AP World History : Migration, Settlement, and Demography 600 CE to 1450

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Example Question #1 : Migration, Settlement, And Demography 600 Ce To 1450

Which of the following most closely outlines the demography of Medieval Europe during the 13th, 14th, and 15th centuries?

Possible Answers:

Slow decline at high level, rapid decline, slow decline at low level

Rapid increase at low level, slow increase, slow decline at high level

Slow increase at high level, massive decline, slow recovery at low level

Rapid increase at high level, slow decrease, rapid increase at high level

Rapid decline at low level , slow increase, rapid increase at low level

Correct answer:

Slow increase at high level, massive decline, slow recovery at low level

Explanation:

During the High Middle Ages up until the 1340s, the relatively large European population continued to slowly increase over the course of a few centuries.  The Black Death of the 1340s and early 1350s resulted in a massive demographic collapse, followed by slow but steady growth amongst a much smaller population during the 1400s.

Example Question #2 : Migration, Settlement, And Demography 600 Ce To 1450

The Toltec civilization was native to which of these modern-day countries?

Possible Answers:

Vietnam

Canada

Mexico

Nepal

Brazil

Correct answer:

Mexico

Explanation:

The Toltec civilization existed in modern-day Mexico between approximately 900-1100 C.E. Much of what we know comes from recent architectural digs, but also from the Aztecs who saw the Toltecs as their cultural predecessors. They are famous for the construction of pyramids, much like those used by the Mayans and Aztecs.

Example Question #3 : Migration, Settlement, And Demography 600 Ce To 1450

The Vikings established colonies in __________ in the tenth and eleventh centuries.

Possible Answers:

Iceland and the Mediterranean

Siberia and Eastern Europe

Britain and Greece

Greenland and North America

North Africa and South America

Correct answer:

Greenland and North America

Explanation:

The Vikings were seafaring warriors, traders, and settlers who were widely influential from the eighth to the thirteenth centuries. The longship was developed by the Vikings in the ninth century and was instrumental in allowing the Vikings to traverse long distances at icy northern latitudes. It allowed the Vikings to cross the Atlantic and establish colonies in Greenland and North America in the tenth and eleventh centuries.

Example Question #4 : Migration, Settlement, And Demography 600 Ce To 1450

Who were the Moors?

Possible Answers:

Muslims who lived in Spain and Portugal in the Middle Ages

A European barbaric tribe that was among the tribes that crossed the Rubicon and sacked Rome

Scottish people who lived in the lowlands

A Western Asian tribe that migrated into Europe fleeing the advance of the Huns

Correct answer:

Muslims who lived in Spain and Portugal in the Middle Ages

Explanation:

The Moors were North African Muslims who had conquered the Iberian Peninsula in the 800s. Religious conflict with the Christian powers of Europe led to frequent conflicts, with their loss of regional power in 1492 with the fall of Grenada, and the full elimination of Muslims from Spain in 1609.

Example Question #5 : Migration, Settlement, And Demography 600 Ce To 1450

Zheng He visited all of these places except __________.

Possible Answers:

East Africa

the Middle East

South America

Ceylon

Indonesia

Correct answer:

South America

Explanation:

Although some historians theorize that Zheng He might have eventually made a voyage across the vast Pacific Ocean, to the New World, this is merely conjecture. The voyages of Zheng He, and his fleet, were primarily conducted in the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean. He did reach such distant places as the Swahili city-states of East Africa and Red Sea.

Example Question #6 : Migration, Settlement, And Demography 600 Ce To 1450

Al-Andalus is the name given to __________.

Possible Answers:

Ottoman Greece

Islamic Spain

Islamic India

Roman Egypt

Roman Britain

Correct answer:

Islamic Spain

Explanation:

Al-Andalus is the name given to Islamic Spain. After the initial expansion of Islam, under the Umayyad and Abbasid caliphates in the seventh and eighth centuries, much of the Iberian peninsula (modern-day Spain and Portugal) was under the control of Islam. This region was called Al-Andalus and was under almost complete control of the Umayyad dynasty until the tenth century. Islamic control over parts of Spain would persist until the fifteenth century.

Example Question #7 : Migration, Settlement, And Demography 600 Ce To 1450

Which of these statements about the Anasazi is accurate?

Possible Answers:

They practiced human sacrifice.

They built large, stone pyramids for religious and ceremonial purposes.

They practiced a monotheistic faith that was unique in pre-Columbian America.

They lived in elaborate dwellings called pueblos.

They built earthen mounds for religious and ceremonial purposes.

Correct answer:

They lived in elaborate dwellings called pueblos.

Explanation:

The Anasazi are a Native American people who lived in the southwest of the modern-day United States during the pre-Columbian era. They are most notable for the elaborate dwellings, called pueblos, that they built in caves and on the plains.

Example Question #8 : Migration, Settlement, And Demography 600 Ce To 1450

Why was the construction of the Grand Canal so significant in Chinese history?

Possible Answers:

It connected the Chinese economy with the economy of other regional powers, like Vietnam and Japan

It connected the Chinese interior with lucrative trading towns on the Chinese borders

It allowed troops to be moved more quickly around the Chinese interior, preventing the outbreak of civil war

It linked the economies of northern and southern China

It linked the Chinese agricultural center with the industrial centers of the west China

Correct answer:

It linked the economies of northern and southern China

Explanation:

The construction of the Grand Canal, by the Sui Dynasty in the seventh century, directly and expediently linked the economies of northern and southern China for the first time in Chinese history. It facilitated the movement of goods and people, aided military movement in times of civil conflict, and allowed ideas to spread more rapidly around Chinese society.

Example Question #9 : Migration, Settlement, And Demography 600 Ce To 1450

Urbanization was most pronounced in which of these regions during the Early Middle Ages?

I. China

II. The Middle East

III. East Africa

IV. The Americas

V. Western Europe

 

Possible Answers:

I, IV, and V

I and II

I and V

II and V

I, II, and III

Correct answer:

I, II, and III

Explanation:

During the Early Middle Ages, urbanization was most pronounced in China (and southeast Asia), the Middle East (and the Indian subcontinent), and the Swahili city-states of East Africa. Europe and the Americas were much less urbanized. China was the probably the most urbanized society in the world at this time and many of the most populous cities were located in East Asia.

Example Question #10 : Migration, Settlement, And Demography 600 Ce To 1450

The Zapotecs and the Toltecs both emerged in modern-day __________.

Possible Answers:

Brazil

Mexico

Colombia

Peru

Canada

Correct answer:

Mexico

Explanation:

The Zapotecs (500 BCE - 700 CE) and the Toltecs (800 - 1100 CE) are two civilizations that emerged in modern-day Mexico. The Zapotecs were briefly contemporaries of the Olmecs, and for a longer time, the Maya.

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