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HST 275 ENTIRE COURSE

 

HST 275 Week 1 Week One Knowledge Check
 

 

Complete the Week One Knowledge Check
 


1.

The Paleolithic Age is characterized by

 

domestication of animals.

 
the beginning of agriculture.

 

a hunting and gathering existence.

 

the invention of writing.

2.

The Neolithic Revolution is characterized by

 

the development of urban-based civilizations.

 
the domestication of animals and the start of agriculture.

 

dependence on hunting and gathering techniques.

 

the manufacture and use of iron tools.

3.

The development of writing first occurred during the



Paleolithic Era.

 

Neolithic Era.

 

Bronze Age.

 

Iron Age.

4.

Which of the following shows the correct chronological sequence of historical eras?

Neolithic, Bronze, Paleolithic, Iron

 

Bronze, Iron, Paleolithic, Neolithic

 

Paleolithic, Neolithic, Bronze, Iron

 

Paleolithic, Neolithic, Iron, Bronze

 

Concept: CULTURAL CONTRIBUTIONS
 


Mastery
100%
Questions
·  5 

·  6

·  7

·  8

·  9

·  10
 

 

Materials on the concept
 

Reason and the Scientific Spirit
 

 

Agricultural Revolution of the Song: From Serfs to Free Farmers
 

 

Confucianism
 

 

Manichaeism
 

 

Foreign Contacts and Chinese Culture
 

 

 

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5.

Mathematics could not develop until

 

the Sumerian sexagesimal system was adopted.

 

the time of Hammurabi, when mathematics developed alongside astronomy.


an independent concept of number was established.

 
All of these answers are correct.

6.

Confucius believed that

 
government should be run by men of superior learning and culture.


the welfare of the common people mattered little in politics.

 

“might made right” so morality was whatever the strong said.

 

politics was unimportant and people should focus on personal salvation.

7.

Daoists would most likely believe that

 

knowledge is a positive force because it shows the way.

 

knowledge is bad because it creates distinctions.

 
knowledge is neutral.

 

knowledge is secret and should be known by only a few.

8.

All of the following are part of Buddha’s eightfold path except

 

right thought and speech.

right effort and action.

 

right livelihood and earnings.

 

right concentration and mindfulness.

9.

Because of the revolutionary impact of Greek philosophy, people began to conceive of the world


in terms of politics and democracy, rather than gods and kings.


in abstract, universal terms rather than specific, personal, or mythic terms.

 

in terms of basic elements (such as water or atoms) rather than random, scattered elements.

 

in terms of finding comfort and escape from the stressful world of politics.

10.

According to early Greek philosophers, how did the universe as we know it begin?

 

through a great explosion and random re-combinations of atoms

 

through the plans of an intelligent being

 
through the thoughts of several powerful deities


through a clash of chaos and order

HST 275 Week 1 Week One Knowledge Check

 

HST 275 Week 2 Week Two Knowledge Check
 

 

Complete the Week Two Knowledge Check
 

1.

The language map of present-day Africa has been affected by

 

the spread of literacy.

 

ancient developments in food production and migrations.

 

Indo-Aryan settlements.

 


All of these answers are correct.

 

Concept: CIVIL DEVELOPMENT
 

Mastery
100%
Questions
·  2 

·  3

·  4

·  5

·  6

·  7

·  8
 

 

Materials on the concept
 


Early Saharan Cultures
 

 

The Delian League
 

 

Sparta
 

 

South Asia to 1000 C.E.
 

 

Major City-States
 

 

 

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2.

The Spartans were compelled to make the army the primary focus of their society because

 

of the threat of conquest by Corinth.

 

of the danger of a Persian invasion.

 

they wanted to conquer the Peloponnesus.

 
of the threat of rebellion by their slaves.

3.

The Persian War battle that ultimately ensured Greek independence and instilled Athenians with confidence in their polis, their government, and themselves was

 
Marathon.

 


Salamis.

 

Thermopylae.

 

Plataea.

4.

Athens became the leader of the Delian League because


Sparta wanted to spend more time trading in the Mediterranean.

 

Corinth's navy had nearly been destroyed by the Persians.

 

Sparta was not willing to make a long-term commitment.

 
Athens had no outstanding leaders of its own at that time.

