HIS-1122-XZIA Coumbe Test 1

HIS-1122-XZIA Coumbe Test 1 - ETROY World History to 1500...

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ETROY World History to 1500 HIS-1122-XZIA 11/T2 (Coumbe) Review Test Submission: Test #1 Review Test Submission: Test #1 User Course ETROY World History to 1500 HIS-1122-XZIA 11/T2 (Coumbe) Test Test #1 Started Submitted Status Completed Comments Score 90 out of 100 points Time Elapsed Instructions 3 essays, 50 multiple choice, covers chapters 1-5; not timed. Question 1 Compare and contrast Egypt and Mesopotamia in terms of economy, geography, social structure, politics, etc. Selected Answer: Correct Answer: [None] Response Feedback: Religion – A good answer would contrast the pessimistic nature of Mesopotamian religion as exemplified by the Epic of Gilgamesh with the optimistic nature of Egyptian religion which recognized the possibility of eternal life. A good answer would discuss the Epic of Gilgamesh as well as the Egyptian concept of Ma’hat. You also should discuss building practices, Ziggurats versus pyramids. Political developments – Both Egypt and Mesopotamia’s smaller states were combined by conquest into larger domains with powerful rulers, polytheistic religions, writing systems (cuneiform versus hieroglyphics). Extensive commerce and sophisticated technologies in both Mesopotamian and Egyptian trade and conquest created connections with distant peoples and distant cultures. However, Egypt also differed from Mesopotamia. Both civilizations were river civilizations and depended upon a major river. In many other ways Egypt differed from Mesopotamia. Separated by seas and deserts from potential invaders possess of a river whose annual, regular floods enabled farmers to produce abundant crops every year. Ancient Egypt was bountiful, powerful, large and predictable like the Nile River that ran through it. 15 out of 17 points
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Egyptian society was more stable and its rhythms of life more regular than in Mesopotamia. Egypt’s world view was less gloomy and its religions more optimistic. Women played more prominent roles in Egypt than they did in Mesopotamia. They also had a higher status and more right. Egyptian women could own and inherit property, obtain a divorce, and engage in trade. In fact, Egyptian families were often matrilineal with property descending through the female line. Some Egyptians wives were recognized as being dominant in the home. Some served as priestesses and rulers. Both Egypt and Mesopotamia had a highly stratified social system. People were ranked according to status and wealth. Question 2 Discuss the evolution of the caste system in ancient India.
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This note was uploaded on 12/26/2011 for the course HIS 1122 taught by Professor Coumbe during the Fall '11 term at Troy.

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