Q1. Which of the following was NOT a division of Yoruba government?
a. an institutionalized priesthood
b. an elected governor
c. a council of state
d. a king
Q2. In the Yoruba myth of creation, Obatala forbids his worshippers to drink
a. goat's milk.
b. Bantu water.
c. spring water.
d. palm wine.
Q3. __________________ have surviving documents dating back to the fourteenth century, but few other African languages were written before the nineteenth century.
a. Arabic and Swahili
b. Arabic and Hausa
c. Ge'ez and Amharic
d. Amharic and Hausa
Q4. In the epic Sundiata, Sogolon Djata crawls on all fours until at the age of seven he stands for the first time with the help of
a. baobab leaves.
b. an iron rod.
c. a bow.
d. a bolt of lightning.
Q5. Which of the following is NOT an African language family?
Q6. In the Darasa myth on the origin of death, humans choose death in exchange for
b. free will.
Q7. Like other epic heroes, Sundiata
a. possesses magical powers.
b. is half man, half god.
c. is just a common man.
d. forms and represents his own culture, Mande.
Q8. _____________________ brought the word of Islam to the Hausa people.
a. Long-distance trade with the Mande and others
b. Muslim missionaries
c. Exploratory expeditions by the Africans
d. The spirits of the forests
Q9. Like fables, _________________ educate the listener on morals and etiquette, while entertaining an audience with amusing stories.
Q10. The Fulani Empire encompassed a large area of land in which
a. every resident was a Muslim.
b. violent civil wars tore through city-states.
c. small villages lived in isolation from one another.
d. trade, communication, and agriculture could develop in peace.
Q11. Most Africans who were exported as slaves to the New World were from
a. the western coastline.
b. the Niger River basin.
c. the Congo River basin.
d. all of the above.
Q12. In general, African artists valued
a. change rather than tradition.
b. recognition rather than money.
c. tradition rather than uniqueness.
d. women, rather than men.
Q13. During __________________, African peoples spread out from their homelands and conquered or expelled the hunter-gatherer societies they found in neighboring areas.
a. the Bantu Expansion
b. the transatlantic movement
c. the Neolithic Revolution
d. the Age of Exploration
Q14. In contrast to the patterns of most Western societies, African ______________ dominated agricultural production.
Q15. The importance of the Neolithic Revolution to human history lies in the
a. creation of stable food supplies, leading to population growth.
b. development of cities and the specialization of occupations.
c. flowering of art and literature.
d. establishment of a standing army, leading to warfare and the building of empires.
Q16. The Benin title for King was
Q17. The European Age of Exploration culminated in
a. the theory that the world is flat.
b. the refusal of Christian missionaries to return to the "savages".
c. Vasco de Gama's journey from Portugal to India and back.
d. contact with the Benin.
Q18. The ancient empire of Ghana was based on trade in
a. slaves with Europeans.
b. slaves with Muslims.
c. gold with Europeans.
d. gold with Muslims.
Q19. In Willem Bosman's "New and Accurate Description of the Coast of Guinea," the rulers of Guinea treated the poor
a. with a sense of humor.
d. with indifference.
Q20. Contact with Muslim merchants greatly influenced the ancient empire of Ghana with respect to
a. clothing styles.
b. food preparation.
c. marriage customs.
d. techniques of trade and administration.
Q21. Middle Age political leaders mixed tribal traditions with
a. Christian doctrine.
b. Roman law.
c. Greek philosophy.
d. Muslim military strategy.
Q22. The Play of Daniel is an example of liturgical drama that should be understood as
a. an isolated artistic creation.
c. both tragedy and comedy.
d. both music and drama.
Q23. The Abbot Suger, who was instrumental in designing the abbey of Saint Denis, believed ______________ to be symbolic of the unity of all creation and of God's Holy Spirit.
a. natural light
b. the dove
d. high, vaulted ceilings
Q24. The intellectual revival in Europe during the time of the Crusades was likely in direct response to
a. a growing discontent with Christianity.
b. fear of mortality.
c. contact with intellectually superior cultures.
d. the violence of war.
Q25. The years between 1000 and 1250 were characterized by
a. the final conquest of Islam.
b. the beginnings of the Renaissance.
c. increased agricultural productivity.
d. all of the above.
Q26. The term applied to scientific, theological, and philosophical learning taught in medieval universities is
Q27. The years between 1000 and 1350 are generally known in European history as the
a. Age of Exploration.
b. High Middle Ages.
Q28. The medieval political tradition that had the heaviest impact on human history was the concept of
a. taxation at the consent of the governed.
b. the divine right to rule.
c. devout Christianity as a basis for rule.
d. heavy taxation to fund a strong centralized government.
Q29. Like learning, art in the ninth, tenth, and eleventh centuries was centered in the
a. town and village.
b. court and monastery.
c. pilgrimage and Crusades.
Q30. The dominant form of entertainment in medieval Europe was
a. the liturgical drama.
b. the traveling minstrel show.
c. theatrical performances.
d. displays of strength, inspired by the gladiators.
Q31. In the late twelfth century, the city of Florence was
a. a wealthy center of trade and culture.
b. a part of the Kingdom of Italy.
c. a part of the Holy Roman Empire.
d. all of the above.
Q32. Andreas Capellanus's The Art of Courtly Love was
a. a scandalous book that resulted in his exile from France.
b. a painting depicting one of Eleanor of Aquitaine's literary salons.
c. a semi-autobiographical account of his love for a woman named Beatrice.
d. a book that attempted to define love and outline the rules of loving.
Q33. __________________ music is music sung or played in more than one part.
Q34. Courtly literature arose out of what kinds of earlier literature?
a. classical and medieval epic
b. classical works on friendship and biblical works of mystical love
c. classical epic and Muslim religious and secular poetry
d. medieval vernacular fables, romances, and narrative poems
Q35. In comparison to the French poets of courtly love, the Italian poets tended to emphasize the
a. nobility of the beloved and the psychological effect of love.
b. beauty and sensuality of love.
c. forbidden nature of love and the high rank of the beloved.
d. pain and suffering that resulted from unrequited love.
Q36. One of the spiritual leaders most responsible for promoting the cult of the Virgin in theology was
a. Saint Bernard.
b. Abbot Suger.
c. Thomas Aquinas.
d. Dante Alighieri.
Q37. Dante Alighieri composed the Vita Nuova for all of the following reasons EXCEPT
a. to praise his pure love.
b. as an explanation for his moral growth.
c. as an ode to his wife.
d. to make sense of his troubled thoughts during his depression.
Q38. The eleventh and twelfth centuries in Europe were characterized by
a. a general humanizing trend in religion.
b. a renewal of a strictly imposed code of religious discipline.
c. a new secular consciousness.
d. all of the above.
Q39. In Florentine politics, the ___________ were loyal to the pope, and the ___________ were loyal to the emperor.
a. Ghibellines; Guelfs
b. Guelfs; Ghibellines
c. White Guelfs; Black Ghibellines
d. Black Guelfs; White Ghibellines
Q40. Like many Gothic cathedrals, the cathedral of Notre Dame at Chartres paid homage to
a. Jesus Christ.
b. the Virgin Mary.
c. Pierre Chartres.
d. Saint Denis.