GEHI114: World History to 1500

Final Exam Study Guide

 

1) What are the defining characteristics of civilizations?


2) How do we define the ancient, the medieval, and the modern period?


3) Identify the following and MAKE SURE THAT YOU CAN
--a) Name the corresponding civilization and/or region
--b) Indicate whether it was part of the ancient, medieval, or early modern world
--c) Give at least one crucial detail

Catal Huyuk
Sumerians
Babylonians
Harapppa
Mohenjodaro
Aryans
Minoans
Mycenaeans
Hellenic
Hellenistic
Etruscans
Han dynasty
Tang dynasty
Mauryan dynasty
Gupta dynasty
Mughul dynasty
Nubia
Ghana, Mali, and Songhay
Great Zimbabwe
The Olmec
The Maya
The Aztec
The Inca
Umayyad dynasty
Abbasid dynasty
Safavid dynasty
Ottoman empire
Mongol empire

4) Identify the following figures and MAKE SURE THAT YOU CAN
--a) Associate each with the corresponding civilization, dynasty, or empire
--b) Specify whether they lived during the ancient, medieval, or early modern period
--c) Give at least one crucial detail

Gilgamesh
Hammurabi
Nebuchadnezzar
Nefertiti
Hatshepsut
Homer
Asoka
Pericles
Plato
Alexander the Great
Octavian
Julius Caesar
Constantine
Justinian
Charlemagne
Mohammed
Empress Wu
Genghis Khan
Kublai Khan
Marco Polo
Suleiman
The Medici
Martin Luther

5) Associate the following religions with the region where it originated and when (ancient, medieval, early modern period):


Confucianism
Taoism
Hinduism
Buddhism
Jainism
Judaism
Greek Orthodox Christianity
Roman Catholicism
Protestantism
Islam

6) Explain the historical significance of the following


The Agricultural Revolution
The fall of Rome
The Ottoman conquest of Constantinople
The rise of Islam in the 7th and 8th centuries
Gutenberg’s press
Martin Luther’s 95 Theses

 

7) Identify the following on a map

Mexico
Peru
Ghana
Mali
Nigeria
Zimbabwe
Kenya
Ethiopia
Sudan
Egypt
Saudi Arabia (and the city of Mecca)
Iraq (and the city of Baghdad)
Iran (formerly Persia)
Afghanistan
India
China
Russia
Turkey (and the city of Constantinople, now known as Istanbul)
Greece
Italy (and the city of Rome)
Spain
France
England