Ancient Civilizations in the Near East Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. During what time period in ancient Egypt did the building of temples become popular?

Question 2 2. Why did Zoroastrianism's popularity begin to fade after 637 CE?

Question 3 3. What was the father of the gods known as in Sumer?

Question 4 4. The first recorded code of law was _____.

Question 5 5. Which of the following items has NOT been found in a Sumerian tomb?

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Question 6 6. Carol was making a list of major religions practiced today that have many ideas that are similar to that of Zoroastrianism. She made a mistake. Which one did Carol get wrong?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is not correct about the Code of Hammurabi?

Question 8 8. Which of these was the first city state to attempt to rebuild the Sumerian empire?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is NOT a reason why steel came to replace bronze?

Question 10 10. In early Mesopotamia, why did priests make decisions regarding land and commercial trade?

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Question 11 11. The remains of a collapsed building, forming a mound upon which a new building is constructed is called a:

Question 12 12. Where did writing first appear?

Question 13 13. In The Epic of Gilgamesh, how does Gilgamesh overcome his fear of mortality?

Question 14 14. Iron was first used in the near east around

Question 15 15. Which of the following is NOT linked with Mithras?

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Question 16 16. With which Roman deity was Mithras often linked?

Question 17 17. How are people and animals often portrayed in Ancient Egyptian art?

Question 18 18. In Assyrian architecture, what is the name of a stone slab situated at the base of a wall?

Question 19 19. Why was the Ark of the Covenant so important to the Hebrews?

Question 20 20. The first recorded writing was on _____.

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Question 21 21. What type of temple was built to honor Egyptian gods?

Question 22 22. What material did Assyrians use in their buildings to imitate the Sumerians?

Question 23 23. The apex of Sumerian temple building was:

Question 24 24. Zoroastrianism is considered to be monotheistic. What does this mean?

Question 25 25. Steel is made by combining iron with

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Question 26 26. Cyrus and Darius were two Persian leaders, who created the largest empire ever known through

Question 27 27. Why was Cyrus II considered a benevolent king by the Persians?

Question 28 28. The kingdom of Israel emerged around

Question 29 29. Most of Egypt's pyramids were built during which kingdom?

Question 30 30. The first city to gain dominion over the Fertile Crescent region was:

Ancient Civilizations in the Near East Chapter Exam Instructions

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