Vocabulary -- Ancient Civilizations

39 Questions | Total Attempts: 15

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Review of vocabulary from Ancient Civilizations and the Bible


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  • 1. 
    The time period before the flood.  
    • A. 

      Prehistoric

    • B. 

      Antediluvian

    • C. 

      Modern

    • D. 

      Antique

  • 2. 
    A line of descent, traced from one ancestor.
    • A. 

      Descendant

    • B. 

      Origin

    • C. 

      Genealogy

    • D. 

      Relatives

  • 3. 
    Cultivating the soil for growing crops and the rearing of animals to provide food and other products. 
    • A. 

      Technology

    • B. 

      Gardening

    • C. 

      Economics

    • D. 

      Agriculture

  • 4. 
    An ancient measure of length, approximately equal to the length of a forearm, about 18 - 21 inches.  
    • A. 

      Cubit

    • B. 

      Shekel

    • C. 

      Talent

    • D. 

      Ephah

    • E. 

      Span

  • 5. 
    The view that most of the earth's geological features are the result of slow, gradual processes that have been at work for millions or billions of years.  
    • A. 

      Creationism

    • B. 

      Catastrophism

    • C. 

      Uniformitarianism

    • D. 

      Geology

  • 6. 
    Ancient past, before the Middle ages.
    • A. 

      Classical

    • B. 

      Antiquity

    • C. 

      Artifact

    • D. 

      Remnant

    • E. 

      Artifact

  • 7. 
    To supply dry land with water by means of ditches, pipes, or streams.  
    • A. 

      Cavitation

    • B. 

      Agriculture

    • C. 

      Fertile

    • D. 

      Irrigation

    • E. 

      Artificial

  • 8. 
    Ancient Egyptian way to preserve body by taking out the organs, rubbing the body with salts and spices and wrapping it in cloth.
    • A. 

      Mummification

    • B. 

      Embalming

    • C. 

      Preservation

    • D. 

      Decomposition

  • 9. 
    An area of land in the Middle East with rich, productive soil that is watered by the Euphrates and Tigris rivers.  
    • A. 

      Nile delta

    • B. 

      Humid Pampas

    • C. 

      Valley of the Kings

    • D. 

      Fertile Crescent

    • E. 

      Hills of Ephraim

  • 10. 
    The study of human history through the excavation of sites and the analysis of artifacts and other physical remains.
    • A. 

      Archaeology

    • B. 

      Paleontology

    • C. 

      Geology

    • D. 

      Anthropology

  • 11. 
    The art or practice of designing and constructing buildings; the style in which a building is designed or constructed.  
    • A. 

      Engineering

    • B. 

      Construction

    • C. 

      Architecture

    • D. 

      Anatomy

  • 12. 
    Wedge-shaped characters used in ancient writing systems of Babylonia, Mesopotamia and Persia, mainly impressed on clay tablets.  
    • A. 

      Symbology

    • B. 

      Cuneiform

    • C. 

      Hieroglyphics

    • D. 

      Calligraphy

    • E. 

      Petroglyph

  • 13. 
    Ancient Egyptian writing, in which symbols and pictures represented other things.  The words means "sacred carving."  
    • A. 

      Symbology

    • B. 

      Cuneiform

    • C. 

      Hieroglyphics

    • D. 

      Calligraphy

    • E. 

      Petroglyph

  • 14. 
    An ancient rock carving or drawing.   
    • A. 

      Symbology

    • B. 

      Cuneiform

    • C. 

      Hieroglyphics

    • D. 

      Calligraphy

    • E. 

      Petroglyph

  • 15. 
    In ancient Mesopotamia, a square or rectangular stepped tower, often with a temple on top.  
    • A. 

      Ziggurat

    • B. 

      Pyramid

    • C. 

      Spire

    • D. 

      Monolith

    • E. 

      Steeple

  • 16. 
    A mythological figure of a lion, lying down with a human head.  
    • A. 

      Griffin

    • B. 

      Sphinx

    • C. 

      Minotaur

    • D. 

      Satyr

    • E. 

      Ent

  • 17. 
    The location at which the Ten Commandments were given to Moses by God.  
    • A. 

      Mt. Horeb

    • B. 

      Red Sea

    • C. 

      Jordan River

    • D. 

      Mt. Sinai

    • E. 

      Sea of Galilee

  • 18. 
    River generally regarded as the longest river in the world.  The source of water and fertile soil for Egypt.  
    • A. 

      Amazon River

    • B. 

      Euphrates River

    • C. 

      Nile River

    • D. 

      Indus River

    • E. 

      Tigris River

  • 19. 
    A member of a community or tribe not belonging to one of the great civilizations (Greek, Roman, Christian); an uncultured or brutish person
    • A. 

      Barbarian

    • B. 

