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					AP World History

Qtr 1: Chapter Homeworks, Stearns

Chapter 1, Human Prehistory to Early Civs, pages 2-29, Terms & Questions
Chapter 2, Classical Civilization in China, pages 30-47, Terms & Questions
Chapter 3, Classical Civilization in India, pages 48-65, Terms & Questions
Chapter 5, Classical Period-Decline, pages 87-107, Terms & Questions
Chapter 6, First Global Civilization, Islam, pages 117-143, Terms & Questions
Chapter 7, Abbasid Decline and the Spread of Islamic Civilization, pages 145-169, Terms
& Questions
Chapter 8, African Civilizations & Spread of Islam
Chapter 9, Civilizations in Eastern Europe- Byzantium & Orthodox Europe
(Chapter 4 included but optional)

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Chapter 1: From Human Prehistory to the Early Civilizations

Part 1: Terms

“hunting & gathering”           Paleolithic (Old Stone Age)                  Homo erectus
Homo sapiens sapiens            “culture”         Mesolithic (Middle Stone Age)
Neolithic (New Stone Age)       civilization      “slash & burn agriculture”     Catal Huyuk
cuneiform writing        Mesopotamia              Sumerians         Akkadians          Babylonians
Harappa/Mohenjo-Daro Hwang He (Yellow River)               P’an Ku     Shang Dynasty
Zhou dynasty     Phoenicians    Judaism           agrarian revolution (Neolithic Revolution)

Part 2: Questions

1. Describe human migrations patterns across the globe.
2. How and where did early agricultural societies (pre-civs) first emerge?
3. How did sedentary agriculture lead to societal changes?
4. What are the characteristics of civilization (list) and where did they arise (list the main five or six)?
5. How did geography influence the rise of civilizations?
6. Describe the political, social, economic and religious institutions that developed in the first civilizations.
7. Describe the social hierarchies, gender relationships and social inequalities in the first civilizations. Can
any comparisons be made (between the different civilizations)?
8. How did civilized culture survive the rise and fall of regional states?
9. Describe the contributions of Judaism.
10. Compare and contrast the first civilizations.
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Chapter 2: Classical Civilization- China

Part 1: Terms
Zhou Dynasty               Qin Dynasty               Han Dynasty             Middle Kingdom
“mandate from heaven” “Sons of Heaven”               Mandarin Chinese
Era of the Warring States period         Shi Huangdi (first emperor)         Great Wall
Wu Ti            Huns             Confucius (Confucianism)        Analects   Legalism/Legalists
Daoism      Lao-zi (Lao-tsu)           Five Classics         Mandarins       primogeniture

Part 2: Questions
1. Describe the teachings and institutions of Confucianism, Daoism and Legalism. Make some comparisons
and contrast between the three.
2. Describe the development of the Chinese state and its political institutions.
3. How did the early dynasties of China create a unified Chinese culture and society?
4. How and why did warfare change under classical societies such as China?
5. What class came to dominate Chinese government and how was it created?
6. Describe the class structure and gender relations in classical China.
7. What intellectual and technological advancements did imperial China make?
8. Describe the influence of merchants and the importance of trade/commerce to China.

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Chapter 3: Classical Civilization- India

Part 1: Terms

Deccan Plateau     “monsoons”      Vedic & Epic Ages Sanskrit Rig-Veda
Mahabharata Ramayana Upanishads
“Indian caste system” (Kshatriyas, Brahmins, Vaisyas & Sudras)
untouchables Chandragupta        Maurya dynasty/Mauuryas       Ashoka    Kushans
Guptas/Gupta dynasty     Hinduism dharma        gurus Vishnu Shiva
Bhagavad Gita      Buddha (Gautama)       nirvana    Kama-sutra   stupas

