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100

What is the region at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea. Also the ancient homeland of the Israelite people.

Canaan

100

Who is considered the father of the Jewish people. He was from Mesopotamia bur moved to Canaan when he heard Yahweh command him to do so.

Abraham

100

What is the name of a government in which power is in the hands of a single person? (Think king and queen)

A monarchy

100

What is the the name of the most sacred Hebrew text? Also the first five books of the modern Christian Bible. 

The Torah

100

What is a mutual promise or agreement?

Ex: The agreement between Yahweh and the Hebrew people.

A covenant

200

What was the name of the nation of the Hebrew people?

Israel

200

Who led they Israelites in their escape from Egypt and later carved the 10 commandments into stone tablets?

Moses

200

What is the name of a government in which power is in the hands of a hereditary ruling class or nobility?

(Not a single person, but a ruling class)

An aristocracy

200

What is the belief in one god?

Monotheism

200

What is a payment made by a weaker power to a stronger power to assure peace and stability?

A tribute. 

300

What is the name of an Israelite kingdom that was established after they split from Israel?

Judah

300

Who was the first Persian king who is remembered for treating conquered people with mercy and allowing the Jewish population to return to their homeland.

King Cyrus "the Great"

300

What is a type of government in which power is in the hands of a few people. Especially where rule is based on wealth.

An oligarchy

300

What are a series of laws that Moses wrote down after hearing Yahweh command him?

10 Commandments

300

What was the name of a governor of a province in ancient Persia?

A satrap

400

What Greek city-state was known for being a militarized state. They are also remembered for being very selfless, brave, and having a deep respect for their elders.

Sparta

400

Who was the second king of Persia? He fulfilled his father's wish of conquering Egypt after Cyrus died?

Cambyses

400

Who is a powerful individual who gains control of a city state by appealing to the poor for support.

A tryant.

400

What is the name of the ancient Persian religion?

Zoroastrianism

400

What was the name of a route in the Persian empire that provided many places for travelers to rest? It was 1600 miles in length.

The Royal Road

500

What was a Greek city-state where democracy was founded. They are remembered for their contributions to the arts, math, and science. 

Athens

500

Who was a Persian king that expanded the empire to it largest size. He is also remembered for building the Royal Road and bringing standardization to the empire?

King Darius

500

What is a government who is controlled by its citizens, either directly or through representatives.

A democracy

500

What are two ways that Zoroastrianism and Judaism are similar?

Both are monotheistic

Both believe in a battle of good and evil with a final judgement for all. 

500

What is the general term for a Greek city state that was the main political unit in Greece after 750 bce?

HINT: What did they call their "city-states?" 


A polis

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