5.

The Mazdakite movement arose in response to the

 

Manichaean heresy.

 
unequal distribution of the Sasanid Empire’s bounty and social justice.

 


demand for improved trade relations with the East.

 

massacre of orthodox Zoroastrians by the Huns.

6.

Alexander the Great



made little impact on the Indian subcontinent except in the northwest.

 
determined the political boundaries of India for centuries to come.

 

consolidated his conquests in India by establishing a road system.

 

promoted the Hellenization of India by encouraging his soldiers to settle in India.

7.

After 2500 B.C.E., the Sahara region

 

underwent a rapid desiccation.

 
became a grazing region for cattle.

 

saw a general depopulation.

 

None of these answers are correct.

8.

The first millennium C.E. saw the rise of several sizable states in the western and central Sudan because of


settled agricultural populations and the expansion of trade.

 

the failure of smaller trading stations such as Timbuktu.

 

the decline of internal trade that promoted self-sufficiency.

 

both the failure of smaller trading stations such as Timbuktu, and the decline of internal trade that promoted self-sufficiency.

 

Concept: CULTURAL CONTRIBUTIONS
 

Mastery
100%
Questions
·  9 

·  10

·  11

·  12

·  13

·  14
 

 

Materials on the concept
 

Reason and the Scientific Spirit
 

 

Agricultural Revolution of the Song: From Serfs to Free Farmers
 

 

Confucianism
 

 

Manichaeism
 

 

Foreign Contacts and Chinese Culture
 

 

 

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9.

Homer’s epic poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey, refer primarily to which period in Greek history?

 

Minoan

 
Mycenaean

  

“Middle Age” or Archaic

 
Classical

10.

A faith not spread along the silk route to central Asia was

 
Nestorian Christianity.

 

Zoroastrianism.


Manichaeism.

 
Mahayana Buddhism.

11.

Manichaeans advocated

 
a radical dualism between spirit and matter.

 
a universal “justice.”

 

restoring the original unity of Christian, Zoroastrian and Buddhist teachings.

 

All of these answers are correct.

12.

In the Greek world, a polis was a(n)


independent political unit.


small city.

 
community sharing common ancestors and religious rites.

 
All of these answers are correct.

13.

Zoroaster was similar to the Hebrew prophets, the Buddha, and Confucius because he preached a message of


moral reform.

 


ethical indifference.

 

materialism.

 
None of these answers are correct.

14.

The primary religion in the Aksumite Empire was

 

Islam.

 

nature worship.


Christianity.


a polytheism similar to that in Egypt.

HST 275 Week 2 Week Two Knowledge Check

 

HST 275 Week 3 Week Three Knowledge Check
 

 

Complete the Week Three Knowledge Check.
 

1.

Caesar’s reforms sought

to rationalize established procedures while strengthening his own authority.

 
to undo the reforms of Sulla.

 
to support his de facto position as “king of Rome.”


to better control the military forces.

2.

The government established for Rome by Augustus is best described as

 

republic.

 
democracy.

 

constitutional monarchy.

 

dictatorship.

3.

After the 4th century C.E., the Roman Empire

 

revived under a series of German-speaking emperors.

 

split into declining Western and still-flourishing Eastern halves.

 

completely collapsed, allowing Arabs to dominate the entire Mediterranean region.


broke up into a prosperous northern and poor southern regions.

4.

During the so-called Six Dynasties era,

 

China reached its greatest territorial extent ever.

 

China began to trade directly with Europe and Africa by ship.

 
Japan invaded and conquered most of northern China.


nomadic peoples repeatedly overran much of northern China.

5.

Select the correct chronological sequence for the following dynasties:


Han, Qin, Six Dynasties

 

Qin, Han, Six Dynasties

 
Han, Six Dynasties, Qin

 
Six Dynasties, Qin, Han

6.

Which of the following is the correct chronological order of Chinese dynasties?

 
Sui, Song, Tang, Yuan

 

Song, Sui, Yuan, Tang

 

Sui, Tang, Song, Yuan


Tang, Yuan, Song, Sui

 

Concept: CULTURAL CONTRIBUTIONS
 
 

Mastery
100%
Questions
·  7 

·  8

·  9

·  10

·  11

·  12

·  13

·  14

·  15
 

 

Materials on the concept
 
Reason and the Scientific Spirit
 

 

Agricultural Revolution of the Song: From Serfs to Free Farmers
 

 

Confucianism
 

 

Manichaeism
 

 

Foreign Contacts and Chinese Culture
 

 

 

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7.

