The History Of The Zhou Dynasty Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Phoenicia was located in
    • A. 

      The Americas

    • B. 

      Mesopotamia

    • C. 

      The Eastern Mediterranean

    • D. 

      Sub-Saharan Africa

  • 2. 
    What are two factors that caused Greece and Phoenicia to create overseas colonies?
    • A. 

      Seafaring and slavery

    • B. 

      Warfare and trade

    • C. 

      Religion and agriculture

    • D. 

      Trade and seafaring

  • 3. 
    A colony that would later become an imperial power itself was
    • A. 

      Acre

    • B. 

      Carthage

    • C. 

      Rome

    • D. 

      Tarentum

  • 4. 
    The basis for the alphabet developed by the Greeks came from
    • A. 

      Egypt

    • B. 

      Phoenicia

    • C. 

      Mesopotamia

    • D. 

      The Greeks themselves

  • 5. 
    Assyria's empire was held together by
    • A. 

      Fear

    • B. 

      Love

    • C. 

      Generosity

    • D. 

      Good government

  • 6. 
    Aside from their dominance in warfare, the Assyrians were also remarkable
    • A. 

      Poets

    • B. 

      Builders

    • C. 

      Philosophers

    • D. 

      Scientists

  • 7. 
    Which of the famous Seven Wonders of the ancient world was located in Babylon?
    • A. 

      Pyramids

    • B. 

      Colossus

    • C. 

      Mausoleum

    • D. 

      Hanging Gardens

  • 8. 
    In Greek democracies,
    • A. 

      All males were citizens

    • B. 

      Only privileged males could vote

    • C. 

      Privileged women had some political rights

    • D. 

      Women and slaves could only vote when the men were away at war

  • 9. 
    Aristotle said that cities originated from
    • A. 

      Families

    • B. 

      Warfare

    • C. 

      Religious associations

    • D. 

      Trade

  • 10. 
    The Garamantes lived in
    • A. 

      The Adriatic region

    • B. 

      The Aegean region

    • C. 

      The Iberian peninsula

    • D. 

      The Sahara desert

  • 11. 
    Much of what we know about early Illyrian and Thracian culture comes from
    • A. 

      Archaeology

    • B. 

      Their own writings

    • C. 

      Roman historians

    • D. 

      The Phoenicians

  • 12. 
    Wall paintings from Etruscan tombs present a society that was seemingly
    • A. 

      Austere and sexually repressed

    • B. 

      Segregated with regard to gender

    • C. 

      Sexually open

    • D. 

      Simple and rarely depicting the human form

  • 13. 
    Most of the history of the Zhou dynasty may be characterized as
    • A. 

      A period filled with war

    • B. 

      A period of peaceful expansion

    • C. 

      A period without new schools of thought

    • D. 

      A period when China developed into a centralized state

  • 14. 
    One of the benefits of political instability in China was
    • A. 

      Increased trade

    • B. 

      Greater agricultural output

    • C. 

      New philosophies

    • D. 

      Greater political centralizatoin

  • 15. 
    The supreme god in the Upanishads is
    • A. 

      Brahman

    • B. 

      Ganges

    • C. 

      Maduru Oya

    • D. 

      Veda

  • 16. 
    The chief reason that we know less about many American of African cultures than many of those in Eurasia is
    • A. 

      Their lack of an archaeological record

    • B. 

      Their lack of a written record

    • C. 

      The prejudice of modern historians

    • D. 

      Our own lack of interest in the subject

  • 17. 
    Civilization in the Americas and in sub-Saharan Africa was isolated from Eurasia mostly because of
    • A. 

      Culture

    • B. 

      Geography

    • C. 

      Language

    • D. 

      Lack of trade goods

  • 18. 
    Monsoon winds provided navigational links for
    • A. 

      Southern Asia

    • B. 

      Northern Asia

    • C. 

      The Caribbean

    • D. 

      The Mediterranean

  • 19. 
    The types of crops grown by the peoples of the American Southwest included
    • A. 

      Yams

    • B. 

      Potatoes

    • C. 

      Sugar

    • D. 

      Squash

  • 20. 
    One of the most distinguishing features of Native American societies in the Mississippi River Valley was the building of
    • A. 

      Pyramids

    • B. 

      Complex irrigation systems

    • C. 

      Mounds

    • D. 

      Ziggurats

  • 21. 
    A key technological development that began around 500 B.C.E. in Sub-Saharan Africa was
    • A. 

      Yam cultivation

    • B. 

      Iron smelting

    • C. 

      Monumental architecture

    • D. 

      Writing

  • 22. 
    The decline of the Egyptian kingdom affected what sub-Saharan civilization the most?
    • A. 

      Nubia

    • B. 

      Niger

    • C. 

      Bantu

    • D. 

      Garamantes

  • 23. 
    A primary trade product of the early state of Yemen was
    • A. 

      Textiles

    • B. 

      Agricultural products

    • C. 

      Slaves

    • D. 

      Incense

  • 24. 
    Communication between peoples in Africa and the Americas was hindered by
    • A. 

      Differences in climatic zones

    • B. 

      The failure of people to develop the wheel

    • C. 

      The lack of seaborne transport

    • D. 

      The lack of written languages

  • 25. 
    The area most isolated from the rest of the world during the first millennium B.C.E. was
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      India

    • C. 

      North America

    • D. 

      Africa

  • 26. 
    Political instability between competing states during the period from 1000 to 500 B.C.E. led to
    • A. 

      A decrease in trade

    • B. 

      Advances in technology

    • C. 

      Fewer opportunities for new ideas about society

    • D. 

      A decline in new religious practices

  • 27. 
    From 1000 to 500 B.C.E. the peoples of which parts of the world most regularly exchanged ideas with each other?
    • A. 

      North and South America

    • B. 

      Europe and Asia

    • C. 

      Africa and Asia

    • D. 

      Europe and North America