AP World Mid-Term EXAM REVIEW
8000 bce to 600 bce
1. Early humans & first civilizations (8)
Paleolithic vs. Neolithic
What was the Neolithic Revolution?
Function of cities?
Indus Valley (Harappan)
600 bce to 600 ce
2. Classical Civilizations (8)
Political structure of each?
Why did they fall?
3. Classical Belief Systems (7)
(I have a chart to review the basic beliefs of each, if
you want it.)
500 to 1500 ce
4. Trade Systems (8)
What changes were brought about in the societies
and governments who participated in these trade
Unique characteristics of each trade route?
Main trade goods?
5. World of Islam (7)
What allowed expansion of the Islamic Empire?
Effects of Islamic expansion?
Trade Commerce in the Islamic world
Changes in political structure as the Islamic world
Islamic Empire – Rise, Umayyad, Abbasid
Spain, India, Anatolia-Impact of Islam on
6. European Christendom (8)
What happened after the fall of Rome?
Political structure of W. Europe and the Byzantine
Economics/trade of W. Europe and the Byzantine
Results of the Crusades?
Eastern Orthodox vs. Roman Catholicism
7. China and East Asia (8)
Describe China after the fall of the Han.
Political achievements of the Tang and Song?
Economic Revolution during the Tang and Song
(What is it? What caused it?)
Influence of northern nomads?
Benefits of interaction with other parts of Eurasia?
Changes in Buddhism?
Sui, Tang, Song Dynasties
Korea, Vietnam, Japan
8. Aztec and Inca (3)
Review the SPICE charts we did in class.
9. Mongol Empire and Pastoralists (8)
How did the Mongols conquer?
Impact on the Silk Roads?
Conquer and control of Russia? China?
10. Ming and Europe (2)
How did the Ming reestablish traditional Chinese
Compare Ming and Europe and their voyages of
11. Ottoman, Mughal, Songhai (2)
Importance of Ottoman Empire?
12. Map, comparative, big picture, and reading