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Which of the following is an accurate comparison of Indus River Valley civilization and civilization in ancient Egypt?
The Egyptian economy was more complex than that in the Indus River Valley.
Egyptians worshipped mother goddesses but the people of the Indus River Valley did not.
Scholars have had more difficulty in deciphering the writing system of the people of the Indus River Valley.
Cities in Egypt were larger than cities in the Indus River Valley.
“Town Meetings” of all free males and the Council of 500 were political characteristics of
The Roman Republic
The Roman Empire
Which of the following is an accurate comparison of ancient Persia and Greece?
Both were politically organized into city-states
Zoroastrianism was the most important religion in both socieites.
Both competed for control of Anatolia.
Both reserved the highest social status for priests.
Which of the following accurately describes a change in political organization when the Roman Republic was replaced by the Roman Empire?
The princeps became less powerful.
Consuls replaced equites as officials that managed the political organization.
The Senate remained intact, but lost policymaking power to the emperor.
The Law of the Twelve Tables replaced earlier law codes as the law of the land.
The most important criteria for selection as a bureaucrat in Han China was a young man’s ability to….
Pass examinations based on Confucian texts
Excel in the military
Accumulate enough wealth to make a sizeable contribution to the emperor
Impress the emperor with his knowledge of legalism and Daoism
Castes, varna, and jati were all characteristic of the social structure of
The Roman Empire
Mauryan and Gupta India
The Persian Empire
Shi Huangdi and Ashoka are notable leaders of their civilizations in that both
Conquered regional leaders to organize their societies into empires
Used legalism to organize their societies
Commanded very strong popular support
Created empires that survived their deaths and lasted for centuries
Which of the following areas was NOT directly involved in the Indian Ocean trade between 300 B.C.E. and 600 C.E?
The Tarim Basin
Coastal East Africa
Lands along the Persian Gulf
The belief that following one’s dharma attached to one’s karma will allow the believer to eventually attain moksha is central to
Confucianism constrast with most other early belief systems in its emphasis on the
Human characteristics of gods
Responsibilities of people in an orderly society
Importance of following “right behavior in order to achieve eternal life
“way” of nature as a force that is inevitable
Which of the following is an accurate statement about the writing system in Zhou China?
The earliest form of Chinese writing was the pictograph
Chinese writing contrasted with other early writing systems in that it included an alphabet.
The Chinese writing system was less complex than other early writing systems.
Chinese writing was closely associated with merchants and long-distance trade.
In contrast to the Olmec, the Chavin of South America
Had few organized trading caravans
Were centered on a river valley
Had a domesticated beast of burden
Did not have advanced metallurgical skills
An important difference between civilization in early China and early Mesoamerica is that in China
Civilization centered on river valleys but civilization in Mesoamerica did not
Social hierarchies were more authoritarian than in Mesoamerica
Priests had more political power than in Mesoamerica
The economy was more dependent on agriculture than in Mesoamerica
Which of the following civilizations was politically organized into city-states?
Which of the following pairs of ancient civilizations put the most emphasis on secularism (non-religious government)?
Greece and Gupta India
Persia and Rome
Maurya India and Rome
Greece and Han China
Which of the Classical Empires did not maintain its’ identity after it fell
Politics in the Roman Republic were strongly shaped by
The opinions of the emperor
Which of the following is NOT an accurate statement about the rule of Shi Huangdi?
The first fortifications of the Great Wall were built
Laws and currencies were standardized to apply across regional states.
He mandated that one version of Chinese script be used all over the empire.
He was one of the most popular leaders in Chinese history.
Which of the following had the highest social status in Han China?
The man who attacked the Roman Empire was Attila. His people were called
Both the Persian and Gupta Empires used which method to ensure the loyalty of their people
The capital of the Persian Empire was
The ruler of the Mauryan Dynasty, Ashoka, was the grandson of
The social divisions in Indian society were called
The period in Indian history from 1500 to 500 B.C. is called
The Neolithic Revolution
The Agricultural Revolution
The Vedic Age
The Golden Age
Which is the highest caste in the Indian social hierarchy
Which is not considered a main social class in Han China?
