Chapter 1 Reading Quiz

Flashcard maker : Viola Marenco
The literal translation of Mesopotamia is the land___________?
between two rivers
The Tigris and Euphrates are known for their?
contribution in creating rich soil of the Fertile Crescent.
The first of Mesopotamia’s many civilizations was the city of ?
sumer
The world’s first epic poem was?
The Epic Of Gilgamesh
The Epic Of Gilgamesh explores the Mesopotamian sense of?
fear and insecurity
Which of these represents consolidation of the various tribal laws into one central legal plan?
Hammurabi’s Code
In The Epic Of Gilgamesh, the king searches for?
everlasting life
In The Epic Of Gilgamesh, Utnapishtim is the hero of a?
flood myth
The massive, terraced towers of mud and brick constructed by the Mesopotamians are called?
Ziggurat
The following creation of the Sumerians is still used today in telling time:
a base-60 number system
The________ developed the basic alphabet that finally morphed into modern Western languages.
Phoenicians
The beginning of Hebrew history is personified by which of the following?
Abraham
In the Hebrew Bible, there are two accounts of the creation of females. In the first, woman is created?
with man in the image of God.
Who of the following led the Hebrew people out of Egyptian slavery?
Moses
Historically, why did the Hebrews not go immediately to the promised land after leaving Egypt?
it was occupied by strong tribes
The Hebrew god is named?
Yahweh
Which best describes how the God of the Hebrew punishes the sin of worshiping other gods?
He punishes the sinner and his family for generation.
The world’s first empire was created by?
Sargon I
The standard of Ur depicts the Mesopotamian?
social order and division of labor.
What makes Hammurabi’s Code so forceful?
its emphasis on nonviolence
Which of the following geological features from Mesopotamia?
the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers
The ancient capitol of the Persian Empire was?
Persepolis
The introduction of iron-forging technology to Mesopotamia was by the?
Hittites
Job is the example of the Hebrew quest for?
divine explorations for human sufferings and death
A ziggurat was built to?
serve as a shrine and temple to link the realms of heaven and earth
The first five books of the Hebrew Bible are collectively called the?
Torah
Which Iron Age empire combined fighting techniques and engineering ingenuity to swallow up most of the land between and Persian Gulf and the Nile valley by 700 B.C.E?
the Assyrians
In Egypt, the Hebrews were?
reduced to the status of state slaves.
The Decalogue is a/an?
Hebrew covenant between God and the faithful
The following theme appears in both Hebrew and Mesopotamian literature:
a flood story
Ethical monotheism is the belief in?
a sole, omnipotent ( single, all-powerful) God.
The following were early Hebrew Kings:
David and Solomon
King Nebuchadnezzar was likely the inspiration for the biblical?
Book of Job
The Hittites introduced?
Bronze

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