what were some activities of paleolithic nomads?
digging up plants, making and repairing tools, finding secure places to rest.
the hunter-gatherer way of life made it impossible for people to life?
in permanent dwellings
the neolithic revolution refers to the time when early humans did what?
what is slash-and-burn farming?
clearing the land for farming using fire
the main result of the domestication of animals was?
people had a ready suppply of meat and animal products.
the main purpose of the pyramids of egypt was to function as?
the process of mummification was connected to the egyptian belief in?
why do we know so little about the indus valley civilization?
the language has not yet been deciphered
how did the mandate of heaven affect the government in china?
it allowed the rulers to justify the overthrowing of declining dynasty.
define the hebrew idea of monotheism
belief in only one God
which group in the india established the caste system?
the most able seafarers of the early mediterranean were who?
the phoenicians contributed greatly to written communication by introducing the first us of?
wht is a phalanx?
what was the solon known for?
introducing political and ecomic reforms to athens
in ancient greece, a tyrant differed from other leaders in that he?
seized power illlegally.
the type of government that existed in sparta could be described as?
the most severe restrictionon democracy in athens under cleisthenes concerned?
which members of society wer considered citizens
the persian army that invaded greece in 480 bc and was defeated at the sea near salamis was lead by?
lis characteristics of athens direct democracy.
had executive branch, political power was limited to citizens, lasw wer directly proposed and voted on by citizens.
during the peloponnesian war, more then one third of the athenians, including pericles died as result of?
whic philosopher was condemned to death for "corrupting the youth of athens" and " neglecting the citys gods"?
jesus based many of his teachings on monotheism, the ten commandments, and other ideas from what religion?
most of the information about jesus life comes from the first four books of the new testament called?
the bishop of ____ was considered the pope, leader of the entire christion church.
in ad 162, the roman empire forced what group into exile in a dispersas called the diaspora?
the first roman emperor to accept christianity was
the people of the roman town of pompeii were killed by?
the great roman epic, the aeneid was written by?
the family of languages that developed from laten is called?
list important principles of roman law.
a person is innocent until proven guilty, actions are punishable - thoughts are not, all citizens have the right of prtection under the law.
what became aclosely guarded secret in china?
what did indians discover when they learned about the silk roads?
they could profit by acting as middlemen.
what scienfific concept did indian astronomers prove long befor europeans did?
the earth is round
what form of government did the han dynasty empire replace?
how were the han dynasty and the roman empire alike?
both built roads and defensive walls
what happened to the chinese empire after the han dynasty fell apart?
it was restored by the tang dynasty
what desert was avoided by a split in the silk road?
for a traveler on the silk road going east to west, hom many times did the silk road split in to twwo routes?
did the silk road stretch from sea to sea?
what is desertification?
an evironmental problem that dries the soil of the savannas
what region is know as mesoamerica?
the area that stretches south from central mexico to northern honduras.
what crop was most import to the survival of the early americans?
what does islam mean in arabic?
submission to the willl of allah
in what form of art can the greatest cultural blending of the muslim world be seen?
what do muslims believe about muhammad?
he was the last and greates of the prophets
what division of islam believes thta only a relative of muhammad is qualified to be calph?
toward what city do muslims pray?
who invented the alphabet thta is used by many slavic languages?
saint methodius and saint cyril
name the body of civil las created for the byzantine empire?
russian culture was strongly influenced by what alphabet?
justinian 1 and yaroslav the wise both created?
effective leagal codes
marriage was used as a political tool by which russian leaders?
effective legal codes
the chronological order of chinese dynasties was?
shang, zhou, quin, han, sui, tang, song, yuan, ming, eing, republic, mao and deng
list inventions of the tang and song dynasties.
porcelain, paper money, nagnetic compass
what did japanese samurai expect of women?
to live upto the same values of honor and courages as men.