Civilization’s writing system

Which civilization’s writing system used logograms and syllabograms?​

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Flag question: Question 2Question 22 pts


What is the proper name for the Aztec Calendar (or Sun) Stone?​

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​the Cuauhxicalli Eagle Bowl


​the Coatlicue


​the Nazca Array


​the Jalisco



Flag question: Question 3Question 32 pts


Which is the Aztec goddess of fertility (portrayed in a statue shown in Ch. 16)?​

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​Chan Muwan







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What is a shaman?​

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​a mask worn during a Kwakiutl ritual


​a wooden figure thought to be imbued with supernatural powers


​a person who can communicate with good and evil spirits


​the uppermost figure on a totem pole



Flag question: Question 5Question 52 pts


A codex is a:​

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​a weapon used by European colonizers.


​document that provides a guide to decoding messages.


​a bundle of manuscript pages stitched together.


​a form of paper used by Mesoamericans.



Flag question: Question 6Question 62 pts


Who was Nezahualcoyotl?​

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​the Mayan god of rain, lightning, and thunder


​the first Olmec ruler


​an Aztec king who wrote poetry


​the last leader of the Maya people



Flag question: Question 7Question 72 pts


Which of the following statements about the pyramid at Chichén Itzá is NOT true?​

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​It has 9 levels, presumably related to the Mayan conception of the Underworld, which has 9 layers.


​The four sides of the pyramid face the four points of the compass.


​It predates the construction of the ancient Egyptian pyramids.


​The number of steps on all sides of the structure adds up to 365.



Flag question: Question 8Question 82 pts


Which of the following were European explorers seeking when they traveled to the Western hemisphere?​

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​the city of Atlantis


​the Holy Grail







Flag question: Question 9Question 92 pts


What term refers to a person of mixed European and Native American descent?​

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Flag question: Question 10Question 102 pts


Who painted the mural The History of Mexico in the National Palace in Mexico City?​

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​David Alfaro Siqueiros


​Frida Kahlo


​Diego Rivera


​Pablo Picasso



Flag question: Question 11Question 112 pts


What was the name of the section of Beijing containing the residence of the emperor?​

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​the Ancient City


​the Imperial City


​the Forbidden City


​the Gate of Heavenly Peace



Flag question: Question 12Question 122 pts


What innovations from Arabic architecture were introduced by Muslim architects into Mughal architecture?​

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​the arch and the viaduct


​the minaret and the pointed arch


​the ribbed vault and flying buttresses


​the slide rule and the leveler



Flag question: Question 13Question 132 pts


How did the subject matter of Mughal painting differ from earlier Hindu and Buddhist art?​

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​It included aphorisms written in Kufic.


​It depicted predominantly secular subjects.


​It depicted familial portraits.


​It depicted religious subjects only.



Flag question: Question 14Question 142 pts


The 20th-century Chinese artist Wu Hufan uses the style and scroll format of the traditional landscape to depict what scene or event?​

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​Mao’s ascension to power as leader of the Communist party


​the first McDonald’s restaurant in China


​the detonation of China’s first atomic bomb


​the productivity of Chinese workers



Flag question: Question 15Question 152 pts


What novel by Wu Cheng’en (ca. 1510-1580) has a main character named Tripitaka?​

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The Plum in the Golden Vase


The Tale of Genji







Flag question: Question 16Question 162 pts


Who was the best-known leader of Indian nationalism (from ca. 1915 to 1948)?​

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​Lord Mountbatten


​Mahatma Gandhi


​Jawaharlal Nehru


​Manmohan Singh



Flag question: Question 17Question 172 pts


During the Ming period, by what name was the Chinese short story known?​

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​bamboo words









Flag question: Question 18Question 182 pts


What is a Japanese Noh play?​

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​a combination of drama with ritual and slapstick


​a drama in which actors wear wooden masks


​a dramatic enactment of Buddha’s life


​a form of interactive improvisational theater



Flag question: Question 19Question 192 pts


Who was the first leader of the Chinese Communist Party?​

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​Wang Mang


​Chiang Kai-shek


​Mao Zedong





Flag question: Question 20Question 202 pts


Who was the greatest poet (1644-1694) of the Edo period?​

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​Shen Zhou





Flag question: Question 21Question 212 pts


​What is the term for the racial segregation policy that was instituted in South Africa in 1948?

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​Why was Mofolo’s Chaka not published until 1925?

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​It was censored by the government.


​It could not be translated.


​The missionary press refused to publish it.


​It was considered too sexually explicit.



Flag question: Question 23Question 232 pts


What is meant by “animism”?​

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​the belief that Allah is the supreme animator of life


​the belief that rituals and songs give meaning to traditional African legends


​the belief that animals contain the souls of the dead


​the belief that the world is governed by the workings of nature



Flag question: Question 24Question 242 pts


The Shona people reside in which present-day African nation?​

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Flag question: Question 25Question 252 pts


​During the 7th century, what new religion was introduced into Saharan Africa?

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Flag question: Question 26Question 262 pts


What type of African art was used to transform or to conceal identities?​

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​instruments which mimicked animal sounds


​painted skins


​mats of woven fiber


highly stylized masks



Flag question: Question 27Question 272 pts


What West African kingdom began to grow in power as the kingdom of Ghana declined?​

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Flag question: Question 28Question 282 pts


​Which 20th-century Senegalese writer created the movement called Negritude?

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​Qamaan Bulhan


​Saiyad Abdallah


​Chinua Achebe


​Leopold Senghor



Flag question: Question 29Question 292 pts


​What is generally considered to be both the first novel (1906) by an African and the first written in an African language?

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Things Fall Apart


No Longer at Ease


Traveler of the East





Flag question: Question 30Question 302 pts


What is the central theme of Chinua Achebe’s writing?​

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​the history of ancient African civilizations


​the decline of East African trading cities


​the conflict between Western culture and traditional African society


the development of transnational black spiritualism​



Flag question: Question 31Question 312 pts


​Which English poet faced numerous challenges, such as his poor health and his Catholic faith in a Protestant country?

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​John Keats


​William Blake


​Alexander Pope


​Theodore Dryden



Flag question: Question 32Question 322 pts


Which painter’s works best represent the official art style of the French Revolution?​

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​ Hals





Flag question: Question 33Question 332 pts


Who was the most important Neo-Classical sculptor from Italy?​

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​Giovanni Tiepolo


​Antonio Canova


​Jacques-Louis David


​Balthazar Neumann



Flag question: Question 34Question 342 pts


Which English painter of the Rococo period was best known for his portraits and landscapes?​

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Who were “Enlightened Despots”?​

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​learned vagabonds


​monarchs wary of appearing to have absolute power


​poor citizens sent to public schools


​philosophers who espoused hedonism



Flag question: Question 36Question 362 pts


Who was a major composer who wrote music in the style galant?​

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Flag question: Question 37Question 372 pts


Which English artist is best known for his satirical paintings of the English middle class?​

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Flag question: Question 38Question 382 pts


​Who was the first great French Rococo painter (d. 1721)?

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Flag question: Question 39Question 392 pts


What appears to have been the purpose of Fragonard’s paintings?​

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​to foster French Nationalism


​to critique the Bourgeoisie


​ to entertain the eye


​ to bolster the French monarchy



Flag question: Question 40Question 402 pts


Who was probably the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776)?​

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​Thomas Jefferson


​Alexander Pope


​Benjamin Franklin


​John Stuart Mill

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