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The first Chinese emperor was named
a) Laozi
b) Confucius
c) Qin Shihuangdi
d) Siddhartha Gautama

Which king eventually rejected violence and embraced Buddhism?
a) Ashoka
b) Chandra Gupta Maurya
c) Krishna
d) Lakshmi

How was the government different under the Zhou dynasty than under previous dynasties?
a) Kings were chosen according to heavenly law (Mandate of Heaven).
b) The kingdom was divided into similar territories, each with its own king.
c) A bureaucracy was created to help rule.
d) The king was the most powerful person.

The kingdom located to the south of Egypt was called
a) Ethiopia.
b) Giza.
c) Memphis.
d) Nubia (Kush).

A person who travels from place to place without a permanent home is a
a) Brahman
b) Dao
c) Nomad
d) Sutra

Which of the following are time designations used to organize dates?
a) B.C.
b) B.C.E
c) A.D. or C.E.
d) all of these

This is the oldest piece of literature known to exist.
a) Illiad
b) Ramayana
c) Analects
d) Epic of Gilgamesh

The Great Pyramid in Egypt was built for whom?
a) Tut
b) Ramses
c) Khufu
d) Qin

Which Egyptian pharaoh started the first dynasty and united upper and lower Egypt?
a) Ramses the Great
b) Tutankhamen
c) Khufu
d) Menes

Because the conditions for farming were good there, the first civilizations arose
a) near the sea.
b) in the mountains.
c) in river valleys.
d) in the desert.

The class divisions in India are called the
a) Brahman
b) Caste System
c) Pharaoh
d) Untouchable

Which of the following are characteristics of a civilization?
a) the concentration of people in distinct areas or cities
b) a system of record keeping
c) an economy that produces food surpluses
d) all of these

In writing, a character that stands for an object is called
a) pictograph
b) calligraphy
c) cuneiform
d) ideograph

Who was Re?
a) the Egyptian god who ruled the Nile River
b) the Egyptian sun god
c) the Egyptian god who ruled over the dead
d) the first Old Kingdom pharaoh

The major rivers of Mesopotamia were
a) The Indus and Ganges
b) The Nile and Tigris
c) The Euphrates and Tigris
d) The Yellow and Yangtze

In Ancient Egypt, three benefits to living near the Nile River were
a) boat racing, religious ceremonies, and fishing.
b) fishing, support for animals, and fertile soil from flooding.
c) fertile soil from flooding, warfare transportation, and religious ceremonies.
d) support for animals, fishing, and boat racing.

How did Hammurabi develop his laws?
a) He copied laws of the Akkadians.
b) He set different laws for each part of his empire.
c) He based all laws on business practices of the time.
d) He took what he thought were the best laws from each city-state and made one code.

Rivers are important to early civilizations because
a) rivers made it easy for goods and ideas to move from place to place.
b) calendars could be built based on river travel schedules.
c) class structures developed on either side of important rivers.
d) rivers flooded every year.

An archaeologist
a) studies how humans developed and how they related to one another.
b) studies and writes about the human future.
c) hunts for evidence buried in the ground where settlements might once have been.
d) studies the development of human society.

Which answer means Old Stone Age?
a) Neolithic
b) Dynasty
c) Nomad
d) Paleolithic

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