Silk Roads or Steppe Roads

 
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1
What is the difference between "transcivilizational" and "transecological."
A.
There is no difference
 
B.
Transcivilizational refers to exchanges between different agricultural civilizations, while transecological refers to exchanges between civilization types such as pastoral (herding) and woodland
 
C.
Transcivilizational refers to trade between agricultural groups whereas transecological refers to an exchange of plants and animals.
 
D.
Transcivilizational refers to the process by which one civilization evolves into another, whereas transecological deals with the environmental disruption of regions.
 
2
By Afro-Eurasian history, historians mean that...
A.
Africa, Asia and Europe had destinct and separate patterns of development
 
B.
That Africa, Asia and Europe were influenced by interaction
 
C.
That Africa, Asia and Europe constitute a continuous historical zone of interaction
 
D.
That Africa, Asia and Europe developed independently with minimal interaction
 
3
According to the author, the Silk Roads were...
A.
the long-and middle-distance land routes by which goods, ideas, and people were exchanged between major regions of Afro-Eurasia.
 
B.
The primary vector for exchanging silk and other consumbable goods
 
C.
A vector for transmitting goods, but also ideas, disease and religion
 
D.
A difficult but necessary conveyence of cultural interaction
 
4
What evidence is there of a transecological impact of the Silk Road?
A.
Written records from Roman times.
 
B.
The accounts of Marco Polo
 
C.
Descriptions from Ibn Battuta
 
D.
Lists of trade goods from steppe and woodland regions.
 
5
How did domestication of animals lead to settlement of the steppe regions?
A.
People were able to live exclusively from the livestock, so they could live on lands less suitable for farming but better suited for grazing
 
B.
Domestication allowed people to travel farther on horseback, thus opening up unknown lands
 
C.
Livestock and livestock goods were easier to trade over the Silk Roads than farming products that rot quickly
 
D.
Horseback riding increased military effectiveness, allowing for a militaristic lifestyle
 
6
Pastoral people made more efficient use of the Silk Roads because they were...
A.
Wealthier than agrarian or woodland peoples
 
B.
More mobile than agrarian and woodland peoples
 
C.
More militaristic than agrarian and woodland peoples
 
D.
More intelligent than agrarian and woodland peoples
 
7
The Xiongnu were...
A.
A pastoral people that controlled much of the Silk Road for a long time
 
B.
An empire of China dedicated to seeking control of the Silk Roads
 
C.
A major trade partner with the ancient Greeks.
 
D.
Chinese merchants who travelled the extent of the Silk Road
 
8
Studying the Silk Roads demonstrates that Afro Eurasia
A.
Was interconnected longer than was thought
 
B.
Were in constant conflict over access to trade
 
C.
Constituted a distinct world system in and of itself
 
D.
Was similar to North and South America and Oceana
 
9
What did not travel well along the Silk Road?
A.
Milk
 
B.
Agricultural products
 
C.
Geographic and cultural knowledge
 
D.
Shellfish
 
10
The goal of this study was to...
A.
Elaborate existing knowledge of the Silk Roads
 
B.
To disprove earlier theories on the Silk Roads as being inadequate and invalid
 
C.
To create a theory on the Silk Roads because there has never been one before
 
D.
To demonstrate the influence of Pastoral and woodland cultures on world history
 
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