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  • 1. 
    Which of the following rivers is associated with ancient India?
    • A. 

      The Nile

    • B. 

      The Yellow

    • C. 

      The Indus

    • D. 

      The Euphrates

  • 2. 
    Which of the following ancient cultures lived in cliff dwellings and considered the kiva, a partly underground ceremonial enclosure with a hole in the floor that symbolizes the emergence of the people from the underworld?
    • A. 

      The Woodlands peoples

    • B. 

      The Anasazi

    • C. 

      The Olmec

    • D. 

      The Jomon

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT the location of a cave in which ancient paintings have been discovered?
    • A. 

      Chauvet, France

    • B. 

      Pitlochry, Scotland

    • C. 

      Lascaux, France

    • D. 

      Altamira, Spain

  • 4. 
    Which of the following nations is mentioned as a source for painted pottery that featured highly stylized animals, including the ibex?
    • A. 

      Japan

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Iran

    • D. 

      Austria

  • 5. 
    On which of the following continents did the Anasazi build their cliff dwellings?
    • A. 

      Europe

    • B. 

      South America

    • C. 

      Africa

    • D. 

      North America

  • 6. 
    Which feature on the Willendorf Venus was NOT carved, but instead was a natural indentation in the stone?
    • A. 

      The hair

    • B. 

      The chin

    • C. 

      The nose

    • D. 

      The navel

  • 7. 
    In which of the following U.S. states can you visit the Great Serpent Mound built by the Woodlands peoples associated with the Hopewell culture?
    • A. 

      Missouri

    • B. 

      Illinois

    • C. 

      Ohio

    • D. 

      Indiana

  • 8. 
    Which of the following ancient cultures inhabited an area on the southern coast of the Gulf of Mexico, built cities on great earthen platforms, and erected giant pyramidal mounds?
    • A. 

      Anasazi

    • B. 

      Olmec

    • C. 

      The Woodlands Peoples

    • D. 

      The Jomon

  • 9. 
    In which of the following nations did archeologists discover a village with houses constructed of mammoth bone and dating from 10,000 years BCE?
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Ukraine

    • C. 

      Austria

    • D. 

      Spain

  • 10. 
    Which of the following terms refers to what the Zuni Pueblo people consider deified spirits who manifest themselves in performance and dance?
    • A. 

      Cairns

    • B. 

      Kachinas

    • C. 

      Kivas

    • D. 

      Menhirs

  • 11. 
    Which of the following types of carving involves creating an image that is incised into the surface?
    • A. 

      Bas Relief

    • B. 

      Sunken Relief

    • C. 

      High Relief

    • D. 

      Sculpture In The Round

  • 12. 
    Which of the following rivers is associated with ancient China?
    • A. 

      The Indus

    • B. 

      The Nile

    • C. 

      The Euphrates

    • D. 

      The Yellow

  • 13. 
    The Baule mask carvers are from a culture found on which of the following continents?
    • A. 

      North America

    • B. 

      Europe

    • C. 

      South America

    • D. 

      Africa

  • 14. 
    Which of the following pairs of metals combine to form bronze?
    • A. 

      Copper & Tin

    • B. 

      Copper & Gold

    • C. 

      Copper & Iron

    • D. 

      Copper & Silver

  • 15. 
    When the Hittites invaded Mesopotamia, on which of the following innovative means of warfare did they depend?
    • A. 

      The Longbow Archers

    • B. 

      A Floating Armada

    • C. 

      The Lancers and Spearmen

    • D. 

      The horse-drawn chariot

  • 16. 
    Which of the following was the Akkadian sun god?
    • A. 

      Ea

    • B. 

      Enlil

    • C. 

      Shamash

    • D. 

      Ishtar

  • 17. 
    Among the following residents of Mesopotamia, which was the only monotheistic group?
    • A. 

      The Assyrians

    • B. 

      The Babylonians

    • C. 

      The Akkadians

    • D. 

      The Hebrews

  • 18. 
    Which of the following pairs correctly identifies the subjects illustrated in the two main panels of the rectangular box known as the Standard of Ur?
    • A. 

      "war" and "peace"

    • B. 

      "planting" and "harvest"

    • C. 

      "heaven" and "earth"

    • D. 

      "winter" and "summer"

  • 19. 
    Which of the following leaders guided the Akkadians to conquer virtually all other cities in Mesopotamia and named himself "King of the Four Quarters of the World?"
    • A. 

      Sargon

    • B. 

      Moses

    • C. 

      Romulus

    • D. 

      Remus

  • 20. 
    Who is considered responsible for having introduced the principle of talion to Mesopotamian culture?
    • A. 

      Naramish

    • B. 

      Hammurabi

    • C. 

      Gudea

    • D. 

      Sargon

  • 21. 
    According to the Epic of Gilgamesh, who among the following is the only mortal known to have attained eternal life?
    • A. 

      Sinleqqiunninni

    • B. 

      Utanapishtim

    • C. 

      Gilgamesh

    • D. 

      Enkidu

  • 22. 
    Which of the following is NOT included in the stone monument that is part of the massive gateway which greeted visitors to the Khorsabad palace of Sargon II?
    • A. 

      Lion

    • B. 

      Bull

    • C. 

      Eagle

    • D. 

      Man

  • 23. 
    Which of the following is the son of King David and also built the magnificent temple in Jerusalem?
    • A. 

      Moses

    • B. 

      Samuel

    • C. 

      Solomon

    • D. 

      Saul

  • 24. 
    Which book of the Hebrew Bible records the story of the creation of the world and the story of Noah?
    • A. 

      Exodus

    • B. 

      Genesis

    • C. 

      Deuteronomy

    • D. 

      Leviticus

  • 25. 
    Which book of the Hebrew Bible records the story of Moses and his people as they depart from Egypt?
    • A. 

      Exodus

    • B. 

      Genesis

    • C. 

      Leviticus

    • D. 

      Deuteronomy