World Civilizations to 1500

The first test in HST 1140 will take place about 01 February 2008. It will have five short answer, ten matching, and fifteen multiple-choice questions. Questions will be based on the following names/terms/events. To receive full credit, identification answers must include responses to the who? what? where? why?, and when? questions, and they must indicate the historical importance of the name/term/event identified. You are responsible for the assigned readings in Craig, etc., World Civilizations, the material covered in the lectures, and the notes posted on the HST 114 web site.

I. Short Answer Questions (5 questions; 25 points): Be able to answer Who? What? Where? Why?
    and When? for each of the following terms; also indicate the historical importance of each.

    Pre-History and History
    Paleolithic Lifestyle
    Characteristics of Civilization
    Homo Sapiens & Culture
    Neolithic (Agricultural) Revolution
    Urban Revolution
    Process of Cultural Diffusion
    Hebrew Religion & Ethical Monotheism
    Persian Empire (Model of Imperial Government)
    Zoroaster & Zoroastrianism
    Harappan Civilization
    Vedic Religion & Hinduism
    Fourfold Vedic Class Structure
    Four Noble Truths & Eightfold Path (Buddhism)
    Pattern of Indian Civilization
    Characteristics of Chinese Civilization
    Achievements of the Ch'in Dynasty
    Confucius (ca. 551-478 BC) & Confucianism

II. Objective Questions [10 Matching and 15 Multiple-choice] (25 questions; 75 points):

    Human Migration & Land Bridges
    Lascaux/Altamira Caves
    Çatal Hüyük & Jericho
    Sumer and Ziggurat
    Sargon I of Akkad (ca 2400BC)
    Hammurabi (ca 1792-1750BC)
    Cuneiform Writing & H. Rawlinson
    Epic of Gilgamesh
    Theocracy & Polytheism
    Sumerian Social Structure
    Menes & Pharaoh
    Old Kingdom & Pyramid of Khufu
    Hieroglyphics & Rosetta Stone
    Tutankhamen (1352-1344 BCE)
    Akhenaton (1369-1353BC)
    Knossos & Minoan Civilization
    Semites & Indo-Europeans
    Abraham and David
    Pentateuch and Torah
    "Chosen People" (The Hebrews)
    Assyria and Ninevah
    Nebuchadnezzar II (605-562 BCE)
    Ashurbanipal (d.626BC)
    Cyrus the Great (d.529BC)
    Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa
    The Aryan Invasians (India)
    Karma, Samsara, & Dharma
    Sanskrit & Rig Veda
    Mahabharata, the Upanishads, and the Ramayana
    Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva
    Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha) (ca. 563-483 BCE)
    Buddhism (Theravada & Mahayana)
    Chandragupta Maurya
    Asoka and "Publication" of the Laws
    Gupta Empire
    Characteristics of the Shang Dynasty
    Mandate of Heaven
    Oracle Bones
    Pictograph, Ideograph, and Logograph
    Great Wall of China
    The Chinese Silk Road
    Characteristics of the Han Dynasty
    Tao Te Ching and Taoism
    Book of Lord Chang (Legalism)
    Five Classics (Chinese Education)

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Last update:  15.XII.2008

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