Mrs. Stone's Chapter 2 Review

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Mrs. Stone

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the 5 Characteristics of a Civilization?
  • 2. 
    In paragraph form explain why we know so little about the Indus Valley Civilization.  Be sure to site specific reasons from your book and/or notes.
  • 3. 
    A series of rulers from a single family
  • 4. 
    The process of a new idea or product spreading from one culture to another
  • 5. 
    A city that functioned as an independent country
  • 6. 
    The belief in more than one god
  • 7. 
    This brings together several peoples, nations, or previously independent states under the control of one ruler
  • 8. 
    A government in which the ruler is thought to be a divine figure
  • 9. 
    Tall reeds that grew in the Nile Delta; Egyptians used these reeds to make a paper like sheet
  • 10. 
    A wind that shifts in direction at certain times of each year; seasonal winds
  • 11. 
    A political system in which nobles, or lords, are granted the use of lands that legally belong to the king; in return, the nobles owe loyalty and military service to the king and protection to the people who live on their estates
  • 12. 
    Animal bones or tortoise shells sued by Chinese priests to communicate with the gods
  • 13. 
    The main purpose of the _____ of Egypt was to function as tombs.
  • 14. 
    The process of _____ was connected to the Egyptian belief in an afterlife.
  • 15. 
    Which civilization believed that the souls of dead people went to the "land of no return?"
    • A. 

      Egyptian

    • B. 

      Sumerian

    • C. 

      Harappans

    • D. 

      Chinese

  • 16. 
    Which of the following rights did women have in Sumerian society?
    • A. 

      Could work as merchants, farmers, and artisans

    • B. 

      Could learn to read and write

    • C. 

      Could seek a divorce

    • D. 

      Could hold property

    • E. 

      Could join the priesthood

  • 17. 
    What is the Summerian written language called?
  • 18. 
    How did Sargon of Akkad form the first empire?
    • A. 

      By developing a unified code of law

    • B. 

      By uniting northern and southern Mesopotamia

    • C. 

      By uniting Upper and Lower Egypt

    • D. 

      By attacking central China from the north and the west

  • 19. 
    What principle of government did Hammurabi's Code demonstrate?
    • A. 

      An eye for an eye

    • B. 

      The people had a responsibility for what occurred in society

    • C. 

      A tooth for a tooth

    • D. 

      The government had a responsibility for what occurred in society

  • 20. 
    Egyptian farmers were more fortunate than the farmers of Mesopotamia because the Nile flowed north and the Tigris and Euphrates flowed southeast.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Who was the first Egyptian pharaoh to create an empire?
    • A. 

      Scorpio

    • B. 

      Sargon of Akkad

    • C. 

      Narmer

    • D. 

      Tutankhamun

  • 22. 
    What symbolized the strength of Egyptian leadership, economy, and government; and provided evidence of Egyptian natural resources and mathematical development?
  • 23. 
    Which civilization believed that after death a person's soul was measured and either devoured by Ammit or sent to the after life?
    • A. 

      Sumerians

    • B. 

      Harappans

    • C. 

      Chinese

    • D. 

      Egyptians

  • 24. 
    What rights did women have in Egyptian society?
    • A. 

      Own property

    • B. 

      Propose marriage

    • C. 

      Seek a divorce

    • D. 

      Enter the priesthood

  • 25. 
    What was the ancient Egyptian calendar based on?
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