Please post your review questions here:

Group 1A:

Group 1B:

1. Explain why trade was important in the Americas in the 1400s.
3. Did the Aztec government believe in regulation of the market place?
4. Did the Aztecs and Mayas work cooperatively in a Mesoamerican trade network?
5. The Incas used what item to record dates and events?
6. Did the Mayas ever dominate the Yucatan peninsula through 900 C.E.?
7. What was the most common type of goods traded during the early days of long distance trade?
8. The majority of the exchange economy consisted of what type of transactions before 1500 C.E.?
9. What element can a true free market economy not have?
10. What type of networks were interconnected commercial communities throughout Africa, Europe, and Asia?
11. Was trade in the early societies of Egypt, Mesopotamia, and China, regulated by the government?
12. Foreign merchants did not hold central positions due to their international connections.
13. Explain the basic requirements of a free market economy.
14. Describe the historic roots of the current resistance to globalization of trade.
15. Did Marco Polo arrive in China during the Ming dynasty?
16. Did the Arab trading zone include the Americas by 1500?
17. Were the early-fifteenth century Incas involved in trade? And was it regulated by the government?
18. Ethnically what were the major groups of Roman Empire traders?
19. Have market based economies always been a part of the exchange of goods and services?
Group 2A:
1. Did the Jewish trading community linked the Mediterranean sea and Indian ocean?
2. How far did Muslim traders eventually reach?
3. Where did the majority of gold in the Middle East come from?
4. What two places did Arabs provide the main trade link for?
5. Were slaves an important commodity in East Africa?
6. Where was West African trade centered in?
7. What was the Primary focus of Polynesian sailors?
8. The three largest empires in sub-Saharan West Africa were?
9. Documents from the Cairo Genizah contain many manuscripts written by who?
10. What did West African trade depend on?



Group 2B:

Group 3A:

What is Rashid al-Din known for?
What are Chinese luxury products that they traded?
Where did Chinese trade activity decrease at the end of the Tang dynasty?
What trade was more important in 1500? External or internal?
How did Sinbad’s travels reflect international trade?
Discuss and analyze the relationship between dynastic transitions in China, and shifts in the relative importance of overland trade and maritime trade?
What are shifts that happened in China in overland trade and sea trade?
Why is it necessary for scholars to know multiple countries history, to study the Mongols?
After 1000 C.E which trade ports and cities in the Indian Ocean declined in prominence?
What were the Chinese ships built like? how did they compare to other countries ships?
How did China compare technologically to other countries and how did they differ?
What technological advances did China make?
How did the black plague help poor people who survived in Europe and what did it do to trade?
Were the Chinese profitable in trade?



Group 3B:

1. What did Ibn Battuta have as described by Chinese ships?
2. Who was Rashid al-Din and what did he do?
3. What did Chinese luxury product include?
4. Which dynasty did china over throw the Mongols?
5. Was the internal Chinese trade more significant than external trade?
6. Based on Ibn Battuta’s account, describe Chinese attitudes toward foreigners in the 1300’s.
7. The Mongols were divided into what tribes?
8. Did the Ming prohibit private overseers?
9. What happened in china overland trade and sea trade?
10. Why did Grand Canal connect?
11. According to Marco Polo, Pao Hui and Xu Xianzhong, describe the ways in which common people contributed to the silk trade?
12. What did the Sinbad’s do during the trade?
13. How did Chinese ships look like?
14. How important was trade?
15. What did Chinese luxury produce?

Group 4A:

· Describe the Marco Polo’s life, where did he go, what happened to him, what did he do?
· From whom did Chinggis Khan develop his methods of siege?
· What was the major reason to why the Mongol empire was so short?
· After the Ming dynasty was overthrown, what significantly increased?
· The chinese ships described by Ibn Battuta had all of the following features ?
· What were the consequences of the trade policies of the Ming dynasty
· Chinggis was not able to conquer what couontry?
· At its height the mongol empire was the largest empire the world has ever know?
· What location did the Mongols attempt to conquer but never did?
  • What happpen to 50 % of the population in china?
  • What happen to the external trades of china?

· what was the legal code that chinggis khan developed?
· what was the Pax Mongolica and what did it do to the empire?
· What dynasty overthrew the Mongol empire ?
· What was the book the Marco wrote?

Group 4B:

  1. Describe the extent of the Mongol Empire at its height. How did the Mongols manage to conquer so many people?
  2. Identify and explain the main reassons for the dissolution of the Mongol empire. What happened to the Mongols afterward?
  3. What hapened to the population during the Mongol Control?
  4. What did Chinggis new legal code call for?
  5. What kind of siege methods did Chinggis Khan adopt?
  6. What did Chinggis and his successors capture?
  7. How big did the Mongol empire get?
  8. What did the size of the Mongol empire do to it?
  9. What were the separate sub empires of the Mongol rule called?
  10. What religions were practiced during the Mongol rule?
  11. How much of the population died off due to the Black Death?
  12. How long did the Mongol dynasty last?
  13. How did the Mongols capture Baghdad?
  14. When was the Mongol dynasty completely taken over?
  15. Where did Marco Polo travel to?