World History Midterm Review

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  1. What most likely contributed to the decline of civilization in the Indus Valley
  2. The Chinese system of writing was difficult to learn because it used _______ of characters
  3. Because they knew the secret religious rituals, the _____________ replaced the Kshatriyas as the leading Varna in the Aryan social system.
  4. A Greek city and the surrounding villages and fields was called a
  5. A chief of an Aryan tribe was called a
  6. The principle by which Chinese rulers governed is called
  7. Confucius’ ideas were strongly opposed by
  8. Which philosophy taught that government should pass strict laws and enforce them with harsh punishments?
  9. The type of government in which the king ruled as a high priest is called a
  10. In an Indian household, the head of the family was the
  11. Greek theater evolved out of
  12. The Nile River was most important to ancient Egypt as a source of
  13. The Aryan social system relates to the Hindu belief in reincarnation and karma that says one who lives a good life would probably be born into a
  14. Laozi’s teachings are known as
  15. Conflict between Athens and Sparta resulted in the
  16. The golden age of India took place during the rule of the
  17. The political center of a typical city-state was the
  18. Egyptians learned about human anatomy by
  19. The Greek people never United under one government because ______ made travel and communication difficult
  20. The prince who found Buddhism was
  21. Sparta can best be described as a _______ society
  22. Hindus believed that caste could be changed by the law of
  23. An ideal related to Daoism is the concept of
  24. One remarkable achievement of the ancient Egyptians was their ________ Knowledge
  25. _________ is important to history it shows us the connections between people, places, and events.
  26. According to Aristotle, the best government was one that was ruled by a strong and ________ leader.
  27. In Egypt’s polytheistic religion, a person’s fate after death was determined by
  28. Land features in China caused it to be _______ from the world
  29. Wrote the Iliad and the Odyssey
  30. Government by the people
  31. What term means “rebirth of the soul”?
  32. Moved from central Asia to the Balkan Peninsula
  33. Han rulers based their policies on the teachings of
  34. A scientist who studies homonid bones and other fossils is a(n)
  35. The invention of hieroglyphs came about because of the need to
  36. Eventually, people in the Indian social system were further classified into subgroups, or jati, determined by
  37. What evidence suggests that the Indus Valley cities had a well-organized government?


  1. The writing with picture symbols used by early Egyptians is called
  2. Both Hindus and Buddhists believe in
  3. The job of a historian is to study _____ evidence about the past
  4. Laozi’s rejected formal
  5. The Parthenon at Athens is an example of a Greek innovation in
  6. Lived on the island of Crete, southeast of the Greek mainland
  7. Confucius taught the Chinese people that their most important duty was respect for
  8. India enjoyed a golden age during the Gupta dynasty because the government promoted
  9. Unlike the ancient Egyptians, the ancient Greeks believed that their deities had totally _______ forms
  10. The reign of _______ marked the beginning of the first Egyptian dynasty.
  11. The geography of Greece helped create many small
  12. Title used by the ruler of the Qin, meaning “First Emperor” is
  13. The emperor who ruled the Han dynasty at its peak was
  14. The trade route that linked China with the west became known as the
  15. The _________ explains why China changes power from dynasty to dynasty
  16. Daoism emphasized ________ with nature
  17. One period of unity among the Greek city-states took place during the
  18. What aided cultural diffusion among ancient peoples?
  19. During the Vedic age, the Aryans changed from
  20. The __________ is the idea behind the Dynastic Cycle
  21. From childhood, Spartan boys were trained to be
  22. the first cities emerge in
  23. The establishment of an empire and, hence, the greatest period of cultural diffusion in Egypt occurred in the
  24. How did ancient Egyptians view their pharaohs?
  25. The Huang He was nicknamed the ____________ bacause It often flooded and destroyed crops.
  26. Doing one’s duty was important for ________ in Indian society.
  27. Which of the following geographic characteristics of Greece provided a link to the outside world?
  28. Under fuedalism local lords excercised
  29. A line of rulers from one family is a
  30. What was a key feature of early civilizations?
  31. Athens enjoyed a golden age under the leadership of
  32. A form of government controlled by a small, powerful elite from the business class is called a(n)
  33. Archaeologists find out about early peoples by digging to find

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