Ancient Flashcards

AP World History-Chapter 4- Ancient Iran

What is Persia now known as? Iran and Iraq Who inhabited Persia? Indo Aryans How do historians know about the Persian empire? Viewed through the eyes of the Greeks-outsiders who were ignorant at best, usually hostile, and interested primarily in events that affected themselves Cyrus Persian ruler in the 6th century BCE; first ruler of […]

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IEW – Ancient History Vocabulary Words lessons 1-8

radiant (Lesson 1) shining or giving off light; beaming as with joy or energy (Adj) fashioned (Lesson 1) made, built or shaped (Adj) serpentine (Lesson 1) twisting and turning (Adj) towering (Lesson 1) reaching a height above others (Adj) streak (Lesson 2) to move very fast; to leave a mark with a different color (Verb) […]

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History Test: Ancient Japan and Korea

King Sejong Introduced Hangul to replace the Chinese alphabet Four Main Islands Hokkaidu, Hanshu, Kushu, Shikaku Impact of Geography: Japan Isolated and protected them Yamato Clan Earliest Japanese society Set up first dynasty Looked to China for influence Shinto Worshipped the forces of nature Shrines dedicated to objects in nature Not a mainstream religion Chinese […]

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Ancient History Test Questions

Nebuchadnezzar Famous King of Chaldea and built the Hanging Gardens of Babylonia. Homer Author of Greek Epics (Trojan War). Greek poet Octavian Roman statesman who established the Roman Empire and became emperor in 27 BC Tarquin the Proud according to legend, the seventh and last Etruscan king of Rome who was expelled for his cruelty […]

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IEW – Ancient History Vocabulary Words

radiant (Lesson 1) shining or giving off light; beaming as with joy or energy (Adj) fashioned (Lesson 1) made, built or shaped (Adj) serpentine (Lesson 1) twisting and turning (Adj) towering (Lesson 1) reaching a height above others (Adj) streak (Lesson 2) to move very fast; to leave a mark with a different color (Verb) […]

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Ancient History Chapter 12 Practice for Test

True or false: Many of Rome’s literary works have served as models for other writers for centuries and are still enjoyed today. true True or False: Civil law is based on a written code of laws, like the one created in Rome. true True or False: The Roman Empire expanded in response to political threats, […]

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History of the Ancient World (Susan Wise Bauer) – Chapter 13 – The First Military Dictator

Sargon Between 2334 and 2779 he built an empire cupbearer of Ur-Zababa Sargon Duties of Cupbearer butler but also second only to the king; controlled who had an audience with the king; tasted the king’s wine and food to protect him from poison. The dividing point between the Early Dynastic Period and the Akkadian Period […]

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ATC Test #1

Why study the liberal arts? One good answer: Well-roundedness. Christians who are renaissance men and women have many advantages, especially in a post-industrial, globalized, pluralistic, post-religious, postmodern information age. Define Worldview (Weltanschauung): The story/framework of ideas, beliefs, and values by which a person understands the world. A spiritual-intellectual-emotional orientation. What is Metaphysics/Ontology: What is the […]

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Ancient History: Egypt

Who built the greatest pyramid for himself? Khufu Who is the Egyptian sun god? Ra Who is the god of the gate keeper after death? Osiris Who was the most beautiful Egyptian woman? Nefertiti What kingdom was Hapsetshut from? New Kingdom Who was the first female pharaoh? Hepshetsut What kingdom was Imhotep from? Old Kingdom […]

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AP World History: Ancient World

Agriculture The deliberate effort to modify a portion of Earth’s surface through the cultivation of crops and the raising of livestock for sustenance or economic gain. Agrarian pertaining to land or its cultivation; Ex. agrarian reform, agrarian society Bands/ Clans extended family groups that generally lived together Barbarian without civilizing influences Bureaucracy system of managing […]

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Ancient History Primary Sources for the Midyear

Leiden Hymns (to Amun) 1227; Akhenaten’s Hymn to the Sun 1350; praising the new Aten; possibly king Akhenaten himself Amarna Letters 1300s; letters found @ Amarna, correspondence between Egyptian rulers & others; rulers Letter from the Hittite King to the King of Ahhiyawa 1260; from Hittite King Hattusilus to king of Mycenaean Greeks; LBA diplomacy […]

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Ancient History Quiz #4

Qin Dynasty The first imperial dynasty of China, lasting from 221 to 206 BC. Han Dynasty The second imperial dynasty of China, lasting from 206 BC – 220 AD. It was preceded by the Qin Dynasty. Sui Dynasty A short-lived Imperial Chinese dynasty (581-618 AD). Preceded by the Southern and Northern Dynasties, it unified China […]

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Ancient History of Egypt

Hyksos foreigners from the Middle East; Ruled from Avaris (belonged to cult of Seth); without control of all of Egypt, Kings of the shepherds, captured Memphis and founded city in the nome of Seth, conquer Egyptians Rosetta Stone o 3 languages: Demotic, Greek, Hieroglyphics o Discovered by Napoleon’s conquest o Attributed to the translation of […]

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Ancient History Words

Monarchy Rule by a king or queen Dynasty A line of rulers who belong to the same family Theocracy Government headed by a religious leaders or a leader regarded as a god Bureaucracy a group of government officials headed by an administrator Pharaoh title rulers of ancient Egypt Empire group of territories or nations ruled […]

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Ancient History: Engineering an Empire Egypt Documentary

1. How were recruits compensated for work Beer, Food, Clothing, Tax Breaks 2. What Pharaoh of the old kingdom was the first to be deified and was the model to be emulated by subsequent pharaohs on burial structures Djoser 3. Why was Snefuru a public relations genius He stooped to achieve greatness. He called his […]

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Important Ancient Chinese People

Fu Hao a Shang woman who was buried with her property (grave was found in the modern day) Shang Di the main god during the Shang dynasty Mother Goddess the unnamed major goddess in the Shang dynasty King You a bad emperor during the Zhou dynasty who contributed to its decline Shi Huangdi “First Emperor”; […]

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World History trivia for midterm exam

The Phoenicians were good at what that allowed them to have colonies Sailing and building ships What was different about king tut product of incest, youngest, and we have his entire tomb Define cultural diffusion the spread of ideas, customs, and technology, from one people to another 2 gods or goddesses in egypt isis, Osiris, […]

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Ancient History Fall Activity Quizzes

How is Ulysses described? An ingenious hero Why is Ulysses unable to save his men? His men ate the cattle of the sun god Hyperion, who prevented them from reaching home. What trick does Penelope play on her suitors? She said she could not move on and marry until she finished her enormous piece of […]

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The Silk Road and Ancient Trade: Crash Course World History #9

Silk Road Overland route where merchants carried goods for trade What were the two routes of the Silk Road – One that connected to Eastern Mediterranean to Central Asia – One that went from Central Asia to China What was the sea route used to reach Rome – The Mediterranean What was the sea route […]

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Ancient History- Greece, Athens, Sparta, Macedonia

Troy an independent trading city located in Anatolia that fought in the Trojan War against Greece Heinrich Schliemann a German archaeologist that found the remains of Troy Iliad/Odyssey two poems, written by Homer, that were about the Trojan War Peloponnesus the Southern part of Greece where Sparta was located hoplite a Greek foot soldier that […]

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World History-Ancient India

Subcontinent a large landmass that forms a distinct part of a continent. India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh are also known as the Indian Subcontinent Monsoon seasonal winds that would blow dry air and great rain clouds across India. Also, they can cause floods and droughts Harappa was one of the great cities of the Indus Valley […]

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