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Global 1 Review Packet for Global Studies and Geography

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Religion Flashcards!



Everything you need to know about religions -- remember that my friends Rick and Benn were in the Draft ...

RICK = Reincarnation, India, Caste, Karma

BENN = Buddhism, Enlightenment (or Eightfold Path), Noble Truths, Nirvana

DRAFT = Daily prayer (Faith), Ramadan, Alms (charity), Faith, Travel to Mecca (Pilgrimage)


Key Terms, Click Links Below: 1. Neolithic Revolution, 2. Nomads and Hunters & Gatherers, 3. Ziggurat, 4. Cultural Diffusion, 5. Cuneiform, 6. Theocracy, 7. Hieroglyphics, 8. Mandate of Heaven/Dynastic Cycle, 9. Tokugawa Shogunate, 10. Haiku and Kabuki, 11. Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro, 12. Caliph, 13. Twelve Tables of Law, 14. Pax Romana, 15. Feudalism, 16. Chivalry, 17. Three Field System, 18. Spanish Inquisition, 19. Great Schism, 20. Bubonic Plague, 21. Humanism, 22. Printing Press, 23. 95 Theses, 24. Predestination, 25. Bantu-speaking People, 26. Ibn Battuta, 27. Terrace Farming, 28. Conquistadors, 29. Encomienda, 30. Middle Passage, 31. Mercantilism and Commercial Revolution, 32. Absolutism, 33. Spanish Armada, 34. Limited Monarchy



Key Questions, Click Links Below:

1. What do I need to know about the history at the beginning of my textbook?

2. How did the Han Dynasty govern such a large area?

3. What were the contributions of the early Muslim world?

4. What were the differences between Athens and Sparta?

5. What were the contributions of the ancient Greeks?

6. How did the Roman Republic function?

7. What were the contributions of Rome?

8. What led to the Fall of Rome?

9. What happened in the schism of 1054?

10. What were the important aspects of the Church during the Middle Ages?

11. What were the causes, events, and results of the Crusades?

12. What should I know about Renaissance art and literature?


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13. What were the causes and results of the Protestant Reformation? How was England affected?

14. What motivated Europeans in the Age of Exploration?

15. What was the social hierarchy of the New World under Spanish rule?


Key People, Click Links Below:






1. King Hammurabi, 2. Hatshepsut, 3. Shi Huangdi, 4. Genghis and Kublai Khan, 5. Zheng He, 6. Akbar the Great, 7. Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, 8. Julius Caesar, 9. Justinian, 10. Mansa Musa, 11. Thomas Aquinas, 12. Leonardo da Vinci, 13. Niccolò Machiavelli, 14. Queen Elizabeth I, 15. Louis XIV, 16. Maria Theresa, 17. Ivan the Terrible, 18. Peter the Great, 19. Martin Luther



Religions, Click Links Below: 

1. Animism, 2. Zoroastrianism, 3. Shintoism, 4. Hinduism and more Hinduism, 5. Buddhism and more Buddhism, 6. Jainism, 7. Confucianism, 8. Daoism, 9. Five Pillars of Islam and more Islam, 10. Judaism, 11. Christianity 

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Empires, Click Links Below: 

1. Han Dynasty, 2. Tang and Song Dynasties, Ming Dynasty, 3. Mongol Empire, 4. Khmer Empire, 5. Mauryan and Gupta Empires, 6. Mughal Empire, 7. Umayyad and Abbasid Caliphates , 8. Ottoman Empire, 9. Safavid Empire, 10. Empire of Alexander the Great and Hellenistic Culture, 11. Roman Empire before Caesar, 12. Byzantine Empire, 13. Carolingian Empire and Charlemagne, 14. Ghana, Mali, and Songhai Empires of Africa, 15. Mayan Empire, 16. Aztec Empire, 17. Incan Empire,


Wars, Click Links Below:  

1. Peloponnesian War, 2. Punic Wars, 3. The Crusades, 4. Hundred Years’ War, 5. Thirty Years’ War, 6. English Civil War, 7. Glorious Revolution 



Geography, Click Links Below: 

1. What is a physical map?

2. Why did civilizations develop near water?

3. Why was Mesopotamia called the Fertile Crescent?

4. How did Greece’s geography affect its development?

5. What rivers of China should I know?

6. What impact did being an island have on Japan?

7. What are the important aspects of Indian geography?

8. How diverse is Africa’s climate?

9. Why did the Industrial Revolution begin in England?

10. Why couldn’t Napoleon defeat Britain?

11. What does the Suez Canal connect?

12. What are some of the environmental problems plaguing the Earth today?






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Women's Rights, Click Links Below: 

Increased: 1. Hatshepsut, 2. Wu Zhao, 3. Justinian’s Code, 4. Peter the Great

Decreased: 1. Hammurabi’s Code, 2. Ancient China,


Cultural Diffusion Examples, Click Links Below: 

1. Cultural Diffusion, 2. Phoenician Alphabet, 3. Silk Roads and Indian Ocean trade, 4. Muslim and Greco-Roman, 5. Hellenistic Culture, 6. Greco-Roman/Western Civilization, 7. Cyrillic Alphabet, 8. Results of the Crusades, 9. Columbian Exchange, 10. Mestizo Culture, 11. Hanseatic League, 12. Mansa Musa, 13. Westernization of Russia,


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