Which of the following was not a contribution of the Romans to architecture?

 

the development of the arch

 

the development and widespread use of concrete



the great size of structures they could build

 
the Doric column

8.

The first Roman emperor to adopt Christianity was

Marcus Aurelius.

 
Diocletian.

 

Constantine.

 

Augustus.

9.

The Great Wall of China was built


to protect settled lands against nomadic raiders.

 

to divide China administratively into prefectures.

 

to protect the Yangtze River basin and the fertile areas of the Red River.

 

None of these answers are correct.

10.

China was susceptible to frequent earthquakes, so a seismograph invented under the Han Dynasty used which of these mechanisms?

 

a suspended weight moves a lever which drops balls into a frog’s mouth

 

a magnetic arm moves a writing instrument across a piece of parchment

 

specially colored wooden dragons float in a vat of colored water

 

two chemicals are separated inside an urn; when shaken they produce a distinct glow

11.

Buddhism spread

 
from the Southern Qi then to the Northern Wei, then to India and later to Japan and Korea.

 
from the Northern Wei then to the Southern Qi, then to India and later to Japan and Korea.

from India to the Southern Qi, then to the Northern Wei, and from there to Korea and Japan.

 


from India to the Southern Qi and Northern Wei, and from there to Korea and Japan.

12.

The dominant religion during the Tang dynasty was

Daoism.

 


Confucianism

 

Buddhism.


Shintoism.

13.

From the late 9th century on, population, agricultural production, and culture were centered

 

in northern China.

 

in the lower and eastern Yangze region.

 
in western China, near the West river basin.

 

around the capital of Kaifeng.

14.

Technological advances in the Song period included all of the following except

 

the horse collar.

 
carbonized steel.

 

the abacus.

 
moveable type.

15.

Under the Mongolian Yuan dynasty

 

Chinese contacts with other advanced civilizations increased.

 

China was effectively cut off from the outside world.

 
Chinese economic and cultural links shifted toward Japan rather than western states.

None of these answers are correct.

HST 275 Week 3 Week Three Knowledge Check

 

HST 275 Week 4 Week Four Knowledge Check
 

 

Complete the Week Four Knowledge Check
 

1.

The text suggests that Korea and Vietnam had a stronger Chinese imprint than Japan because


Japan had almost no contact with China.


Korea and Vietnam were closer to China for longer periods of time.

 

Korea and Vietnam were conquered and absorbed by China.

 
All of these answers are correct.

2.

Which of the following was not a major turning point in Japanese history?

 

the start of settled, agricultural society in the 3rd century B.C.E.

 

the importation of many Chinese cultural practices in the 7th century C.E.

 

the arrival of Islam in the 9th century C.E.

 

the encounter with the industrial West in the 19th century C.E.

3.

Give the correct chronological order for the different periods in Japanese history:


Nara/Heian, Taira, Ashikaga, Kamakura

 

Taira, Nara/Heian, Ashikaga, Kamakura

 
Nara/Heian, Taira, Kamakura, Ashikaga

 
Kamakura, Taira, Nara/Heian, Ashikaga

4.

Buddhism in Japan was

 

given tax support.

assigned a quota of monks and nuns.

 
given official government support.

 
All of these answers are correct.

 

Concept: JAPANESE CULTURE
 


Mastery
100%
Questions
·  5 

·  6

·  7

·  8

·  9

·  10
 

 

Materials on the concept
 
The Birth of Japanese Literature
 

 

Religion in Early Japan
 

 

Tomb Culture, the Yamato State, and Korea
 

 

The Yayoi Revolution
 


5.

The Yayoi revolution included

 

the agricultural, bronze, and iron revolutions.


the agricultural, iron, and industrial revolutions.

 
the agricultural, financial, and iron revolutions.

 

the agricultural, cultural, and iron revolutions.

6.

The first writers of Japanese literature in the Japanese language were


women.

 
Chinese scholars.

 


Korean diplomats.

