Final Exam Review

Final Exam Review - MMW 1 2010 TRACK A FINAL EXAM STUDY...

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MMW 1 2010 TRACK A FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDE Your exam will cover the entire course but will focus heavily on the assigned reading, lectures, and films for weeks 8-10. The format of the exam will consist of multiple choice questions, matching key terms, a passage identification (from a primary text), and one short essay. Material from weeks 1-7 will not be examined in the multiple choice questions, matching key terms, or the one passage identification, but will only be covered in the one short cumulative essay. In addition to this study guide, please remember to use the lists of key terms, people, and places from the posted lecture notes (also found on webCT). Some Reminders 1. Our exam is on Friday, December 10th, from 8 to 11 am, and will take place in the Mandeville Auditorium . 2. You will need to bring a #2 pencil, and an 882 (green) scantron. I will provide the paper for the written portions of the exam. 3. The exam is worth 140 possible points (35% of your overall grade). 4. You must take the exam to pass the course. 5. I will hold a review session on Wednesday, December 8th, from 8 to 9:30 pm in CICC (Copley International Conference Center -Institute of the Americas), Room 101. I will also hold office hours on Wednesday, Dec. 8th from 12 to 2 pm; 6 to 7:30 pm and on Thursday, Dec. 9th from 4 to 7 pm. 6. Lastly, I strongly encourage you to make use of the discussion board on WebCT. This is a great way to get some help and to share ideas. Good luck! I. Mesopotamia and the Origin of States, 4100-2350 BC (modern day Iraq) Why we looked at Mesopotamia: Mesopotamia is the first recorded society organized around state- level institutions, which include: a centralized government administered by one ruler at the top, supported by an intricate system of bureaucrats, a market economy (negative reciprocity), professional armies, and usually large urban populations. Since it is the first, scholars have turned to Mesopotamia to try to understand under what set of circumstances a state-level society is likely to develop, and what processes are at work shaping the creation of these state institutions. Four observations from Mesopotamia were used to develop four models that have been used to examine state formation: Extensive irrigations systems Manager Model (aka the Hydraulic Hypothesis) 1
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Dry, limiting environment and evidence of conflict Circumscription and Warfare Model Commercial, market economy Trade Model Network of temples Ceremonial Centers Model Questions to Ponder About Mesopotamia 1. Define state-level social organization. What new features in the economy, political structure, and residence patterns are only seen in state societies? 2. Foragers, tribal, and chiefdom societies all define identity through an individual’s family (kinship) connections. How do individuals define their identity in state-level societies? 3.
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This note was uploaded on 01/10/2011 for the course MMW 1 taught by Professor Jordan during the Fall '06 term at UCSD.

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