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Unformatted text preview: Review Questions Topic 1 1. A third of Europes population had died of The Plague during the 14th and 15th centuries. 2. Islam (the Ottoman Turks) was invading Europe from the East. 3. The European economy was primarily based on farming . 4. List three areas in which Europe was advanced. Farming. Europeans had draft animals, wheels, and iron plows. (as did Asians and Africans.) Metalworking. Europeans could produce metal tools that made other kinds of construction possible, and, by this time, guns. (Asians and Africans were also metal workers> only Europeans had guns.) Ocean going ships. They had adapted the Arab dhow to the caravel. They were trading in the Baltic, the Mediterranean, and along the Atlantic coasts of Europe and Africa. They had navigational tools and had begun to master the Atlantic Ocean currents. (Asians also had ocean-going vessels.) 5. Islamic control of the Middle East disrupted European trade with Asia. 6. Portugal was the first European nation to explore along the west coast of Africa in search of a route to India. 7. During this time Timbuktu was the most important city in sub-Saharan Africa. 8. Give two reasons this city was important. It was a transit point and a financial and trading center for trade across the Sahara....
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- Fall '08