What was one of the main reasons why Islam spread into Europe?

What was one of the main reasons why Islam spread into Europe?

Select one:

a. Trick question: Islam never spread into Europe.

b. The Byzantines brought Islam from Assyria

c. The Babylonians conquered parts of Yugoslavia

d. The Ottoman Empire controlled parts of Eastern Europe

e. The Egyptians brought it from Africa by boat

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PKK members perceive themselves to be fighting for their rights while Turks view them as terrorists. What ethnic group do the PKK members come from? 

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a. Arabs

b. Berbers

c. Tajiks

d. Turks

e. Kurds

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Turkey is a poor mediator of conflict in Middle Eastern affairs.

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True

False

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Why has Turkey NOT fallen apart into chaos while many other states that were established after WWI have?

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a. It is ethnically diverse

b. Its military was never allowed to have a coup

c. It has a strong dictatorship

d. Ataturk’s leadership after WWI

e. It is linguistically diverse

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After the ‘Great Schism’, Turkey became the center of which world religion? 

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a. Judaism

b. Shia Islam

c. Roman Catholicism

d. Sunni Islam

e. Eastern Orthodox

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Which of the following is NOT a synonym for some part of Turkish territory?

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a. Asia Minor

b. Asia Major

c. Anatolian Peninsula

d. Byzantium

e. Trick question: All of the above describe part of Turkey

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Of the following, which is NOT a reason that Kemal Ataturk is so beloved in Turkey? 

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a. He made Turkey into a secular democracy.

b. He oversaw the transformation of Turkey into a modern state.

c. He was the cherished leader and savior of the Islam faith in Turkey during a transitional age.

d. He saved the remaining Turkish territory from being carved up by the European powers.

e. Trick question: All of the above things are true.

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As referenced in this chapter, when did the ‘Great Schism’ occur?

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a. 1117

b. 1453

c. 1054

d. 570

e. 964

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When the Roman Empire disintegrated the eastern part of the former Roman Empire became known as:

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a. Macedonian Empire

b. Persian Empire

c. Assyrian Empire

d. Turkish Empire

e. Byzantine Empire

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According to the Plaid Avenger, why is Turkey like Russia and Japan?

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a. Their language has a different written alphabet

b. They all have a continental climate

c. They are strong members of NATO

d. They all modernized under dictators

e. They are all countries and also distinct regions

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The Ottoman Empire’s economy was largely based on which of the following? 

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a. Agricultural exports

b. Service sector

c. Continually pillaging for booty

d. Production of silks and spices

e. Massive production of Turkish coffee

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Which of the following physical descriptions is NOT applicable to Turkey?

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a. Humid continental climate

b. Escarpment

c. Mediterranean climate

d. Uplifted plateau

e. Mountainous

f. All of the above are valid descriptions of Turkey.

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Which if the following IS NOT mentioned as one of the “Big Pluses” of Turkey?

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a. Is having a “crisis of character” between its secular vs religious populations

b. Modernized state that is becoming a regional power

c. 100% Muslim, secular, fully functioning democracy

d. Slow-growing and stable populations

e. Diversified economy

f. Ally of the USA

g. NATO member

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What item would you not be allowed to wear into the Turkish parliament building? 

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a. A necklace with a cross on it.

b. A set of Star of David earrings

c. A Muslim headscarf

d. A tattoo of Buddha on your forehead

e. All the above would be prohibited

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What is the Plaid Avenger’s keyword/phrase for Turkey?

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a. The Bridge

b. The Branch

c. Not-Quite-European

d. Waterways

e. Historic

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The Plaid Avenger muses that the haphazard boundaries drawn at the Berlin Conference might have been a ploy by which of the following countries in the lead up to World War I?

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a. Belgium

b. Germany

c. Britain

d. Italy

e. France

f. Spain

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Which of the following options best describes the biomes of Africa for the SOUTHERN HALF of the continent from NORTH to SOUTH?

Select one:

a. Mediterranean, desert, savanna, steppe, tropical forest

b. Mediterranean, desert, steppe, savanna, tropical forest

c. Tropical forest, savanna, desert, steppe, Mediterranean

d. Mediterranean, steppe, desert, savanna, tropical forest

e. Tropical forest, savanna, steppe, desert, Mediterranean

f. Tropical forest, steppe, savanna, desert, Mediterranean

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As explained by the Plaid Avenger, what was the biggest, most dastardly and dubious, long-term negative impact on Sub-Saharan Africa from 1500 to 1800?

Select one:

a. The slave trade

b. The global economy

c. The colonial era

d. Wars of revolution and independence

e. AIDS

f. Tropical diseases

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The number one killer in Africa is…

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a. Ebola

b. Starvation

c. AIDS

d. Schistosomiasis

e. Guns

f. Malaria

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What event occurred just in the last 25 years which has resulted in even less money flowing into Sub-Saharan Africa?

Select one:

a. Multiple terrorist attacks

b. The end of the Cold War

c. The decline of the tourist industry

d. Natural resources running out

e. The rapid spread of AIDS

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Tectonically speaking, the African Plate is moving away from the Arabian Plate, creating what geologic feature in Africa?

Select one:

a. The Nubian Fault Zone

b. The Ethiopian Escarpment

c. The Great Rift Valley

d. The Gulf of Aden

e. The Hula Valley

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Which of the following leaders still holds the record for longest term in power?

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a. Muammar Qaddafi

b. Hosni Mubarak

c. Omar Bongo

d. Robert Mugabe

e. Jose Eduardo dos Santos

f. Daniel arap Moi

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Which two countries are racing to invest in African mining rights, industries, construction, and food production?

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a. US and Russia

b. China and India

c. US and China

d. China and Russia

e. Russia and India

f. US and India

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Ethiopia gained independence from its colonial masters in which year?

Select one:

a. 1980

b. 1965

c. 1960

d. 1970

e. Trick question: It was never a colony.

f. 1975

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According to the 2012 UN report on the global AIDS pandemic graphic, the estimated number if people living with AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa is around:

Select one:

a. 35 Million

b. 250 Thousand

c. 2.5 Million

d. 25 Million

e. 3.5 Million

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Which of the following is a reason that the slave trade was so destructive in the long-term?

Select one:

a. Slavers picked the strongest workers

b. Slavers picked the healthiest workers

c. Slavers picked the smartest workers

d. Africans received guns and liquor as payment

e. All of the above

f. None of the above

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Drought is a major contributor to the southward spread of which of the following?

Select one:

a. Extremism

b. Wealth

c. Desertification

d. Ethnic strife

e. Disease

f. Religious strife

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According to the African National Independence map, in what year did Uganda become an independent country? 

Select one:

a. 1960

b. 1973

c. 1962

d. 1964

e. 1979

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What did European powers NOT predominately use Africa for in the several hundred years following initial Portuguese exploration?

Select one:

a. Vacations

b. Explorations

c. Human extractions (slavery)

d. Expropriations

e. Resource extractions

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Most African countries have what we call __________ economies.

Select one:

a. Nonexistent

b. Single-commodity

c. Conflict

d. Multifaceted

e. Unregulated

f. Flourishing

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