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Ch. 4 Discussion
Questions
AP World History
Questions
 1. Compare Greek & Roman political structures.
 2. Evaluate the significance of the Hellenistic period
in Asian and African History.
 3. Compare the main political, social and economic
features of the Roman Empire and Han China.
 4. Assess how and why the Indians developed longlasting polytheistic religions but the Greeks did not.
 5. Compare the scientific achievements and
approaches of classical India, China, and the
Mediterranean
1. Compare Greek & Roman political
structures.
 Greek politics were usually localized
 Greece was first to have a form of democracy
 Rome was a republic
 Both had aristocratic control, but different
variations
2. Evaluate the significance of the Hellenistic period
in Asian and African History.
 Greek culture continued long after its decline
of the civilization
 Alexander brought Greek culture into contact
with Africa and Asia
 Alexander’s death resulted in three major
regional dynasties in Africa & Asia
 Greece’s significance was in the area of trade
and scientific discovery
3. Compare the main political, social and economic
features of the Roman Empire and Han China.
 Both had a sense of inferiority of the rest of the world
 Both traded throughout the empire
 Both were aware of each other
 Both allowed local autonomy while paying homage to
the empire
 Both were agricultural based civilizations
 Rome was better known for its military conquests;
China for its bureaucracy and civil service tests
 Both granted more rights to women than others, but
Roman women had more than China
4. Assess how and why the Indians developed longlasting polytheistic religions but the Greeks did not.
 The Greek & Roman religions were based upon a
complex set of gods and goddesses (that looked like
and acted human)
 Separate models of morals and ethics developed to
teach the importance of moderation and balance in
human behavior in Greece and Rome (Aristotle,
Cicero, etc.)
 Hinduism has no single founder and thus has been
more flexible to accommodating different beliefs.
 Hinduism goes hand-in-hand with another Indian
institution - the caste system,
5. Compare the scientific achievements and
approaches of classical India, China, and the
Mediterranean
 All three had a strong sense of discovery
 China/India – medicine
 China – tried to learn nature’s methods
 Mediterranean/India – mathematics &
astronomy
 Mediterranean – more philosophical
approach, but many theories were proven
wrong