Prehistory & Early Civilizations Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The last of the horse peoples died out:

Question 2 2. Which is older: walls or cities?

Question 3 3. In the Sumerian myth of a Great Flood, why did Goddess Enlil plan to flood the earth?

Question 4 4. Why do scholars now believe the great flood actually took place?

Question 5 5. The practice of Mother Goddess worship remains a mystery to modern historians. Why do we know so little about these ancient religions?

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Question 6 6. In what way was Moses' hierarchy not a true theocracy?

Question 7 7. Which of these was one of the first walled cities?

Question 8 8. Bronze offered which of the following advantages to early people?

Question 9 9. The easiest way for a barbarian to gain the products of civilization was to:

Question 10 10. The term interglacial refers to

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Question 11 11. Which of the following represents the main benefit of the horse?

Question 12 12. Which region's people are famous for their unique portrayal of the Mother Goddess figure?

Question 13 13. Lake Agassiz and the Indo-European diaspora are thought to have both occurred around _____.

Question 14 14. Scholars believe Jericho has been a site of human habitation for thousands of years because of its

Question 15 15. For thousands of years, civilization's only hope of victory against horse peoples was _____.

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Question 16 16. Which of the following does Indo-European refers to?

Question 17 17. Which of these deities is NOT an obvious descendant of the Mother Goddess?

Question 18 18. Civilization displaced other systems because civilized people _____.

Question 19 19. Where was Mesopotamia located?

Question 20 20. The invention of chariots led to distinct advantages in warfare. Bronze armor worn by charioteers decreased the effectiveness of missiles fired from city wall. Chariots were also fast enough to catch people before they had time to adequately prepare for a siege. What would have happened to a city with independent walls when attacked by armies with chariots?

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Question 21 21. How did the gradual warming of the earth affect the lives of human beings?

Question 22 22. The current period of interglaciation began

Question 23 23. The earliest known example of a Mother Goddess sculpture dates back to _____.

Question 24 24. How did emerging cities with population surplus overcome the problem of administration?

Question 25 25. How did the creation of cities change the way in which people worked?

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Question 26 26. How did the domestication of animals affect the lives of human beings?

Question 27 27. The development of chariots required a certain amount of trial and error to create a useful tool of warfare. Horses had to be harnessed and trained to work with the driver to operate as a system. Which of the following were NOT necessary for the development of chariots?

Question 28 28. 4000 BCE brought the invention of _____.

Question 29 29. Today we think of horses as an old-fashioned mode of transportation that was replaced by the automobile. In contrast, how would humans, who were first in contact with horses, have viewed them?

Question 30 30. The first civilization without an aristocracy was:

Prehistory & Early Civilizations Chapter Exam Instructions

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