Western Civ Exam #1 (actual exam)
Terms in this set (25)
Who is associated with an approach to history that emphasizes fact gathering?
According to this Egyptian concept there is a knowable order in the universe
As noted in class, what did the ancient Egyptians divide into units of 12?
Who in ancient Egypt was responsible for the annual flooding of the Nile?
In class we considered the passage in Genesis where Joseph offers advice to the pharaoh. We noted that this passage illustrated ancient Egypt's
emphasis on order and predictability
As noted in class, Antigone honored her father Creon and she honored her society's moral demands. But there was something she honored more. What was this?
Antigone honored the will of the gods that her brother's body should be properly buried, which shows her commitment to excellence.
theos + logos
zoe + logos
aster + nomos
ge + logos
makros + econ + nomos
The Venus of Willendorf statuette was probably designed in prehistoric times with what concern in mind?
This statuette represented fertility, with the concern in mind that people wanted to reproduce because many infants died young.
What do the cave paintings at Lascaux, France, depicts?
animals, and man's mastery over them
Hammurabi is remembered for
an elaborate code of law
To what extent did Socrates comply with the demand that he stop teaching philosophy?
Socrates was threatened with death unless he stopped teaching philosophy, but he refused to be quiet, so he was forced to drink poision.
The Tower of Babel discussed in Genesis 11 was a Mesopotamian
Genesis 1 describes 3 days and nights before the creation of the Sun. As noted in class, it may be that the Hebrew writer was making a statement about a Mesopotamian god. If this is correct, what was the statement?
The Mesopotamians considered the sun to be a god, but the Hebrews advocated the superiority of our God in that He created the sun, and not until the fourth day.
According to the U.S. Constitution, each state must have how many members in the U.S. Senate?
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