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TCAP Test Review

B. Astrology. C. Astronomy. D. Herbalism. 8. The great barrier north of ... C. Chinese farmers were unable to farm because the Yellow River often flooded. ...

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TCAP Test Review

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  1. TCAP Test ReviewBenchmark Test 2Egypt, India, and China Questions 1-35

  2. 1 • The Nile River flooded every year and made the nearby land • A. Impossible to farm. • B. Ideal for farming. • C. Unfit for people to live on. • D. Polluted.

  3. 2 • Considering its geography, one thing protecting Egypt from invasion and allowing it to be a strong nation for many years was • A. The flooding of the Nile. • B. Gold from Nubia. • C. Its large navy. • D. The desert.

  4. 3 • Because the Nile River empties into the Mediterranean Sea, it flows • A. East to west. • B. West to east. • C. North to south. • D. South to north.

  5. 4 • The Egyptian army was very successful against their enemies because the Egyptians • A. Knew the god Horus was on their side. • B. Used elephants. • C. Used bronze swords and body armor. • D. Used better military tactics.

  6. 5 • The Egyptian pyramids were • A. Government office buildings. • B. Empty monuments. • C. Tombs for dead pharaohs. • D. Museums.

  7. 6 • In order to keep track of growing wealth, the ancient Egyptians developed a system of writing called • A. Cuneiform. • B. Alphabetics. • C. Symbols. • D. Hieroglyphs.

  8. 7 • Egyptians predicted when the Nile would flood by using • A. Oracles • B. Astrology • C. Astronomy • D. Herbalism

  9. 8 • The great barrier north of India is the • A. Indian Ocean • B. Himalayas • C. Ganges River • D. Indus River

  10. 9 • India’s society is divided into social groups that are called • A. Occupations • B. Clans • C. Priests • D. Castes

  11. 10 • The religion most associated with ancient India with a belief in karma and reincarnation is • A. Egypt • B. India • C. China • D. Italy

  12. 11 • According to the Upanishads, reincarnation is the Hindu belief that • A. Describes the beginning of the world. • B. Explains why people suffer. • C. After death, the soul is reborn in another living thing. • D. There are many gods.

  13. 12 • In a caste system, people have to • A. live on common land. • B. following the teachings of the Vedas. • C. do the same jobs as their parents. • D. work for the lord of a manor.

  14. 13 • Siddhartha Gautama, a prince of India, began the religion of • A. Buddhism. • B. Hinduism. • C. Christianity. • D. Islam. Siddhartha Gautama Four Noble Truths Path to Enlightenment Nirvana – Lasting Peace

  15. 14 • China’s first civilization developed by the • A. Ganges River • B. Huang He River • C. Nile River • D. Tiber River

  16. 15 • A government system capable of performing the actions described to the side would most likely have been found in • A. a city. • B. a village. • C. a farming community. • D. a nomadic community • Establishment of laws • Organization of public works • projects such as public • buildings

  17. 16 • Confucius was a(n) _________. • A. Egyptian philosopher • B. Chinese philosopher • C. Indian philosopher • D. Mesopotamian philsopher

  18. 17 • Which of the following was an Egyptian pharaoh? • A. Ramses II • B. Constantine • C. Kublai Khan • D. William the Conqueror

  19. 18 • Dynasties in China often grew weak because large empires became too • A. rich. • B. powerful. • C. difficult to govern. • D. difficult to conquer.

  20. 19 • Buddhism was spread from India to China by • A. The students of Confucius. • B. Europeans. • C. Missionaries. • D. Armies along the Great Wall.

  21. 20 • Which of the following did the Chinese invent? • A. Hieroglyphs • B. Paper made from wood pulp • C. Aqueducts • D. Walls

  22. 21 • Which ancient civilization is shown on the map? • A. India • B. China • C. Egypt • D. Greece

  23. 22 • The Indus and Ganges rivers are located in this country. • A. China • B. Italy • C. India • D. Egypt

  24. 23 • The Huang He River and Great Wall are located in this country. • A. China • B. India • C. England • D. Spain

  25. 24 • What is the name of the ancient trade route between China and Europe? • A. the Silk Road • B. the Grand Canal • C. the Mediterranean Sea • D. the Mali River Route

  26. 25 • Which of the following best describes a barter economy? • A. Items are exchanged for money from other regions. • B. Items are traded for food and goods from other regions. • C. Items are stolen from other regions. • D. Items are made in other regions and given as tribute.

  27. 26 • The Mongols, led by Genghis Khan, impacted world history • A. by spreading Christianity to Russia. • B. by building the Silk Road. • C. by conquering China and creating an empire that stretched across Asia to Eastern Europe. • D. by destroying the Japanese Empire.

  28. 27 • Which culture produced this painting? • A. Indian • B. Mayan • C. Chinese • D. Arab

  29. 28 • Which civilization left records that influenced the way Greeks and Romans understood medicine? • A. Indus • B. Egyptian • C. Chinese • D. Babylonian

  30. 29 • How did the Chinese farm their lands? • A. They built terraces along the slope of the mountains to plant crops. • B. They only grazed animals. • C. Chinese farmers were unable to farm because the Yellow River often flooded. • D. They did not farm and purchased food from traders traveling the Silk Road.

  31. 30 • This landmark was built in China to protect from invaders. • A. Hadrian’s Wall • B. Constantinople Wall • C. Wall of Jerusalem • D. Great Wall

  32. 31 • A scholar could study which epic to learn about early Indian culture? • A. The Aeneid • B. Gilgamesh • C. Mahabharata • D. The Odyssey

  33. 32 • One difference between the development of civilizations in India and Egypt was the • A. growth of cities. • B. influence of Hinduism. • C. development along rivers. • D. interaction with the Native American civilization.

  34. 33 • Which ancient civilization used hieroglyphics? • A. Egypt • B. India • C. Mesopotamia • D. Sumeria

  35. 34 • Which type of ancient community includes: domesticated animals, invention of new tools, and irrigation systems? • A. farming • B. nomadic • C. city-state • D. state

  36. 35 • The development of writing in ancient Mesopotamia made possible the first visible • A. legal codes. • B. private businesses. • C. national armies. • D. organized religions.

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