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  1. 1 20 10 26 10 20 1 2 11 21 27 2 11 21 3 12 28 22 12 3 22 Ancient River Valley Civilizations Review 4 23 13 13 5 1 4 6 2 14 5 24 14 5 7 3 6 15 25 8 15 4 6 7 26 16 16 23 7 29 27 8 17 17 24 30 8 18 9 28 18 31 25 19 9 19 TRASH-KET-BALL ~ FALL 2012

  2. What do archeologists call the preserved remains or traces of animals, plants & other organisms from the past? Fossil.

  3. What do we call a civilization whose rulers all come from the same family? Dynasty.

  4. What do archeologists call ancient human-made objects? Artifacts.

  5. Define Culture. A group of people’s WAY OF LIFE.

  6. The Old Stone Age is also known as the. . Paleolithic Age.

  7. The New Stone Age is also known as the. . Neolithic Age.

  8. What is a nomad? A person who travels from place to place in search of food.

  9. What is the name of the art called during the Stone Age? Cro- Magnon Art

  10. Why is slash & burn farming so effective? The ashes fertilize the soil.

  11. What was the impact of the Neolithic Revolution? Nomadic life was no longer necessary. People could SETTLE in one place!!!! Instead of searching for food, people were producing food!!!

  12. What are the 5 defining characteristics of a civilization? Advanced Cities Specialized Workers Complex Institutions Record Keeping Advanced Technology

  13. What does the word “Mesopotamia” mean? “The land b/w the rivers”

  14. The people of Mesopotamia settled between which two rivers? The Tigris & Euphrates

  15. What is a scribe? A Sumerian record keeper.

  16. What type of writing did the Mesopotamians use? Cunieform.

  17. What structure was at the center of every Mesopotamian city-state? A Ziggurat.

  18. What does the term “barter” mean? Trade.

  19. In Mesopotamia, this was known as a city that functioned as an independent political unit. City-State.

  20. Define CULTURAL DIFFUSION!!!! The spreading of ideas and goods from culture to culture.

  21. Define polytheism. The belief in many gods!!

  22. Define monotheism. The belief in one god!!

  23. Name two of the three environmental challenges Mesopotamians faced. Unpredictable flooding. No natural barriers for protection. No natural resources.

  24. What was the main idea behind Hammurabi’s Code? Retaliation. “Eye for an Eye, Tooth for a Tooth”

  25. How is the Nile River different from any other river in the world? It flows from South to North.

  26. Mediterranean Sea Nile Delta Lower Egypt Red Sea Nile flows South to North Upper Egypt N W E Wind blows North to South. S

  27. When does the Nile River flood? Every July.

  28. Did Egypt have any natural barriers? If so, what were they? YES!!!! Deserts on the east & west, mountains in the south & the Mediterranean Sea in the north.

  29. Natural Barriers. . . . Desert Desert N W E Mountains S

  30. Define pharaoh. God-king!!!

  31. What is the relationship b/w the political authority & religious authority in Ancient Egypt? IT WAS THE SAME PERSON!!! THE PHARAOH!!!!

  32. What type of writing came from the Ancient Egyptians? Hieroglyphics

  33. What did the Ancient Egyptians use for paper? Papyrus

  34. Define Subcontinent. A large landmass that is part of a continent but is considered either geographically independent.

  35. What are the two most important rivers in Ancient India? The Indus River & The Ganges River

  36. What environmental challenge did the farmers of the Indus Valley face that the Sumerians & Egyptians did not? MONSOONS.

  37. Who is responsible for uniting upper and lower Egypt? AND what artifact proves this theory? King Namar And his crown!

  38. How were the planned cities of the Indus Valley different from other early cities? They were built on a grid with advanced plumbing.

  39. What were the three reasons for the disappearance of the early Indus Valley civilizations? Earthquakes Floods Tired Soil

  40. This person was the first emperor of the first Indian dynasty. This emperor gave up his throne, converted to Jainism, and eventually starved to death while fasting. Chandragupta Maurya

  41. What did the Jainist teach? Nonviolence and respect for all life.

  42. After a long, bloody war in which 100,000 soldiers and even more civilians were killed, this emperor became a Buddhist. Ashoka

  43. Asoka is responsible for spreading ____________around the world. Buddhism

  44. This is the name of India’s second great empire, which began in A.D. 320. Gupta Empire

  45. This emperor came to power peacefully (through marriage) in about A.D. 320 and was called the Great King of Kings. Chandra Gupta.

  46. This is the type of society in which the eldest male is the head of the extended family. Patriarchal

  47. This is the type of society in which the eldest female is the head of the extended family. Matriarchal

  48. Hindu’s ultimate goal is called __________?Buddhist ultimate goal is called__________? Moksha and Nirvana