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The Knowledge Scramble
What is another name for the land bridge?
Beringia It connected _____ and _______
Where were the the Olmecs located?
Along the coast of Central America on the Gulf of Mexico
Where was the Mayan Civilization located?
Southern Mexico and Honduras near the Yucatan peninsula
Where were the Aztecs located?
Central Mexico They founded their civilization on a _____ (geographic feature) because _________.
The “Mother Culture” of Mesoamerica
This civilization was know for having multiple calendars. One of these was a 365 day calendar
Civilization of South America
Inca What do the capital of the Inca Empire and the movie “The Emperor’s New Groove” have in common?
Both named Cuzco
This mountaintop city was not discovered until the 20 th century
This civilization was the largest/longest empire of the American empires studied
The Inca Empire’s economic system was most similar to what modern structure? Everyone had a duty…
Socialism State run and everyone has a specific duty
Huitzilopochtli was a god of sun and warfare. He is associated with which civlization?
Aztec What was done to appease him?
Name a modern country that was a part of the Inca Empire
Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia, Argentina, Colombia Which of the above was the location of the capital, Cuzco?
Nahautl was the spoken and written language of ________
Quechua was the spoken but not written language of _______
The Inca Empire
The Inca Empire used a quipu. Describe it.
Series of knotted strings on a stick that communicated numerical/trade data.
This “mother culture” of Mesoamerica was known for leaving being the sculpture pictured below
Huayna Capac was a great leader of which Empire?
Inca Describe the empire after Huayna Capac died?
His sons took over and engaged in civil war. Altuhaupa won but was eventually held for ransom and killed by Pizzaro
The Ottoman Empire had as its capital, the city of ________. It had been known as _________.
Under ______, the Ottoman Empire reached its pinnacle
Suleyman the Magnificent What was he also known as?
Suleyman the Lawgiver
By the 16 th century, the Ottoman empire proved that it was very important to _______
Abbas the Great took the title of Shah. This title was derived from the empire which was at one point located in the same region. What empre was this? What modern country was the focal point of the empire?
What aspects of the Safavid Empire were reformed by Shah Abbas?
Territorial Religion Economic
This Muslim Empire claims their decent from the Mongols
Name the Mughal leader who initially endorsed aggressive military campaigns and then eventually reformed taxes and endorsed religious and cultural tolerance.
Akbar the Great Random Question: Why was Humayun nicknamed “the Luckless?”
He lost all of his land and then he got it back. THEN, as he was reading in his library and went to walk down the stairs, he fell and broke his neck.
Shah Jahan built this in honor of his wife
Taj Mahal His wife’s name was _______ and she died after ________
Famine, taxes, civil war, poor leadership contributed to the downfall of: a.Ottoman b.Safavid c.Mughal
The Ming dynasty initially embraced a global policy of ________ and then transitioned to __________
T/F The Qing Dynasty is viewed as different because they were ethnically descended from Han Chinese.
False Why is this false?
They were Manchu. Not considered to be “Chinese” from traditional standards
Describe, in one word, the rule of Kangxi
LOOOOOOOOONG Appx 60 years
What did Japan, in this period, have in common with Medieval Europe?
They were both based upon Feudalism
Ieyasu, Hideyoshi, and Nobunaga all pursued a policy of ______ in Japan
Tokugawa Ieyasu eventually commit seppuku because he failed to ______ Japan
Unify. He modernized but could not stop infighting
initially allowed Christian missionaries into Japan, he eventually worked to forcibly remove them
Japan and China saw Korea as a possible source of revenue. What is the name for a state like this?