Instructions Begin the Quiz The purpose of this review is to help prepare you for STAR testing. Since you may not have thought much about this information since 6 th grade, these questions may help jog your memory and help you remember some of the details you have forgotten. The questions are set up as multiple choice questions. If you get the wrong answer, you will get a hint. Once you have gotten the correct question, click the box to go on to the next question. Good luck and enjoy! Click below to begin the review.
Why did Stone Age people practice slash-and-burn agriculture? A. to fulfill spiritual beliefs D. to clear land for farming C. to drive away wild animals B. to make irrigation easier Question 1
Incorrect! Return to Question. Return to Question. Hint: Stone Age people had no iron, and relied on stones for making tools.
Which development most enabled early peoples to form permanent settlements? A. Advances in agricultural production D. Advances in written language C. The spread of monotheism B. The creation of democratic government Question 2
Return to Question. Hint: Hint: Why did early people “park it” instead of moving from place to place? (Think about survival.) Let’s see if we can’t make this a little clearer for you!
Hammurabi’s Code of ancient Mesopotamian society was important because it A. listed the laws and the corresponding punishments. D. described how to perform formal religious ceremonies. C. established a single currency for use across the empire. B. explained how government officials were chosen. Question 3
Incorrect! Return to Question. Return to Question. Hint: A code is similar to a law.
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The art and architecture of ancient Egypt were designed to emphasize the A. value of the arts in daily life D. religious idea of eternal life. C. idea of beauty as seen by the artist. B. role of the individual as an artist. Question 4
How about another try? Return to Question. Return to Question. Hint: The Egyptians believed in life after death.
Read the following passage to answer the question below. It is visible from great distances. It is a reminder to all who see it of the wealth and power of the leader of the people who built it and of his glory and greatness as a god here on the Earth. The speaker in the passage above is referring to the A. Greek tyrant and the Parthenon. D. Hebrew king and the Temple. C. Assyrian king and his lighthouse. B. Egyptian pharaoh and his pyramid. Question 5
You have displeased the fates. Return to Question. Return to Question. Hint: Leaders were buried in these.
The Ten Commandments of the ancient Hebrews has had the greatest influence on the development of Western A. parliamentary democracies. D. styles in art and literature. C. feudal social class systems. B. moral and ethical teachings. Question 7
Bad kitty. No treats for you. Return to Question. Return to Question. Hint: Think religious basis.
The Diaspora or the dispersing of the Jewish people refers to their A. exile from their homeland. D. opposition to the Crusades. C. effort to convert nonbelievers. B. collection of their sacred writings. Question 9
Incorrect! Return to Question. Return to Question. Hint: This is why Jewish people have settled in many different areas throughout the world.
Greece’s mountainous terrain and its series of small islands influenced the ancient Greeks to develop A. a political system based on independent city-states. D. a society completely isolated from other civilizations. C. an economic system based on mining precious metals. B. a culture that was uniform throughout its vast empire. Question 10
You’ve got a ways to go yet! Return to Question. Return to Question. Hint: Think democracy!
Read the passage below and answer the question. A. education of young children. D. economy. C. political process of the city-state. B. religious rituals of the community. Question 11 We regard an individual who takes no interest in public affairs not as harmless, but as useless. —Pericles’ Funeral Oration The quotation above illustrates the importance ancient Athenians placed on individual participation in the
Return to Question. Hint: Public affairs relates to government. Gonna have to start this one over!
atlas — a collection of maps herculean — very powerful labyrinth — a maze olympian — majestic, honored All of these words used in the English language today originated in myths of the: A. Chinese D. Egyptians C. Greeks B. Romans Question 12
I think you missed the bus one too many times! Return to Question. Return to Question. Hint: The myths contain references to various gods and goddesses such as Atlas and Hercules.
Ancient Greeks used myths about their gods primarily to Question 13 A. strike fear in their enemies. D. undermine the Persian religion. C. justify their type of government. B. explain events in the natural world.
Get out the vacuum cuz we have got to get rid of those cobwebs! Return to Question. Return to Question. Hint: One Greek god was Zeus. When he was angry, the Greeks believed he caused storms and lightening.
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In 480 B.C. the independent Greek city- states formed an alliance under the leadership of Athens and Sparta during their conflict with the A. Persians D. Huns C. Romans B. Egyptians Question 14
Wha’? Return to Question. Return to Question. Hint: These neighbors to the east of the Greeks were constantly in conflict with the Greeks.
How did the rise to power and reign of Alexander most affect Greece? A. He established a peaceful relationship with the Persian Empire. D. He ended the power of the city-states and establish a unified nation. C. He made Macedonia into the intellectual center of the Hellenistic world. B. He strengthened greatly the concept of democratic rule. Question 15
Just when I thought we were getting somewhere! Return to Question. Return to Question. Hint: When Alexander the Great conquered a country which became part of his nation, he often adopted their culture as well as exposing them to Greek literature, gods, and language.
Which statement about the Hindu caste system in India is accurate? A. Different castes shared the same rules for governing their behavior. D. People were required to stay in the same caste to which they were born. C. Castes were encouraged to interact with one another. B. Foreigners were treated as members of the lowest caste. Question 17
You’re not fooling anybody! Return to Question. Return to Question. Hint: Regarding social structures, the caste system was perhaps the strictest in enforcing its beliefs.
-- Began in 500s B.C. -- Hoped to preserve order in society -- Attempted to establish a harmonious society -- Created a system of ethics for society A. Buddha D. Shi Huangdi C. Confucius B. Asoka Question 18 Which individual was responsible for the Chinese social movement described in the text box above?
Nej, no, nein, nyet! Return to Question. Return to Question. Hint: Throughout China’s history, ancient rulers often felt it was necessary to remind people of the importance of respectful relationships.
The Chinese people turned to the teachings of Confucius because his ideas were thought to help A. unify the Chinese against foreign enemies. D. create democratic institutions. C. stop the Chinese people from converting to Islam. B. restore order in China. Question 19
Hate to say it… but you’ve got it all wrong. Return to Question. Return to Question. Hint: China went through times of chaos and confusion, yet Confucius’ words reminded them to be respectful.
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What was the main contribution of Emperor Shi Huangdi to China? A. He unified most of China under one government. D. He encouraged acceptance of the Hindu religion. C. He required citizens to use the Mongol language. B. He established a public education system in China. Question 20
Can we talk? Return to Question. Return to Question. Hint: China is named after Qin (Chin) Shi Huangdi.
What effect did Julius Caesar’s seizure of power have on the Roman political system? A. It secured the rights of the commoners against the nobles. D. It standardized the system by which emperors were chose. C. It marked the transition from a republic to an empire. B. It allowed for control of the state by the Senate. Question 21
Really? Return to Question. Return to Question. Hint: Julius Caesar had little respect for the Roman constitution and made himself dictator for life.