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  1. Homo Sapiens
  2. Old Kingdom
  3. Hieroglyphics
  4. Epic of Gilgamesh
  5. Hammurabi
  1. a 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.
  2. b Third stage of human development, appeared 250,000 years ago.
  3. c "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.
  4. d 2186 - 2125 B.C. An age of prosperity and splendor when the largest pyramids were built and Memphis was the capital. The kings were considered divine and distant from the people.
  5. e 1792 - 1750 B.C. Created a strict code of 282 laws governing crime, commerce, land, marriage based on "an eye for an eye" and financial restitution.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. "Wise, wise human being." Appeared in Africa between 200,000 and 150,000 years ago and spread out about 100,000 years ago. By 10,000 B.C. had replaced the Neanderthals and are all around the world.
  2. 1550-1070 B.C. Ahmose I defeated the Hyksos and established the New Kingdom as a militaristic, imperialist country.
  3. Characteristics 1) Urban focus. 2) Distinct religious structure. 3) New political and military structure. 4) New social structure based on economic power. 5) Development of writing. 6) New forms of significant artistic and intellectual activity.
  4. "Large stone" like the ones used in Stonehenge, constructed 2100 - 1900 B.C.
  5. Successor of Akhenaten, he undid the religious changes, moved the capital back to Thebes, but the empire was failing.

5 True/False questions

  1. Neolithic"New Stone." 10,000 - 4000 B.C. People developed agriculture and raised livestock, stopped being nomadic, started living in permanent larger cities, developed specialized trades, divided labor, and men came to dominate society.


  2. HurriansCreators of the Mesopotamian civilization. By 3000 B.c. they had established several independent cities in southern Mesopotamia including Eridu, Ur, Uruk, Umma, and Lagash.


  3. ZigguratA massive stepped tower on which sat a temple.


  4. Bronze AgeThe provinces of Egypt, ruled by a Nomarch.


  5. Paleolithic"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.