World Civilization to 1500

The second test in HST 114 will take place about 29 February 2008. It will be similar in format to the previous test and have 5 Short Answer, 10 Matching, and 15 Multiple-choice questions. Questions will be based on the following names/terms/events. To receive full credit, short answers must include responses to the who? what? where? why?, and when? questions, and they must include examples when appropriate and indicate the historical importance of the name/term/event identified. You are responsible for the assigned readings in Craig, etc., World Civilizations and the material covered in the lectures.

I. Short Answer Questions (5 questions; 25 points): In your answer, be sure to answer Who? What? Where? Why? and When? for each of the following terms; also give examples and indicate the historical importance of each term.
Characteristics of Chinese Civilization
Achuievements of the Ch'in Dynasty
Confucius (ca. 551-478 BC) & Confucianism
Classical Civilization
Greek Religion
Golden Mean
Athenian Democracy
Persian Wars
Hellenic Sculpture
Golden Age of Athens
Hellenic Civilization
Hellenistic Civilization
Roman Civilization
Carthage & the Punic Wars
Roman Republic and Senate
Augustan Principate (31BC-AD14)
Roman Law
Roman Succession Problem
Late Antiquity (AD 284-610)
The "Decline and Fall of Rome"

II. Objective Questions [Matching and Multiple-choice] (25 questions; 75 points):
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 & Taoism
Book of Lord Chang and Legalism
Five Classics (Chinese Education)
Heinrich Schliemann & Troy
The Iliad and The Odyssey
Hoplites and the Hoplite Phalanx
Cleisthenes (6th cent. BC)
Polis, Athens, and Sparta
Marathon (490 BC) & Thermopylae
Greek Tragedy & Sophocles 
Herodotus and Thucydides
Peloponnesian War (431-404 BCE)
Kritios Boy (ca. 480 BCE)
Sophists (Hellenic Philosophers)
"Man is the Measure of all Things"
Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle
Alexander the Great (356-323 BC)
Hellenistic Sculpture
Galen and Ptolemy
Roman Imperium
Plebeians & Patricians
Law of the Twelve Tablets (ca. 450 BC)
Crisis of the Late Republic
The Gracchi
Julius Caesar
Battle of Actium (31 BC)
The Roman Army
Pax Romana
Trajan’s Column
Hadrian’s Wall
Colosseum, Pantheon, & Aqueducts
Five Good Emperors (AD 96-180)
Vergil (70-19 BC) & The Aeneid
Constantine & the Edict of Milan (AD 313)
Crisis of the Third Century
Germanic Tribes & AD 476
Theodoric (the Ostrogoth) & Ravenna

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Robert W. Brown; Last Update: 15.XII.2008

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