Western Civ Reading Test First Semister

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  • 1. 
    Significant features of the Paleolithic Age include each of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      There was tool making

    • B. 

      Scavenging and hunting for food was no longer necessary

    • C. 

      They discovered how to cook meat

    • D. 

      They used fire as a protection against dangerous animals

  • 2. 
    Your text refers to which of the following as the central force in "primary" civ
    • A. 

      Irragation canals

    • B. 

      Co-op planning for war

    • C. 

      Religion

    • D. 

      Exchange of goods beyond the tribe

  • 3. 
    Who were the creators of the earliest civs
    • A. 

      Hitties+Egytians

    • B. 

      Egyptians+Sumerians

    • C. 

      Sumerians+Assyrians

    • D. 

      Persians+Egyptians

  • 4. 
    Sargon the Great may be said to have been
    • A. 

      One of a kind, a benevolent ruler

    • B. 

      Aware of the need to centralize authority through appointed officials

    • C. 

      Reluctant to make demands of tribute from conquered peoples

    • D. 

      Able to utilize an organized army when danger appeared

  • 5. 
    The "land between the rivers" is
    • A. 

      The Hittie kingdom

    • B. 

      Mesopotamia

    • C. 

      Egypt

    • D. 

      Persia

  • 6. 
    Which of the following civs provided a basis for Mesopatamian Civ
    • A. 

      Sumeria

    • B. 

      Egypt

    • C. 

      Greece

    • D. 

      Anatolia

  • 7. 
    Cunieform was found in ancient
    • A. 

      Sumeria

    • B. 

      Egypt

    • C. 

      Greece

    • D. 

      Anatolia

  • 8. 
    In Mesopotamian Civ, the temple administration functioned in the following ways EXCEPT to
    • A. 

      Collect rents

    • B. 

      Provide employment for many

    • C. 

      Provide weapon storage

    • D. 

      Employ scribes to keep records

  • 9. 
    Which factor BEST accounts for the fact that a Mesopotamian King was not seen as an all-powrfull ruler
    • A. 

      The king was only the youngest of the gods

    • B. 

      Kings in the ritual ceremonies tried to command floods to end

    • C. 

      The king was selected by the gods to rule, but was responsible to them like everyone else

    • D. 

      Kingship was not hereditary

  • 10. 
    Cunieform can be described as
    • A. 

      The first stage of planning for a pyramid

    • B. 

      The instrument used for writing on parchment

    • C. 

      The term for records that dealt with commercial transactions

    • D. 

      The symbol writing on clay tablets

  • 11. 
    The "finest work of Mesopotamian lit" was the
    • A. 

      Old Testement

    • B. 

      Epic of Gilgamesh

    • C. 

      Code of Hammurabi

    • D. 

      Epic of Akkad

  • 12. 
    It is said that Pharoh
    • A. 

      Could never fail in a millitary undertaking

    • B. 

      Was a god

    • C. 

      Was a human with divine inspiration

    • D. 

      Ruled as the "alter-ego" of the Nile God

  • 13. 
    Which ruler of Upper Egypt conquered the Nile Delta and Lower Egypt
    • A. 

      Menes

    • B. 

      Ramses

    • C. 

      Amenhotep

    • D. 

      Tutankhamen

  • 14. 
    All of the following are features of Egyptian belief in the afterlife EXCEPT
    • A. 

      A longing for death

    • B. 

      Pyramid tombs

    • C. 

      Mummificaion of the dead

    • D. 

      Funerary art

  • 15. 
    The Egyptian writing system known as hieroglyphics was
    • A. 

      A wedge shaped writing system

    • B. 

      A form of picture writing in which physical figures represented words or sounds that could be combined to form words

    • C. 

      The worlds first writing system

    • D. 

      The only writing system of the earliest civs

  • 16. 
    Qualities of truth and justice
    • A. 

      Were really lacking in the Egtytian religion

    • B. 

      Are associated with Ma'at

    • C. 

      Were traditions Egyptians absorbed from the Hebrews during their captivity

    • D. 

      Was the primary code of the Pharoh

  • 17. 
    All of the following were achievements of the Egyptians EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Pyramid building

    • B. 

      The invention of the solar calander

    • C. 

      Superb engineering skills

    • D. 

      The invention of the lunar calander

  • 18. 
    Who is most associated with promoting monotheistic ideas
    • A. 

      Ramses

    • B. 

      Ahmose

    • C. 

      Tutankhamen

    • D. 

      Akhenaton

  • 19. 
    Which of the following groups ended Egyptian independence
    • A. 

      Libyans

    • B. 

      Nubians

    • C. 

      Assyrians

    • D. 

      Greeks

  • 20. 
    The Hittites are best associated with
    • A. 

      Early development of iron

    • B. 

      Early bone tools

    • C. 

      Bronze weapons

    • D. 

      The first war chariots

  • 21. 
    One can credit Ashurbanipal with
    • A. 

      Building the hanging gardens

    • B. 

      Maintaining a large library of clay tablets

    • C. 

      Furthering the ideas of Zoroaster

    • D. 

      Restoring Nineveh

  • 22. 
    Which religion came to be associated with Persian Rulers
    • A. 

      Worship of Marduk

    • B. 

      Judaism

    • C. 

      Zoroastrianism

    • D. 

      The monotheism of Akhenaten

  • 23. 
    The term strap relates to
    • A. 

      A flat bottomed sailboat that moved heavy goods

    • B. 

      A type of sandal that distinguished slaves from free peasants in Persia

    • C. 

      A governor in the Persian Empire

    • D. 

      A collection of cunniforms tablets

  • 24. 
    Who founded a dualistic religion in the Near East
    • A. 

      Zoroaster

    • B. 

      Moses

    • C. 

      Akhenaton

    • D. 

      Joshua

  • 25. 
    Which term is best associated with the "Wise Lord' or the god of light and justice
    • A. 

      Ahriman

    • B. 

      Ma'at

    • C. 

      Ahura Mazda

    • D. 

      Isis

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