Paleolithic to Agricultural Revolution
Mesopotamia, Egypt and Kush
Ancient Hebrews and Greece
Early Civilizations of India and China
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At the end of the last ice age, as glaciers retreated in northern Europe, what caused people to move north into the areas uncovered by the ice sheets?
What is animal herds moved north, and hunter-gatherers followed.

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It is the first written body of laws used to organize society.
What is the significance of Hammurabi’s Code

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After the Jewish Revolt was put down and the Romans destroyed the Temple in 70 A.D., Jews were scattered across the Roman world. What did the Jews turn to as their center of worship?
What is the authority of rabbis (teachers)

100

Confucius was born about 2,500 years ago in China and grew up in
What is great poverty after his father died when Confucius was 3 years old.

100

A nomad is someone who travels around instead of settling in one place. Which of the following sentences best describes why early humans were nomadic?
What is they followed the movement of the animals they hunted.

200

The end of the Stone Age (around 10,000-12,000 years ago) witnessed the change from hunter-gatherer societies to agricultural societies. This led to the rise of civilization. One of the societal changes that occurred at this time was that people
What is began to farm and live in permanent settlements.

200

Why were river systems important in supporting early civilizations and in helping them flourish?
What is they provided water for irrigation and agriculture.

200

Study of the religious texts is very important to Judaism. Why?
What is study is necessary to know and follow the laws.

200

Emperor Ashoka converted to Buddhism after a bloody war. His beliefs were based on the moral principles of Buddhism. Which of these is an example of Ashoka's beliefs?
What is he believed in nonviolence and vegetarianism.

200

Understanding and taking advantage of the flood cycles of the Nile River allowed the ancient Egyptians to
What is grow larger amounts of grain to sell or to store for later use.

300

An early problem in agricultural societies was
What is the spread of diseases from animals to humans.

300

Ancient Egyptian architecture is characterized by
What is blocks of stone or mud brick made without mortar.

300

The Hellenistic period covers the years between 323 BC, the death of Alexander the Great, and 31 BC, the suicide of Cleopatra. These years are referred to as Hellenistic because during this time,
What is Greek culture was spread throughout the non-Greek world.

300

What effect did Emperor Ashoka have on Buddhism?
What is he spread Buddhism to areas outside of India.

300

Athens and Sparta were two great city-states in ancient Greece, and they were often in conflict. What was the cause of the Peloponnesian War in the 5th century BC?
What is Sparta feared the growth and the power of Athens.

400

Early humans arrived in Australia about 40-45,000 years ago. Where did they come from, and how did they get there?
What is they came from what is now Southeast Asia via a land bridge.

400

Hatshepsut was known as a builder pharaoh because of the many building projects begun or completed during the years 1503 B.C. to 1482 B.C. In addition to buildings, many obelisks and statues were also completed. What characteristics was also unique to Hatshepsut?
What is Hatshepsut was the first woman to be king of both Upper and Lower Egypt.

400

The people of Ancient Greece lived in small, isolated communities that eventually grew in large city-states. Why were these communities isolated from one another?
What is Greece has a varied geography.

400

Siddhartha Gautama was born about 2,500 years ago and was a spiritual leader in India. He changed his name to Buddha, which means "The Awakened One." Which of these statements is true regarding the Buddha?
What is the Buddha was born a prince into nobility in what is now Nepal.

400

The Bhagavad Gita, which means Song of God, is a sacred poem for followers of which of these belief systems?
What is Hinduism

500

Society as a whole was advanced by agriculture. Land that is farmed can support more than 50 times the number of people that same land can support through subsistence (bare necessities) living. Because of agriculture,
What is standing armies developed among the stronger societies.

500

Pharaohs were believed to control the flooding of the Nile River, which made the soil fertile for a good harvest. What was a major reason that Egyptians believed pharaohs had this power?
What is the Nile's flooding was reliable and came at about the same time every year.

500

The first known democracy came about in Greece about 500 BC when Cleisthenes overthrew Peisistratus. What types of democratic institutions did the Greeks then live under for the next two centuries?
What is direct democracy

500

Indian society was organized into a caste system. This social structure is
What is hereditary because a person is born into a class and remains in it.

500

Taoism is a Chinese folk religion that is based upon
What is sacrifices of food to spirits and fortune-telling.