Foundations: 800 Bce To 600 Ce

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following was NOT a common trait of early civilizations? 
    • A. 

      Writing

    • B. 

      Formal state structures

    • C. 

      Monument building

    • D. 

      Urban life

    • E. 

      Nomadism

  • 2. 
    What did the earliest civilizations tend to develop?
    • A. 

      Mountain plateaus

    • B. 

      Coastlines

    • C. 

      River valleys

    • D. 

      Grassland steppes

    • E. 

      Archipelagos

  • 3. 
    Based on the preponderance of archaeological evidence, which region of the world saw the development of the earliest  civilizations? 
    • A. 

      Northern Eurasia

    • B. 

      South America

    • C. 

      Indonesia

    • D. 

      The Middle East

    • E. 

      North America

  • 4. 
    Which people are generally credited with founding Mesopotamian civilization in the Tigris-Euphrates river valley?
    • A. 

      Akkadians

    • B. 

      Hittites

    • C. 

      Sumerians

    • D. 

      Greeks

    • E. 

      Phoenicians

  • 5. 
    What conclusions can we draw about Babylonian society from the following excerpt from Hammurabi's code? 221. If a physician heals the broken bone or diseased soft part of a man, the patent shall pay the physician five shekels in money. 222. If he were a freed man he shall pay three shekels. 223. If he were a slave his owner shall pay the physician two shekels. 
    • A. 

      Babylonian medical practice was informed by study of microscopic germs

    • B. 

      Babylonian physicians attended formal medical school for many years of training similar to doctors today

    • C. 

      Babylonian physicians healed most cases of broken bones in Mesopotamia

    • D. 

      Babylonian medical practice reflected prevailing patterns in social status

    • E. 

      Babylonian doctors heeded the Hippocratic oath

  • 6. 
    Which of the following in NOT true of the ancient Egyptian pyramids? 
    • A. 

      Served as tombs for pharohs

    • B. 

      Were built by slave and corvee labor

    • C. 

      Are reflective of advance geometric knowledge

    • D. 

      Contain numerous hieroglyphic symbols

    • E. 

      Were built under the influence of Chinese advisors

  • 7. 
    Which of the following early river valley civilizations developed in the greatest state of isolation from the others?
    • A. 

      Tigris River

    • B. 

      Euphrates River

    • C. 

      Indus River

    • D. 

      Huang He River

    • E. 

      Nile River

  • 8. 
    Which people are credited with developing the first phonetic alphabet? 
    • A. 

      Egyptians

    • B. 

      Sumerians

    • C. 

      Phoenicians

    • D. 

      Chinese

    • E. 

      Koreans

  • 9. 
    Which choice best characterizes the relationship between early civilizations and writing. 
    • A. 

      Writing permitted record keeping for trade and governments.

    • B. 

      Writing led to the development of civilization more than sedentary agriculture.

    • C. 

      Most civilizations developed without writing systems.

    • D. 

      No sophisticated civilization developed without a system of writing.

    • E. 

      There is no important relationship between civilization and writing.