Part 2: Questions

1. How did geography and environment influence Indian civilization?
2. Describe Aryan society and their social and religious institutions.
3. Explain the major tenets of Hinduism and its evolution from the Aryans to the Guptas.
4. Describe the Hindu political hierarchy, caste structure and gender relations.
5. What were the teachings of Buddha and how did it change Hinduism? How did Hinduism react to the
Buddhist challenges?
6. Describe the Maurya and Gupta political and economic structures.
7. What were the intellectual accomplishments of the Mauryas and Guptas?
8. How and where did Hinduism and Buddhism spread?
9. Compare the status of women in classical India with other contemporary societies.
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Chapter 4: Classical Civilization in the Mediterranean- Greece & Rome

Part 1: Terms
Cyrus the Great        Zoroastrianism         Sparta & Athens         Peloponnesian War
Macedon              Philip of Macedon        Alexander the Great      Hellenism
Hellenistic culture    Carthage & Punic Wars         Julius Caesar     Augustus
Constantine         Polis       Pericles      Roman Senate & Consuls
12 Tables           Greek Pantheon of Gods             Socrates          Plato
Galen               Euclid                Ptolemy
Iliad & Odyssey/Homer                    Doric, Ionic, Corinthian styles

Part 2: Questions
 1. How does Greek civilization compare and contrast to other civilizations?
2. Define a polis. How did the polis change between 800 and 400 B.C.E.?
3. How did Greek city-states work together? Why were they often separate?
4. Compare the political structure of Hellenistic Greece to that of the Greek world before
    400 B.C.E.
5. What was the function of philosophy in Greek culture?
6. What, according to the authors, were the principles of Greek culture?
7. Why was the Greek economy so market-oriented?
8. Discuss the role of slavery in Greek & Roman economic and social life. Why did it lead to less
technological innovations?
9. Discuss the status of women in society. What effect did class position have on
    women's roles?

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Chapter 5: The Classical Period- Directions, Diversities, and Decline by 500 C.E.

Part 1: Terms

Kush      Axum     Ethiopia    Olmecs    Teotihuacan   Sui Dynasty
T’ang Dynasty “Rajput” Devi          The Yellow Turbans Diocletian Constantine Constantinople
Byzantine Empire      Justinian Sassanid Empire    Bodhisattvas Mahayana Buddhism syncretism
Christianity Jesus of Nazareth bishops        Paul     Pope       Doctrine of the Trinity
Bendict/Bendictine Rule monasticism

Part 2: Questions
1. What issues and values did classical civilizations stress and why?
2. Describe the spread of sedentary agriculture outside the older civilized areas (core).
3. Describe the rise of civilization in the Americas.
4. Describe the spread of civilization to peripheral regions in Africa and Asia.
5. What role did pastoral nomads play in world history and commerce.
6. Describe the reasons/causes for the decline and fall of the classical civilizations. How ere they similar or
7. What are the effects of migrations and nomadic cultures on the classical civilizations?
8. How and why did the new religions develop and spread?
9. What classical institutions survived the collapse of the classical civilizations and why?
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Chapter 6: The First Global Civilization- The Rise & Spread of Islam

Part 1: Terms

“empty quarters”             bedouin             clans/tribes     Mecca             Umayyad/Quaraysh
Ka’ba               Yathrib/Medina               “bride-price”    Muhammad          Khadijh
Quran/Koran                  hijra (page 118- timeline) Ali                umma
zakat                        “Five Pillars”(list)                 caliph            Abut Bakr
Ridda Wars                   jihads              Sasanian Empire           Byzantines
Uthman                 Sunnis           Shi’ites           Mu’awiya      Karbala
Battle of Poitiers (Tours), 732          Damascus        Mawali        jizya
dhimmis (People of the Book)            hadiths          Aisha         Zainab
Abbasids (al-Abbas)            Battle on the River Zab            Caliphate of Cordoba
Baghdad                wazir             malwali           dhows           zanj slaves

Part 2: Questions
1. What was the nature of Bedouin society before Muhammad received his revelations?
2. How did Islam address the fundamental problems in Arabian society?
3. How was the succession dispute over the office of caliph finally settled?
4. What was the nature and extent of the Umayyad Empire?
5. What events led to the fall of the Umayyads?
6. How did the Abbasid Empire differ from the Umayyad Empire?
7. What were the achievements of the Arab phase of Islamic development ending in 750?
8. Did women in the Islamic world have more or less freedom than women in other
   contemporary societies? Explain.
9. How did the Abbasids keep alive the ideas of many ancient Greek and Roman writers?

