7th Grade Global History Pre-Assessment


Everything we learned in Social Studies in 7th grade.
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Question 1

Which of these describes the climate in parts of the Byzantine Empire?
  • Hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters
  • Desert conditions
  • Dry summers and very cold winters
  • Mild and humid all year

Question 2

How did the physical geography (including climate) of the Byzantine Empire affect how people lived?
  • Wheat was grown throughout the Empire
  • Desert conditions were good for growing crops
  • Herders built villages and lived in one place
  • It determined how the people earned a living

Question 3

In what way was the Byzantine Empire related to the Roman Empire?
  • empire before the Roman Empire
  • middle part of the Roman Empire
  • continuation of the Roman Empire
  • another name for the Roman Empire

Question 4

I am a military leader who ended the Roman Republic by extending the Roman Empire, and eventually became the first dictator. I also improved the calender and allowed my people to become Roman citizens. Who am I?
  • Charlemagne
  • Alexander the Great
  • Julius Caeser
  • Genghis Khan

Question 5

Which is true about the start of the Byzantine Empire?
  • It was defeated and taken over by the Roman Empire.
  • It developed a competitor to the Roman Empire.
  • It was created by the division and fall of the Roman Empire.
  • It was an ally and trading partner of the Roman Empire.

Question 6

The Justinian Code of the Byzantine Empire did which of the following?
  • became the basis of many modern legal systems
  • established Justinian's legal claim to the Roman Empire
  • created the rules of worship for the Hagia Sophia
  • defined the rules of trade between Europe and Asia

Question 7

Which event marked the decline of Byzantine control of Asia Minor?
  • William the Conqueror converted to Christianity
  • the Jews were forced by the Romans to leave Judea
  • Christians in western Europe organized the first Crusades
  • a group of Muslim Seljuk Turks defeated the Byzantine Army

Question 8

Mongol Khans, or rulers, attacked China for nearly 70 years before finally defeating the Chinese armies. What did the Mongols do after the invasion?
  • left China to fight in other lands
  • supported and expanded Chinese trade
  • taught the Chinese their language and religion
  • set up public schools and universities

Question 9

The phylosophy of Confucius is becoming popular again in China. One of his lessons goes like this: "Lead the people by the means of government policies and regulate them through punishment, and they will have no sense of shame and moreover have standards." What did Confucius mean by this?
  • It is better to lead by example than by rules.
  • People will be most happy with good policies.
  • Trying to be too virtuous will make people sad.
  • Good leaders use effective punishments.

Question 10

Which of the features of democracy in the United States is most similar to that of Ancient Athens?
  • citizens serve as jurors
  • women have the right to vote
  • all people are considered equal
  • voters elect representatives to make laws

Question 11

Why did Ibn Battuta continue traveling in spite of facing many dangers and hardships?
  • He was searching for gold and needed money.
  • He loved to travel and wanted to see other cultures.
  • He was running away from thieves and dangers.
  • The king told him he had to keep traveling.

Question 12

In what way did Ibn Battuta change his view of the world because of his travels?
  • He encouraged his country to go to war with the places he found.
  • He valued their culture, even though it was different from his own.
  • He thought that the people he met were not intelligent because of ways they did things.
  • He hoped to become famous by writing about them.

Question 13

Which is most responsible for the spread of Islam beyond the Arabian Peninsula?
  • the prophet Muhammad
  • the Crusades
  • trade and conquest
  • pilgramages

Question 14

Under the system of feudalism, who farmed the land?
  • knights
  • lords
  • serfs
  • monarchs

Question 15

Peasants worked for nobles in exchange for _______.
  • tax breaks
  • land ownership
  • protection from invaders
  • regular wages

Question 16

Which of these is true about the feudal system in Europe during the Middle Ages?
  • manufacturing was the main resource of income
  • society was based on a rigid (well-defined) class system
  • government was based on democratic principals
  • people depended on trading goods for their basic need

Question 17

Which of the following trade goods did not travel along the Silk road?
  • ivory
  • gold
  • silk
  • cotton

Question 18

Which event directly caused the decline of medieval culture?
  • a bubonic plague spread through Europe
  • Alexius Commenus asked Christian knights to help fight against the Seljuk Turks
  • trade goods increased along the Silk road
  • Islam gradually replaced Christianity

Question 19

How did the Europeans' way of thinking change during the Renaissance?
  • renewed interest in the arts, science, social and political thought of ancient Greece and Rome
  • decline in interest in the arts, science, politics and religion
  • renewed interest in conquering the people of Greece and Rome
  • new belief that all areas of life should be governed by religion
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