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NYSTCE Social Studies: Ancient World Civilizations Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How did poor people in Athens manage to get a loan around 590 BCE?

Question 2 2. What mathematical concept were the Mayans likely the first civilization to master?

Question 3 3. Which of the following was NOT a part of Mayan civilization, as we understand it today?

Question 4 4. Which of the following empires did NOT add Egypt to its territories?

Question 5 5. Which of the following was NOT characteristic of Persian rule?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following Chinese dynasties ruled over China the earliest?

Question 7 7. The area from which the Inca originated is what country today?

Question 8 8. What was Zorkhaneh?

Question 9 9. Who founded the Persian Empire?

Question 10 10. After the Bronze Age collapse, most city-states in ancient Greece were governed by _____.

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Question 11 11. The greatest cultural achievement of the Neo-Babylonians was the _____.

Question 12 12. Which of the following dynasties expanded Chinese territory into Southeast Asia?

Question 13 13. Most of Egypt's pyramids were built during which kingdom?

Question 14 14. How did Cleisthenes complete Athens' democratic reformation?

Question 15 15. How did Ming emperors perfect the civilian civil service?

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Question 16 16. In ancient Greek political thought, how is a classical tyrant different from a king?

Question 17 17. How did Greek sculpture change from earlier styles of art?

Question 18 18. Pharaohs of the New Kingdom may have stopped building pyramids and started hiding their tombs because:

Question 19 19. Which of the following dynasties was forced to abandon the Northern third of its territory, including its capital, by nomadic invaders?

Question 20 20. Who was in charge of Mayan astronomical observations?

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Question 21 21. The Akkadian Empire split into two spheres, under the Assyrians and the _____.

Question 22 22. What was a major reform in education developed by the Ancient Greeks?

Question 23 23. Which of the following best describes the organization of Mayan political life?

Question 24 24. Which language is not related to the other three?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of Greek city-states?

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Question 26 26. Greek city states did not form kingdoms and empires like their Egyptian and Sumerian counterparts because

Question 27 27. Which of the four empires was able to conquer Egypt?

Question 28 28. How did the Berber traders contribute to the establishment of kingdoms of Mali, Ghana and Songhai?

Question 29 29. Name the Arab group which captured the Ghanaian capital in the 11th century and triggered the downfall of Ghanaian empires.

Question 30 30. Which of these were developed by the Ancient Greeks?

NYSTCE Social Studies: Ancient World Civilizations Chapter Exam Instructions

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