World History Chapter 2 Quiz

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  • 1. 
    How did the beliefs of the Israelites differ from those of most nearby peoples?
    • A. 

      They believed in an afterlife

    • B. 

      They believed in a fearful underworld

    • C. 

      They believed divine forces rule the world

    • D. 

      They believed in one all-powerful god

  • 2. 
    Which of the following happened during Egypt's Middle Kingdom?
    • A. 

      The Great Pyramids were built at Giza

    • B. 

      Hyksos invaders occupied the Nile Delta

    • C. 

      Thutmose III expanded Egypt's borders

    • D. 

      The Greeks took control of Egypt

  • 3. 
    The Ten Commandments are a set of laws that the Jews believe God gave them through:
    • A. 

      Moses

    • B. 

      Isaiah

    • C. 

      Abraham

    • D. 

      David

  • 4. 
    Who made a covenant with God, in which Canaan was promised to the Hebrew people?
    • A. 

      Moses

    • B. 

      David

    • C. 

      Abraham

    • D. 

      David

  • 5. 
    Persian thinker Zoroaster spread the idea of:
    • A. 

      The rule of law

    • B. 

      Irrigation of crops

    • C. 

      Mummifying the dead

    • D. 

      Heaven, hell, judgment day

  • 6. 
    Which best describes how the Sumerians viewed the afterlife?
    • A. 

      A temporary place of atonement for sins

    • B. 

      A place that is much like Earth

    • C. 

      As a grim underworld with no escape

    • D. 

      A place of pure happiness and peace

  • 7. 
    Which of the following was a Sumerian innovation on which other civilizations built?
    • A. 

      Irrigation system

    • B. 

      Code of law

    • C. 

      Weights and measures

    • D. 

      Cuneiform

  • 8. 
    The purpose of a ziggurat in Sumerian civilization was to:
    • A. 

      Hold back flood waters during rainy seasons

    • B. 

      Keep the gods and goddesses happy

    • C. 

      Protect people from foreign invaders

    • D. 

      Aid in irrigation of the fields

  • 9. 
    Hammurabi's Code was important because it was the first time that a state's laws:
    • A. 

      Applied to the royal household

    • B. 

      Provided prisons for punishment

    • C. 

      Were set down in writing

    • D. 

      Imposed taxes on citizens

  • 10. 
    The first five books of the Bible are also known as (the Hebrew word, not the Greek):
    • A. 

      The New Testament

    • B. 

      The Torah

    • C. 

      The Psalms

    • D. 

      The Old Testament