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The Silk Road

In 139 B.C.E., the Chinese emperor dispatched Zhang Qian to central Asia to Seek allies against the Xiongnu.
Which of the following was a favorable condition for developing long-distance trade during the classical era? Empires ruled vast areas and maintained good social order, under imperial rule many roads and bridges were constructed, Central Asia was pacified by the campaigns of Han Wudi and the Ptolemies figured out the monsoon system.
The monsoon winds in the Indian Ocean Tied southeast Asia, India, Arabia, and east Africa together in a maritime trade route.
Which of the following is NOT true with regard to the silk roads? The silk roads actually had nothing to do with silk.
Which of the following would NOT have been on a ship carrying goods in the classical era? Silk from Bactria
The principal agent(s) for the spread of Buddhism over the silk roads was/were Merchants
Which of the following is true with regard to the Indian influence in southeast Asia? Rulers called themselves rajas ("kings"), adopted Indian Sanskrit as their written language, appointed Buddhist or Hindu advisors in their governments and built temples in the Indian style.
By the third century C.E., Christian communities in Mesopotamia and Iran deeply influenced Christian practices in the Roman empire through their Ascetic values
Mani, the founder of Manichaeism, promoted a syncretic blend of Zoroastrianism, Christianity and Buddhism.
Manichaeism promoted A highly ascetic lifestyle, a belief in the struggle between the forces of good and evil, the possibility of individual salvation and a strict moral code of behavior.
With regard to epidemic diseases on the silk roads, which of the following is NOT true? The diseases caused the greatest population loss in India
Immediately after the dissolution of the Han empire in 220 C.E., China Was taken over by nomadic people
Which of the following did NOT contribute to the popularity of Buddhism in post-Han China? The threats of epidemic diseases turned the Chinese to Buddhism for personal salvation
By dividing the Roman empire into two administrative districts, Emperor Diocletian attempted to Establish more effective control of the empire
Which of the following is NOT true with regard to the Visigoths before they invaded the Roman empire? They adopted official Roman language and social customs.
The invading Huns contributed to the fall of the western Roman empire by Pressing the Germanic peoples into the western Roman empire
The emperor who allowed Christians to practice their faith openly for the first time in the Roman empire was Constantine
Which of the following is true of the early hierarchy of the Christian church? Bishops presided over the religious affairs of dioceses, the bishop of Rome became known as the pope, there were five top religious authorities in the Roman empire and the church authorities met in councils to resolve theological disputes.
St. Cyprian's view of the epidemic of 251 C.E. was that It was a welcome event for servants of God
What happened to the silk roads after the decline of the Han and Roman empires? There was less activity, but trade revived along the routes in the sixth century CE
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