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Ch. 4 test review (fennell)
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The Assyrian ruler was
(Both A and B) a king, and a priest
Before making any decisions, the Assyrian king would do what?
consult the gods with ritual divination
Common to Assyrian artwork were all of the following except
pictures of peaceful and serene afterlife
One of the positive cultural contributions from the Assyrian empire was:
the Library of Ashurbanipal
The history of Israel was first written down in what script?
The homeland of the Assyrian Empire was in
The chief tactic that the Assyrians used to maintain tranquility in their empire was
Which of the following is NOT one of the reasons that the Assyrians were able to conquers vast territories?
They had accomplished and wily diplomats
The Assyrian government used mass deportation to
break the spirit of rebellious peoples
Information about ancient Israel can be found in the
Israel is important partly because
it is a crossroads to the Near East, Egypt, and Arabia
Which of the following poses a problem for interpreting the history of the early Israelites from the bible?
(These are all problematic) didn't write down history for thousands of years, written for religious not historical purposes, written in several phases by different people. hebrew civilization was interrupted by conquest
The stories of Cain and Abel and Sodom and Gomorrah reflect
friction between the nomadic and settles peoples of the region
The Israelites became devoted to their stern and warlike god, Yahweh, during
forty years of wandering in the desert
The basic tenets of Jewish belief and practice prohibit
murder, adultery, theft, and lying
The basic Israelite political structure before King Saul was
rule by chieftains of the twelve tribes (descendants of Joseph and Jacob)
In the time of King Solomon, the commercial wealth of Israel was derived from trade with
Phoenicia, Arabia, and East Africa
What was the Ark of the covenant?
a sacred box containing the tablets of law given to moses
Solomon began an ambitious building project to create
the First Temple
Women in Israelite society were respected because they
provided goods and services that sustained family life
After Solomon's death, the kingdom of Israel was split into
Judah and Israel
Which of the following did NOT aid the Jews in maintaining a strong cultural identity after the loss of their state?
the requirement that men grow beards
The exile of Hebrews to Babylon in 587 BCE occurred under
The Phoenician's developed a system of writing based on
an alphabet, in which each symbol represented a sound
What made certain Phoenician textiles unique?
Carthage was founded by people migrating from
The merchant aristocracy that controlled Carthage was unique because it
allowed ambitious and successful individuals and families to gain political power
By 300 BCE, Celtic people were found in what regions?
(all of these) Hungary and Turkey, Italy and Greece, Britain and France, Spain and Ireland
The political organization of the Celts was
nonexistent; each Celtic group was regional and followed no one ruler
What is a distinctive feature of Celtic military activity?
Warriors fought naked and and took the heads of enemies.
Celtic priests in Gaul and Britain
One of the best text sources we have about the Celts was written by
could inherit their husbands' estates
Unlike other ancient cultures in Europe and western ASia, Celts believed in
the belief in reincarnation
The cultural core of early Olmec civilization was located at
San Lorenzo and La Venta
Why did the Olmec lay out their cities in alignment with the paths of stars?
They believed in the significance of astronomical events
The markers of the "giant head" carvings in Mesoamerica were part of which civilization?
An example of the enduring impact of the Olmec on Mesoamerican life is
ritual ball games
Why was Chavin de Huantar's location pivotal in its success?
It was located at the intersection of trade routes between the mountain valleys and the coastal lowlands
The only domesticated beast of burden in the Andean region was the
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