Historical Geography Exam: Quiz!

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Historical geography is the division of geography that studies how geography factors have changed over time. It draws from anthropology, ecology, geology, and environmental studies. As it relates to this quiz, you will need to understand where Mesopotamia lies, what were some disadvantages of living in Mesopotamia, what Sumerians invented, and what capital did Narmer settle at the center of Egypt. Good luck with this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What were some disadvantages of living in Mesopotamia? What solutions did people find?
  • 2. 
    What are some things the Sumerians invented?
  • 3. 
    List some inventions of ancient Egypt.
  • 4. 
    What were some innovations of the Zhou Dynasty?
  • 5. 
    Mesopatamia lies between the _________ and ___________ Rivers.
  • 6. 
    In Sumeria, who were the government heads in the city-states?
    • A. 

      Temple priests

    • B. 

      Scribes

    • C. 

      Elected politicians

    • D. 

      Military commanders

  • 7. 
    Who formed the world's first empire when he took control of all of Mesopotamia?
    • A. 

      Alexander the Great

    • B. 

      Hammurabi

    • C. 

      Sargon of Akkad

    • D. 

      King Tutankhamun

  • 8. 
    Nomadic Amorites then invaded Mesopotamia and established a capital at Babylon. The Peak of the Babylonian Empire was:
    • A. 

      Alexander the Great

    • B. 

      Hammurabi

    • C. 

      Sargon of Akkad

    • D. 

      King Tutankhamun

  • 9. 
    The indicated section is:
    • A. 

      Upper Egypt

    • B. 

      Lower Egypt

    • C. 

      Eastern Egypt

    • D. 

      Western Egypt

  • 10. 
    The indicated area is:
    • A. 

      Upper Egypt

    • B. 

      Lower Egypt

    • C. 

      Eastern Egypt

    • D. 

      Western Egypt

  • 11. 
    King _________ most likely unified Upper and Lower Egypt into one Kingdom. He established the first Egyptian dynasty.
  • 12. 
    What capital did Narmer settle at the center of Egypt?
  • 13. 
    What was the great age of pyramid building in ancient Egypt?
  • 14. 
    What were the major cities of the Indus River Valley Civilization?
    • A. 

      Harappa

    • B. 

      Alexandria

    • C. 

      Ur

    • D. 

      Mohenjo-Daro

    • E. 

      Kalibangan

    • F. 

      Sumer

  • 15. 
    What were the 2 main rivers of ancient dynasties in China?
    • 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

  • 16. 
    Why was the North China Plain called China's heartland?
    • 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.

  • 17. 
    ________ was the king of the Xia Dynasty.
  • 18. 
    The _________ Dynasty was the first family of Chinese rulers to leave written records. They surrounded their cities with massive earthen walls and built great palaces and tombs.
  • 19. 
    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

  • 20. 
    The _________________ states that a just ruler had divine approval.
  • 21. 
    The pattern of rise, decline, and replacement of dynasties is known as the _____________.
  • 22. 
    Iron was widely used in ancient China.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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