HIEU 201 Chapter 1 quiz: Liberty University
Paleolithic religious beliefs
a. centered around the idea that forces of nature had been created to serve human beings.
b. centered around the idea that human beings needed to appease the forces of nature.
c. made a clear distinction between nature and the supernatural.
d. did not include belief in life after death.
Which of the following is NOT a feature of the Neolithic Age?
a. Human beings domesticated animals.
b. Human beings started using iron tools.
c. Human beings established villages.
d. Human beings discovered farming.
The first civilizations
a. lacked organized governments.
b. abandoned the monumental architecture of prehistoric cultures.
c. did not yet possess specialization of labor.
d. developed systems for administration, cooperation, and record-keeping.
Sargon the Great
a. conquered territories, plundered their resources, and then left to find new opportunities for conquest.
b. was known for his policy of pursuing peace at any cost.
c. contributed to the spread of Sumerian culture beyond the boundaries of Mesopotamia.
d. was the leader of an important Sumerian city-state.
The Sumerians erected their religious temples atop huge multilevel mounds called
The kings in ancient Mesopotamia
a. were rulers thought to have been selected by the gods to represent them on earth.
b. were viewed as being above the law and absolute in their power.
c. were replaced by democracies governed by elders and assemblies of citizens.
d. were believed to be living gods.
The economy of Mesopotamian cities
a. was entirely self-sufficient.
b. was conducted by a state bureaucracy.
c. was largely unregulated.
d. depended heavily on foreign and domestic trade.
Which of the following describes the Egyptians' relationship with their environment?
a. The challenges of nature were designed to punish human beings.
b. The unpredictability of the Nile made Egyptian life precarious.
c. Nature served as a source of security.
d. The lack of natural boundaries subjected Egyptians to constant invasion and change.
a. communicated the gods' will to the Egyptian people.
b. had little impact on the lives of peasants and workers.
c. were elected by a noble class.
d. technically owned no earthly possessions.
a. achieved no substantial technological progression.
b. rejected all aspects of foreign culture.
c. were absorbed into Babylonian civilization.
d. ruled Asia Minor and northern Syria.
Which of the following is NOT true of the Persian empire?
a. It was ruled by a council thought to represent the people.
b. It allowed local elites a large measure of self-rule.
c. It was bound together by a uniform language, Aramaic.
d. It developed an effective administrative system of twenty provinces.
Compared to a rational or scientific view of the world, a mythopoeic view
a. sees the world of nature as an entity, like a machine, rather than a living being.
b. appeals primarily to the emotions rather than reason and tends to be more subjective than objective.
c. shows little imagination or emotion in interpreting nature.
d. is more logically consistent than the rational view developed by the Greeks.
The ________ Age is also known as the Old Stone Age.
Which of the following civilizations rose first?
The Epic of Gligamesh depicts the Mesopotamians' mood of
a. optimism and hope.
b. stoicism and tranquility.
c. sensuality and emotionality.
d. pessimism and despair.
In Paleolithic societies, human beings
a. were unable to communicate with one another by language.
b. lived in large permanent settlements of several thousand people.
c. obtained the necessities of life by gathering food and hunting.
d. had not yet acquired the ability to make tools.
The central force in the first civilizations was
a. iron technology.
b. popularly-selected governance.
In Hammurabi's code of law
a. women enjoyed a legal status equal to that of men.
b. women and children had no legal protection.
c. crimes against nobles were punished more severely than crimes against commoners.
d. the king was not bound by the law, but might legally do whatever he wished to do.
The religious teachings of the prophet Zoroaster
a. represent the earliest known examples of monotheistic faith.
b. are a complex set of polytheistic beliefs based on magic and blood sacrifice.
c. reject the need for ethics in human life.
The Egyptian New Kingdom began with the war of liberation against the