World History First 9 Weeks Exam

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World History First 9 Weeks Exam

This exam is issued by the Social Studies Department at the Jefferson County Board of Education. It carries twice the weight of a normal exam. Take your time and work carefully. Anyone scoring below a 75 is expected to re-take the exam. Anyone can re-take the exam regardless of your score if you want a better grade. Answer all of the following questions. When you finish, print out the certificate at the end and bring that to class.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How do the cuneiform symbols changea s the numbers increase from 1 to 10?
    • A. 

      One symbol is taken away

    • B. 

      The symbols are stacked on top of each other

    • C. 

      One symbol is added

    • D. 

      The symbols change in shape

  • 2. 
    Based on the pattern on the chart, what would the number <<< be?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      30

    • D. 

      13

  • 3. 
    Mesopotamia's climate was _______
    • A. 

      Temperate.

    • B. 

      Always cold.

    • C. 

      Hot and dry.

    • D. 

      Tropical.

  • 4. 
    Skilled workers who made metal products, cloth, or pottery are called _______
    • A. 

      Priests.

    • B. 

      Artisans.

    • C. 

      Scribes.

    • D. 

      Heroes.

  • 5. 
    Who wrote a legal code that covered most areas of daily life?
    • A. 

      Hammurabi

    • B. 

      Gilgamesh

    • C. 

      Nebuchadnezzar

    • D. 

      Nineveh

  • 6. 
    . People who study and write about the human past are called _______
    • A. 

      Scribes.

    • B. 

      Historians.

    • C. 

      Astronomers.

    • D. 

      Nomads.

  • 7. 
    The Sumerian writing system was called _______
    • A. 

      Sargon.

    • B. 

      Hieroglyphics.

    • C. 

      Cuneiform

    • D. 

      Civilian.

  • 8. 
    Times of extreme cold when great sheets of ice covered parts of the earth were the _______
    • A. 

      Ice Ages.

    • B. 

      Bronze Age.

    • C. 

      Stone Ages.

    • D. 

      Golden Ages.

  • 9. 
    In ancient Mesopotamia, artisans, merchants, farmers, and fishers were the largest group of people made up this social class: _______
    • A. 

      Lower class.

    • B. 

      Business class.

    • C. 

      Upper class.

    • D. 

      Middle class.

  • 10. 
    A group of traveling merchants is called a _____
    • A. 

      Fleet.

    • B. 

      Gaggle.

    • C. 

      Flotilla.

    • D. 

      Caravan.

  • 11. 
    Which tools might indicate that a society hunted animals?
    • A. 

      Spear, bow and arrow

    • B. 

      Sharp-edged tools

    • C. 

      Scraping tools

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    Which tools were useful for catching fish?
    • A. 

      Bone harpoon and fish hook

    • B. 

      Bone needles for weaving baskets and nets

    • C. 

      Bow and arrow

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 13. 
    Walled cities that are also small, independent countries with their own kings, governments, and even religions are referred to as _____
    • A. 

      Independents.

    • B. 

      City-states.

    • C. 

      Oligarchies.

    • D. 

      Speedbumps.

  • 14. 
    When talking about the year something occurred, the term BCE means _____
    • A. 

      Before Christ Emerged.

    • B. 

      Before Common Era.

    • C. 

      Before Columbus Embarked.

    • D. 

      Back in College Error.

  • 15. 
    When talking about the year something occurred, the term AD means _____
    • A. 

      After (Jesus’) Death.

    • B. 

      Antiquated and Done.

    • C. 

      .After Dinner.

    • D. 

      Anno Domini.

  • 16. 
    Taming an animal or plant for use by humans is called _____
    • A. 

      Execution.

    • B. 

      Domestication.

    • C. 

      Petification.

    • D. 

      Ranching.

  • 17. 
    Also known as Menes, this man unified Upper and Lower Egypt to form the Old Kingdom.     
    • A. 

      Ramses II

    • B. 

      Piye

    • C. 

      Narmer

    • D. 

      King Tut

  • 18. 
    Which of the following best describes the meaning of a dynasty
    • A. 

      A single country controlling many countries at once

    • B. 

      Rapids that keep boats from traveling up the Nile

    • C. 

      Passing rule to a family member

    • D. 

      World’s largest desert, located east of Egypt

  • 19. 
    Which of the following best describes the meaning of a embalming?
    • A. 

      Means "Great House"; this person was the Egyptian god-king

    • B. 

      Process done to preserve a body

    • C. 

      An embalmed body wrapped in cloth strips

    • D. 

      Large monuments built to bury kings in

  • 20. 
    This word means “belief in many gods.”    
    • A. 

      Monotheism

    • B. 

      Polytheism

    • C. 

      Singlegodism

    • D. 

      Hieroglyphics

  • 21. 
    Why was the Rosetta Stone so important? 
    • A. 

      It contained a detailed history of the Middle Kingdom.

    • B. 

      It contained the same message in 3 languages allowing us to. decipher (figure out) hieroglyphics

    • C. 

      It was a stone copy of the Book of the Dead.

    • D. 

      It smelled like roses.

  • 22. 
    In Egyptian mythology, to get to the afterlife, Anubis would guide your KA to the Hall of Ma’at where would be put on trial by the gods and pharaohs gone on before you. If you pass, then your heart would be weighed against the Feather of Truth. If your heart is lighter than the feather, Anubis would take you to join Osiris in the afterlife. If your heart is heavier than a feather, your KA would be consumed by Ammut.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    A collection of spells and prayers to guide dead Egyptians through the after-life was called ____.    
    • A. 

