Western Civilization Cumulative Reading Practice Quiz

66 Questions  I  By Sarahbrodeur
This is a compilation of every question that ha ever been on a sullivan reading test. Option E is for you're amusment and always wrong.

  
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1.  Significant features of the Paleolithic Age include each of the following except
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2.    Your text refers to which of the following as the central force in "primary" civilizations?
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3.  Who were the creators of the earliest civilizations?
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4.    Sargon the great may have been said to have been
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5.  The "land between the rivers" refers to
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6.  Which of the following civilizations provided a basis for Mesopotamian civilization?
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7.  Cunieform was found in ancient
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8.  In Mesopotamian civilization, the temple administration functioned in the following ways except to
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9.    Which fact best accounts for the fact that a Mesopotamian king was not seen as an all-powerful ruler?
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10.  Cunieform can be described as                    
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11.  According to you're text the "finest work of Mesopotamian literature" was
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12.  Which ruler of Upper Egypt conquered the Nile Delta and Lower Egypt
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13.  All of the following are features of Egyptian belief in the aferlife except
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14.  The Egyptian writing system known as hieroglyphics was
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15.  It was said that Pharoh
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16.  Qualities of truth and justice
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17.  All of the following were achievments of the Egyptians except
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18.  Who is most associated with promoting monotheistic ideas?
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19.  Which of the following groups ended Egyptian independance?
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20.  The Hittites are best associated with
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21.  One can credit Ashurbanipal with
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22.  Which religion came to be associated with Persian rulers?
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23.  The term satrap relates to
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24.  Who founded a dualistic religion in the Near East?
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25.  Which term is best associated with the "Wise Lord" or the god of light and justice?
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26.  According to your text, the spiritual ancestors of Western Civilization were
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27.  The central force in the life of the Hebrews was
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28.  Which of the following Biblical stories was derived from Mesopotamian sources?
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29.  Torah origonally meany
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30.  The achievements of Solomon include
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31.  Moses lead the Hebrews out of Egypt
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32.  The Hebrew view of God was different from that of other Near Eastern Peoples in that the gods of those people
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33.  Which of the following statements in inaccurate?
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34.  The central theme founed in the Old Testament ethics was
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35.  Woman in ancient Hebrew society
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36.  Judith and Deborah are remembered as
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37.  Under which of the following kings died Israel reach the height of its pilitical power and prosperity?
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38.  Which of the following was present during the siege of Jerusalem in the early sizth century BCE?
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39.  According to the prophets, the supreme concern and commandment of God relates to
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40.  One could conclude that Hebrew prophets
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41.  What was the darkest moment in the history of the Hebrews?
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42.  Jewish history is marked by spiritually inspired individuals called
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43.  Jewish history is marked by spiritually inspired individuals called
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44.  Your text argues that the Hebrew Tribes origonally came from
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45.  According to the text, the eighth century prophets prophesied during a time of
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46.  Hebrew recommendations to see a more just and equitable society may be best associated with
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47.  Which of the following would not be associated with Hebrew traditions?
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48.  The great value that Western tradition places on the individual derives in part from the
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49.  Each of the following groups conquered and ruled Israel and/or Judah except the
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50.  One Greek contribution to Western Civilization was
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51.  The work of Heinrich Schlimann resulted in
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52.  Mycenean civilization thrived between
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53.  Homer's major epics were
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54.  Mount Olympus ws famous as
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55.  By the fifth century BC, Greeks believed the only way to the good life was through
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56.  The early inhabotants of the area around Sparta
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57.  Which period in Greek History is known as the Dark Age
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58.  The Greek term arete means
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59.  Of the following, the pair that is least well matched is
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60.  Helots were
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61.  The reputation of Cleisthenes tests upon his work as
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62.  The Athenian conception of excellence is best associated with
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63.  The First Persian Invasion of Greece was brought on by
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64.  The Athenian statesmen Solon wanted to
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65.  During the era of the Delian League
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66.  The oration delivered by Pericles demonstrated Athenian concern for
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