History Exam '08

30 Questions | Total Attempts: 61

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  • 1. 
    Why do we know so little about the indus valley civilization?
    • A. 

      They were wiped out by the sumerians

    • B. 

      They left no trace of them behind

    • C. 

      They were destroyed by a volcano

    • D. 

      It's written language has not yet been deciphered

  • 2. 
    What time in the past does "prehistoric" refer to?
    • A. 

      Before time

    • B. 

      Before the invention of writing

    • C. 

      Before humans came on earth

    • D. 

      Before humans studied history

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the reasons how we know that the people of the indus valley traded with the sumerians?
    • A. 

      Indus seals were found in sumer

    • B. 

      Documents were found concerning the indus valley and sumer

    • C. 

      Sumerian items found in the indus valley

  • 4. 
    Which of the following was NOT used in the neolithic age?
    • A. 

      Domesticated animals

    • B. 

      Fire

    • C. 

      Metal

    • D. 

      Irrigation

  • 5. 
    What did NOT result from safer, more settled life of agricultural villages?
    • A. 

      Specialization

    • B. 

      Cultural life

    • C. 

      Cuniform

    • D. 

      Domestication

  • 6. 
    Historical naritives and epic poetry are examples f which characteristic of a civilization?
    • A. 

      Religious beliefs

    • B. 

      Record keeping

    • C. 

      Drama

    • D. 

      Philosophy

  • 7. 
    Why was the development of government necessary in early cities?
    • A. 

      To rule the vilage

    • B. 

      To have a strong army

    • C. 

      Maintain order among soaring population

    • D. 

      For religious purposes

  • 8. 
    What did egyptian and mesopotamian society have in common?
    • A. 

      Women could persue careers and own property

    • B. 

      They both mumified their dead

    • C. 

      They both drank from the nile

    • D. 

      They both had a ziggurat

  • 9. 
    How did the phoenicians contribute to written communication
    • A. 

      You can read it wothout being able to speak it

    • B. 

      Phonetic symbols

    • C. 

      They had the first written language

    • D. 

      Phoenicians created cuneform

  • 10. 
    Why were egyptian farmers more fortunate than farmers of mesopotamia
    • A. 

      The tigris flooded yearly

    • B. 

      The euphrates had fertle soil around it

    • C. 

      The crops had more sun

    • D. 

      The nile flooded at regular intervals

  • 11. 
    Hinduism and buddhism have what in common
    • A. 

      Karma

    • B. 

      Enlightenment

    • C. 

      Reincarnation

    • D. 

      Nirvana

  • 12. 
    What was an advantage of the chineese system of writing
    • A. 

      People all ofer japan could read it

    • B. 

      It was depicted with pictures

    • C. 

      People all over china could read it

    • D. 

      It had the first phonetic symbols

  • 13. 
    Who were the most able seafarers of the early medeterranian
    • A. 

      Greeks

    • B. 

      Sumerians

    • C. 

      Indus valley

    • D. 

      Phoenicians

  • 14. 
    How did buddhism spread accorss asia?
    • A. 

      Neighbor told neighbor

    • B. 

      It had an afterlife

    • C. 

      Trade

    • D. 

      Muhammad cast out the gods of the kabah

  • 15. 
    What is the most sacred writing of the jewish religion
    • A. 

      The bible

    • B. 

      The quran

    • C. 

      The torah

    • D. 

      The dead sea scrolls

  • 16. 
    In the hebrew tradition, what is a covenant?
    • A. 

      Th sumbission to the will of god

    • B. 

      A sacred book

    • C. 

      A mutual promise between god and humanity

    • D. 

      The five pillars of islam

  • 17. 
    What kept ancient greece from uniting under one government
    • A. 

      The was between athens and sparta

    • B. 

      The death of sristotle

    • C. 

      The geography of the region

    • D. 

      They were beaten by assyria

  • 18. 
    What did moses NOT do?
    • A. 

      Led hebrews out of egypt

    • B. 

      Was adopted by a princess

    • C. 

      Cast the gods out of the kah'bah

    • D. 

      Recieve the ten commandments

  • 19. 
    What do daoism and the concept of yin and yang focus on
    • A. 

      Natural balance

    • B. 

      Natural way of life

    • C. 

      Natural order

    • D. 

      Natural government

  • 20. 
    What is not true about king solomon?
    • A. 

      Wisdom

    • B. 

      Trading empire

    • C. 

      Greed

    • D. 

      Great temple

  • 21. 
    What is the legacy of the chaldeans
    • A. 

      Night watcher, armymen

    • B. 

      Astronomer, armymen

    • C. 

      Nightwatcher, astronomer

    • D. 

      Asrronomer, phoenetic alphabet

  • 22. 
    What was cyrus famous for?
    • A. 

      Intolerance to diversity

    • B. 

      Wisdom

    • C. 

      Tolerance to diversity

    • D. 

      Building a great temple

  • 23. 
    What did confucious believe society should b focused around
    • A. 

      Natural order

    • B. 

      Government

    • C. 

      Relationships

    • D. 

      War

  • 24. 
    The triumvirate of caesar,crassus and pompey ruled rome ton years before...
    • A. 

      Caesar and pompey clashed and went in to war

    • B. 

      Caesar was killed by the government

    • C. 

      Caesar and pompey clashed and went to war

    • D. 

      Pompey was decappitated

  • 25. 
    Why was alexandria, egypt important during the hellenistic period?
    • A. 

      Center of commerce and helenistic culture

    • B. 

      The nile gave all the people life

    • C. 

      Cleopatra seduced caesar

    • D. 

      It was the rebirth of art and learning