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Chapter 1 1. One of the world's first primary civilizations was created around 3100 BCE by people known as the: a) Sumerians b) Elamites c) Akkadians d) Mesopotamians 2. Which of the following statements is not true regarding the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh? a) The Epic illustrates the hostility the Sumerians felt toward the wilderness. b) People and gods lived to serve one another. c) The Sumerians had a pessimistic attitude toward the natural world. d) both a and b 3. Located in Anatolia, which of the following settlements could rival Jericho in complexity? a) Kish b) Tyre c) ’atal H S y S k d) Akkad 4. The two most consistent features of Ubaid life were: a) writing and temple-building b) writing and smelting of bronze c) temple-building and trade d) irrigation and temple-building 5. Which of the following statements about Egyptian religion is not true? a) The myths of Osiris and Isis are central to their beliefs. b) What mattered to the Egyptian was the means by which life is created and recreated. c) The Egyptians were fascinated with the story of their creation. d) The Egyptians did not have a bleak view of death. 6. All of the following are names of Sumerian city-states except: a) Uruk b) Nineveh c) Eridu d) Ur 7. The Egyptian god Osiris came to be seen as: a) king of the sky b) judge of the dead c) the incarnation of pharaoh d) a mere mortal 8. Sumerian scribes invented cuneiform writing around: a) 2000 BCE b) 2150 BCE c) 3100 BCE d) none of the above 9. Sargon, the man most responsible for uniting the Sumerian city-states: a) was a Sumerian from Ur b) was a mythical hero c) was an Akkadian from Akkad Page 1
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was the king of Kish 10. Without domestic animals to transport their goods, early humans could have no: a) chance for survival b) tools and weapons c) language d) material possessions 11. The expression "Paleolithic" means: a) New Stone Age b) Old Stone Age c) Bronze Age d) Iron Age 12. Following the reign of Sargon, Akkadian and Sumerian civilizations were virtually identical except for their: a) language b) art and architecture c) religious practices d) treatment of slaves 13. Compared to the Tigris and Euphrates, the Nile River in Egypt was: a) predictable b) unpredictable c) impossible to navigate d) violent 14. Sumerian achievements include all of the following except: a) the wheel b) cuneiform writing c) sailing ships d) all of the above 15. The period from roughly 5000 to 3000 BCE in Egypt is usually called: a) the Intermediate Period b) the Old Kingdom c) Predynastic Egypt d) the Middle Kingdom 16. The Egyptian technique of writing "sacred carvings" is called: a) cuneiform b) phonogram c) nomarch d) hieroglyphs 17. By virtue of their martial ability, Sumerian figures of authority were called (literally) "big man": a) en b) ensi c) pharaoh d) lugal 18. During which period did pharaoh successfully centralize his power and administration? a)
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course HH 205 taught by Professor Kelly during the Spring '05 term at Naval Academy.

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