      Inhuman

    • C. 

      Unsophisticated

    • D. 

      Hooligan

    • E. 

      Savage

  • 20. 
    Extreme shortage of food, in a country or large area.  
    • A. 

      Poverty

    • B. 

      Deficiency

    • C. 

      Satiation

    • D. 

      Famine

    • E. 

      Scarcity

  • 21. 
    Form of government with a king, queen or emperor as supreme ruler (has ultimate power and authority).  
    • A. 

      Dictatorship

    • B. 

      Theocracy

    • C. 

      Democracy

    • D. 

      Monarchy

    • E. 

      Aristocracy

  • 22. 
    Form of government in which god is recognized as the supreme ruler.  
    • A. 

      Dictatorship

    • B. 

      Theocracy

    • C. 

      Democracy

    • D. 

      Monarchy

    • E. 

      Aristocracy

  • 23. 
    A form of government carried out by elected representatives of the people.  
    • A. 

      Dictatorship

    • B. 

      Theocracy

    • C. 

      Deomocracy

    • D. 

      Monarchy

    • E. 

      Aristocracy

  • 24. 
    The rising of Christ from earth into heaven, 40 days after Easter Sunday.
    • A. 

      Annunciation

    • B. 

      Ascension

    • C. 

      Transfiguration

    • D. 

      Resurrection

    • E. 

      Temptations

  • 25. 
    Expel people from a country, forcibly.  
    • A. 

      Aquit

    • B. 

      Pentateuch

    • C. 

      Absolve

    • D. 

      Chastise

    • E. 

      Deportation

  • 26. 
    Sculpture in which the forms project slightly from the background, but no part is completely detached from it.  
    • A. 

      Casting

    • B. 

      Chisel

    • C. 

      Kinetic

    • D. 

      Bas-relief

    • E. 

      Terracotta

  • 27. 
    A small surviving group of people.  
    • A. 

      Remnant

    • B. 

      Residual

    • C. 

      Surplus

    • D. 

      Remainder

    • E. 

      Fragment

  • 28. 
    To bring or send back a people to their country or land of citizenship.  
    • A. 

      Refugee

    • B. 

      Repatriate

    • C. 

      Immigration

    • D. 

      Exile

    • E. 

      Banishment

  • 29. 
    The spread of ancient Greek culture and language, following the campaigns of Alexander the Great.  
    • A. 

      Ulturize

    • B. 

      Colonize

    • C. 

      Assimilation

    • D. 

      Hellenize

  • 30. 
    The lower social class in Rome, the common people who demanded their own voice in the Roman government.
    • A. 

      Aristocrats

    • B. 

      Plebeians

    • C. 

      Peasants

    • D. 

      Patricians

    • E. 

      Proletariats

  • 31. 
    The upper class in Rome, wealthy land owners who for the most part ignored the poverty of the common people.  
    • A. 

      Aristocrats

    • B. 

      Plebeians

    • C. 

      Peasants

    • D. 

      Patricians

    • E. 

      Proletariats

  • 32. 
    A name of Christ which means "God with us."  
    • A. 

      Elohim

    • B. 

      El-Shaddai

    • C. 

      Jehovah

    • D. 

      Yeshua

    • E. 

      Emmanuel

  • 33. 
    A large group of Macedonian infantry, with long spears, drawn up close with shields overlapping.  
    • A. 

      Legion

    • B. 

      Centurion

    • C. 

      Triremes

    • D. 

      Calvary

    • E. 

      Phalanx

  • 34. 
    • A. 

      Crassus

    • B. 

      Octavian

    • C. 

      Lepidus

    • D. 

      Pompey

    • E. 

      Julius Caesar

  • 35. 
    • A. 

      Crassus

    • B. 

      Octavian

    • C. 

      Lepidus

    • D. 

      Antony

    • E. 

      Pompey

  • 36. 
    The announcement of the incarnation by the angel Gabriel to Mary.  
    • A. 

      Ascension

    • B. 

      Transfiguration

    • C. 

      Resurrection

    • D. 

      Annunciation

    • E. 

      Temptation

  • 37. 
    An ornamental branched holder used for the Jewish fesitval of Hanukkah.  
    • A. 

      Candelabrum

    • B. 

      Menorah

    • C. 

      Taper

    • D. 

      Sconce

  • 38. 
    A widely held, but false belief.  
    • A. 

      Hoax

    • B. 

      Fabrication

    • C. 

      Parable

    • D. 

      Myth

    • E. 

      Legend

  • 39. 
    Jewish festival held in spring to commemorate the defeat of Haman's plot to kill the Jews.  
    • A. 

      Purim

    • B. 

      Rosh Hashanah

    • C. 

      Yom Kippur

    • D. 

      Hanukkah

    • E. 

      Passover