The Hebrews, Phoenicians & The Lydians.

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  • 1. 

    The laws given to Moses from God were called

    • A.

      The Code

    • B.

      The Ten Commandments

    • C.

      The Covenant

    • D.

      The Twelve Tables

    Correct Answer
    B. The Ten Commandments
    Explanation
    The laws given to Moses from God were called The Ten Commandments. These commandments were a set of moral and religious principles that served as a guide for the Israelites' behavior and their relationship with God. They were given to Moses on Mount Sinai and are considered a fundamental part of the Jewish and Christian faiths. The commandments cover various aspects of life, including worshiping only one God, honoring parents, not stealing or committing murder, and being truthful. They are still widely recognized and followed today as a moral code.

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  • 2. 

    He is considered to be the 'father' of monotheism.

    • A.

      Jehovah

    • B.

      David

    • C.

      Solomon

    • D.

      Abraham

    Correct Answer
    D. Abraham
    Explanation
    Abraham is considered to be the 'father' of monotheism because he is believed to be the first person to have a direct relationship with the one true God, Jehovah. He is considered the patriarch of the three major monotheistic religions - Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Abraham's belief in and worship of only one God set the foundation for the monotheistic faiths that followed.

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  • 3. 

    He was the son of David and king of Israel. Noted for his wisdom and building the temple in Jerusalem.

    • A.

      Solomon

    • B.

      Moses

    • C.

      Abraham

    • D.

      Insley

    Correct Answer
    A. Solomon
    Explanation
    Solomon is the correct answer because he was the son of David and the king of Israel. He is known for his wisdom and for building the temple in Jerusalem. Moses and Abraham, although important figures in biblical history, were not known for these specific accomplishments. Insley is not a known figure in relation to this question.

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  • 4. 

    He led the Hebrews out of Egypt and onto the Sinai Peninsula where they wandered for 40 years in the desert.

    • A.

      Abraham

    • B.

      David

    • C.

      Moses

    • D.

      Goliath

    Correct Answer
    C. Moses
    Explanation
    Moses is the correct answer because he is known for leading the Hebrews out of Egypt and guiding them through the Sinai Peninsula for 40 years in the desert. He played a crucial role in the liberation of the Hebrew slaves and received the Ten Commandments from God on Mount Sinai. Moses is a significant figure in the Hebrew Bible and is revered as a prophet and leader.

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  • 5. 

    She was the female judge that became a leader among the Hebrews.

    • A.

      Ruth

    • B.

      Deborah

    • C.

      Lauren

    • D.

      Mary

    Correct Answer
    B. Deborah
    Explanation
    Deborah is the correct answer because she was a female judge who became a leader among the Hebrews. In the Book of Judges in the Bible, Deborah is described as a prophetess and a judge who led the Israelites in battle against their enemies. She played a significant role in the military victory over the Canaanites and is considered a strong and influential leader among the Hebrews.

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  • 6. 

    The land given to Abraham and his descendants by God.

    • A.

      Mesopotamia

    • B.

      Egypt

    • C.

      Asia Minor

    • D.

      Canaan

    Correct Answer
    D. Canaan
    Explanation
    Canaan is the correct answer because according to the Bible, God promised the land of Canaan to Abraham and his descendants. Canaan was a region in the ancient Near East, located in what is now modern-day Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, and parts of Jordan and Syria. This land was considered sacred and significant to the Israelites, as it was the Promised Land where they would establish their nation and fulfill God's covenant.

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  • 7. 

    The agreement between God and Abraham and his people.

    • A.

      The Contract

    • B.

      The Covenant

    • C.

      The Quid Pro Quo

    • D.

      The Commandments

    Correct Answer
    B. The Covenant
    Explanation
    The term "The Covenant" refers to the agreement between God and Abraham and his people. This agreement is a sacred promise made by God to protect and bless Abraham and his descendants, in return for their loyalty and obedience. The Covenant is a significant concept in religious texts such as the Bible, and it symbolizes the special relationship between God and his chosen people.

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  • 8. 

    Abraham and the Hebrews are known as the founders of what religion?

    • A.

      Islam

    • B.

      Hinduism

    • C.

      Judaism

    • D.

