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CLAR 120 Test 1 Fall 2008 (Test 2 KEY)

CLAR 120 Test 1 Fall 2008 (Test 2 KEY) - Name Pledge PID...

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Name: _____________________ Pledge: _____________________ PID: _____________________ Sequence Number: 2 CLAR 120: A NCIENT C ITIES -- M IDTERM E XAMINATION 1 ( S PRING 2008) ** Instructions: for each of the forty three (43) questions below, choose the phrase that best completes the statement / answers the question. Please record the correct sequence number on your answer sheet! Please fill out the above and return this test sheet with your scantron sheet.** 1. Flexed decapitated skeletons in the Neolithic Levant may be an indication of: (1) low status burials (as at Ur) (2) disregard for the dead (as at Catal Huyuk) (3) human sacrifice (as in the White Temple of Uruk) (4) special treatment of the dead (and possibly status distinctions) at Ain Ghazal (5) none of the above 2. Wall painting and other forms of wall decoration at Catal Huyuk indicate: (1) ritual activities (2) craft specialization (3) aspects of the belief systems of the inhabitants (4) all of the above (5) none of the above 3. The usual figurine types at Chatal Huyuk probably indicate: (1) a form of government based on a cult of a female divinity (2) rituals associated with steatopygous images of males expressing powers of a sky god (3) matriarchic political system, in which the ruling class was female (4) concerns of fertility and stability of the household, indicated by the female form and location of the objects (5) none of the above 4. The “urban” characteristics in evidence at Jericho are: (1) long-distance trade and/or exchange (2) monumental fortifications (3) craft-specialization (4) temples and associated administrative systems (writing) (5) 1,2, and 3 only 5. The usual Sumerian/Mesopotamian house has or consists of: (1) multiple rooms, built in an agglomerative fashion (2) a central hall or open courtyard, accessible from the street or though a vestibule (3) intramural burials (4) baked brick used in courtyards and kitchen/bath areas (5) all of the above 6. Settlement patterns in Mesopotamia in the Uruk and Early Dynastic periods (4000-2300 BC) suggest: (1) a wide dispersal of villages suggesting a large unified territorial state structure (2) an avoidance of the area of the southern alluvium of the Tigris and Euphrates, in favor of the Zagros mountains (3) a dependence on herding and fishing (4) an adherence to canal routes and river tributaries for site locations and a developing site hierarchy (5) none of the above 1 CLAR 120 – First Midterm Examination 2008
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7. Cuneiform writing emerges in the Uruk period: (1) as an imitation of Egyptian hieroglyphics (2) as a development of tokens used as records for the exchange of commodities (3) in order to write legal documents and boundary stones (4) as a record keeping device in temple precincts (5) 2 and 4 only. 8. Which one is not evidence for ritual or cult activity in houses at Catal Huyuk (choose the exception): (1) ochre-painted sculls as a form of secondary burial (2) wall paintings and sculptural decoration (3) steatopygous figurines (4) monumental temples (5) horn cores built into walls and benches.
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