Unit 1 Quiz 8,000 Bce To 500 Bce

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  • 1. 
     Describe the historical origin and central ideas of Hinduism.
  • 2. 
    Thinking back to your PERSIAN charts, how were the political structures of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia different?
  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of the period 8000 BCE to 500 BCE?
    • A. 

      The development of agriculture (farming)

    • B. 

      The development of writing

    • C. 

      The development of the world's first civilizations

    • D. 

      The development of gunpowder technology

  • 4. 
    The Indus River Valley is still somewhat of a mystery to archeologists because
    • A. 

      The writing system has not yet been deciphered

    • B. 

      The small size of the civilization makes it difficult to excavate

    • C. 

      The isolation from the rest of the world limited trade and diffusion

    • D. 

      Their religious beliefs have no influence on religion in India today

  • 5. 
    What is the name of the ancient area known as "the land between the two rivers" and "the fertile crescent"?
    • A. 

      Mesopotamia

    • B. 

      Egypt

    • C. 

      Indus River

    • D. 

      China

  • 6. 
    Which of the following groups of people developed cuneiform writing named after the wedge-shaped letters they used?
    • A. 

      Babylonians

    • B. 

      Egyptians

    • C. 

      Sumerians

    • D. 

      Chaldeans

  • 7. 
    Which group was the first to believe in monotheism?
    • A. 

      The Hebrews

    • B. 

      The Egyptians

    • C. 

      The Phoenicians

    • D. 

      The Babylonians

  • 8. 
    What does the term polytheism mean?
    • A. 

      Belief in no Gods

    • B. 

      Belief in one God

    • C. 

      Belief in many Gods

    • D. 

      Belief in the God

  • 9. 
    This form of writing was used by the Egyptians.
    • A. 

      Pictograms

    • B. 

      Hieroglyphics

    • C. 

      Ebonics

    • D. 

      Cuneiform

  • 10. 
    “If a seignior (noble) has knocked out the tooth of a seignior of his own rank, they shall knock out his tooth. But if he has knocked out a commoner’s tooth, he shall pay one-third mina of silver.” -Code of Hammurabi Which idea of Babylonian society does this portion of the Hammurabi code of law reflect?
    • A. 

      All men were equal under the law

    • B. 

      Fines were preferable to corporal punishment

    • C. 

      Divisions existed between social classes

    • D. 

      Violence was always punished with violence

  • 11. 
    One of the great achievements of the Indus Valley civilization was
    • A. 

      Its sophisticated plumbing and sewage system

    • B. 

      The invention of the chariot

    • C. 

      Iron technology

    • D. 

      Its number system

  • 12. 
    • Keeping field notes from excavation sites • Analyzing radiocarbon dating test results • Examining and cataloging artifacts Which social scientist directly engages in these activities?
    • A. 

      Political scientist

    • B. 

      Arhaeologist

    • C. 

      Historian

    • D. 

      Sociologist

  • 13. 
    What is a major feature of a traditional economy?
    • A. 

      Nationalizing foreign-owned businesses

    • B. 

      Determining prices using a free market

    • C. 

      Establishing quotas based on five-year plans

    • D. 

      Bartering for goods and services

  • 14. 
    • If a son has struck his father, they shall cut off his hand. • If a seignior has destroyed the eye of a member of the aristocracy, they shall destroy his eye. • If he has broken another seignior’s bone, they shall break his bone. Which document contains these statements?
    • A. 

      Ten Commandments

    • B. 

      Code of Hammurabi

    • C. 

      Edicts of Asoka

    • D. 

      Twelve Tables

  • 15. 
    The development of which early civilization was influenced most directly by the Tigris River, the Zagros Mountains, and the Syrian Desert?
    • A. 

      Chinese

    • B. 

      Maya

    • C. 

      Egyptian

    • D. 

      Mesopotamian

  • 16. 
    Which geographic feature helped isolate China?
    • A. 

      Andes Mountains

    • B. 

      Himalaya Mountains

    • C. 

      Kalahari Desert

    • D. 

      Great Rift Valley

  • 17. 
    An economist who focused on ancient societies would most likely study the
    • A. 

      Development of trade

    • B. 

      Evolution of family patterns

    • C. 

      Effect of fire on the lives of the people

    • D. 

      Role of religion in river valley civilizations

  • 18. 
    Knowing the latitude of a location would be most helpful in determining
    • A. 

      Language

    • B. 

      Population

    • C. 

      Temperature

    • D. 

      Time

  • 19. 
    Which statement about the Neolithic Revolution is an opinion rather than a fact?
    • A. 

      Early peoples made greater cultural advancements than did people of later civilizations.

    • B. 

      The Neolithic Revolution resulted in changes for nomadic peoples.

    • C. 

      New technology was developed during the Neolithic Revolution.

    • D. 

      Agricultural developments resulted in the establishment of permanent settlements.

  • 20. 
    Geneticists are tracing the movements of people in prehistoric Europe using our DNA as a time machine. . . . — Joe Palca, “Tracing Human Migration Through DNA,” NPR Weekend Edition Saturday, August 11, 2007 This passage suggests that modern science can be used to
    • A. 

      Aid historical analysis

    • B. 

      Show the development of a point of view

    • C. 

      Explain ancient medical practices

    • D. 

      Predict future events

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