Humanities Chapter 1 Quiz

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In their worship of the sun god Aten, the early Egyptians emphasized their
belief in resurrection.
The Egyptians worshiped Osiris, god of the Nile, who was also associated with _________
the underworld.
Which of the following is NOT true about the pyramids?
They were the tombs of pharaohs throughout Egyptian history.
Which of the following characterizes Egyptian art?
an emphasis on the social elite
The first capital city of ancient Egypt was
Memphis.
Fiero, Figure 1.12: The girl carries on her head a basket filled with
food for the deceased.
Recent excavations near Gizeh suggest that the promise of life after death was
anticipated by all social classes.
A principal subject of Egyptian poetry was
love.
Generally speaking, in Egyptian art
upper-class people are shown larger than lower-class people.
The Code of Hammurabi reflects the fact that in ancient Babylon
all people were not considered equal.
In the Epic of Gilgamesh, the gift of life that makes \”old men young again\” is represented as a
thorny plant.
Apart from the Ten Commandments, the Hebrew laws recorded in Exodus
strongly parallel Hammurabi’s code.
The Last Judgment in the teachings of Zoroaster most closely resemble that of the
Egyptians.
The Book of Job questions unjustified suffering in a universe governed by
a merciful God.
The cities of Nimrud and Nineveh are famous for the palaces of the
Assyrians.
The first five books of the Hebrew Bible are collectively called the
Torah.
The ancient capitol of the Persian Empire was
Persepolis.
Why did the Hebrews not go immediately to the promised land after leaving Egypt?
It was occupied by strong local tribes.
The beginnings of the Hebrew history is personified by which of the following?
Abraham
Paleolithic culture was characterized by
the use of crude stone tools.
The most revolutionary aspect of Neolithic culture was
the appearance of cave paintings.
The megalithic site known as Stonehenge probably functioned as a
celestial calendar.
Writing most likely developed from
clay tokens.
The world’s first literary epic developed in
Mesopotamia.
The Epic of Gilgamesh tells the story of a legendary king
who unsuccessfully seeks immortality.
Hammurabi is best known as the
Babylonian king who compiled an important law code.
Egyptian pyramids were
tombs.
The Book of the Dead was
an Egyptian guide to the afterlife.
The Upanishads compile commentaries on the
Vedas.
In Hinduism, the union of Self with Spirit which ends the cycle of death and rebirth is called
Nirvana.
The Chinese concept of yin/yang represents
the natural order.
the creative energy of the universe.
male and female principles of nature.
interacting cosmic forces.
The first civilizations appeared
along river banks.
Mesopotamia, the \”land between the rivers,\” is located between the
Tigris and Euphrates Rivers.
Sumer, humanity’s first civilization, was located in
Mesopotamia.
The first Hebrew state was established
by Saul around 1000 B.C.E.

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