9 History Semester 1

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9 History Semester 1

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  • 1. 
    In 1-2 sentences describe 2 of the "dramatic series of changes in human society" that resulted from the Agricultural Revolution:
  • 2. 
    List two important functions (other than "drinking" or "bathing") that rivers served in early civilizations:
  • 3. 
    Why does a Paleolithic way of life guarentee that human population will stay fairly stable? (Please respond with a single complete sentence containing the word "because").
  • 4. 
    "If a nobleman knock out the teeth of his equal, his teeth shall be knowcked out. If he knock out the teeth of a [commoner], he shall pay one-third of a [silver] mina." What is one thing, other than the price of knocking out teeth, that a reader can learn about Sumerian civilization from this quote?
  • 5. 
    Which of these time periods occurred most recently?
    • A. 

      Paleolithic

    • B. 

      Neolithic

    • C. 

      Iron Age

    • D. 

      Bronze Age

    • E. 

      Mesozoic

  • 6. 
    Which of the following regions did not see the early independent development of a large scale irrigation civilization?
    • A. 

      India

    • B. 

      China

    • C. 

      Egypt

    • D. 

      North America

    • E. 

      The Middle East

  • 7. 
    The study of past cultures and civilizations based on the evidence of material artifacts is called
    • A. 

      Anthropology

    • B. 

      Historiography

    • C. 

      Prehistory

    • D. 

      Archaeology

  • 8. 
    A primary source is
    • A. 

      Any book that is about history

    • B. 

      A history textbook

    • C. 

      The most important source in a list of many sources

    • D. 

      An original document or artifact from the time period being studied

    • E. 

      Any book that is about prehistory

  • 9. 
    All of the students in our class belong to the genus and species:
    • A. 

      Homo Habilis

    • B. 

      Australopithecus Afarensis

    • C. 

      Homo Sapiens

    • D. 

      Homo Neolithicus

    • E. 

      Homo Schuhlicus

  • 10. 
    Which of the following statements is false? Bronze is/was ...
    • A. 

      Made mostly from copper and tin

    • B. 

      Much cheaper than iron

    • C. 

      First used in Western Asia

    • D. 

      Difficult to make in the ancient world

    • E. 

      Used for weapons, tool and artwork

  • 11. 
    Prehistory is usually meant to refer to the time ...
    • A. 

      Before the earth was formed

    • B. 

      Before humans used writing to record their history

    • C. 

      Before humans evolved

    • D. 

      Of the dinosaurs

  • 12. 
    "Paleo" is a prefix that means _______ but "Neo" is a prefix for _______.
  • 13. 
    Which of these is NOT a SPEARS category?
    • A. 

      Agriculture

    • B. 

      Economics

    • C. 

      Science

    • D. 

      Social

    • E. 

      Religion

  • 14. 
    Sumerians were early leaders with all of these techologies EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Sophisticated writing

    • B. 

      Practical use of the wheel

    • C. 

      Making stone tools

    • D. 

      Monumental building

    • E. 

      Irrigation Agriculture

  • 15. 
    Which of these adjectives BEST describes Sumerian people's view of their gods & religion?
    • A. 

      Reliable

    • B. 

      Positive

    • C. 

      Fearful

    • D. 

      Chaotic

  • 16. 
    Which of these was the MOST LIKELY way to become a slave in ancient Sumer?
    • A. 

      Offending the gods in a temple

    • B. 

      Failing to pay back a debt

    • C. 

      Being born into a race considered inferior

    • D. 

      Committing adultery

  • 17. 
    Sargon deserves to be called "Great" mainly because he
    • A. 

      Was the most important god of the Sumerians

    • B. 

      Published the first recorded code of laws

    • C. 

      Is the first known ruler of a united Mesopotamian kingdom

    • D. 

      Taught the Sumerians to make bronze

  • 18. 
    A major reason for the long term decline of Sumerian civilization was
    • A. 

      Constant Civil Wars

    • B. 

      Technological inferiority to neighbors

    • C. 

      Failure to develop a successful social system

    • D. 

