WHAP Fall Final Exam Target Sheet - Mr. Duez - DFTBA!

Geography: Can you identity and explain the significance of the places or ideas geographically expressed?  

  1. Swahili Coast

  1. Indian Ocean trade networks

  1. American Web

  1. Roman Empire

  1. Bantu Expansion

  1. Barbarian invasion of Rome

  1. Spread of Islam

  1. Spread of the Black Death

  1. Axumite Empire

  1. Indian Ocean commerce

  1. Byzantine Empire

  1. Mongol Empire

  1. Chinese and European maritime voyages

  1. Aztec and Incan empires

Key figures: Describe who the person is, what culture/civilization/religious group with whom he is associated, and explain his significance.


  1. Augustus Caesar
  2. Julius Caesar
  3. Saint Paul
  4. Jesus of Nazareth
  5. Siddhartha Gautama
  6. Socrates
  7. Plato
  8. Democritus
  9. Alexander the Great
  10. Marco Polo
  11. Ibn Battuta
  12. Ban Zhou
  13. Shihuangdi
  14. Vladimir of Kiev
  15. Chinggis Khan
  16. Muhammad
  17. Christopher Columbus
  18. Zheng He
  19. Vasco de Gama
  20. Charlemagne


Key movements/religions/philosophies/concepts: Describe each item, placing them in their historical context. Explain the significance of each.


  1. Christianity
  2. Roman Catholicism
  3. Eastern Orthodoxy
  4. Buddhism
  5. Mahayana
  6. Theravada
  7. Zoroastrianism
  8. Islam
  9. Shintoism
  10. Greek rationalism
  11. Judaism
  12. Confucianism
  13. Hinduism
  14. Moksha
  15. Karma
  16. Dharma
  17. Nirvana
  18. Ying-yang
  19. Indian caste system
  20. Chinese Golden Age
  21. Tribute System
  22. Neo-Confucianism
  23. Jihad
  24. Umma
  25. Ulama
  26. Five Pillars of Islam
  27. The Agricultural (Neolithic) Revolution
  28. Code of Hammurabi
  29. Mandate of Heaven
  30. Hellenism
  31. Silk Roads
  32. Sea Roads
  33. Sand Roads
  34. The Crusades
  35. The Black Death
  36. Great Schism
  37. Sufi Muslims
  38. Sunni Muslims
  39. Shia Muslims
  40. Chinese foot-binding
  41. Mongol Expansion
  42. Bushido
  43. Feudalism
  44. Teotihuacán
  45. Confucian examination system
  46. Borobudur
  47. Enlightenment
  48. The Holy Roman Empire


Key events/trends: What is the lasting, global impact of each of the following?


  1. Bantu expansion

  1. Barbarian invasion of the Roman Empire

  1. Development of the “American Web” of trade

  1. Migration of the Turkic-speaking peoples

  1. Fall of Rome

  1. Fall of Constantinople

  1. Columbian Exchange

  1. European Age of Exploration

  1. Pastoralism

  1. The Mongol expansion

  1. The spread of Islam

  1. Aztec human sacrifice


Guiding key questions:

  1. Compare and contrast Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
  2. How did the Mayan political structure compare with that of the ancient Greeks?
  3. What were the cultural and commercial effects of the expansion of the Silk Roads?
  4. Compare life and death of the Han and Roman Empires.
  5. How did Christianity transform in the centuries following Jesus?
  6. Compare the Axumite Empire with the Roman Empire. What features do the share?
  7. What do King Ezana, the emperor Constantine, and Vladimir of Kiev all have in common?
  8. What elements of Hinduism were retained in Buddhism?
  9. What similarities do Jesus of Nazareth and the Buddha share?
  10. Compare the use of slave labor in the classical Persian, Greek, Roman, and Chinese societies.
  11. How did the African civilizations that developed in the Niger River Valley differ from other civilizations in Africa or Eurasia?
  12. Compare and contrast the operation of the Silk and Sea Roads.
  13. Compare and contrast Korea, Vietnam, and Japan’s responses to Chinese influence in East Asia.
  14. List and describe the points of contention between the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic versions of Christianity.
  15. Describe the relationship between the Quran, the sharia, and the umma.
  16. Compare and contrast Sunni, Shia, and Sufi Islam.
  17. Compare the political structures of classical-era Athens and Sparta.
  18. List the characteristics of the First Wave Civilizations in Egypt and China.
  19. How did ancient Greece’s geography impact its political development?
  20. Compare and contrast the postclassical civilizations of Ghana, Mali, and the Songhay.
  21. What was the primary objective of the Roman Catholic Church during the Crusades?
  22. Describe the impact of the following on the roles of women:

a. the Agricultural Revolution

b. the rise of Christianity

c. the rise of Islam

  1. What was the global impact of the migration of the Turkic-speaking people?
  2. Compare the Songhay and Mughal Empires.


“Big Picture” Questions: Be prepared to know these and write a short essay to gain extra credit on the exam. Answer the following question in a few paragraphs. Include specific examples to support your thesis and conclusions.

  1. Compare and contrast life in a Neolithic village to life in a city in one of the First Civilizations.
  2. What is the difference between the states formed by the First Civilizations and the empires formed between 500 B.C.E. and 500 C.E.?
  3. Compare and contrast the emergence of Western Europe and the Islamic world as new third-wave civilizations that took shape during the postclassical period.