Historical Geography Ch. 2 Quiz

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Historical Geography Ch. 2 Quiz

World History: Patterns of Interactaction Chapter 2: Early River Valley Civilizations, 3500 BC - 450 BC


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Mesopatamia lies between the _________ and ___________ Rivers (Separate answers with a space only)
  • 2. 
    What were some disadvantages of living in Mesopatamia? What solutions did people find?
  • 3. 
    In Sumeria, who were the government heads in the city-states?
    • A. 

      Temple priests

    • B. 

      Scribes

    • C. 

      Elected politicians

    • D. 

      Military commanders

  • 4. 
  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Alexander the Great

    • B. 

      Hammurabi

    • C. 

      Sargon of Akkad

    • D. 

      King Tutankhamun

  • 6. 
    Nomadic Amorites then invaded Mesopatamia and established a captial at Babylon. The Peak of the Babylonian Empire was:
    • A. 

      Alexander the Great

    • B. 

      Hammurabi

    • C. 

      Sargon of Akkad

    • D. 

      King Tutankhamun

  • 7. 
    The indicated section is:
    • A. 

      Upper Egypt

    • B. 

      Lower Egypt

    • C. 

      Eastern Egypt

    • D. 

      Western Egypt

  • 8. 
    The indicated area is:
    • A. 

      Upper Egypt

    • B. 

      Lower Egypt

    • C. 

      Eastern Egypt

    • D. 

      Western Egypt

  • 9. 
    King _________ most likely unified Upper and Lower Egypt into one Kingdom. He established the first Egyptian dynasty.
  • 10. 
  • 11. 
  • 12. 
    List some inventions of ancient Egypt.
  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Harappa

    • B. 

      Alexandria

    • C. 

      Ur

    • D. 

      Mohenjo-Daro

    • E. 

      Kalibangan

    • F. 

      Sumer

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      The Nile (China is the "gift of the Nile")

    • B. 

      Huang He (Yellow River, "China's Sorrow")

    • C. 

      Chang Jiang (Yangtze River)

    • D. 

      Tigris River

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      It had beautiful mountains and valleys.

    • B. 

      It provided many natural resources.

    • C. 

      It supported a thriving civilization.

    • D. 

      It was the only good farming land in China.

  • 16. 
    ________ was the king of the Xia Dynasty.
  • 17. 
    The _________ Dynasty was the first family of Chinese rulers to leave written records. They surrounded their cities with massive earthern walls and built great palaces and tombs.
  • 18. 
    Because the Chinese saw their country as the center of the civilized world, they called China:
    • A. 

      Land of the Great

    • B. 

      The Middle Kingdom

    • C. 

      Best Country Ever

    • D. 

      Fruitful Region

  • 19. 
    The _________________ states that a just ruler had divine approval.
  • 20. 
    The pattern of rise, decline, and replacement of dynasties is known as the _____________.
  • 21. 
    Iron was widely used in ancient China.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    The end of the ________ Dynasty was known as the "time of the warring states."
  • 23.