Global History & Geography - January 2011

11 Marco Polo and Ibn Battuta are best known for

(1) exploring the Western Hemisphere
(2) leading religious movements
(3) opening trade between Africa and Japan
(4) providing extensive information about lands and people

Base your answer to question 12 on the map below and on your knowledge of social studies.


12 The information on this map suggests that the Black Death was primarily spread by the actions of

(1) invading armies     (3) merchants
(2) nomadic peoples    (4) explorers

13 • Stained glass windows assist people in understanding Biblical stories.
• Taller and larger cathedrals emphasize the grandeur and glory of God.
These statements best describe elements of

(1) the Four Noble Truths
(2) Chinese pagodas
(3) Gothic architecture
(4) Greek ideas

14 Which statement is an opinion rather than a fact?

(1) Mansa Musa made a pilgrimage to Mecca.
(2) Mali would have flourished without Mansa Musa’s influence.
(3) Mali’s economy was based on the gold and salt trade.
(4) Timbuktu became a center for Islamic learning.

15 One similarity between the Nile River valley and savanna lands in Africa is that they both

(1) served as major barriers to the movement of people and goods
(2) provided necessary resources for settlement
(3) are located on the western side of the continent
(4) had little effect on the lives of the people who lived in these regions

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