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Chapter 2 Review World History
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this is a political unit that operates similarly to an independent kingdom although it shares culture with other areas
this is process by which the ideas, beliefs, and products of one people are shared and excepted by another people
this is a series of rulers, all from the same family
this is the result of uniting several peoples, nation, or formerly independent states under one ruler
the main purpose of the pyramids of Egypt was to function as
The cataracts along the Nile are most similar to
ancient Egypt was protected by natural barriers formed by
the theocracy of ancient egypt as a belief in the divinity
the process of mummification was connected to the egyptian belief in
papyrus as used as a surface r the Egyptian writing system called
The legendary figure Narmer was famous for being
the first ruler of Egypt
ruins of settlements in the Indus Valley show the buildings were constructed of oven-baked bricks.
Because of its size and the presence of mountains that separate it from the rest of Asia, the landmass that contains India, Bangledash, and Nepal is referred to as a continent.
Monsoons are seasonal floods that occur with regularity and have a great effect on India.
The term Harrapan civilization is sometimes used to refer to the civilization of the entire Indus Valley.
The Ganges river flooded unpredictably and sometimes changed its course.
Kalibangan nd Mohenjo-Daro were major cities in the Indus Valley.
China's first cities rose along the ____ where yellow silt, called ____, made the valley fertile.
Huang He River, Loess
Chinese civilizations were shaped largely by the ____ dynasty, which ruled for 500 years and was the first family f rulers to leave written records.
The supreme God during China's first several hundred years as a civilizatoin was ___ who (along with other gods)was consulted through the use of ___.
Shang Di, oracle bones
Around 1027 BC, the ____ overthrew the ____ dynasty,claiming that their actions were justified by heavenly powers.
What was Hammurabbi's Code, and why was it unusual at the time it was established?
Hammurabi's Code was a code of laws established by the ruler of Babylon, King Hammurabi. They would deal with issues like crime, and punishments were written for every crime. What was somewhat unusual about Hammurabi's Code was the severity of the punishments. If a person stole something and was caught, they would have a hand chopped off.
How did the practical needs of the ancient Egyptians tie in to their development of sophisticated scientific and mathematical concepts?
The Egyptians had to invent new innovative concepts to solve problems in their everyday life. They created a calendar system based on the stars. They used this to figure out when the Nile would flood. They also created new math and numbers to be able to collect taxes.
Compare and contrast hat artifacts from the Indus Valley have told archeologists about that civilization with what similar types of artifacts would reveal about our civilization.
Indus Valley Artifacts Suggest:
They had a government.
They a written language. (It cannot be deciphered. There are no other languages to base it on.)
They had a heavy focus on religion, and were polytheistic.
Our Future Artifacts Might Suggest:
We have a democratic government.
We had a written and spoken language. (Ours could probably be deciphered due to countries being more open, and travel being easier than it was in the time of the Indus Valley. Also, with modern technology, we can preserve artifacts better.)
We do not have one main religion in the country.
this part of the area between the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean Sea differs from the surrounding territory in the richness of its land.
This is the legendary king of Mesopotamia whose adventures are detailed in one of the world's earliest works of literature.
This is a belief in many gods.
The land between the tigris and euphrates river.
Creator of the world's first empire
This region, about the size of Massachusetts, was the site of the first civilization
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