World History 1 46 - 3.5 Review Questions

QuestionAnswer
What is a characteristic of early civilizations?
specialization
nomadic lifestyle
egalitarian society
subsistence economy
What does the construction of the tower at Jericho suggest about that Neolithic settlement?
It likely had some type of government.
It likely revered ancestors.
It likely performed animal sacrifices.
It likely had a small population.
The population of what Neolithic town in today’s Turkey may have shared a belief in a mother-deity?
Çatalhöyük
Jericho
Caral
Anyang
The earliest known script, cuneiform, was written by pressing a stylus made of reed into what type of material?
wet clay
hot bronze
dry papyrus
gold plates
How large do scholars estimate the population of the city of Uruk may have been by the end of the fourth millennium BCE?
fifty thousand
twenty thousand
thirty thousand
forty thousand
Who is credited with establishing the first-known empire in world history?
Sargon of Akkad
Hammurabi
Ur-Nammu
Naram-Sin
What two adjectives best describe the gods of Mesopotamia?
fickle and easily angered
pleasant and helpful
distant and unconcerned
weak and cautious
What adjective best describes the afterlife, according to the Sumerian belief system?
gloomy
happy
exciting
scary
Who do scholars believe was the first pharaoh to unite all Egypt?
Narmer
Amenemhat I
Djoser
Khufu
What was another role of the pharaoh, in addition to being the political head of the state?
high priest
merchant
scribe
farmer
Imhotep built a large stone step pyramid for what pharaoh?
Djoser
Khufu
Menkaure
Snefru
What role did the nomarchs play in the decline of the Old Kingdom and beginning of the First Intermediate Period?
They assumed more control over their regions.
They instituted important religious practices.
They allowed for greater Hyksos immigration.
They rejected the authority of the priests.
What was significant about the reign of Sobekneferu?
She was the first woman to rule since before the Old Kingdom.
She was both pharaoh and priest.
She was the last pharaoh of the Middle Kingdom.
She gave unprecedented power to the nomarchs.
The Mesopotamians called the Indus valley civilization by what name?
Meluhha
Harappa
Mohenjo-Daro
Dholavira
What may have served as the monumental ceremonial center in Indus valley cities?
a citadel
a ziggurat
a pyramid
a sunken court
What was the likely purpose of the large baths at Mohenjo-Daro?
ritual cleansing
watering of livestock
storage of drinking water
the king’s use only
What was a common trade item exported from the Indus valley to Mesopotamia?
lapis lazuli
diamonds
rubies
sapphires

The content of this course has been taken from the free World History, Volume 1: to 1500 textbook by Openstax

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