kandinsky

    Quiz Time #39

    Word Bank: South Africa, Roman, Capitalism, Feudalism, Ming Dynasty in China, Byzantine, Foreigners, Peasants, Ethnocentrism, Ethnic, Napoleon, Trade


    1.     It is best defined as the belief that one’s culture is superior to all others.   


    2.     This ancient civilization is associated with the Twelve Tables, an extensive road system, and the poets Horace and Virgil. 


    3.     It is best defined as a system in which land is exchanged for military service and loyalty.


    4.     This empire preserved Greco-Roman ideas, spread Orthodox Christianity into Russia, incorporated European and Arabic ideas in architecture, and developed the Justinian Code.


    5.     An increase in it was one of the primary reasons for the spread of the bubonic plague.


    6.     The following events occurred during its rule: Foreign rulers were overthrown, Admiral Zheng He established trade links, and civil service exams were reinstated.


    7.     One major effect of his rule of France was that it led to a restoration of political stability.


    8.     A major goal of both the Sepoy Mutiny in India and the Boxer Rebellion in China was to rid their countries of these individuals.


    9.     This country is most closely associated with the terms pass laws, homelands, and white minority rule.


    10.  One way in which Vladimir Lenin’s New Economic Policy and Mikhail Gorbachev’s policy of perestroika are similar is that both allowed elements of it within a communist economic system.   


    11.  The Communist Revolution in China differed from the 19th-century Marxist ideals because this revolution was primarily supported by this social class.


    12.  An accurate statement about the Balkan Peninsula since 1995 is that these tensions and conflict continue to be a problem in much of the region.


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  • Quiz Time #38

    Posted by Elizabeth Napp on 4/28/2010 1:00:00 PM
    Wassily Kandinsky

    Quiz Time #38

    Word Bank: Machiavelli, Zionism, Islamic, Buddhism, Laissez-faire, Commercial, Cold War, Trade, Democratic, Enlightenment, Silk Roads, Social Classes


    1.     The technology of papermaking traveled from China to Baghdad along it.


    2.     The religious terms Four Noble Truths, Eightfold Path, and nirvana are most closely associated with this belief system. 


    3.     This “Revolution” helped lead to the Industrial Revolution because during this “Revolution” new forms of business were developed.


    4.     This philosopher’s belief that “the end justifies the means” meant that leaders may use any method to achieve what is best for the state.


    5.     Venice in Europe, Mogadishu in Africa, and Canton in China emerged during the 13th century primarily as important centers of this.


    6.     Philosophers of this period believed that society could be best improved by applying reason and the laws of nature.


    7.     These economists of the 19th century argued that individuals should be allowed to pursue their self-interest in a free market.


    8.     It was the movement started by journalist Theodor Herzl to promote an independent Jewish state in Palestine.


    9.     One way in which Lech Walesa, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Nelson Mandela are similar is that each led the people of his nation toward government with greater elements of it.


    10.  The creation of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and the Warsaw Pact, the construction of the Berlin Wall, and the Cuban missile crisis are events most closely associated with this historical period.   


    11.  A major cause of the civil wars in many Central American nations in the 1970s and 1980s was economic differences between these groups.


    12.  One way in which Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini and Afghanistan’s Taliban were similar is that each established this kind of state.

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  • Quiz Time #37

    Posted by Elizabeth Napp on 4/23/2010 1:30:00 PM
    Joan Miro

    Quiz Time #37

    Word Bank: Constantinople, Mikhail Gorbachev, Caste, Karl Marx, League of Nations, Latin America, Apartheid, Otto von Bismarck, Confucianism, Appeasement, Democracy, Ottoman


    1.     A belief in filial piety is most closely associated with this philosophy.


    2.     This system in India was characterized by a lack of social mobility.


    3.     This city was a thriving city in the 1200s mainly because of its location on a major trade route between Asia and Eastern Europe.


    4.     In 1453, this empire rose to power by defeating the Byzantine Empire.


    5.     A study of revolutions in this region in the 19th century would show that Spanish-born peninsulares led most of the uprisings.


    6.     This individual is associated with the phrase blood and iron as related to the unification of Germany.


    7.     This term is best defined as an attempt to avoid conflict by meeting the demands of an aggressor.


    8.     “Mussolini Attacks Ethiopia” (1935), “Germany Takes Back the Rhineland” (1936), and “Germany and Russia Divide Poland” (1939) – These headlines might be used to illustrate the weakness of it.


    9.     A similarity between the Polish group Solidarity in 1980 and the Chinese protesters in Tiananmen Square in 1989 is that both groups supported movements for it.   


    10.  His reforms of perestroika and glasnost resulted in conditions that helped lead to the breakup of the Soviet Union.


    11.  Nelson Mandela once said, “…above all, we want equal political rights, because without them our disabilities will be permanent.  I know this sounds revolutionary to the Whites in this country, because the majority of voters will be Africans.  This makes the White man fear democracy.  But this fear cannot be allowed to stand in the way of the only solution which will guarantee racial harmony and freedom for all.”  This passage from Mandela’s speech describes the opposition of the African National Congress to this practice.  


    12.  Kim Jong IL and Fidel Castro are 21st-century leaders who believe in the ideas of this individual.

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  • Quiz Time #36

    Posted by Elizabeth Napp on 4/23/2010 1:05:00 PM
    Wassily Kandinsky

    Quiz Time #36

    Word Bank: Feudalism, Muslims, Cold War, Neolithic, Communism, Fascist, Islamic, Bantu-Speaking, Pax Mongolia, Central America, China, Enlightenment


    1.     This revolution is considered a turning point in world history because it included the domestication of plants and animals.


    2.     The primary reason these people of West Africa migrated southward and eastward between 500 B.C. and A.D. 1500 was to find land for farming and grazing.


    3.     In Western Europe, it developed after the Roman Empire collapsed.


    4.     A result of it was that trade increased between Europe and Asia.


    5.     One way in which Montesquieu, Voltaire, and Rousseau are similar is that they were philosophers during this “Age.”   


    6.     One similarity between Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini is that they both led these states.


    7.     The end of it in the Soviet Union caused many countries in Eastern Europe to pursue free-market economic policies.


    8.     This nation had the greatest influence on the recent histories of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Tibet.


    9.     During the Indian independence movement, many members of this group in India demanded a separated state of Pakistan to address concerns about their status as a religious minority.   


    10.  The creation of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and the Warsaw Pact, the construction of the Berlin Wall, and the Cuban missile crisis are events most closely associated with this event.


    11.  One way in which Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini and Afghanistan’s Taliban were similar is that they each established this kind of state.


    12.  A major cause of the civil wars in many nations of this region in the 1970s and 1980s is that economic differences existed between social classes.

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