In this, and in other ways, the Greeks differed radically from Near Eastern thought.
Question 58 of 60
As more people began living in the same area, various forms of government
Ranging from strong centralized monarchy (Hittites, Assyrians, Babylonians, Israelites, etc.), to the less
centralized monarchies of the city-states in Sumeria, to the theocracy of Egypt.
Question 59 of 60
Egypt was protected by deserts and the sea and nourished by the Nile
which flooded regularly; it was less
prone to invasion and hence more secure politically.
In contrast, Mesopotamia was invaded regularly, having no natural barriers; the Tigris and Euphrates
Rivers were difficult to navigate and control and flooded regularly.
Question 60 of 60
The first use of writing
may have been to record the arrangements for river control.
The Mesopotamian civilizations are described as more pessimistic than the Egyptians which were more
Nature of Culture
Question 1 of 33
is a communication element intended to simply represent or stand for a complex of person,
object, group, or idea.
Symbols may be presented graphically, as in the cross for Christianity, the red cross or crescent for the
life-preserving agencies of Christian and Islamic countries; representationally, as in the human figures
Marianne, John Bull, and Uncle Sam standing for France, England, and the United States respectively;
they may involve letters, as in K for the chemical element potassium; or they may be assigned arbitrarily,
as in the mathematical symbol for infinity or the symbol $ for dollar.
Question 2 of 33