      Buddhism

    Correct Answer
    C. Judaism
    Explanation
    Abraham and the Hebrews are known as the founders of Judaism. Judaism is one of the oldest religions in the world and is based on the teachings and beliefs of the Hebrew Bible, which includes the Torah. Abraham is considered the patriarch of Judaism and is believed to have made a covenant with God, establishing the foundation of the religion. The Hebrews, who are the descendants of Abraham, played a crucial role in the development and spread of Judaism throughout history.

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  • 9. 

    People born later into the same family are referred to as ...

    • A.

      Peeps

    • B.

      Dependents

    • C.

      Descendants

    • D.

      Ascendants

    Correct Answer
    C. Descendants
    Explanation
    Descendants refers to people who are born later into the same family. It specifically implies the lineage of individuals who come after a certain ancestor. Peeps is a slang term for people and does not convey the same meaning. Dependents refers to individuals who rely on someone else for support, which may or may not be the case for people born later in the same family. Ascendants, on the other hand, refers to people who come before a certain ancestor in the family tree. Therefore, the correct term to describe people born later into the same family is descendants.

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  • 10. 

    This person was known to have united the tribes of Israel.

    • A.

      David

    • B.

      Dobbs

    • C.

      Solomon

    • D.

      Moses

    Correct Answer
    A. David
    Explanation
    David is the correct answer because he is known for uniting the tribes of Israel. He was anointed as the king of Israel and successfully brought together the twelve tribes under his rule. David is also known for his military victories and his role in establishing Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel. His reign is often referred to as the "Golden Age" of Israel.

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  • 11. 

     This was known as the City of David. The first Jewish temple was built there and it is known as the Holy City for the Jewish people.

    • A.

      Cario

    • B.

      Sidon

    • C.

      Bethlehem

    • D.

      Jerusalem

    Correct Answer
    D. Jerusalem
    Explanation
    Jerusalem is the correct answer because it is known as the City of David, where the first Jewish temple was built. It is also considered the Holy City for the Jewish people.

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  • 12. 

    This story from the Torah and the Bible describes the enslavement and escape from Egypt by the Hebrews.

    • A.

      Deuteronomy

    • B.

      Leviticus

    • C.

      Genesis

    • D.

      Exodus

    Correct Answer
    D. Exodus
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Exodus. This book in the Torah and the Bible recounts the story of the Hebrews' enslavement in Egypt and their subsequent escape led by Moses. It describes the plagues that were sent upon Egypt, the parting of the Red Sea, and the journey of the Hebrews through the wilderness. The book of Exodus is a significant narrative in both religious texts, highlighting the liberation and formation of the Hebrew nation.

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  • 13. 

    The Hebrew holy book; usually in the form of a scroll.

    • A.

      The Torah

    • B.

      The Bible

    • C.

      The Koran

    • D.

      The Bhagavad Gita

    Correct Answer
    A. The Torah
    Explanation
    The Torah is the correct answer because it is the Hebrew holy book, typically written on a scroll. It is considered the most sacred text in Judaism and contains the foundational laws, teachings, and stories of the Jewish faith. The Bible is the Christian holy book, the Koran is the Muslim holy book, and the Bhagavad Gita is a sacred text in Hinduism, so they are not the correct answer in this context.

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  • 14. 

    The name for a Jewish house of worship.

    • A.

      Church

    • B.

      Cathedral

    • C.

      Synagogue

    • D.

      Mosque

    Correct Answer
    C. Synagogue
    Explanation
    A synagogue is a Jewish house of worship. It is a place where Jews gather to pray, study, and engage in religious rituals. Unlike churches and cathedrals, which are places of Christian worship, and mosques, which are places of Islamic worship, synagogues are specifically designated for Jewish religious practices.

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  • 15. 

    This civilization was known to have invented the first coins.

    • A.

      Assyrians

    • B.

      Hebrews

    • C.

      Phoenicians

    • D.

      Lydians

    Correct Answer
    D. Lydians
    Explanation
    The Lydians are known to have invented the first coins. Coins were used as a medium of exchange and a standardized form of currency. This innovation in the Lydian civilization greatly facilitated trade and economic transactions, as it provided a convenient and universally accepted method of payment. The invention of coins by the Lydians is considered a significant development in the history of civilization and laid the foundation for the monetary systems that exist today.

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  • 16. 

    The first alphabet was considered to be created by what civilization?

    • A.

      Phoenicians

    • B.

