Format of Exam: 35multiple-choice questions [70points]



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2016 Final Exam Review Sheet

Global Honors - Spiconardi



Format of Exam:

  • 35multiple-choice questions [70points]

  • 5 D.B.Q. scaffolding questions [10 points]

  • 1 Thematic Essay [20 points]

Location of Exam:

  • A118



Time of Exam:

  • Monday, June 13thPeriod 3 (7:40 – 9:10) & Period 6 (9:20 – 10:50)



Materials to Bring:

Study Resources:

  • Review class notes and handouts

  • Class website: http://www.whiteplainspublicschools.org/41121253249457/site/default.asp

NOTE: The exam counts for 16% of your final grade for the year


Ancient/Early River Civilizations

Key Terms:

  • Tigris & Euphrates

  • Indus River Valley

  • Ethnocentrism

  • Explain how the rivers of Mesopotamia made the region ideal for the growth of civilization.

  • Identify a characteristic of the development of Harappan civilization.

  • Explain how China’s geographic isolation influenced its identity and ideology.



  • Classical Civilizations

  • Key Terms:

  • Han Dynasty

  • Meritocracy

  • Civil Service Exam

  • Confucianism

  • Rome

  • Greece

  • Democracy

  • Maurya

  • Asoka

  • Gupta

  • Democracy

  • Socrates

  • Plato

  • Athens

  • Patriarchal



  • Key Concepts:

  • Identify a characteristic of the Han government bureaucracy.

  • Explain on Confucian philosophy influence the administration of China’s imperial government during the Han Dynasty.

  • Identify a mathematical contribution of the Gupta that Mayan civilization also developed.

  • Describe the characteristics of slavery in the Roman Republic.

  • Explain how Asoka attempted to influence the manner in which his subjects lived their lives.

  • Explain the influence of Buddhism under the reign of Asoka.

  • Explain how Athenian democracy functioned.

  • Explain why Athenian democracy was limited.

  • Interpret criticisms of Athenian democracy.

  • Post-Classical Era

  • Key Terms:

  • Byzantines

  • Justinian

  • Corpus Iuris Civilis

  • Middle Ages

  • Manorialism

  • Feudalism

  • Black Death/Bubonic Plague

  • Islam

  • Umayyad Caliphate

  • Abbasid Caliphate

  • Sunni

  • Shiite

  • Islamic Spain

  • Crusades

  • Tang Dynasty

  • Song Dynasty

  • Foot Binding

  • Daoism

  • Mongols

  • Ghana

  • Mali

  • Griot

  • Trans-Saharan/Gold-Salt Trade

  • Indian Ocean Trade



  • Key Concepts:

  • Explain why foot binding was performed.

  • Describe how foot binding reinforced traditional Chinese cultural beliefs.

  • Explain how government promotes economic activity.

  • Explain how Daoist philosophy influence China.

  • Identify the legal code that most influenced the Corpus Iuris Civilis (Justinian’s Code).

  • Interpret the context of a primary source describing the reign of Justinian.

  • Explain the global impact of the Fall of Byzantine Empire to the Ottomans in 1453.

  • Explain the cause of the schism among Sunni and Shiite Muslims.

  • Explain how the Umayyad and Abbasid caliphates encourage conversion to Islam.

  • Describe the characteristics of Islamic Spain.

  • Analyze various interpretations of the Crusades.

  • Explain the role of an African griot.

  • Explain what caused Ghana’s wealth and rise to prominence.

  • Identify the economic developments that emerged from the Indian Ocean trading networks.

  • Explain the impact Mongols had on Europe.

  • Explain the social, economic, and political effects of the Black Death.

  • Age of Global Interactions

  • Key Terms:

  • Erasmus

  • Martin Luther

  • Indulgences

  • Protestant Reformation

  • Renaissance

  • Charles V

  • Japan

  • Tokugawa Shogunate

  • Shinto

  • The Encounter

  • The Columbian Exchange

  • Bartoleme de Las Casas

  • Inca

  • Absolutism

  • Slavery

  • Ottoman Empire

  • Suleiman

  • Janissaries

  • Devşirme



  • Key Concepts:

  • Identify the purpose and message of Erasmus’ The Education of a Christian Prince

  • Explain why the Renaissance emerged in Italy first.

  • Explain why the nature-based religion of Shinto emerged in Japan.

  • Identify a significant policy of the Tokugawa Shogunate.

  • Explain the global impact of the Fall of Byzantine Empire to the Ottomans in 1453.

  • Define janissaries.

  • Explain how the Ottomans dealt with the potential problems the hereditary nobility could pose.

  • Explain the impact of disease on Native American Indian populations and its global ramifications.

  • Describe the treatment of Native American Indians by the Spanish.

  • Explain why the Inca were able to create such an expansive empire.

  • Identify the characteristics of an absolute monarch.

  • Explain why there was a high demand for African slave labor in the New World.

  • Explain why Martin Luther opposed the sale of indulgences.



  • Religions and Philosophies

  • Key Terms:

  • Confucianism

  • Filial Piety

  • Analects

  • Zoroastrianism

  • Hinduism

  • Caste System

  • Buddhism

  • Christianity

  • Islam

  • Shinto

  • Daoism



  • Key Concepts:

  • Define filial piety and describe an example.

  • Describe the characteristics of Zoroastrianism.

  • Explain why Buddhism presented a viable alternative to Hinduism.

  • Explain how Shinto is an animistic religion.

  • Compare how the ancient Greeks and Mayans viewed their respective deities.

  • Essays

  • You will write an essay on one of the following topics:

  • Cultural Interactions 1000 C.E. -1550 C.E. and an evaluation of their consequences

  • Belief Systems and the impact they have on their followers

  • Geography and evaluate how certain features impacted humans in the region. Each class will receive a different essay.

  • Be prepared for all three. For each essay, you must discuss three examples of the aforementioned topics. Be sure to write neatly. Illegible essays may result in a lower grade.





  • It’s been a pleasure. Have a great summer and all the best in your sophomore year.




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