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World History Midterm Review

Quiz by Jill Schmidt

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27 questions
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  • Q1
    What caused the development of civilization in Mesopotamia?
    political agreement
    religious differences
    widespread education
    fertile soil
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  • Q2
    Why did crops grow well in Mesopotamia?
    fertile farmland
    the ocean supplied water
    land was mountainous
    adequate rainfall
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  • Q3
    Which of the following did NOT contribute to the success of ancient Egypt?
    fertile soil in the Nile delta
    predictable floods
    natural barriers
    access to the Arabian Desert
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  • Q4
    What conclusion can be made from the fact that scribes had significant power in Sumerian society?
    scribes invented cuneiform
    people who could read and write were important
    all scribes came from the upper class
    scribes were good artists
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  • Q5
    What is an important difference between hunter gatherers and agricultural societies?
    agricultural societies were always moving
    hunter gatherers allowed for increased population
    agricultural societies stayed put
    hunter gatherers stayed put
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  • Q6
    What is similar about the Nile River and the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers?
    they were important for building the pyramids
    irrigation led to increased crop production
    the rivers flooded every winter
    they caused starvation among the people
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  • Q7
    What developed when different kingdoms formed throughout Egypt?
    civil war broke out
    pyramids were no longer built
    trade routes developed
    agriculture declined
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  • Q8
    What happened as a result of agriculture?
    population grew and civilizations formed
    population declined
    people continued to move in search of food
    people moved to cities
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  • Q9
    What Pharaoh took rule after her husband died and focused on trade?
    Queen Hatshepsut
    King Tut
    Ramses the Great
    Cleopatra
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  • Q10
    What Pharaoh kept the Hittites out and was a great warrior and builder?
    Queen Hatshepsut
    Ramses the Great
    King Khufu
    King Tut
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  • Q11
    What cilivization had yearly flooding, natural barriers, used papyrus and had the Old and Middle Kingdoms?
    China
    Mesopotamia
    Egypt
    India
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  • Q12
    Why was Hammurabi's Code so important?
    they were written for all to see
    they only applied to the poor
    they were meant to protect the wealthy
    they were created by society
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  • Q13
    What was a major contribution developed by Mesopotmia?
    government
    gunpowder
    written language
    the caste system
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  • Q14
    Why were pyramids built in Egypt?
    to serve as a tomb for the pharaohs to live enternally
    to serve as a market
    to be able to watch the stars
    to serve as a home for the king
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  • Q15
    What made it difficult to get in and out of China?
    mountains and rivers
    rivers
    mountains and deserts
    the ocean
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  • Q16
    What is a major difference between Buddhism and Hinduism?
    Buddhism rejected the caste system
    Hinduism began in China
    Buddhism began in China
    Hinduism rejected the caste system
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  • Q17
    What is the period of time called when art and literature flourished during the Gupta Empire, the number 0 was created and provinces were united?
    China's Golden Age
    India's Golden Age
    European's Golden Age
    The Dark Age
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  • Q18
    What was the purpose of the Eightfold Path?
    end suffering
    escape one's social class
    to restore order to an empire
    reach Moksha
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  • Q19
    Chinese belief that this gave them the right to rule.
    Monotheism
    Oracle Bones
    Mandate of Heaven
    Four Noble Truths
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  • Q20
    What was the purpose of the Civil Service Exam?
    to make sure talented educated people worked
    to choose a king
    to teach religion
    to build temples
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