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Grade 10 Mesopotamia
Unique among the rulers of this time, Persian emperors
  1. installed governors in their provinces
  2. tolerated local cultures and laws
  3. wielded absolute power
  4. maintained an extensive army
Grade 6 Egypt
The Egyptians are best known for building
  1. Pyramids
  2. Irrigation canals
  3. Cataracts
  4. Deltas
Grade 7 Greece
Grade 6 Mesopotamia
Why did the Sumerians think that the Akkadian Empire collapsed?
  1. Because they could not fight well
  2. Because of poor leadership
  3. Because they failed to offer the right sacrifices to the gods
  4. Because of a curse placed on them when they destroyed the temple at Nippur
  5. Because they spoke a different language
Grade 9 Ancient History
What made the Indus Valley a good place for civilization?
  1. mountains and deserts protected people
  2. rivers provided water and fertile soil
  3. both a & b
  4. none of the above
Grade 9 China
Why did the Chinese build houses of wood instead of clay like the Sumerians?
  1. they thought clay houses were unstable
  2. forests were plentiful
  3. they didn't like the way clay felt on their hands
  4. d is not the answer
Grade 9 Egypt
Grade 6 Egypt
What is the definition of the word pharaoh?
  1. a goddess
  2. a ruler of ancient Egypt
  3. a god
  4. a polytheistic
Grade 3 Ancient History
An artifact is                                         .
  1. anything in a museum
  2. anything you can buy at the store
  3. anything made by humans in modern times
  4. anything made by humans in ancient times
Grade 6 Greece
Grade 6 Greece
Who wrote the Odyssey?
  1. Socrates
  2. Plato
  3. Euclid
  4. Thales
  5. Homer
Grade 7 Roman Empire
In the Western Roman Empire the religion is the Roman Catholic Church, while in the Eastern Empire it is
  1. Eastern Catholic Church
  2. Eastern Orthodox Church
  3. Northern Lutheran Church
  4. Protestant Church
Grade 6 Egypt
Why were tombs filled with art, jewelry, and other treasures?
  1. The tombs served as museums.
  2. The tombs were the private storage rooms of the pharaoh.
  3. Egyptians believed tombs to be the safest places in the kingdom.
  4. Egyptians believed the dead enjoyed such materials in the afterlife.
Grade 9 Ancient History
What is a person who wanters from place to place?
  1. hunter-gatherer
  2. nomad
  3. easter bunny
  4. neolithicians
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