      Environmental damage to the soil

  • 19. 
    The picture below shows a structure called a _______.  
  • 20. 
    "If a nobleman knock out the teeth of his equal, his teeth shall be knowcked out. If he knock out the teeth of a [commoner], he shall pay one-third of a [silver] mina. Source? _______  
  • 21. 
    "For six days and for six nights the winds blew, tempest and flood raged together like warring hosts... I looked at the face of the earth, and all was silence, all mankind was turned into clay... I bowed low, and I wept" Source document? _______
  • 22. 
    The name of the many who built the great pyramid near Cairo, along with three smaller pyramids for his wives.
  • 23. 
    The key to understandng this was the Rosetta Stone.
  • 24. 
    Is famous today for his intact tomb, due to his unexpected death at a young age.
  • 25. 
    The early Sumerian cities were usually on the edge of the Tigris or _______ Rivers.
  • 26. 
    Describes a government ruled by a god or gods, through priests.
  • 27. 
    Is best remembered for his failed attempt to impose a monotheistic religion.
  • 28. 
    A stepped pyramid built as part of the religion in Sumer.
  • 29. 
    Refers to the time period when humans first began to work with metal to make tools, weapons and art objects
  • 30. 
    Describes a religion with one god
  • 31. 
    An original document from the time being studied.
  • 32. 
    Refers to the period before people practiced agriculture or domesticated farm animals.
  • 33. 
    Ruled the first united kingdom of multiple cities within the Fertile Crescent
  • 34. 
    Was the Egyptian god of the sun
  • 35. 
    A chief Egyptian god, ruler of the afterlife
  • 36. 
    The word for the life-essence of a human being
  • 37. 
    The most famous work of Sumerian literature, and one of the earliest surviving written stories
  • 38. 
    Like Moses, he is known as a very early giver of laws.
  • 39. 
    One of the few groups of outsiders who ever managed to conquer the Egyptians.
  • 40. 
    The incarnation of Osiris in this world was called the...
  • 41. 
    Describes a time period when humans discovered a stronger, sharper, cheaper metal to work with than the metal they had been using before.
  • 42. 
    Sumer and Egypt were located in which continents, respectively?
    • A. 

      Both in Asia

    • B. 

      Both in Africa

    • C. 

      Sumer in Asia, Egypt in Africa

    • D. 

      Sumer in Africa, Egypt in Asia

    • E. 

      Sumer in Africa, Egypt in Europe

  • 43. 
    The dates of the Neolitic time period are
    • A. 

      100,000 BCE-0

    • B. 

      70,000 BCE-8,000 BCE

    • C. 

      8,000 BCE-3,000 BCE

    • D. 

      3,000 BCE-1 CE

    • E. 

      3,000 BCE-today

  • 44. 
    In order for a civilization to develop independently, a region needed to have
    • A. 

      Good soil and a steady water supply

    • B. 

      Wild plants and/or animals that could be domesticated

    • C. 

      Unusually intelligent people living there

    • D. 

      Both A & B

    • E. 

      A & B & C

  • 45. 
    Both SUmerian and Egyptian civilizations began approximately around the year
    • A. 

      5,000 BCE

    • B. 

      3,000 BCE

    • C. 

      1,500 BCE

    • D. 

      50 BCE

    • E. 

      3,000 CE

  • 46. 
    The key human innovation/discovery that allowed large-scale civilization to develop was
    • A. 

      Language

    • B. 

      Fire

    • C. 

      Agriculture

    • D. 

      Wheel

    • E. 

      Electricity

  • 47. 
    Which of the following was NOT part of life in Old Kingdom Egypt?
    • A. 

      Peasant farming based in villages

    • B. 

      Numerous large cities

    • C. 

      Focus on the afterlife of leaders

    • D. 

      Dependency on the Nile river

  • 48. 
    To find the ancient site of Mesopotamia, one would visit the modern nation of
    • A. 

      Egypt

    • B. 

      Israel

    • C. 

      Iran

    • D. 

      Iraq

    • E. 

      Turkey

  • 49. 
    The best description of women's status after the Agricultual Revolution but before the rise of major civilizations was that
    • A. 

      Women gained status as the heavy plow mad it necessary for them to cease field work.

    • B. 

      Women and men were about equal in social power and prestige.

    • C. 

      Women provided most of the technological innovations.

    • D. 

      Women and men lived largely separate lives.

  • 50. 
    The Hyksos people are described as
    • A. 

      Having crossed the Sinai to conquer the lower Nile.

    • B. 

      Rulers of an Egyptian dynasty during the First Intermediate Period.

    • C. 

      People with near magical powers that rivaled those of the pharaoh.

    • D. 

      The leaders who governed Egypt's southern provinces.

    • E. 

      Invaders who took the loyalty of the people and permanently changed Egypt's belief system.