Social Studies Final Semester 1

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Knowledge of Ancient River Civilizations, the Ancient Israelites, Phoenicians and Lydians


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The first civilization to use wheeled carts to carry crops and heavy loads were the...
    • A. 

      Egyptians

    • B. 

      Akkadians

    • C. 

      Hebrews

    • D. 

      Sumerians

  • 2. 
    The Nile River is located on what continent?
    • A. 

      Africa

    • B. 

      South America

    • C. 

      Mesoamerica

    • D. 

      Egypt

    • E. 

      Asia

  • 3. 
    Which river civilization developed along the Huang Ho River?
    • A. 

      Egypt

    • B. 

      China

    • C. 

      Mesopotamia

    • D. 

      India

    • E. 

      Maya

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is the MOST important to the development of a civilization?
    • A. 

      Division of Labor to create food surplus

    • B. 

      Standing Army

    • C. 

      Having slaves as workers

    • D. 

      Myths and Legends

  • 5. 
    One of the world’s first civilizations formed in an area called…
    • A. 

      Babylonia

    • B. 

      The Fertile Crescent

    • C. 

      Hammurabi

    • D. 

      The Valley of Kings

  • 6. 
    The Fertile Crescent or Land Between Two Rivers was known in ancient times as...
    • A. 

      Iraq

    • B. 

      Huang Ho

    • C. 

      Mesopotamia

    • D. 

      Egypt

    • E. 

      Israel

  • 7. 
    Ancient Mesopotamians developed a writing system called...
    • A. 

      Hieroglyphics

    • B. 

      Sanskrit

    • C. 

      Cuneiform

    • D. 

      Latin

  • 8. 
    Abraham lived during the time of what famous Babylonian King?
    • A. 

      Khufu

    • B. 

      Sargon

    • C. 

      Hatshepsut

    • D. 

      Hammurabi

  • 9. 
    Which of the following did the Nile River NOT provide?
    • A. 

      Rich dark soil for farming

    • B. 

      Transportation

    • C. 

      Hot, dry weather

    • D. 

      Water for crops

  • 10. 
    The first system of paved roads, a postal system, and division of lands into territories were all innovations of what people?
    • A. 

      The Egyptians

    • B. 

      The Assyrians

    • C. 

      The Israelites

    • D. 

      The Hebrews

  • 11. 
    Sargon the Great was a famous...
    • A. 

      Mesopotamian

    • B. 

      Egyptian

    • C. 

      Pharaoh

    • D. 

      Chinese Emperor

  • 12. 
    The ancient Hebrews were NOT known as ....
    • A. 

      The Israelites

    • B. 

      The followers of Mohammed

    • C. 

      The followers of Abraham

    • D. 

      The Jewish People

  • 13. 
    The Nile River flows _____ and empties into the ____________.
    • A. 

      South, Red Sea

    • B. 

      South, Lake Nasser

    • C. 

      North, Persian Gulf

    • D. 

      North, Mediterranean Sea

  • 14. 
    During which time period did Egypt develop the technology to build huge pyramids?
    • A. 

      Old Kingdom

    • B. 

      Middle Kingdom

    • C. 

      New Kingdom

    • D. 

      The Iron Age

  • 15. 
    The Egyptians traded______to the Phoenicians. The Phoenicians traded ________ to the Egyptians.
    • A. 

      Cedar wood, gold

    • B. 

      Gold, cedar wood

    • C. 

      Horses, camels

    • D. 

      Papyrus, coins

  • 16. 
    Most Egyptians believed in the existence of ___________, and so they prepared bodies as mummies.
    • A. 

      A dynasty

    • B. 

      A pharaoh as a god

    • C. 

      A Christian God

    • D. 

      An afterlife

  • 17. 
    A belief in many gods is called...
    • A. 

      Judaism

    • B. 

      Monotheism

    • C. 

      Polytheism

    • D. 

      Islam

  • 18. 
    Early writing systems developed as a need to keep accurate ....
    • A. 

      Counts of people in large cities

    • B. 

      Records of trade

    • C. 

      Counts of the number of Kings in Dynasties

    • D. 

      Counts of tourists visiting major kingdoms

  • 19. 
    The "Mother" Civilization of Mesoamerica was known as the ...
    • A. 

      Maya

    • B. 

      Egyptians

    • C. 

      Babylonians

    • D. 

      Olmecs

  • 20. 
    Who was the father of the ancient Isrealites known as Hebrews?
    • A. 

      Hammurabi

    • B. 

      Abraham

    • C. 

      Mohammed

    • D. 

      King David

  • 21. 
    Which came first...
    • A. 

      Christianity

    • B. 

      Islam

    • C. 

      Judaism

    • D. 

      Scientology

  • 22. 
    What was an important difference between the religious beliefs of Abraham and those of other Mesopotamians?
    • A. 

      The Mesopotamians made a covenant with God.

    • B. 

      The Mesopotamians believed in only one God.

    • C. 

      Abraham worshipped only one God.

    • D. 

      Abraham worshipped many gods.

  • 23. 
    The Phoenician alphabet...
    • A. 

      Made communication with other cultures harder

    • B. 

      Was difficult to learn

    • C. 

      Used characters that stood for ideas

    • D. 

      Used characters that stood for speech sounds

  • 24. 
    What led to the deciphering of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics?
    • A. 

      Archaeologists have not broken the code yet.

    • B. 

      The discovery of Cuneiform

    • C. 

      The discovery of the Rosetta Stone

    • D. 

      Ancient textbooks describe how to read Hieroglyphs

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