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Test Bank For Panorama A World History 1st Edition By Ross Dunn

Chapter 06
Empire-Building and Cultural Exchange from India to the Mediterranean, 600-200 B.C.E.
Multiple Choice Questions

1. (p. 163) Persia’s strategic importance lies in its
A. vast supplies of iron deposits.
B. geographic position as conduit between North and South Afroeurasia.
C. geographic position as conduit between the eastern and western portions of Afroeurasia.
D. easy access to the Nile, the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, and the Mediterranean.

2. (p. 163) The Achaemenid dynasty ruled from which region?
A. the Iranian plateau
B. the Tigris/Euphrates valley
C. the Aegean basin
D. the Nile

3. (p. 164) Under Cyrus II, the Achaemenids achieved which of the following?
A. a lasting peace between the lands of Persia and Mesopotamia
B. a swift and decisive victory over the Greeks
C. the creation of a thriving literary and artistic culture that spread throughout Afroeurasia
D. the conquering of most of the lands of Mesopotamia

4. (p. 164-165) Which of the following best describes the relationship between the Achaemenids and the Greeks?
A. The two states mutually respected one another’s geographic boundaries.
B. The two states frequently warred with one another, with no decisive victories for either side.
C. The Greeks and Persians united to conquer the Indus valley.
D. Greeks and Persians had little contact with one another and only communicated via trade routes.

5. (p. 165) Which of the following best describes the Achaemenid view of rule?
A. The Achaemenids favored ethnically Persian subjects and distrusted non-Persians in the empire.
B. The Achaemenids promoted equality among their subjects as long as they pledged loyalty to the sovereign ruler.
C. The Achaemenids sought to govern a multiethnic empire and constantly sought to bring more populations under their rule.
D. The Achaemenids sought to purge their lands of non-Persian populations and, as a result, exiled large minority groups beyond the borders of the empire.

6. (p. 165) The responsibilities of a Persian satrap included
A. performing religious rituals.
B. collecting revenue for the royal treasury.
C. choosing the Persian emperor.
D. ensuring that farming output was sufficient to support the empire.

7. (p. 165) Which of the following is NOT a true statement regarding women in the Achaemenid empire?
A. Achaemenid women participated in public affairs more readily than women in other Southwest Asian states.
B. Achaemenid women were permitted to own their own estates and attend the emperor at court.
C. Through marriage, Achaemenid women were able to exert a degree of political influence.
D. Achaemenid women were allowed to participate in military affairs and occasionally led Achaemenid armies.

8. (p. 166) Which of the following was a major consequence of Achaemenid rule?
A. Farsi became the dominant language throughout parts of Southwest Asia and the Indus valley.
B. Trading peoples such as the Phoenicians and Greeks were unable to compete with the trading power of the Achaemenids.
C. Communication greatly improved where the Achaemenids ruled, due to the construction of roads throughout the empire.
D. Cultural uniformity came to replace cultural diversity wherever the Achaemenids ruled.

9. (p. 166) Which of the following best describes the impact of Achaemenid rule on trade?
A. Achaemenid rulers allowed their subjects to trade only within the empire to encourage internal self-sufficiency.
B. The Achaemenids expanded trade routes from the Indus valley to the Aegean basin.
C. Achaemenid warfare often disrupted trade and inflated the prices of everyday goods.
D. The Achaemenids often exported raw materials to other urban centers in exchange for luxury goods produced outside of the empire.

10. (p. 167) Ahura Mazda refers to which of the following?
A. Persia’s most famous emperor
B. the capitol of the Achaemenid empire
C. the site of a remarkably intact Achaemenid palace
D. the supreme creator deity of the Persians

11. (p. 167) The Avesta recounts which of the following?
A. the teachings of Zoroaster
B. the military victories of the Achaemenids
C. the lives of everyday Achaemenids
D. the legal code of the Achaemenids

12. (p. 167) Which of the following best summarizes Zoroastrianism?
A. a polytheistic religion in which different gods are associated with different aspects of nature
B. a monotheistic religion in which followers must reject earthly pleasures
C. a highly organized religion in which one’s social position determines his or her relationship to the supreme deity
D. a monotheistic religion in which people must constantly strive to fight evil in the world

13. (p. 167) Zoroastrianism influenced which of the following religions?
A. Buddhism
B. Christianity
C. Brahmanism
D. Judaism

14. (p. 167) The belief that Achaemenid rulers were compelled by Ahura Mazda to rule justly is similar to which other concept?
A. the Egyptian belief that the pharaohs were divine beings
B. the Israelite belief that God cared deeply for his followers
C. the Brahmin belief that only through good deeds could one reunite with the divine
D. the Chinese belief in the Mandate of Heaven

15. (p. 167-168) The Achaemenid belief in Ahura Mazda led to which of the following?
A. a campaign to convert all Achaemenid subjects to the teachings of Zoroaster
B. an ascetic lifestyle among the Achaemenid nobility
C. the flourishing of other religious communities throughout the empire
D. frequent rebellions to overthrow unjust rulers who had lost the approval of Ahura Mazda

16. (p. 168) Greece’s economic prosperity during the sixth and fifth centuries B.C.E. led to which of the following?
A. a flourishing of the arts and sciences
B. the consolidation of Greece’s city-states into one kingdom
C. a widening gap between the rich and poor of Greek society
D. the ascendency of certain powerful merchants to noble status

17. (p. 168-169) Which of the following could be said about Greeks in the sixth and fifth centuries B.C.E.?
A. Greek culture was fragmented, and inhabitants of one poleis had little in common with inhabitants of another.
B. Greeks remained far weaker militarily compared to other political entities of the day.
C. The concept of a distinct Greek identity did not arise until modern times.
D. Greek identity centered on cultural rather than political unity.

18. (p. 169) All of the following helped to unify Greeks EXCEPT
A. the mythic heroes of the Iliad and Odyssey.
B. a shared monotheistic faith.
C. a common alphabet.
D. competitive games.

19. (p. 169) An oligarchy can best be described as a government in which
A. all power is concentrated in the hands of a single ruler.
B. power is shared equally among all citizens.
C. power is concentrated in the hands of a few privileged individuals.
D. religious leaders hold political power.

20. (p. 170) Which of the following best describes the city-state of Sparta?
A. Sparta was a type of proto-democracy.
B. Sparta was a highly militarized society.
C. Women in Sparta were banned from all military participation.
D. Sparta was a militarily weak poleis and was frequently invaded by outside forces.


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