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NEW YORK STATE REGENTS EXAMS
GLOBAL HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY - JUNE 2002

11 The journals of early travelers such as Ibn Battuta of Morocco, Zheng He  of China, and Mansa Musa of Mali are examples of

(1) primary sources describing observations of the travelers
(2) works of fiction intended to describe the adventures of the travelers
(3) secondary sources that record the travelersí interpretations of history
(4) outdated resources for historical research

12 The Tang dynasty of China, the Gupta Empire of India, and the Mali Empire of Africa were similar in that each experienced a period of

(1) prosperity and artistic creativity
(2) feudalism and oppression
(3) war and constant invasion
(4) mercantilism and industrial expansion

13 What is a major contribution of the Bzyantine Empire to global history?

(1) preservation of Greek and Roman culture
(2) construction of the pyramids
(3) expansion of equal rights
(4) invention of writing

14 Which factor contributed to the success of the vast empire created by the Mongols?

(1) avoiding contacts with the West
(2) paying monetary tribute to local rulers
(3) employing superior military skills
(4) converting conquered peoples to Confucianism

I5 One result of the Crusades was an increase in trade between the
Middle East and

(1) East Asia    (3) North America
(2) Africa         (4) Europe
 

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