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Overview of Major Ancient Civilizations Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How did Islam help Muslims advance their medical knowledge and practices?

Question 2 2. What was the Golden Age of Islam?

Question 3 3. Guided by Huitzilopochtli, their war and sun god, what sign showed the Aztecs that they had found their new homeland in the valley of Mexico?

Question 4 4. How did the natives contribute to the downfall of the Aztecs by the Spanish conquistador, Cortés?

Question 5 5. What event marks the end of the Roman Empire?

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Question 6 6. How did the emperors Diocletian and Constantine undermine the stability of the Roman Empire?

Question 7 7. Which of the following centuries falls right in the middle of the apex of Mayan civilization?

Question 8 8. Which of the following was NOT a part of Mayan civilization, as we understand it today?

Question 9 9. The Mesopotamians developed _____ and the Ancient Egyptians developed _____ for the purpose of record-keeping.

Question 10 10. How did the belief in an afterlife in Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt differ?

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Question 11 11. Along which two rivers did Chinese civilization develop?

Question 12 12. Which of the following best describes the land between the Yangzte and Yellow rivers?

Question 13 13. Greek city states did not form kingdoms and empires like their Egyptian and Sumerian counterparts because

Question 14 14. Which of the following English words is NOT derived from the Greek word Polis?

Question 15 15. The Spanish conquest of the Aztecs by Hernando Cortés was aided by many factors including firearms, horses, and the spread of disease previously unknown to the native peoples. What factor most contributed to the fall of the Incan empire after the Spanish invasion?

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Question 16 16. Which Spanish conquistador was responsible for the conquest of the Incan Empire?

Question 17 17. The followers of Abu Bakr would come to be known as the _____ Muslims.

Question 18 18. Why did Mohammed decide to migrate to Medina from Mecca?

Question 19 19. The Harappa culture lived in

Question 20 20. During the Vedic Period the Harappan culture mixed with

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Question 21 21. Which of these modern day countries was part of the Roman Republic?

Question 22 22. How were the common class citizens of the Roman Republic represented?

Question 23 23. The Royal Road

Question 24 24. Cyrus the Great

Question 25 25. How did the Abbasid Caliphate promote a thriving culture within their empire?

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Question 26 26. The expansive population of Tenochtitlan could be attributed to the success of agriculture and:

Question 27 27. The economic problems of unsustainable taxation and high inflation are most associated with which of the following causes of the fall of Rome?

Question 28 28. Which of the following best describes the organization of Mayan political life?

Question 29 29. Why were river valleys important to the both Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt?

Question 30 30. Who founded the Shang dynasty?

Overview of Major Ancient Civilizations Chapter Exam Instructions

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