Test 1 B F11 World History VB Multiple Choice Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. ____ 1. The use of fire may have begun about a. 2,000,000 years ago. b. 500,000 years ago. c. 100,000 years ago. d. 25,000 years ago. e. 10.000 years ago. ____ 2. Which of the following were among the basic characteristics of the first civilizations? a. the development of the Phoenician alphabet b. the use of iron tools and weapons by 3500 B.C.E. c. the development of cities d. the discovery of fire e. the invention of pottery ____ 3. Which of the following is not true about cuneiform? a. It used the Cyrillic alphabet. b. It was used for record keeping. c. It was used for teaching. d. It was used to record Mesopotamian literature. e. It was developed by the Sumerians. ____ 4. Hammurabi did all of the following except a. become Pharaoh of Egypt during the Middle Kingdom. b. "divide and conquer" his enemies as he returned Mesopotamia to unified control. c. establish his new capital at Babylon. d. work to stimulate economic revival and enhance the irrigation system. e. establish a major code of law. ____ 5. The Nile delta, about one hundred miles from the Mediterranean, was called a. Greater Egypt. b. Lower Egypt. c. Upper Egypt. d. Central Egypt. e. Axum. ____ 6. Which of the following is not correct about the pyramids? a. They were tombs for the pharaohs. b. They were constructed during the Middle Kingdom. c. They were symbols of royal power. d. The most magnificent of the pyramids was constructed about 2500 B.C.E. e. Pyramids were filled with boats, food, weapons, and games. ____ 7. In contrast to the Old Kingdom, the role of the pharaoh in the Middle Kingdom was that of
a. an inaccessible god-king. b. a shepherd, a provider of public projects and assistance. c. a symbolic fisherman for his people. d. a warrior-king. e. a sacrificial scapegoat. ____ 8. The story of Osiris in ancient Egyptian religion served to a. weaken popular belief in the pharaoh's divinity. b. permit the people to maintain a sun cult. c. strengthen the belief that immortality could be achieved. d. provide a method for designing and constructing the pyramids. e. justify wars against Syria. ____ 9. The independent African state that emerged at the end of the second millennium B.C.E. was a. Axum. b. Mali. c. the Maghreb. d. Kush. e. Zanj. ____ 10. The aftermath of the Hyksos intrusion into Egypt resulted in a. the Egyptian use of iron for improved tools and weapons. b. the reestablishment of the Old Kingdom. c. Egyptian adoption of camel-drawn war chariots. d. a significant increase in Egyptian imperialism in the New Kingdom. e.
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