Humanities Test 1 Review

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Humanities Test 1 Review
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  1. The literal translation of Mesopotamia is...
    Between Two Rivers
  2. The first of Mesopotamia's many civilizations was the city of...
    Sumer
  3. The world's first epic poem was...
    The Epic of Gilgamesh
  4. The massive, terraced towers of mud and rock constructed by the Mesopotamians were called...
    Ziggurats
  5. True or False. The developers of the basic alphabet that eventually morphed into the modern Western languagers were the Phoenicians.
    False. The Sumerians.
  6. The beginning of the Hebrew history is personified by...
    Abraham
  7. Egyptian civilization merged along the banks of the _______ _______ in Africa.
    Nile River
  8. The following best describes the cosmology of the ancient Egyptians in North Africa:
    They viewed the world as a flat platter floating in water.
  9. The ______ _______ ______ vividly describes the idea of __________.
    Egyptian Osiris myth. Resurrection.
  10. Early Egyptian tomb structures, usually single story, are...
    Mastabas
  11. Our knowledge of Egyptian visual arts comes primarily from...
    Tombs.
  12. Egyptian commemorative pillars are called...
    Obelisks
  13. The musical poetry of the Egyptian New Kingdom is called...
    lyric.
  14. In India, religion is grounded in ________, the belief in an all-pervading divine spirit.
    Pantheism
  15. The classic language of ancient India was...
    Sanskrit
  16. The joining of Atman (self) and Brahman results in....
    Nirvana
  17. The occupants of the "Dragon Throne" who represented China's earliest kings were the _______ dynasty.
    Shang
  18. Shang diviners heated ______ _____ to produce cracks the priest might then read to forecast the future?
    Inscribed bones
  19. China's oldest known text is the _______ ___ _____.
    Book of Changes
  20. The most ancient American urban areas were located in the modern country of the ________.
    Olmecs
  21. The most powerful deity of the Greek pantheon was _______.
    Zeus
  22. The early Greek city-states were forced to unite against the rising threat of the ______.
    Persians
  23. The so-called father of history who introduced a travelogue of his trips to Egypt and Asia was...
    Herodotus
  24. The number of surviving plays from the ancient age of Greek theater is approxiamately...
    45
  25. The Greek pysician remembered as the father of medicine was...
    Hippocrates
  26. The person responsible for Hellenizing North Africa and Central Asia was...
    Alexander the Great
  27. The outstanding architectural achievement of the the Golden Age in Athens is the...
    Parthenon
  28. The great temple of Athena in Athens uses which of the following orders?
    Doric
  29. Greek lyrical poems of praise are called...
    Odes
  30. Which of the following conquered the Greeks in 338 B.C.?
    The Macedonians
  31. The ________ held that spriritual satisfaction was only possible if one renounced societal values, conventions, and material wealth.
    Epicureans
  32. In the early history of the Italian peninsual, the ______ controlled modern-day Rome.
    Latins
  33. The Romans fought the _________ for _______ years in the ______ ______.
    Phoenicians. 150. Punic Wars.

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