Eastside Prep - Ancient Civilizations And Their Wars

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  • 1. 
    Assyria had to constantly defend itself because...
    • A. 

      Other Nation-States thought they were punks

    • B. 

      Their city was located in open land

    • C. 

      They always started trouble with other Nation-States

    • D. 

      Their city was filled with gold

  • 2. 
    What did the Assyrians use to batter down city walls?
    • A. 

      Cannons

    • B. 

      Bulls

    • C. 

      Battering Ram

    • D. 

      Fire

  • 3. 
    What is an Archer?
    • A. 

      One who makes Arches

    • B. 

      One who builds castles

    • C. 

      One who uses a bow and arrows

    • D. 

      One who fights in the hillside

  • 4. 
    Area A on the map represents...
    • A. 

      Mesopotamia

    • B. 

      The Nile Delta

    • C. 

      Canaan

    • D. 

      Upper Egypt

  • 5. 
    Select the correct answers for the blanks.As its name suggests, Mesopotamia was located between two __________, which were the ____________ and the ____________.
    • A. 

      Streams, Jordan, Ratch

    • B. 

      Rivers, Tigris, Euphrates

    • C. 

      Mountains, Olympus, Alps

    • D. 

      Rivers, Jordan, Thames

  • 6. 
    Which letter represents the Tigris River?
    • A. 

      H

    • B. 

      G

    • C. 

      A

    • D. 

      I

    • E. 

      C

  • 7. 
    Which letter represents Upper Egypt?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      G

    • C. 

      F

    • D. 

      H

    • E. 

      C

  • 8. 
    The Mediterranean Sea is represented by which letter?
    • A. 

      D

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      None of the Above

    • E. 

      A

  • 9. 
    One way to identify the area in which the Nile empties into the Mediterranean is by the shape it takes, which is....
    • A. 

      Circular

    • B. 

      Triangular

    • C. 

      Rectangular

    • D. 

      Ovular

    • E. 

      Square

  • 10. 
    What is the source of the Nile?
    • A. 

      Lake Hudson

    • B. 

      Lake Nile

    • C. 

      The Blue Nile

    • D. 

      Lake Simon

    • E. 

      Lake Victoria

  • 11. 
    Which part of Egypt is closer to the mountains of Africa?
    • A. 

      Upper Egypt

    • B. 

      Lower Egypt

  • 12. 
    Which part of Egypt is closer to the Mediterranean?
    • A. 

      Lower Egypt

    • B. 

      Upper Egypt

  • 13. 
    Which current Nation is located in the area of Mesopotamia?
    • A. 

      Sudan

    • B. 

      Afghanistan

    • C. 

      Libya

    • D. 

      Iraq

    • E. 

      India

  • 14. 
    Mesopotamia was part of a larger region called the ____________________.  This area, that stretched from the eastern edge of the _____________________ down to the Persian Gulf, had ________________ soil and was where many civilizations started.  
    • A. 

      Fertile Kingdom, Mediterranean Sea, rocky

    • B. 

      Fertile Crescent, Mediterranean Sea, fertile

    • C. 

      Crescent Moon, Nile River, fertile

    • D. 

      Black Crescent, Mediterranean Sea, black

  • 15. 
    What first began in Sumerian cities?
    • A. 

      Hunter gather culture

    • B. 

      Sea travel

    • C. 

      Writing

    • D. 

      The first alphabet

  • 16. 
    What does the dash-outlined area on the this map represent?
    • A. 

      The Egyptian Empire

    • B. 

      The Canaanite Rivers

    • C. 

      The Fertile Crescent

    • D. 

      The Greek Empire

  • 17. 
    The Fertile Crescent derives its name from which facts?
    • A. 

      It was a Crescent Moon shaped area with very rich soil

    • B. 

      It was a Crescent Moon shaped area where women had many children

    • C. 

      It was a Crescent Moon shaped area with very poor soil

    • D. 

      It was an area with fertile soil where the Crescent River flowed

  • 18. 
    Which letter on this map represents the Euphrates River?
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      H

    • C. 

      G

    • D. 

      D

  • 19. 
    What does the word Mesopotamia mean?
    • A. 

      Land of Potatoes

    • B. 

      Land of Many Mountains

    • C. 

      Land Between Two Rivers

    • D. 

      Land of 10,000 Lakes

  • 20. 
    What description best fits Mesopotamia?
    • A. 

      The Cradle of Civilization

    • B. 

      The Mother of All Nations

    • C. 

      The Land of the Rising Sun

    • D. 

      The Leader of the Free World

  • 21. 
    The word "agrarian" is used to describe which of the following? 
    • A. 

      War based cultures

    • B. 

      Fishing based cultures

    • C. 

      Hunter gatherer cultures

    • D. 

      Migrant cultures

    • E. 

      Farming based cultures

  • 22. 
    Which was a major advantage of having a farm-based culture that yielded surplus food?
    • A. 

      People could use farming instruments in warfare

    • B. 

      People could build weapons from farming byproducts.

    • C. 

      People could stop farming and begin doing other things, like building a city.

    • D. 

      Crop fields made it difficult for invading armies to advance.

  • 23. 
    Sumerian city streets were so narrow that you could hardly get a cart through them.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Sumerian houses faced away from crowded streets. Instead, they faced onto courtyards where families ate and children played.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Although the Sumerians were very wise, they never managed to develop indoor plumbing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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