Humanities Chapter 1

The literal translation of Mesopotamia
Land Between Two Rivers
The Tigris and the Euphrates are known for their
Contribution in creating rich soil of Fertile Crescent
The First of Mesopotamia’a many civilizations was
Sumer
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The world’s first epic was
The Epic of Gilgamesh
The Epic of Gilgamesh explores Mesopotamian sense of
Fear and insecurity
Which of these represents consolidation of the various tribal laws into one central legal plan
Hammurabi’s Code
In the Epic of Gilgamesh, the king searches for
Everlasting life
In the Epic of Gilgamesh, Utnapishtim is the hero of a
Flood Myth (like Noah)
The massive, terraced towers of mud and brick constructed by the Mesopotamians are called
Ziggurats
The following creation of the Sumerians is still used today in telling time:
Base of the 60-number system
The _________ developed the basic alphabet that finally morphed into modern Western languages.
Phoenicians
The beginning of Hebrew history is personified by which of the following?
Abraham
In the Hebrew Bible, there are two accounts of the creation of females. In the first, woman is created
With man in the image of God
Who of the following led the Hebrew people out of Egyptian slavery?
Moses
Historically, why did the Hebrews not go immediately to the promised land after leaving Egypt?
It was occupied by strong local tribes
The Hebrew god is named
Yahweh
Which best describes how the God of the Hebrews punishes the sin of worshiping other gods?
Punishes the sinner and family for generations
The world’s first empire was created by
Sargon I
The Standard of Ur depicts the Mesopotamian
Social Order and Division of Labor
What makes Hammurabi’s Code so forceful?
Divine Decree
Which of the following geological features forms Mesopotamia?
Tigris and Euphrates
The ancient capitol of the Persian Empire was
Persepolis
The introduction of iron-forging technology to Mesopotamia was by the
Hittites
Job is an example of the Hebrew quest for
Divine explanations for suffering and death
A ziggurat was built to
A shrine and temple to link realms of heaven and earth
27. Which Iron Age empire combined fighting techniques and engineering ingenuity to swallow up most of the land between and Persian Gulf and the Nile valley by 700 B.C.E.?
ASSYRIANS
In Egypt, the Hebrews were
Reduced to status of state slaves
The Decalogue is a/an
Covenant with God and faithful
Ethical monotheism is the belief in
A. a sole, omnipotent (single, all-powerful) God.
The following theme appears in both Hebrew and Mesopotamian literature:
A flood story
Early Hebrew Kings
Saul, David, Solomon
King Nebuchadnezzar was likely the inspiration for the biblical
book of Job
34. The Hittites introduced
Bronze

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