|Review Sheet for Early Civilization Test
(Mesopotamia, Egypt, Indus River Valley and China)
Delta Narmer Pharaoh
Theocracy Pyramid Mummification
Hieroglyphics Papyrus Fertile Crescent
Mesopotamia City-state Dynasty
Cultural diffusion Polytheism Empire
Specialization Artisan Complex Institution
Scribe Cuneiform Bronze Age
Barter Ziggurat Rosetta Stone
Hinduism Caste System Epic of Gilgamesh
Cataract Monsoon Sub Continent
Mandate of Heaven Feudalism
Oracle Bones Shang Dynastic Cycle Harappan Civilization
Mesopotamia Fertile Crescent Tigress and Euphrates
North China Plain Nile Iraq
Egypt Indus River Valley Pakistan
Hindu Kush Himalayas Yellow River
Themes to understand:
5 themes of civilization
Social structure (Egypt, Mesopotamia, Indus, China)
How did Hammurabi’s Code unite people? How did the code work for lower class?
Scientific achievements and technology (Egypt, Mesopotamia, Indus, China)
Environmental challenges and solutions (Egypt, Mesopotamia, Indus, China)
Mandate of Heaven
End of Indus Civilization
Planned cities of Indus
Chinese written language brings unity
How was the Egyptian civilization a gift of the Nile?
How did these early civilizations make use of their environment and overcome environmental challenges? Be sure to include at least 3 of the 4 major civilizations.
Explain the Dynastic Cycle. Was the Chinese Mandate of Heaven a positive or negative effect in the Chinese culture?