History Midterm - River Valley Civilizations

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River Valley civilizations! Taken almost directly from Mr. Lindsay's Exam Sheet


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What geographic conditions fostered the first cities?
    • A. 

      Mountains

    • B. 

      Flat plains

    • C. 

      Rivers/river valleys

    • D. 

      Trees/forests

  • 2. 
    We studied the Indus and Egypt river valley civilizations. What were the other 2? (in alphabetical order seperated with a comma)
  • 3. 
    Mesopotamia's rivers: _______________________
  • 4. 
    The Tigris and Euphrates rivers flowed into the....
    • A. 

      Meditteranean Sea

    • B. 

      Persian Gulf

    • C. 

      Bosporus Strait

    • D. 

      Aegean Sea

  • 5. 
    The people of Mesopotamia faced all of the following problems EXCEPT for.....
    • A. 

      Weather: irregular floods and hot sun

    • B. 

      No natural barriers

    • C. 

      Too many trees (lack of farmland)

    • D. 

      No raw materials

  • 6. 
    Mesopotamia was divided into:
    • A. 

      Provinces

    • B. 

      City-states

    • C. 

      Counties

    • D. 

      It was undivided

  • 7. 
    Wrote the first code of written laws
    • A. 

      Hammurabi

    • B. 

      Ploysthenes

    • C. 

      Thisthones III

    • D. 

      Thistones II

  • 8. 
    Hammurabi's code discriminated against:
    • A. 

      Minorities

    • B. 

      Children

    • C. 

      Lower social classes

    • D. 

      It was an equal code

  • 9. 
    Which civilization suffered of the monsoons?
    • A. 

      Indus River

    • B. 

      Egypt

    • C. 

      China

    • D. 

      Mesopotamia

  • 10. 
    Sargon of Akkad was the first _______ builder
  • 11. 
    (Type in the box below seperated by commas) Writing system of Sumer: Writing system of Egypt: Name of Chinese writing:
  • 12. 
    The Great Wall of China's function
    • A. 

      Decoration

    • B. 

      Defense

    • C. 

      Road

  • 13. 
    1st emperor of China was ____ Huangdi