The warrior class
The ordinary but free citizens
Which Chinese dynasty created the “Mandate of Heaven”?
Which Chinese dynasty expanded enough to come into trade contact with Rome?
This Chinese philosophy emphasizes that humans are naturally evil and will only obey authority through force.
The philosopher that developed the tenets of Daoism was
Which Roman Emperor established a second capital for the Roman Empire in the 4 th Century C.E.
Which Roman poet linked the great epic poetry of the Greeks to Roman history in his Aeneid?
The Roman idea that service to the state and community is the highest calling is called
The Punic Wars were fought between
Athens and Persia
Rome and Carthage
Rome and Greece
Rome and the Huns
The economic problems and weak emperors that followed the Pax Romana happened in which century C.E.?
According to traditional Chinese beliefs, a ruling dynasty lost its right to rule when it
Lost the mandate of heaven
Lost its confidence in shamans
Experienced systems failure
Failed to properly interpret oracle bones
Like most other early civilizations, the Olmec gave particularly high social status to
Sculptors and painters
The Triumvirate created in order to challenge the power of the Roman Senate was composed of all of the following men except ….
The Roman aristocrats that passed their positions down to their sons were called…
The 90% of the Roman population that were commoners were called…
The period of time following the conquests of Alexander the Great is commonly referred to as the…
Golden Age of Greece
The first major battle and victory of the Greeks over the Persians was called the Battle of….
The Peloponnesian War was fought between
Persia and Greece
Athens and Sparta
Rome and Greece
Athens and Corinth
Everything we know of the Greek philosopher Socrates comes from his students
In the Persian empire government representatives or governors were called…
Which Classical culture contained the most freedom for women?
Greek farmer soldiers were called
Which classical culture was out-numbered ten to one by their own slaves?
The first phonetic alphabet was created by which culture?
Which is not a form of government found in the Greek poleis?
Which civilization replaced the Minoan civilization on the island of Crete?
The two rivers of the Fertile Crescent are
Indus and Euphrates
Yangtze and Tigris
Tigris and Euphrates
Indus and Ganges
Both the Olmec and Chavin cultures were unique in the ancient period because
They both only had one domestic animal
They both developed around river Valleys in the Americas
Neither culture developed around a single river Valley
They were both democratic societies
The Olmec cultures giant carved stone heads probably represented
Cultural hero’s found in their myths
Famous figures in Olmec art and literature
The Olmec civilization was based on
Which of the following IS NOT a reason China differed from other ancient civilizations?
It’s strong emphasis on the importance of religion
The supreme importance of the family
The emphasis on this world
The Emphasis on learning and literacy
Which of the following IS NOT one of the three main social classes of Zhou, China?
Unskilled Workers and slaves
Peasants, free artisans, and craftsmen
Payment to the government in order to support the monarch and his court (usually in the form of produce) is called?
The most ancient dynasty of China is called
The Yellow River in China is also known as the
Huang He River
The ancient Indus River Civilization came to end due to
The Indus River Valley civilizations had two major cities, they were
Kush and Meroe
Mohenjo-Dara and Harrappa
Tyre and Ur
Akkad and Uruk
The Akkadian Empire of Mesopotamia was founded by
The language that is the precursor of both Hebrew and Arabic languages is
The wedge shaped writing of Mesopotamia’s ancient cultures is called
The Great Flood Story of Sumerian culture is found in what early piece of literature
The Epic of Gilgamesh
Hammurabi’s Law Codes
How many cataracts lay within the ancient Egyptian cultural zone
Which time period in Egypt was subject to the invasion of the Hyksos?
The Old Kingdom
The Middle Kingdom
The New Kingdom
The Contemporary Kingdom
Who is your sworn enemy and the sworn enemy of both Mr. Jensen and Mr. Bredburg. This individual should always be shunned and never be allowed near our classrooms or trusted in any way because he is dangerous, violent, and prone to loud burping and the expelling of large amounts of natural gas?
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