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Unit 2 Ancient Civilizations

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  • Q1
    Which rivers run thru Mesopotamia?
    Tigris and Euphrates
    Sumer and Hrappa
    Nile and Indus
    Missouri and Mississippi
  • Q2
    Why was Egypt called "the Gift of the Nile"?
    Egyptians believed the gods had placed the Nile in Egupt as a sign of supremacy
    protection from the Nile kept invaders from entering from the North
    Fish and wildlife from the Nile were traded with neighboring civilizations
    Irrigation from the Nile provided for farming in a desert region
  • Q3
    Which of the following is one characteristic of many societies in the Early Civilizations Era (8000 - 500 B.C.)?
    Monotheistic belief systems
    inequality between men and women
    inequality between men and women
    Ethnic and cultural diversity
  • Q4
    The domestication of plants and animals in areas near the Indus, Huang He, Nile, and Tigris-Euphrates rivers resultd in the development of villages and cities. The groth of early settled communities contributed to -
    the development of political and religious institutions
    a nomadic lifestyle of hunters and gatherers
    the rise of industrial production methods
    cave paintings showing early man using tools
  • Q5
    Which of the following is one change that directly resulted from the development of farming approximately 10,000 years ago?
    It led to the production of stone tools
    It led to the creation of settled communities
    it led to the growth in the number of nomadic groups
    It led to the expansion of political rights for women
  • Q6
    The Indus River Valley civilizations are known for having well planned urban areas with streets in a grid pattern
  • Q7
    The physical geography of China influenced development in the Huang He valley because -
    large deposits of iron ore attracted invaders to the region resulting in constant warfare
    Waterfalls on the river made it difficult to naviage affecting trade in the area
    mountains to the west of the river valley protected the region creating cultural isolation
    earthquakes in the region caused destruction creating a need for stable government
  • Q8
    Being close to fresh water was NOT important for early civilizations
  • Q9
    Specialization of Labor was a direct result of the Neolithic Revolution
  • Q10
    Governments developed because
    they felt the need for taxes, dictators, and government red tape
    they needed leaders and laws to build and maintain large community projects, such as irrigation canals
    they felt the need to build a social class structure
    They needed leaders for their armies
  • Q11
    The development of surplus agriculture led to the ability to have specialized labor because not everybody had to hunt for their own food.
  • Q12
    The development of trade and commerce created a need for government regulation
  • Q13
    Why is the government of ancient Egypt considered a theocracy?
    The pharaoh is considered a god-king
    Wealthy elite control most parts of the government
    LEadership passes form father to son
    the government has a representative legislature
  • Q14
    which of the following is one change to human societies as a result of the Neolithic REvolution?
    emergence of monotheistic religion
    social equality between men and women
    elections for political leadership
    Development of specialization of labor
  • Q15
    Hammurabi's code was created because there was a need for a consistent and predictable set of laws

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