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mid year review

Mid-year Review

This power point is to go along with your review packet of questions.

how to use this powerpoint
How to use this PowerPoint:
  • Each page has a speaker icon in the bottom right-hand corner. Click on it for an introduction and directions on how to use the slide. Try it now!
  • Use what you know and reference your notes if you need help to complete each question.
  • Go through the PowerPoint as many times as you need to in order to master the information.
  • Fill in your answer sheet as you go along.
  • Throughout history, people have lived on savannas, in mountains, along river valleys and coastlines, and on islands. This statement demonstrates that people:
      • adapt to their surroundings.
      • develop a common language.
      • organize similar forms of government.
      • prefer to live in isolated areas.

2. On a map of the world, Asia is to Japan as Europe is to

  • Great Britain
  • the Netherlands
  • Austria
  • Italy

3. One reason that many historians study geography is to

  • show connections between people and places
  • tell when events took place
  • help predict changes in government
  • explore the value systems of early people

Height above sea level

  • Distance from the equator
  • Amount of rainfall
  • Average daily temperature

4. Which aspect of geography is most influenced by these factors?

    • mineral resources
    • topography
    • climate
    • natural boundaries
neolithic revolution early man
Neolithic Revolution/Early Man

5. Which statement about the Neolithic Revolution is an opinion rather than a fact?

  • Early peoples made greater cultural advancements than did people of later civilizations.
  • The Neolithic Revolution resulted in changes for nomadic peoples.
  • New technology was developed during the Neolithic Revolution.
  • Agricultural developments resulted in the establishment of permanent settlements.

6. Which Neolithic Revolution development led to the other three?

  • complex civilizations
  • surplus of food
  • division of labor
  • domestication of plants and animals

7. The Neolithic Revolution is often considered a turning point in history because:

  • city dwellers learned to control fire
  • societies became more nomadic
  • nuclear families evolved into extended families
  • permanent settlements developed in river valleys

8. What was a result of the Neolithic Revolution?

  • Civilizations developed.
  • Humans first learned to use fire.
  • Life expectancy declined.
  • People began hunting and gathering for food
river civilizations
River Civilizations

9. Which geographic feature had the greatest influence on the development of ancient civilizations?

  • River valleys
  • Dense forests
  • Smooth coastlines
  • Mountain passes

10. The development of which early civilization was influenced most directly by the Tigris River, the Zagros Mountains, and the Syrian Desert?

  • Chinese
  • Egyptian
  • Maya
  • Mesopotamian

11. The Indus and Huang He (Yellow) rivers are both closely associated with

  • border disputes
  • sacred biblical sites
  • cradles of early civilization
  • oil discoveries

If a man has destroyed the eye of a free man, his own eye shall be destroyed.

  • If a man has knocked out the teeth of a man of the same rank, his own teeth shall be knocked out.

12. These rules are based on the

  • Code of Hammurabi
  • Analects of Confucius
  • Ten Commandments
  • Twelve Tables

13. The main purpose of the map above is to illustrate the location of :

    • Overseas trade routes
    • Early belief systems
    • River valley civilizations
    • Burial sites of ancient rulers

14. One way in which the Five Relationships, the Ten Commandments, and the Eightfold Path are similar is that they

  • provide codes of behavior
  • promote polytheism
  • establish gender equality
  • describe secularism

15. Filial piety and the five relationships are most often associated with

  • Hinduism
  • animism
  • Daoism
  • Confucianism

16. Which one of the following belief systems is considered monotheistic?

  • Jainism
  • Daoism
  • Shinto
  • Judaism

17. The doctrines of the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Protestant Churches are all based on the

  • concept of reincarnation
  • teachings of Muhammad
  • principles of Christianity
  • leadership of the pope

18. Which text is essential to the practice of Islam?

  • Analects
  • Qur’an (Koran)
  • New Testament
  • Torah

19. Which of the following beliefs is shared by Hindus and Buddhists?

  • The soul can be reincarnated
  • Everyone should have the same social status
  • People should pray five times a day
  • Material wealth is a sign of a blessing of the gods.

