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Unformatted text preview: MMW 4, Fall Quarter 2007 Chang Track First Midterm Examination Part One—Multiple Choice Identifications (15%) Please read each choice carefully and write the letter of the most appropriate answer in your blue book next to the question number. 1. Why was the Persian Jamal al-Din invited to China during the Yuan-Dynasty? A) Rule Yunnan Province B) Share new discoveries in astronomy C) Set up tax farms D) Build a Treasure Fleet Who was Prester John according to John Mandeville? A) A crusader who converted to Islam B) Leader of a secret cult in Germany C) Founder of the Reformation Movement D) Mythic priest-emperor of a lost Christian people Which of the Four Khanates first challenged the election of Khubilai as Great khan, and then also allied with the Mameluks? A) The Golden Horde under Berke B) Ilkhans under Hulegu C) Great Khanate under Ogodei D) Safavids of Persia Which emperor of China first commissioned the building and expeditions of the Treasure Fleet in 1402? A) Khubilai Khan B) Qin Shi Huangdi C) Yongle D) Zheng He What was distinctive about the Ottoman millet system? A) Increased the agricultural production of grain B) Inducted Christian boys as Janissaries C) Provided autonomous rule to non-Muslim religious communities D) Allocated conquered land to Ottoman nobles Which Muslim leader sought alliances with Europeans to counter Ottoman expansion? A) Mansa Musa B) Khwarazm Shah C) Shah Abbas I D) Suleiman the Magnificent What did Ibn-Battuta witness in India that almost made him fall off his horse? A) Widow burning with deceased husband B) Hindus worshipping Vishnu C) The Sultan’s immense harem D) Monkeys riding trained elephants Which group was bent on spreading its brand of fundamentalist Islam across North-west Africa? A) The Safavids B) The Mughals C) The Ilkhans D) The Almoravids The kings of Kumbi-Saleh mostly enhanced their wealth through which of the following ways? A) Taxing the salt coming in and going out of the city B) Owning the gold fields around the Senegal C) Breeding camels D) Managing slave trade 10. Who was impressed enough to recount that he witnessed the Sultan of Kilwa regularly eating with beggars to show his Muslim piety? A) Marco Polo B) Vasco Da Gama C) John Mandeville D) Ibn-Battuta 11. The Safavids encouraged their Shi’ite subjects to perform the pilgrimage to what holy site? A) The Ka’aba in Mecca B) The Taj Mahal in Agra, India C) The Shrine of Husayn in Karbala D) The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem 12. Who were the nomadic conquerors of northern China who stubbornly refused to concede to the expanding Mongols? A) Gerbils B) Tauregs C) Jurehens D) Mughals 13. Who was spared execution by the Ming emperor that claimed “barbarians were like animals and don’t deserve to be put to death”? A) Finance minister Ahmad B) Rebel king of Ceylon C) Timurlane D) Ma Huan 14. Which of the following best describes the role the Sunni clergy played in the early part of the Ottoman reign? A) Radical separatists independent of the state B) Effectively persecuted Jews and Christians in the Ottoman empire C) Supervised the Janissary Corps D) Conformist institution supported by the state 15. According to Al-Bakri, what would Muslim subjects do when their Ghanaian counterparts prostrated and tossed sand over their own heads before the king? A) Do the same thing B) Tum their backs on the king C) Clap their hands D) Turn to face Mecca Part Two—Matching Terms with Explanation (40%) Please match the temis or names from each column that are most closely related in significance and historical context. Write a 3-4 sentence explanation of their relationship (BE BRIEF BUT SPECIFIC) Janissar‘; Corps . Mansa lie/lusa Catalan Map of 1375 (see image) Palace at Ta-Tu (Cambulac) Khubilai Khan ‘ Ottomans Saiyid Ajall Yunnan governor Part Three—Passage Identifications (45%) Please choose three fiom the following passages to write on. In your response, you must identify the historical context, in which each passage occurs (e.g. speaker, subject, occasion, purpose, general time period). Whenever possible, you need to explain HOW it connects to a key theme in our course so far: e.g. l)Theories regarding rise of the West; 2) Eurocentrism; 3) Polycentric Globalism; 4) Syncretism; 5) Acculturation; 6)Transculturation; 7)Contingency; 8) World economies, etc.. Each response should be one paragraph long (about half a page in length). Be specific and succinct! 1) 2) 3) 4) “With these pieces of paper, made as I have described, he causes all payments on his own account to be made; and he makes them to pass current universally over all his kingdoms and provinces and territories, and whithcrsoever his power and sovereignty extends.” “The sultan walked on foot and unarmed to the qadi 's tribunal, saluted him and made obeisance, having previously commanded the qadi not to rise before him or move when he entered the court, and remained standing before him. The qadi gave judgment against the sultan, to the effect that he must give satisfaction to his adversary for the blood of his brother, and he did so.” “Around the king’s own town are domed buildings and groves and thickets where the sorcerers of these people, men in charge of the religious cult, live. In them too are the idols and the tombs of their kings. These woods are guarded and none may enter them and know what is there.” “All the Muslim merchants have departed from hence [i.e. China] and no merchants are coming from the Muslim countries; ...and all this because for the past seven years they have not slaughtered sheep. If it be so commanded, the merchants will come and go.” Extra Credit—(2 %) 1) What is so special about camel nostrils? 2) What were the sheep doing at the Mongol post-stations? (Don’t say “mutton”l) ...
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