      Hebrews

    • C.

      Lydians

    • D.

      Egyptians

    Correct Answer
    A. Phoenicians
    Explanation
    The Phoenicians are believed to have created the first alphabet. They were an ancient civilization that lived in the eastern Mediterranean around 1200 BCE. The Phoenicians were known for their seafaring skills and trade networks, and they developed a writing system based on a set of 22 symbols representing consonants. This alphabet was later adopted and adapted by other civilizations, including the Greeks and Romans, and eventually became the basis for many modern alphabets. The Phoenician alphabet was a significant development in the history of writing and communication.

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  • 17. 

    The name of the snail that provided purple dye to the Phoenicians.

    • A.

      Nassarius Snail

    • B.

      Nerite Snail

    • C.

      Murex Snail

    • D.

      Tiger Cowrie Snail

    Correct Answer
    C. Murex Snail
    Explanation
    The Murex Snail is the correct answer because it is known to have provided purple dye to the Phoenicians. The Phoenicians were famous for their production of purple dye, which was highly valued in ancient times. The Murex Snail's secretion, when processed, produced a vibrant purple color that was used to dye fabrics and create luxurious garments. This dye was so valuable that it was often reserved for royalty and the elite.

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  • 18. 

    Monotheism is the belief  ....

    • A.

      that you get mono from kissing your dog.

    • B.

      In one god

    • C.

      In many gods

    • D.

      That there is no god

    Correct Answer
    B. In one god
    Explanation
    Monotheism is the belief in one god. It is the opposite of polytheism, which is the belief in many gods. Monotheistic religions, such as Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, advocate for the existence of a single, all-powerful deity. This belief in one god is central to the teachings and practices of these religions.

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  • 19. 

    The Phoenicians most important trading post was

    • A.

      Carthage

    • B.

      Athens

    • C.

      Rome

    • D.

      Cairo

    Correct Answer
    A. Carthage
    Explanation
    The Phoenicians were known for their extensive trade networks and maritime skills. Carthage, located in present-day Tunisia, was the most important trading post established by the Phoenicians. It became a powerful city-state and a major center for trade in the Mediterranean region. Carthage was strategically positioned for trade routes and had a prosperous economy, making it the ideal location for the Phoenicians' trading activities.

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  • 20. 

    The name given to the special cabinet that holds Torahs in a synagogue.

    • A.

      Sarcophagus

    • B.

      Escritoire

    • C.

      The Holy See

    • D.

      ark

    Correct Answer
    D. ark
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "ark." In a synagogue, the special cabinet that holds Torahs is called an ark. The ark is typically placed in the front of the synagogue, facing Jerusalem, and is considered to be a sacred and important part of the synagogue. It is where the Torah scrolls are stored and protected, and it is opened during services for the reading of the Torah. The term "ark" is derived from the biblical story of Noah's Ark, which was a vessel that held and protected living beings during the flood.

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  • 21. 

    The Phoenicians were considered to be world leaders in

    • A.

      Farming.

    • B.

      sailing and trading.

    • C.

      Making totem poles out of cedar trees.

    • D.

      Racing chariots.

    Correct Answer
    B. sailing and trading.
    Explanation
    The Phoenicians were renowned for their expertise in sailing and trading. They were skilled navigators and established a vast network of trade routes across the Mediterranean Sea, connecting various civilizations. Their mastery of seafaring allowed them to explore new territories, establish colonies, and engage in profitable trade with different cultures. Through their maritime activities, the Phoenicians played a significant role in the development of trade and commerce in the ancient world.

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  • 22. 

    How do you eat an elephant ?

    • A.

      I just eat the ears at the fair. (With powdered sugar, please!)

    • B.

      At one sitting as a big meal.

    • C.

      I don't ... I think I'm allergic.

    • D.

      A little bit at a time in small digestible bites .... just like I study!!!

    Correct Answer
    D. A little bit at a time in small digestible bites .... just like I study!!!
    Explanation
    The answer "a little bit at a time in small digestible bites .... just like I study!!!" suggests that the best way to eat an elephant is to break it down into smaller, manageable parts. This approach implies that tackling a large task or problem can be more effectively accomplished by dividing it into smaller, more manageable tasks or steps. This aligns with the concept of studying, where breaking down complex subjects into smaller chunks can aid in better understanding and retention.

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