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Chapter 7: Abbasid Decline & the Spread of Islamic Civilization to South & Southeast Asia

Part 1: Terms
al-Mahdi                  Harun al-Rashid            The Thousand and One Nights
Buyids of Persia          Seljuk Turks               Crusades                Saladin
Ibn Khaldun               “high culture”             Shah-Nama               Sa’di
al-Ghanzali               Sufism/Sufis               Mongols Chinggis Khan
Mameluks                  Harsha                     Kannauj Hajjaj
Muhammad ibn Qasim        Mahmud of Ghazni           Muhammad of Ghur
Quth-ud-din Aibak         Delhi                      Delhi Sultanate
bhakti                    Kabir                      Empire of Shrivijaya
Malacca                   Demak

Part 2: Questions
1. What were the causes for the weaknesses of the later Abbasid Empire?
2. What was the position of women in the Abbasid Empire?
3. Describe the economy of the later Abbasid Empire.
4. Discuss theological developments within Islam during the Abbasid Empire.
5. Discuss the stages of Islamic incursion into India.
6. To what extent were Muslims successful in converting Indians to Islam?
7. Describe how Islam spread to Southeast Asia.
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Chapter 8: African Civilization & the Spread of Islam

Part 1: Terms

stateless societies        “secret societies”           Maghrib           Ifriqiya
Almoravids                 Almohads                     Copts             Ethiopian Kingdom
Lalibela                   Sahel                        kingdom of Ghana           Sudanic states
Kingdom of Mali            juula                        Sundiata          griots
Ibn Batuta                 Mansa Kankan Musa                     Ishak al-Sahili           Timbuktu
Songhay Kingdom            Gao                          Sunni Ali         Askia Muhammad
Hausa states (cities)      Zanj                         East African trading ports
demographic transition     Nok                Ile-Ife            Yoruba            Benin
Bantu peoples              Luba peoples                 Kongo Kingdom              “zimbabwe”
Great Zimbabwe             Mwene Mutapa

Part 2: Questions

1. What do the authors describe as the "common elements" in African societies?
2. How did Islam originally enter Africa?
3. What were the Sudanic states and how were they organized?
4. How did Islam and the beliefs of indigenous societies fuse among African peoples?
5. What was the connection between East Africa and Islam?
6. Where did cultures in Africa develop that were not impacted by Islam? What was the
   nature of their organization?
7. Why do the authors spend more time talking about cultures introduced into Africa than
   indigenous African cultures?

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Chapter 9: Civilization in Eastern Europe

Part 1: Terms
Justinian    Theodora    Hagia Sophia  Greek Fire    Bulgaria   tsar
Bulgaroktonos            Empress Theodora                Michael II        icons            iconoclasm
Cyril and Methodius   Slavic Peoples    Kiev    Rurik            Kievan Rus’
Vladimir I       Russian Orthodoxy      Yaroslav         boyars    Tartars

Part 2: Questions
1. How did the Byzantine Empire (BE) originate?
2. What were some of the groups that threatened the BE and how was the BE able to survive a thousand
3. Describe some of the significant (important) Byzantine political, social and religious institutions. Discuss
reasons for the decline of the BE.
4. Describe the split that occurred between the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches. What
impact did it have on both Byzantine and European civilizations?
5. How was the Eastern Orthodox church able to spread its ideas throughout eastern Europe?
6. Describe the Russian state in Kiev, its rise, its culture, economy, etc.
7. Describe the important Russian political, social and religious institutions.
religious institutions.

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