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1 NAME: CLASS: AP WORLD HISTORY S1 FINAL EXAM REVIEW GUIDE Exam date: The final exam will cover material from chapters 1-16 in your textbook. The following is a list of notes that we have discussed in class (PowerPoint files available at Early Human History The Byzantine Empire & Eastern Europe Four Early River Valleys Western European Middle Ages Classical China Maya/Aztec/Inca Civilizations Classical India China: Tang & Song Dynasties Classical Greece Japan, Korea, & Vietnam in Postclassical Period Classical Rome The Mongol Empire Rise & Spread of Islam The World Economy Other important study materials: reading notes, vocabulary cards, comparison charts, outline maps. (Blank outline maps are available on the class blog.) WORLD GEOGRAPHY What are the seven continents? What are the five oceans? Locate and label 5 countries from the 5 main continents that we completed outline maps for (Asia, Africa, Europe, North & South America). WORLD RELIGIONS What world religion currently has the most followers? What world religion is the oldest? Youngest? What does monotheistic mean? What world religion(s) are monotheistic? What does polytheistic mean? What world religion(s) is polytheistic?

2 EARLY HUMAN HISTORY What three periods make up the Stone Age? What is a hunter-gatherer? What do they typically do/not do? What is the Neolithic Revolution? What does it mean to domesticate an animal? FOUR RIVER VALLEY CIVILIZATIONS Label the four rivers valleys: A. B. C. D. Describe the process by which humans went from hunters and gatherers to living in advanced civilizations. What were the steps to reach the point of civilization? What types of political structures could be found in the four early river valley civilizations?

3 What are the overall main differences between the classical civilizations and the early river valley civilizations? CLASSICAL CHINA What are the three dynasties of classical China, in chronological order? How did each of the three dynasties encourage unity among the Chinese people? What is feudalism? H Who was Shi Huangdi? What is he known for? Who was Confucius? What are some of his main ideas/philosophy? What is Legalism? What is Daoism? CLASSICAL INDIA What are the five social classes of the Indian caste system (in order of high status to low status)? How did the caste system affect Indian society? What are some main ideas of Buddhism? Who founded it? What are some main ideas of Hinduism? Who founded it? CLASSICAL GREECE Describe the political structures and organization of Classical Greece.

4 Who were citizens in ancient Athens? Describe the societal structures of ancient Athens (How were men and women, rich and poor treated?). What were the three goals of Pericles? CLASSICAL ROME Describe the political and social structure of the Roman Republic. What led to the collapse of the Roman Republic? What role did Julius Caesar play in the development of the Roman Empire? How did Christianity affect the Roman Empire? Describe the reasons for the decline and fall of the western half of the Roman Empire. RISE AND SPREAD OF ISLAM Who was Muhammad? What type of person was he? Describe the Five Pillars of Islam. How is Islam connected to both Judaism and Christianity? Who are the Sunnis and Shi ites (Shia)? What caused their split from each other?

5 How were the social classes arranged in the early Muslim Empire? What are some of the intellectual/technological/philosophical achievements of the early Muslim world? What facilitated the spread of Islam throughout Africa and Asia? How did the spread of Islam affect cultures in Africa and Asia? BYZANTINE EMPIRE & EASTERN EUROPE How did the Byzantine Empire compare to the old Roman Empire? (What changes occurred?) What were the accomplishments of Emperor Justinian? How did the Byzantine Empire influence the development of Eastern Europe? WESTERN EUROPEAN MIDDLE AGES What problems plagued Western Europe immediately following the fall of the Roman Empire? What were the 2 most important factors in people s lives during the Middle Ages? What is feudalism? What is the social hierarchy that was associated with feudalism? Why is the term Dark Ages not necessarily an appropriate term for the early Middle Ages in Western Europe? Who was Charlemagne? How did he contribute to the development of Western Europe? What conflict(s) occurred between the Church and the kings of Europe?

6 What political developments occurred during the Middle Ages? What economic changes occurred during the Middle Ages? Describe the long-term effects of the Crusades on European society. MAYA CIVILIZATION Who was a primary influence on the Maya? What were some of those influences? How did the Maya organize their civilization? Describe the Maya religion. Why did the Maya decline? AZTEC CIVILIZATION Who were the Toltec? How did they influence the Aztec? Who was Quetzalcoatl? Why was he important to the story of the Aztec? Describe the social classes of the Aztec. Why did the Aztec decline?

7 INCA CIVILIZATION How did the Inca Empire begin? Who was Pachacuti? How did the Inca create and control such a large, unified empire in the Andes Mountains? CHINA: TANG & SONG DYNASTIES What impact did the Sui dynasty have on China in the Postclassical period? Compare and contrast the Tang and Song dynasties. Who was Empress Wu? What impact did she have on society? Describe the impact (political/social) that Confucianism had on Chinese society during the Tang and Song dynasties. What important technological changes occurred under the leadership of the Tang and Song dynasties? Describe the urbanization of China in the era of the Tang and Song dynasties. How did China influence Japan, Korea, and Vietnam during the Postclassical period? JAPAN, KOREA, VIETNAM IN POST-CLASSICAL PERIOD Describe the impact China had on Japan, Korea, and Vietnam.

8 MONGOL EMPIRE Who was Genghis Khan? Why was he such a successful figure in history? What were the positive aspects of Mongol rule? What were the negative aspects of Mongol rule? How did Mongol rule affect the development of Russia? How did the Mongols affect the development of the Muslim empires of the Middle East? What changes occurred in China under the leadership of Kublai Khan? THE WORLD ECONOMY What is the world economy of the Early Modern Period? How/why did Europeans gain a distinctive edge in the world economy? What role did companies such as the British East India Company play in the development of the world economy? What is the Columbian Exchange? Provide examples of items that were exchanged (including where they were originally from). What were the political and economic effects of the development of the world economy?

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