Ashworth hs150 world civilizations i exam 1


Question 1 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

Upon which of the following basic doctrines did Jains and Buddhists agree?

A. The concept of reincarnation is a myth.

B. All souls should strive to attain moksha.

C. The caste system should be rejected.

D. There is only one god.

Question 2 of 20 0.0/ 5.0 Points

Which of these was an innovation that accompanied the advent of farming?

A. Herding

B. Nomadism

C. Hunting

D. The use of metals

Question 3 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

Mesopotamia was in present-day:

A. Iraq.

B. Iran.

C. Syria.

D. Israel.

Question 4 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

By 10,000 B.C.E., humans inhabited all of the continents EXCEPT:

A. North America.

B. Australia.

C. Europe.

D. Antarctica.

Question 5 of 20 Points

Which of the following statements best accounts for the failure of Akhenaton’s reign?

A. The Egyptian people viewed his reign as illegitimate because he was not the direct descendent of Amenhotep III.

B. He invested the majority of the country’s resources on expansionist policies and neglected domestic priorities.

C. He was obsessed with his religion to the neglect of other affairs, as he tried desperately to reform Egypt into a monotheistic society.

D. He was a child king who was murdered before reaching adulthood.

Question 6 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

The Ganges river is sacred to:

A. Buddhists.

B. Jains.

C. Ashoka.

D. Hindus.

Question 7 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

Which of the following developments led to huge changes in warfare and travel?

A. The domestication of horses

B. The development of iron tools and weapons

C. The development of bridges

D. The potter’s wheel

Question 8 of 20 0.0/ 5.0 Points

What is the main cause of diversity among human populations?

A. Responses to different environments

B. Physical differences of the first Homo sapiens

C. Genetic differences in the first hominids

D. The different species of Homo sapiens

Question 9 of 20 Points

Which of the following doctrines do Buddhists and Hindus share?

A. Reincarnation

B. Moksha

C. Caste system

D. Nirvana

Question 10 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

What was the defining characteristic of Neolithic culture?

A. Farming

B. Writing

C. Hunting

D. Urbanization

Question 11 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

Ancient India differed from ancient China, Persia, and Rome in that India:

A. was more religious.

B. never amassed a large army.

C. was unable to build a long lasting empire.

D. was more philosophical and less concerned with government.

Question 12 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

The Hebrews laid the foundation for all of the religions EXCEPT:

A. Judaism.

B. Christianity.

C. Islam.

D. Hinduism.

Question 13 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

Which of the following civilizations controlled their conquered enemies by torture and terrorization?

A. Chaldeans

B. Persians

C. Sumerians

D. Assyrians

Question 14 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

Carthage was a colony founded on the North African coast by a seafaring people from West Asia known as the:

A. Hittites.

B. Egyptians.

C. Phoenicians.

D. Assyrians.

Question 15 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

Which of these defines patriarchal societies? ?

A. Farming

B. Male authority

C. No economic role for women

D. Female authority

Question 16 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

The Sumerians created all of the following EXCEPT:

A. cuneiform.

B. copper and bronze tools.

C. a number system based on sixty.

D. a phonetic alphabet.

Question 17 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

Which empire conquered and brought an end to the Chaldean Empire?

A. Assyrians

B. Persians

C. Hittites

D. Egyptians

Question 18 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

Which of these was NOT an accomplishment of Paleolithic culture?

A. Use of symbols

B. Drawing and sculpture

C. Burials including tools

D. Writing

Question 19 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

What is the major source for information about Aryan India?

A. The Vedas

B. Archaeological remains

C. Harappan cities

D. Legal texts

Question 20 of 20 Points

Which of the following does NOT accurately describe gender roles for women during post-Vedic India?

A. Women were expected to remain confined to the home after the death of the spouse.

B. Girls were often betrothed before the age of 10.

C. Girls often married older men upon the onset of puberty.

D. Women retained an equal role in religion.


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