 
Japanese legal scholars.

7.

The Tale of Genji written by Murasaki Shikibu around 1000 C.E. is famous

 
for its perfection of the Chinese model of stylized story-telling.

 

as the world’s first novel with sophisticated delineation of individual characters.

 
for introducing Buddhist travel literature into Japan.

 

in its use of historical documents to narrate the rise and fall of the Yamoto Dynasty.

8.

The Japanese language was not easily expressed in Chinese characters because

 
Chinese characters express mostly ideographic ideas.

 

Chinese characters use calligraphy.

 
Chinese characters were solely phonetic.

 
Chinese characters could not express adjective forms.

9.

Confucianism and Buddhism both arrived in Japan in what century?


6th century C.E.

8th century C.E.

 
2nd century B.C.E.

 
3rd century C.E.

10.

The Shinto religion of Japan is best described as

a type of animistic nature worship.


a Japanese version of neo-Confucianism.

a school of Buddhism that saw the emperor as a Buddha on earth.

 

the first native monotheistic religion in Asia.

HST 275 Week 4 Week Four Knowledge Check

 

HST 275 Week 5 Week Five Knowledge Check
 

 

Complete the Week Five Knowledge Check
 

1.

The split between the eastern and western churches was based upon


the “doctrine of papal primacy.”

 

the filioque clause of the Nicene Creed.

 

the iconoclastic controversy.

 

All of these answers are correct.

2.

Islam can best be described as

a polytheistic nature religion with little ethical content.

 

a desert religion focused on Muhammad as the son of God.

 
an urban religion that first flourished in an agricultural oasis.

 
None of these answers are correct.

 

Concept: ISLAMIC AND BYZANTINE CIVIL DEVELOPMENT
 

Mastery
100%
Questions
·  3 

·  4

·  5

·  6

·  7
 

 

Materials on the concept
 

Breakup of the Carolingian Kingdom
 
Feudal Society
 

 

The Reign of Justinian
 

 

The Setting
 

 

Early Islamic Conquests
 
3.

Before 600 C.E., the Arab people were united primarily by

adherence to the same polytheistic faith.

 
a shared language and poetic idiom.

 
membership in the same centralized empire.

 

All of these answers are correct.

4.

Who invaded Europe in the ninth and tenth centuries?


Vikings, Magyars and Muslims.


Visigoths, Huns and Vikings

 
Arabs, Goths and Magyars

 

All of these answers are correct.

5.

Which of the following is not true about the relationship of the Byzantine Empire and Western Europe?

The Byzantines were a protective barrier for the West against Muslim attack.

 
The Byzantines were a source of classical knowledge to the West.

 
The Byzantines helped the Pope organize and lead Western Christianity.

 

The Byzantines provided the West with a model of a civilized society.

6.

The major splits that occurred in Islam in the century after Muhammad’s death revolved around the issue(s) of

 

whether Muhammad was the last prophet or others would come in the future.


whether Mecca or Medina was the holiest city in Islam.

 
whether Christians and Jews should be allowed to practice their religions or be forced to convert.

 

what was the nature of the community of faith and who should lead it.

7.

Invasions in the 800s and 900s

promoted the development of feudalism.

encouraged the growth of trade and commerce.

 

led to the re-emergence of strong, centralized kingdoms in Europe.


helped spread the Black Death.

 

Concept: ISLAMIC AND BYZANTINE CULTURAL CONTRIBUTIONS
 


Mastery
100%
Questions
·  8 

·  9

·  10
 

 

Materials on the concept
 

Reign of Charlemagne (768–814)
 

 

The Western Debt to Islam
 

 

Factors of Success
 
8.

The primary contribution of the moldboard plow to western civilization was that it

 
improved agricultural productivity.


aided engineers in road construction.

 
contributed to the switch from infantry to cavalry based armies.

 
removed snow from Alpine passes, facilitating trade.

9.

By 750 C.E., Islam had spread


to the Middle East, north Africa, and Spain.

 
to the Near East, north Africa, and Italy.

 
to the Far East, north Africa, and Spain.

 to the Middle East, east Africa, and Italy.

10.

Islamic influence on western culture during the Middle Ages included all of the following except


astronomy.


mathematics.

law.
medicine.

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