World History Chapter 2
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What ruler was famous for a uniform code of laws that unified the empire?
Which Kings consulted the gods through the use of oracle bones?
Which early civilization had the first carefully planned cites with sophisticated plumbing?
What is the region in southwest Asia where the first civilization arose?
In which form of Egyptian writing did pictures stand for both ideas and sounds?
In which form of writing did pictures stand for ideas?
What is a series of rulers that come from a single family?
What is a deposit of fertile, windblown soil?
Which ruler was considered to be both a king and a god?
Large structures built to house the pharaoh's bodies, because their spirits were believed to rule after death
Despite its severity, _____ reinforced the idea that government had a responsibility for what occurred in society.
Cities in the Indus Valley were built with fortified structures called what?
Seasonal winds that dominate India's climate and affect crops
System developed during the Zhou dynasty when members of the royal family and nobles were granted the use of land that legally belonged to the king
Rule based on religious authority
Which civilization developed the calendar?
Which civilization had the Mandate of Heaven
How do we know that the people of the Indus Valley traded with Sumerians?
Seals used by Indus Valley merchants were found in Sumer
Why do we know so little about the Indus Valley civilization?
Indus writing system has not been deciphered and many sites for archeological digs have not been explored
What did Egyptian and Mesopotamian society have in common?
Polytheism, relied on rivers for agricultural success
How did Sargon and Akkad form the first empire?
They brought all independent city-states under the control of one ruler
Why were Egyptian farmers more fortunate than Mesopotamian farmers?
The Nile river was more predictable than the Mesopotamian rivers
What did the pyramids show about the Old Kingdom dynasties of Egypt?
The Egyptians believed in life after death and that pharaohs ruled even after death
How were the cities of the Indus Valley distinguished from other civilizations?
Cities in the Indus Valley were built to be organized on a grid and had sophisticated plumbing
How did the mandate of heaven affect the government of China?
The Mandate of Heaven kicked out wicked or foolish rulers, so China always supposedly had a good king
What was a major advantage of the Chinese system of writing?
People in all parts of China learned the same writing system
How did feudalism in China fail in the end to fulfill its purpose?
Lords became les dependent on the king and began fighting each other for more power