Question 1 of 20
Why did the Byzantine Empire experience a population decline in the 600s and 700s?
A. War with the Visigoths
B. Bubonic Plague
C. Attacks by Attila
D. Renewed war with the Ostrogoths
Question 2 of 20
What was the dominant religion of Srivijaya?
C. A unique Buddhist-Hindu synthesis
Question 3 of 20
What compelled the wave of iconoclasm in the 720s?
A. The Bubonic Plague
B. Muslim attacks
D. The death of the emperor
Question 4 of 20
Which factors led to the Islamic conquest of Iran?
A. The Parsees formed an alliance with the Muslims because of years of persecution under Persian rule.
B. The Sasanian King Chosroes II married the granddaughter of Muhammad which led to a merger between the two groups.
C. Sasanian Persia was in a state of decline caused in part by years of warfare with Byzantium.
D. Most Iranians practiced Zoroastrianism, a peaceful religion; therefore, they refused to engage in battle with the Muslims.
Question 5 of 20
Which of the following statements about Empress Theodora is NOT true?
A. She was married to Justinian.
B. She was a strip-tease dancer.
C. She was the daughter of a circus acrobat.
D. She was crowned empress, but had little involvement in government.
Question 6 of 20
Where was Srivijaya centered?
D. The Malay Peninsula
Question 7 of 20
Which of the following statements about Angkor Wat is NOT true?
A. It was the site of an extensive Buddhist temple complex.
B. It was the site near the capital of the Cambodian empire.
C. The elaborate buildings and ceremonial rooms in this complex were
dedicated to Vishnu.
D. After the collapse of the Khmer empire, this complex was abandoned and forgotten.
Question 8 of 20
The state of Funan is in present day:
Question 9 of 20
Which religion was adopted by Vladimir?
B. Orthodox Christianity
D. Roman Catholicism
Question 10 of 20
What was the long-term significance of the Battle of Tours?
A. Muslim expansion to the West ended.
B. Muslims took over Constantinople.
C. Muslims were expelled from Arabia.
D. Islam would continue to expand into Europe.
Question 11 of 20
What was Borobodur?
A. A Hindu temple complex
B. The main trading center of Srivijaya
C. A trading empire
D. A Buddhist temple complex
Question 12 of 20
The major emphasis of Sufism was:
A. rejection of Shi’ite practices.
B. unity against Hindus.
C. rejection of worldly pleasures.
D. repressing secularism.
Question 13 of 20
Which of the following statements about Muhammad is NOT true?
A. He worked as a merchant on the coastline of the Red Sea.
B. His father died before he was born, so he was raised by relatives.
C. He had revelations of Gabriel bringing messages from Allah.
D. He was raised as a Zoroastrian.
Question 14 of 20
Why did the Muslim conquerors view Buddhism as a greater threat than Hinduism?
A. Hinduism does not seek converts; Buddhism does.
B. Buddhist monks enjoyed greater prestige than Hindu priests.
C. The ruling family of India had previously adopted Buddhism.
D. Hindus willingly assimilated into Islamic culture; Buddhists resisted.
Question 15 of 20
The mamluks were:
A. mercenaries who rejected Islam.
B. Hindu warriors who defeated the caliphate.
C. Hindu slaves who converted to Islam and joined the caliph’s army.
D. Turkish slaves trained as warriors.
Question 16 of 20
What must one do to become a Muslim?
A. Undergo public baptism
B. Follow the five pillars
C. Read the entire Qur’an
D. Pass an oral exam on the doctrines of the faith
Question 17 of 20
Which of these elements of Indian culture was NOT adopted in Cambodia?
A. Hindu and Buddhist coexistence
B. A bureaucracy dominated by military and religious leaders
D. The caste system
Question 18 of 20
A Muslim house of prayer is called a/n:
Question 19 of 20
The pivotal event in Islamic history that symbolized the flight from paganism to monotheism was:
A. the building of the Ka’bah.
B. Muhammad’s journey to Medina.
C. the marriage of Muhammad and Khadija.
D. the establishment of the first caliphate.
Question 20 of 20
Which of the following statements best describes the Byzantine concept of caesaropapism?
A. The emperor held both political and religious authority.
B. Religion and politics should be discussed only by men.
C. There should be a strict separation of church and state.
D. Patriarchs were superior in authority to emperors.