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Multiple Choice

This activity contains 28 questions.

Question 1.
Which of the following does not define a civilization?

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Question 2.
The Tigris-Euphrates civilization, Sumeria, produced the first

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Question 3.
Egyptian civilization differed from Mesopotamian civilization by stressing

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Question 4.
Which river-valley civilization was characterized by isolation?

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Question 5.
As the most influential of the smaller Middle Eastern regional cultures, the Jews were characterized most by

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Question 6.
What date did the first full civilizations emerge in the Middle East?

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Question 7.
Which of the following was not a social change induced by the transition to sedentary agriculture?

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Question 8.
Mesopotamia is the region between what two rivers?

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Question 9.
The Sumerian form of writing, cuneiform,

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Question 10.
Tightly controlled city-states were typical of the political organization of what region?

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Question 11.
City-state political organization tended to be

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Question 12.
The massive towers associated with Sumerian religious shrines were called

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Question 13.
Sumerian religion

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Question 14.
Beyond the basic elements of civilization, what did the Sumerians add?

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Question 15.
Mesopotamian cities encouraged all of the following EXCEPT

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Question 16.
Despite its many positive contributions, civilization also

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Question 17.
Sargon I, who created the first empire in Mesopotamia, was from the Semitic city-state of

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Question 18.
In 1800 B.C.E. the Babylonians achieved the first

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Question 19.
One of the most important codifications of Mesopotamian law was accomplished during the reign of

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Question 20.
In terms of the early stages of civilization, what was one of the major differences between Egypt and Mesopotamia?

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Question 21.
The authority of the pharaohs of Egypt was

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Question 22.
Which of the following statements is most accurate concerning the Egyptian system of writing?

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Question 23.
The comparative stability of Egyptian civilization was in part due to

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Question 24.
Most agricultural societies tended to be

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Question 25.
Both Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilization placed cultural emphasis on

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Question 26.
The kingdom of Kush was located in

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Question 27.
The most significant contribution of the early Jewish state to western civilization was

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Question 28.
Which of the following was not a heritage of the ancient Middle Eastern civilizations?

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