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WH Wynn Final Rev. A

River Valley Civs. - Renaissance

1. What did the Egyptians and Mesopotamians have in common? Women could pursue careers and own property
2. What was the earliest system of laws ever recorded? Hammurabi’s Code
3. How did the Egyptians view the pharaoh? As a god
4. What word describes the type of government mentioned in #3? theocracy
5. What does pyramid building suggest about the dynasties of Egypt? strong gov’t, leadership, & economy, access to stone and advanced mathematical & engineering skills.
6. The Tang Dynasty in China, the Gupta Empire in India, and the city-state of Athens in Greece during their golden ages were known as eras of… Artistic and intellectual achievements
7. How are Hinduism & Buddhism alike (belief/practice)? Both believe in reincarnation
8. How do Hinduism & Buddhism differ (belief/practice)? Caste system--favored by Hindus, rejected by Buddhists
9. What are the similarities between early civilizations in Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, and India? They all began around rivers where agriculture flourished.
10. What were the characteristics of the early Indus Valley civilization? Cities were planned and had their own plumbing & sewage systems.
11. What was the importance of the Silk Road? China had contact with other cultures through trade
12. What term can be used to describe when a dynasty, empire, or group reaches a peak in artistic & intellectual achievements in a certain area? A golden age
13. What is the main difference between the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire? The Roman Republic allowed for citizen participation. The Roman Empire practiced centralized rule.
14. Which 2 leaders of ancient Rome contributed to Rome’s transition from a republic to an empire? Julius Caesar and Augustus
15. What are some of the achievements of Roman law that are still seen in the US political system? Checks & balances in government, innocent until proven guilty
16. What was Alexander the Great’s lasting achievement? The spread of Hellenistic culture.
17. What were the Five Pillars of Islam? Declaration of faith, pray 5x a day, fast during Ramadan, giving to the poor, pilgrimage to Mecca
18. What was the main issue that caused a division between Sunni and Shia Muslims? Who would be caliph or leader of the Islamic community.
19. Who do the Sunnis believe should be a successor of Islam? Any pious Muslim man
20. Who do the the Shi’a believe should be a successor of Islam? A descendant of Muhammad
21. What was the main goal of the Crusades for the Christians? Recover Jerusalem/Holy Land from the Muslim Turks
22. What were some of the results of the Crusades? Increased power of kings, decreased power of the pope, intolerance between Christians & Muslims
23. Humanists tended to focus on what key areas? Classical Greek & Roman writings
24. Why was Leonardo da Vinci considered a “Renaissance man”? He had a wide knowledge of many subjects and diverse talents.
Created by: Ms.Wynn