The Maya and the early tribes of Africa were matrilineal, a term meaning?

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QUESTION 1

  1. Which one of these was NOT a famous heroic female?
Candace (Kush)
Ariel (Palestine)
Joan of Arc (France)
Mulan (China)

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QUESTION 2

  1. The Maya and the early tribes of Africa were matrilineal, a term meaning?
Societies where females were in charge
Nations without marriage laws
Families that traced descent through the mother’s side
Cultures with art that featured facial structures

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QUESTION 3

  1. The precursor societies to the Maya and the Inca were?
Olmecs and Chavin
Toltecs and Amazonians
Aztec and Toltecs
They had no precursors

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QUESTION 4

  1. Timbuktu was…?
A center of learning and knowledge in Africa
A center of trade and Islamic culture
Capitol of the Malian Empire
All of these

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QUESTION 5

  1. The Inca used a complex writing system based on…?
Beautiful calligraphy
Intricately knotted ropes
Hieroglyphics
Pictures

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QUESTION 6

  1. The Olmec civilization fell due to…?
Outside invasion
Assimilation into the Maya
Natural disasters
Disease

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QUESTION 7

  1. The growth of sub-Saharan African empires was made possible by…?
The camel to facilitate long-distance trade
Left over Roman roads
Rivers that went through the desert bringing goods
Ships moving down the Atlantic coast

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QUESTION 8

  1. The native religions of civilizations in both America and Africa were…?
Alike in that they all featured human sacrifice
More philosophical traditions than religions
Believed in a single all-powerful god
Polytheistic – many gods over natural forces

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QUESTION 9

  1. Calendars and history was viewed by early Americans as…?
A wheel without fixed beginning where events happened at multiple or different points
A line with a fixed beginning and a definite end of the world
A cycle of endless renewal of both time and people
Important only for the farming of corn and religious rituals

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QUESTION 10

  1. What was a major characteristic of surviving Olmec art?
It was the first abstract art
A focus on the human face
It glorified corn
It was the first to not depict the gods

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QUESTION 11

  1. What was a major difference between African societies and those of the west, the east, and the Americas?
A – Society was much more strict in Africa than elsewhere
B – Women held relatively more power in African societies than in others
C – There was not such a wide gulf between the rulers and the ruled
Both B and C

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QUESTION 12

  1. What was “Great Zimbabwe”?
A large confederation of nations fighting off the rule of outsiders
A stone-based culture of Bantu speakers that moved through southern and central Africa
A primitive society of hunter/gatherers not aligned with other groups
A form of artistic expression unique to Africa

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QUESTION 13

  1. How did the Greeks influence east African societies?
By bringing trade, language, and eventually Christianity to areas under Axumite control
By introducing philosophy to primitive African tribes
By creating city-state systems that persisted in Africa until modern times
By making the Greek the main language of modern day east Africa

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QUESTION 14

  1. How were the Spanish able to conquer the Americas so quickly?
There was no time for American cultures to adapt to disease, technology, and government in the face of more advanced Europeans
The foolishness of American political and military leaders
The American civilizations lacked a truly military culture
The American civilizations were all already in decline

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QUESTION 15

  1. What about the Mayan civilization helped it to fall to the Europeans?
They were essentially pacifists who refused to fight off invasions
The society was weakened by human sacrifice
Environmental problems reduced populations and power prior to Spanish arrival
The Aztecs had already conquered large swaths of Mayan territory
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