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Early Civilizations in Egypt, Mesopotamia & the Near East Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following did the development of agriculture aid?

Question 2 2. According to paleontologists and historians' best guess, what time frame likely saw the earliest human agricultural settlements?

Question 3 3. What is the nickname of the area between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers which encouraged the first human settlements?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is a massive rectangular temple built by the Sumerians?

Question 5 5. Which of the following records a law code given by a Babylonian king to his subjects?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is a Persian palace built by Xerxes I in the city of Parsa?

Question 7 7. Why did Pharaohs build pyramids?

Question 8 8. What is most surprising about the Egyptian calendar?

Question 9 9. Besides their shape, how did obelisks differ from pyramids?

Question 10 10. Which of these kings created a code of behavior?

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Question 11 11. What were weather conditions like in Mesopotamia?

Question 12 12. What was the father of the gods known as in Sumer?

Question 13 13. What does the term Neolithic Age mean?

Question 14 14. When did the Neolithic Age take place?

Question 15 15. What is NOT a characteristic of the Neolithic Age?

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Question 16 16. How was Tiglath able to conquer Israel?

Question 17 17. Why were the Assyrian soldiers considered to be some of the most dangerous in the world?

Question 18 18. Assyrians prevented uprisings in their empire by _____.

Question 19 19. Which of the following was NOT an advantage the Egyptians held over the Mesopotamian civilizations?

Question 20 20. What is it called when someone combines two similar deities into one?

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Question 21 21. Most of Egypt's pyramids were built during which kingdom?

Question 22 22. When compared to a modern treasurer, what is unusual about the position of chief treasurer in ancient Egypt?

Question 23 23. With the Pharaoh at the top of the Egyptian social pyramid, who came next?

Question 24 24. What were the dual roles of soldiers in ancient Egypt?

Question 25 25. When did the first city states emerge in Mesopotamia?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is a writing system that used wedge-shaped markings in clay?

Question 27 27. Why is King Menes important to the Egyptian history?

Question 28 28. In early Mesopotamia, why did priests make decisions regarding land and commercial trade?

Question 29 29. What phrase describes humans' active altering and changing of nature during the Neolithic Age?

Question 30 30. Babylon succeeded in overthrowing Assyria because _____.

Early Civilizations in Egypt, Mesopotamia & the Near East Chapter Exam Instructions

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