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From it very beginning, Western civilization benefited from crops and animals originating in
the Middle East
The defining elemetns of civilization in the Neolithic Periods include all of the following EXCEPT
Great stong settlements
Which of the following was NOT a characteristic of Sumerian life?
Nomadic wandering, taking care of flocks
What is apart of the Hammurabi's law code? (3)
1. It opens a window into our understanding of ancient daily life.
2. It prescribed different penalties for each of the three social orders in Babylon.
3. Its states purpose was to prevent the strong from oppressing the weak.
What were the characteristics of Sumerian life? (3)
1. Irrigated agriculture
2. Centralized administration
3. Temples with priests and priestesses
What were teh defining element of civilizaiton in the Neolithic period? (3)
1. Developed agriculture
2. Permanent settlements
The Indo-Europeans (3)
1. Provided the basis for almost all European languages
2. Often fought and moved on horseback
3. Established the Hittite kingodom in what is now modern Turkey
Among the Hebrew beliefs that have ahd an important impact of Western Civilization was (3)
1. The creation of the world at a specific time
2. The concept of ethical monotheism
3. That history was a purposeful, morally significant event
The great empire that dominated the Middle East through a comination of iron weapons and ruthless terror was the
The success of teh Assyrian empire was based on (3)
1. The use of iron weaponry and systematic brutality
2. Skilled administration and the spread of the Aramiac language
3. Skilled military engineers and a trained officer corps
The Persian Empire under Cyrus was held together by
An administrative system that curbed the abuse of power by officials
The text argues that the Persians adopted many things from older civilization, but the adoption that had the greatest long-term impact was
Coinage, a Lydian invention
Sumerians viewed their gods as benign, predictables beings who always worked for their city's welfare. T/F
Indo-European peoples have been so labeled because their language is the basis for a great many European languages, such as German, Finnish, Hungarian, and Basque. T/F
The broad curve of land that stretched from teh Persiand Gulf to the sthorts of the Mediterranean is known as the
The _________ were the Indo-European people who established a kingdom in what is now Turkey, in about 1650 BCE.
In Egyptian chronology, the Old Kingodom collapsed ans was followed by an anarchic era called teh First iNtermediat Period, then by a revival of royal authority termed the
What is true about the Hebrews prior to the reign of Saul? (3)
1. Israelite texts claim several clans were enslaved by the Egyptians.
2.Early Israel was led by charismatic leaders known as judges, who heped unite them against the treats of their neighbors.
3. The Scriptures give a precise historical, rather than religious, record of the time.
After the death of Solomon
His kingdom split in two: the northern kingdom aof Israel and the southern kingdom of Judah.
In addition to preaching monotheism, the Jewish prophets also
Preached that religion was not merely ritural, but also ethical behavior.
The ancient Phoenicians sailed the Mediterranean from the near East to Spain, and even into the Atlantic. T/F
Amenhotep IV changed his name to _______ when he began to worship the solar disk are the sole god.
After the death of Solomon, his kingdom split into two: a northern realm called Israel, adna southern realm called _______.
Around the 8th century BCE Jews were urged by the ______ to follow higher ethical standards.
Around 1200 BCE, a new netal, ______, began to replace bronze as the basic metal for military weapons.
The Mesopotamian empire known both for it extensive use of iron weapons and its rule by terror was the _______ Empire.
A cultivated, scholarly Assyrian king who was nonetheless a brutal conqueror was _______.
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