HIST FINAL - 1 HIST 1010-Gorshkov Test 1 1 The last...

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HIST 1010-Gorshkov Test 1 *________ 1. The last powerful state which emerged in the Mesopotamian valley before the Greek conquest was a) the Kingdom of Judah; b) Lydia; c) The Hittite Empire d) the Persian Empire. ________ 2. Perhaps the first most skillful manufacturers of iron in the Near East were a) the Hittites b) Sumerians c) Assyrians d) Chaldeans *________ 3. The major development associated with the Phoenicians was a) the invention of cuneiform b) the invention of iron smelting c) the invention of coinage d) the invention of a 26 letter alphabet eventually adopted by the Greeks ________ 4. The Greeks colonized the Mediterranean world because a) they wanted to spread their religion b) the needed more farmland c) they founded war irresistible d) none of the above ________ 5. During the Roman Republic the tribunes were given the right to a) stop unjust and oppressive acts through veto thereby to protect the interests of the patricians b) stop unjust and oppressive acts through veto thereby to protect the interest of the plebeians c) redistribute public lands among slaves and women d) redistribute public lands among patricians and plebeians in order to prevent civil disturbances *________ 6. The concept of wuwei in Taoism refers to a) self-cultivation b) non-action c) Golden Rule d) Legalism ________ 7. Corpus Juris Civilis a) afforded land rights to the poor b) was an encyclopedia that contained all ancient scientific knowledge c) revised and systematized Roman laws d) promoted the official state religion *________ 8. What of the following features is not true about civilization? a) urbanized life b) representative arts c) nomadic life d) system of writing *________ 9. First hominids to spread throughout Eurasia were a) homo-sapiens b) homo-erectus c) Australopithecus d) homo-habilis ________ 10. Mystery religious cults were popular in the Roman Empire because a) they did not require sacrifice of small children b) they promised to redeem these who believed and bring immortality to them c) they promise salvation through the ritual of animal sacrifice d) they provided religious justification for gladiatorial contests *________ 11. The purpose of the pyramids of Egypt was to a) provide a living place for the royal family b) preserve the king’s body for eternity c) provide high places to worship Re d) reconcile the spiritual and physical worlds *________ 12. This Neo Babylonian ruler was responsible for deporting thousands of 1
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Hebrew to Babylon, into what became known as the Babylonian captivity a) Satrap b) Ahura-Mazda c) Sargon I d) Nebuchadnezzar II *________ 13. Spartacus a) was a Roman patrician and statesmen who pled the case of the poor b) was an early Christian theologian who was instrumental in establishing the standard view on Trinity c) was a Roman general who unsuccessfully attempted to install himself as emperor d) led a major slave uprising that was crushed by the Roman army.
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