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Achaemenids, Seleucids, Parthians, Sasanids
Which of the following lists of the Persian empires is correct chronologically?
Zarathustra talked about the battle between the "wise lord" Ahurda Mazda and the evil spirit
the view of the material world as a place of temptation that had to be ignored
Which of the following basic tenets of Zoroastrianism did not influence later religions?
The empire, comprising most of the old Achaemenid state, that was taken by a general of Alexander the Great was the
In organizing their empire, Persian rulers relied heavily on techniques of administration from the
went further than the Persian emperors in their efforts to foster cultural unity
The Qin and Han dynasties
The Chinese emperor who was notorious for his hatred of Confucianism and for his burning of books was
the gap between the rich and the poor grew dangerously large
As the Han dynasty became more powerful and wealthy
The philosophy that criticized social activism and, instead, proposed a life of reflection and introspection
arose from the proper ordering of human relationships
Confucius believed that political and social harmony
became core texts of traditional Chinese education
Through the efforts of Confucius, the literary works of the Zhou period
What was the school of philosophical thought that returned order to China after the Period of Warring States?
support of traditional learning
Which one of the following was not one of Qin Shihuangdi's policies?
established the principle of collective responsibility
In an effort to bring about effective government control, the Legalists
The kingdom that played a leading role in Indian unification, after the withdrawal of Alexander of Macedon, was
the fact that they did not recognize social hierarchies based on caste
The greatest contribution of the Jains was
The Jains adhered to the principle of nonviolence to other living things or souls, which is expressed in the word
The Indian work that deals with a dialogue between the warrior, Arjuna, and his charioteer, Krishna, is the
The Indians political scene changed dramatically in 520 BCE when new administrative techniques were introduced after the invasion of the
understanding the rhythms of the monsoon winds
The success and timing of trade, through the Indian Ocean basin, largely depended on
the rise of guilds, which essentially served as jati
One of the biggest transformation of the caste system during this period was
the common practice of child marriage
One of the most pronounced examples of patriarchal dominance in ancient India was
debase the currency
One of the biggest financial problems of the later Mauryan period was the ruler's decision to
a series of small kingdoms
During the time of the Aryans the Indian political landscape was characterized by
Although only fragments remain, some of our best information about early Indian history comes from the book, Indika, written by
usually consisted of independent, autonomous city states
The political structure of the ancient Greeks
Later Christian scholastic philosophers referred to this man as "the master of those who know"
The largest part of Alexander's conquests, essentially the former Achaemenid empire, was taken over by
Of the natural disasters that plagued the Minoans, the most devastating was the volcanic eruption in 1628 BCE on the island of
The Mycenaeans received early, indirect influence from the Egyptians and Phoenicians through their contact with the
Which of the following words was used the by Greeks to refer to generals or politicians who, although often popular, gained power by irregular means
Lucius Cornelius Sulla
The leader, supported by the Roman aristocrats, who led a slaughter of more than ten thousand of his political enemies
as a Roman citizen Paul had the right to appeal his case in Rome, which he did
Paul's case was transferred to Rome because
The Romans had a long tradition of written law stretching back to 450 BCE and the creation of the
the right of a patrician to transfer out of a plebeian court
All of the following were the foundations of Roman law with the exception of
During the Punic Wars, the Romans first fought the Carthaginians over the most important source of grain in the western Mediterranean. Where was is?
stimulated the development of the local economies and states
The Roman conquest of Gaul, Germany, Britain, and Spain
What naval invention helped the Romans take back their holdings in the Mediterranean in the First Punic War?
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