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Multiple Choice Questions

1. When were Qin Shi Huangdi and Ashoka building their empire?
(a) 5rd century B.C.
(b) 2rd century B.C.
(c) 3rd century B.C.
(d) 4rd century B.C.

2. What is a socially and biologically grounded reality for human being?
(a) Liberalism.
(b) Equality.
(c) Despostism.
(d) Nepotism.

3. When did Caliph al-Mahdi rise to power?
(a) 775.
(b) 845.
(c) 756.
(d) 742.

4. When did Sultan Barquq come to power?
(a) 1325.
(b) 1356.
(c) 1390.
(d) 1345.

5. When was Empress Xu murdered?
(a) 56 B.C.
(b) 80 B.C.
(c) 71 B.C.
(d) 69 B.C.

6. What would never have occurred to a western slave owner to do in contrast to Eastern slave owners?
(a) Freed a slave.
(b) Killed a slave.
(c) Married a slave.
(d) Nominated a slave to a high government officials.

7. What percentage of taxes are collected in the U.S?
(a) More than 30%.
(b) More than 60%.
(c) More than 50%.
(d) More than 40%.

8. When did the Zhou dynasty split?
(a) 870 B.C.
(b) 970 B.C.
(c) 570 B.C.
(d) 770 B.C.

9. When did the predynastic Yangshao period run according to Chapter 6?
(a) 8000 to 2000 B.C.
(b) 5000 to 3000 B.C.
(c) 7000 to 3000 B.C.
(d) 6000 to 5000 B.C.

10. When did the Gauls choose to elect a common authority for the whole confederation?
(a) When the Huns were about to invade.
(b) When Vercingetorix conquered Gaul.
(c) When war broke out with Rome.
(d) When Caesar rose to power.

11. When did India and China start diverging significantly?
(a) 700 B.C.
(b) 600 B.C.
(c) 900 B.C.
(d) 800 B.C.

12. When did iron start being used commonly in China?
(a) 700 B.C.
(b) 600 B.C.
(c) 900 B.C.
(d) 800 B.C.

13. When was Sultan Selim II deposed according to Chapter 13?
(a) 1817.
(b) 1807.
(c) 1837.
(d) 1827.

14. How many countries had a electoral democracy in the late 1990's?
(a) 125.
(b) 120.
(c) 75.
(d) 165.

15. How many countries of the third wave of democratization reverted to authoritarianism or saw a significant erosion of democratic institutions?
(a) 2 in 7.
(b) 1 in 5.
(c) 1 in 10.
(d) 1 in 3.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who collectivized land in 1978?

2. When did Emperor Wu rule?

3. Who said "I conceive that land belongs to a vast family of which many are dead, few are living and countless members are still unborn"?

4. Who appointed Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq at the court of Suleiman the Magnificent?

5. When did the Mauryas empire rule India?

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