      The Book of Secrets

    • B. 

      The Scrolls of Life

    • C. 

      The Bible

    • D. 

      The Book of the Dead

  • 24. 
    This word means “belief in just one god.”            
    • A. 

      Monotheism

    • B. 

      Polytheism

    • C. 

      Singlegodism

    • D. 

      Hieroglyphics

  • 25. 
    The Nile River’s flooding could be described as ______.
    • A. 

      Cataclysmic

    • B. 

      Gentle and dependable

    • C. 

      Destructive

    • D. 

      Rare

  • 26. 
    Money or slaves given to a stronger ruler to avoid invasion is known as _____
    • A. 

      Tribute.

    • B. 

      Bribe.

    • C. 

      Proverb.

    • D. 

      Wampum.

  • 27. 
    The religion of the descendants of Israel became the religion called ______. This religion later served as the basis for both Christianity and Islam.
    • A. 

      Baptists.

    • B. 

      Hinduism.

    • C. 

      Judaism.

    • D. 

      Israelism.

  • 28. 
    The Israelite Samuel anointed this farmer-warrior as the first king of Israel ______
    • A. 

      David.

    • B. 

      Saul.

    • C. 

      Gideon.

    • D. 

      Samson.

  • 29. 
    After the Greeks controlled Judah and tried to blend their religion with the many Greek gods, a band of Jews led by Judas Maccabeus led a revolt that ran the Greeks out of Judah. They then cleansed the temple and Jewish worship of all foreign gods. This group was called the _____
    • A. 

      Maccabees.

    • B. 

      Zealots.

    • C. 

      Philistines.

    • D. 

      Ninjas.

  • 30. 
    The Ten Commandments are given credit for having help spread _______, which is the thought that laws apply equally to everyone.
    • A. 

      Rule of Law

    • B. 

      Code of Hammurabi

    • C. 

      Rule of Fists

    • D. 

      Might Makes Right

  • 31. 
    The man who led the children of Israel out of slavery in Egypt was _____
    • A. 

      Joshua.

    • B. 

      Noah.

    • C. 

      Samson.

    • D. 

      Moses.

  • 32. 
    The wise sayings of Solomon, the son of David and the third king of Israel, were called _____
    • A. 

      Clichés.

    • B. 

      Solomonisms.

    • C. 

      Metaphors.

    • D. 

      Proverbs.

  • 33. 
    After being allowed to return to Jerusalem, the scribe and prophet Ezra led an effort to write down all 5 books of the law into one scroll called the ______. These 5 books serve as the basis for the Hebrew Bible.       
    • A. 

      Quran.

    • B. 

      Torah.

    • C. 

      ChronicleS.

    • D. 

      Genesis.

  • 34. 
    After King Solomon died, Israel broke into 2 kingdoms called Israel and _______
    • A. 

      Judah.

    • B. 

      Israel West Annex.

    • C. 

      Syria.

    • D. 

      Mesopotamia.

  • 35. 
    The Aryans used the ______ system to control the native Indian people who greatly outnumbered them. This system was based on skin color.
    • A. 

      Democracy

    • B. 

      Dynasty

    • C. 

      Caste

    • D. 

      Economic

  • 36. 
    This religion believes that all life has a soul, thus all life is sacred. Most of this religion's followers are vegetarians because you don't want to risk killing an animal containing the soul of a former person.
    • A. 

      Buddhism

    • B. 

      Judaism

    • C. 

      Altruism

    • D. 

      Hinduism

  • 37. 
    Buddhism became popular in ancient India because it rejected _______.
    • A. 

      The caste system.

    • B. 

      Life after death.

    • C. 

      Karma.

    • D. 

      Dharma.

  • 38. 
    The name of the founder of Buddhism is ______.
    • A. 

      Buddhartholomew

    • B. 

      Siddhartha Gautama

    • C. 

      Abraham

    • D. 

      L. Ron hubbard

  • 39. 
    The belief that after a pesron's body dies, their soul is reborn into another body is called _______
    • A. 

      Saturation

    • B. 

      Consternation

    • C. 

      Reunification

    • D. 

      Reincarnation

  • 40. 
    "Life is full of suffering" is the first of the _____
    • A. 

      Four Noble Truths of Buddhism

    • B. 

      Ten Commandments of Judaism

    • C. 

      Vedic teachings of Hinduism

    • D. 

      Upanishads of Hinduism

  • 41. 
    Based on the illustration, what happens over India right after warm air expands and rises?
    • A. 

      Cool, moist, heavy air replaces rising hot air.

    • B. 

      Winds blow from the sea to the land.

    • C. 

      Monsoon rains begin.

    • D. 

      The land absorbs the heat.

  • 42. 
    How does the air become warm in step 2?
    • A. 

      The sun warms the air.

    • B. 

      The wind blows in warm air from another area.

    • C. 

      The Indian Ocean heats the air.

    • D. 

      The hot landmass heats the air above it.

  • 43. 
    In which dynasty did the reign of the Pharaohs end?
    • A. 

      Kingdom

    • B. 

      Old Kingdom

    • C. 

      Middle kingdom

    • D. 

      New Kingdom

  • 44. 
    According to the timeline, which of the following would be a reason that the pharaohs lost control of the New Kingdom?
    • A. 

      Slave revolts overthrew the government

    • B. 

      Invaders with superior weapons defeated the Egyptian Army

    • C. 

      Severe famine led to massive starvation

    • D. 

      The Nile flooded and washed away many cities