The actual journey to Mecca began on the fifth of Dhual Hijjah, 1393 (the 29th of December, 1973, according to the Gregorian calendar), at Beirut International Airport, but it was not until the afternoon of the seventh that I donned [put on] the Ihram [robe] and drove along on the road from Jiddah to Mecca. The road was crowded with cars, buses and trucks all packed with pilgrims chanting the Hajj refrain, the Talbiyah…”

~Michael E. Jansen, An American Girl on the Hajj

20. This passage describes the experience of a follower of?

  • Hinduism
  • Judaism
  • Christianity
  • Islam

21. Which religion includes the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, and nirvana?

  • Buddhism
  • Judaism
  • Hinduism
  • Christianity
middle east
Middle East
    • Captured the city of Constantinople in 1453
    • Benefited from rich trade along the Mediterranean Sea
    • Ruled by Suleiman the Lawgiver

22. Which empire best fits these descriptions?

  • Roman
  • Mongol
  • Ottoman
  • Songhai

23. The Ottomans were a strong trading empire through the mid-1600s because they

  • controlled access to the eastern Mediterranean Sea
  • had the most powerful navy in the world
  • dominated West African caravan routes
  • conquered most of Asia

Creation of the House of Wisdom in Baghdad

    • Development of algebra
    • Use of calligraphy as an art form

24. Which Golden Age is most closely associated with these achievements?

  • Islamic
  • Tang
  • Gupta
  • Songhai

25. One similarity between the Gupta Empire and the Arab dynasties of the Islamic Golden Age is that they

  • made advances in mathematics and literature
  • gained wealth by obtaining gold from the Americas
  • stressed the importance of dharma and karma
  • controlled territories around the Mediterranean seacoast

26. One way in which Asoka, Mansa Musa, and Suleiman the Magnificent are similar is that they

  • Discouraged scientific advancements
  • Established republics
  • Led nationalist movements
  • Ruled during times of prosperity.

27. Which civilization best completes the heading of the partial outline below?


A. Spread of Islam

B. Gold and salt trade

C. Growth of Timbuktu

D. Pilgrimage of Mansa Musa 

  • Mali
  • Benin
  • Kush
  • Egypt

28. Much of the wealth of the West African kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai was gained from the

  • control of the trans-Saharan trade in gold and salt
  • sale of slaves to Europeans
  • creation of colonies on the Mediterranean coast
  • taxation on goods brought by Indian merchants

29. Which statement about the Sahara is most closely associated with the West African civilizations of Ghana and Mali?

  • Irrigation systems made it possible to farm in the Sahara.
  • Salt mined in the Sahara was exchanged for gold.
  • Oases in the Sahara served as their capital cities.
  • The Sahara prevented the spread of Islam to the area.

30. Which statement about the trip taken by Emperor Mansa Musa is accurate?

  • The trip extended beyond North African trade routes.
  • Mansa Musa used the Mediterranean Sea to reach Mecca.
  • The route primarily followed major rivers.
  • Mansa Musa traveled to Fez on his way to Mecca.

31. Mansa Musa’s journey to Mecca in the 1300’s is evidence that

  • the Crusades had a great influence on western Africa.
  • most African leaders were educated in the Middle East.
  • European culture was superior to the cultures of western Africa.
  • Islam had a major influence on the Mali Empire.

32. Which conclusion about trade is best supported by the information on this map?

    • The Sahara Desert prevented trade.
    • Cairo and Mecca were trading partners.
    • Timbuktu was a center of trade in West Africa.
    • West African gold and salt were traded along the Zaire River.

33. Which geographic factor affected the development of the Gupta Empire?

  • volcanoes
  • monsoons
  • permafrost
  • island location 

34. The concept of zero, the expansion of the caste system, and the creation of the decimal system are most closely associated with the

  • Inca Empire
  • Song dynasty
  • Tokugawa shogunate
  • Gupta Empire

35. The term monsoons can be defined as

  • seasonal winds
  • sand deposits
  • ocean currents
  • mountain avalanches

36. Which of the following statements can best be supported by the information shown on the map above?

    • The Mauryan Empire controlled more of the Indian subcontinent than the Gupta Empire did.
    • By 260 B.C., the Mauryan Empire extended north into Central China.
    • Most of the Gupta Empire was located on the Deccan Plateau.
    • The economies of India’s early empires were based on trade.

37. The caste system in India was characterized by

  • A lack of social mobility
  • Toleration of various religious beliefs
  • Equality between men and women
  • The right of people to choose their occupations
  • You have finished the mid-year review!
  • You may go back as many times as you want and listen to the questions again.
  • I’ll see you Monday January 30th.