5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Thutmosis I & Thutmosis III
- a "Old Stone." 2,500,000 - 10,000 B.C. People were hunter-gatherers, nomadic, lived in small groups of 20-30, and made tools, weapons and shelters which became increasingly sophisticated. The cave paintings date from this era.
- b The provinces of Egypt, ruled by a Nomarch.
- c Hammurabi was the 6th king of the Amorite dynasty.
- d Pharaohs of the New Kingdom, they conquered Nubia, Palestine, and Phoenicia.
- e Successor of Akhenaten, he undid the religious changes, moved the capital back to Thebes, but the empire was failing.
5 Multiple choice questions
- Worshipping more than one god.
- "Wedge-shaped" writing made with a reed stylus on clay tablets, dating to around 3000 B.C. Initially used by Sumerians then by others later, writing was mostly for recordkeeping then literature.
- "Priest-carvings" Used by the Egyptians instead of an alphabet, the pictorial writing had several simple scripts as well used for writing on wooden tablets and papyrus.
- First built during the Old Kingdom, the pyramids were tombs for royals and the wealthy. The largest was built in Giza for Khufu around 2600 B.C.
- The most famous piece of Mesopotamian literature. Sumerian in origin but written in Akkadian, it is the story of the Uruk King Gilgamesh and Enkidu, their adventures, and the search for everlasting life.
5 True/False questions
Divination → Trying to determine the will of the gods and your own future.
Theocracy → Government by divine authority.
Hammurabi → A massive stepped tower on which sat a temple.
Homo Erectus → "Upright human being." Emerged 1.5 million years ago, used more varied tools and was the first hominid to leave Africa and move to Europe and Asia.
Hittites → A mixture of local people and Indo European immigrants, founders of the Hittite Empire, first Indo Europeans to use iron. Assimilated other cultures and religions into its empire, transformed the culture of Mesopotamia, and passed it on to Mycenaean Greeks. Empire was destroyed by the Sea People.