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253 CHAPTER 18 TEST QUESTIONS MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. Karakorum was a. the central Asian capital of the Mongols. b. the founder of the Mongol Empire. c. the term applied to the Mongol policy of religious toleration. d. the last powerful Mongol ruler. e. the leading god in the Mongol divine hierarchy. (p. 455) 2. The largest empire of all time was created by the a. Romans. b. Chinese. c. Mongols. d. Incas. e. Indians. (p. 456) 3. The invasions of the nomadic Turkish and Mongol tribes between the eleventh and fifteenth centuries a. left nothing but devastation in their wake. b. facilitated greater cross-cultural communication and integration. c. led to the rise of a centralized imperial state that ran from China to Persia. d. was brought to an end by increasingly powerful European states. e. was inspired by their devotion to Islam. (p. 456) 4. The Turkish peoples a. were a single, homogeneous group. b. established a tightly structured centralized government. c. abandoned their urban existence because of disease and economic pressures. d. spread Islam to southwest Asia. e. never formed a single, homogeneous group. (p. 456) 5. The environment of central Asia a. guaranteed a bountiful harvest. b. does not receive enough rain to support large-scale agriculture. c. was marred by such violent flooding that urbanization was almost impossible. d. facilitated urbanization because of its tremendous agricultural potential. e. was dominated by devastating monsoon rains. (p. 456) 6. Yurts were a. tents used by the nomadic Turks. b. the first powerful Turkish tribe. c. the shamans who dominated nomadic Turkish religious thought. d. Turkish chieftains. e. the iron foundries that provided the Turks with a technological and military advantage. (p. 457)
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254 7. The nomadic Turkish tribes made use of kumiss , which a. was an iron lance. b. were large tents made of felt. c. were shaman priests. d. were central Asian oxen. e. was an alcoholic drink fermented from mare’s milk. (p. 457) 8. Which of the following did not act as a limitation on the development of central Asian societies? a. the aridity of the climate b. a lack of trading opportunities c. the nomadic lifestyle of the population d. the absence of large-scale craft production e. the limited potential for large-scale agriculture (p. 457) 9. The class structure of nomadic societies normally produced a. a tightly-structured class system with little flexibility. b. no class distinctions. c. a fluid breakdown into nobles and commoners. d. a division into nobles, warriors, farmers, and slaves. e. a caste system copied from India. (p. 457) 10. The noble class, in nomadic society, a. ruled with absolute authority at all times. b. based their wealth and power on extensive landholdings.
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