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History of Central Asia: Quiz


Question 1: ________'s conquests spread Hellenistic civilization all the way to Alexandria Eschate (Lit.
Alexander the GreatPtolemaic KingdomMacedonia (ancient kingdom)Seleucid Empire

Question 2: ________ control of the region was weak and there was a dual threat from Islamic separatists and communists.
Chiang Ching-kuoChiang Kai-shekFirst Taiwan Strait CrisisKuomintang

Question 3: When large numbers of nomads acted in unison they could be devastating, as when the ________ arrived in Western Europe.
Attila the HunBulgarsByzantine EmpireHuns

Question 4: However, Islam was much persecuted, especially during the ________.
Zhou EnlaiCultural RevolutionDeng XiaopingMao Zedong

Question 5: Much of the population of Soviet Central Asia was indifferent to the collapse of the Soviet Union, even the large Russian populations in Kazakhstan (roughly 40% of the total) and ________, Uzbekistan.

Question 6: Central Asia is still home to a large Jewish population, the largest group being the ________, and important trade and business links have developed between those that left for Israel after independence and those remaining.
KhazarsBukharan JewsAntisemitismMizrahi Jews

Question 7: However in a sign of the changed times they proved unable to match the Chinese and were decisively defeated by the forces of ________.
Ming DynastyChinaQing DynastyYuan Dynasty

Question 8: Ocean trade routes were pioneered by the Europeans, who were cut off from the ________ by the Muslim states that controlled its western termini.
Tang DynastySino-Roman relationsSilk RoadHan Dynasty

Question 9: The Median Empire and ________ both ruled parts of Central Asia.
Achaemenid EmpireSassanid EmpireSeleucid EmpireAlexander the Great

Question 10: Azerbaijan and Kzakhstan in particular have succeeded in attracting massive foreign investment to their oil and ________ sectors.
GasSpecific heat capacityTemperatureThermodynamic temperature


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