Midterm Study Guide
Maps: Fertile Crescent, Mesopotamia, Babylon(city), Tigris River, Euphrates River
Nile River, Jerusalem
Crete, Athens, Sparta, Rome, Gaul
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Carthage (the city), Constantinople
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Battle of Tours
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1. Historians typically divide ancient Egyptian history into _________ to
facilitate the discussion of Egyptian politics and culture. (p. 22) 2. What was one of the fundamental technological achievements of the
Sumerians? (p. 15)
3. One of the notable characteristics of civilization was the development of
what? (p. 8)
4. Why was Sargon of Akkad (c. 2350 B.C.E.) significant? (p. 17) 5. Describe the Code of Hammurabi. (p. 18)
6. What’s the difference between the Egyptian Middle Kingdom and the Old
Kingdom? (p. 34)
7. What does the Epic of Gilgamesh illustrate? (p. 14)
8. The physical labor that built the Egyptian pyramids was mostly provided by
who? (p. 28)
9. After the Hittites sacked Babylon, the city was ruled for the next 500 years by
who? (p. 42)
10. Akhenaten represents one of the earliest moves, in Western history, toward
what? (p. 46)
11. By the fourteenth century B.C.E., international relations were marked by
what? (p. 47)
12. The Eighteenth Dynasty pharaoh whose legacy was long neglected by historians because successors destroyed inscriptions and images was who? (p.
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13. The Hebrew king who built a great temple complex in Jerusalem to house the
ark of the covenant was who? (p. 58)
14. The New Kingdom, particularly the Eighteenth Dynasty, was marked by
what? (p. 42)
15. What was the system of writing developed by the citizens of Ugarit? (p. 48) 16. Who were the two of the foremost Hebrew prophets who emphasized the
ethical demands God makes on humans? (p. 71)
17. What area was known as Magna Graecia (or “Greater Greece”)? (p. 80)
18. What were Milesian philosophers, known as the preSocratics, known for? (p.
19. Socrates urged his followers to do what? (p. 107)
20. The Greeks referred to people as barbarians if they what? (p. 76) 21. The most militarized polis in Greece was what? (p. 89)
22. What was the finest artistic example of Athenian power, confidence and
genius under Pericles? (p. 76 and p. 99)
23. The most important Panhellenic shrine, sacred to Apollo and site of an oracle,
was what? (pp. 8182)
24. Where did Alexander end his wars of conquest when his exhausted armies
refused to go further? (p. 125)
25. Before becoming king of Macedon, Philip II had been exposed to Greek
culture and military tactics by spending three years where? (p. 121) 26. What idea was central to the Skeptic worldview? (p. 134)
27. Epicurus and his school of Epicureanism were influenced by the writings of We also discuss several other topics like What is a psychoanalytic?
who? (p. 133)
28. The MOST important cultural center in the Hellenistic world was where? (p.
29. The best surviving example of Hellenistic architecture is the city of what? (p.
30. Which Hellenistic scientist deduced that the earth revolves around the sun? (p.
31. As exemplified by Cincinnatus, the ideal citizen of the early Roman republic
was? (p. 152)
32. Central to Roman identity was a conservatism expressed in an unwritten code
of what? (p. 154)
33. Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 B.C.E. because his rivals feared what? (p.
34. One of the geographic advantages of Rome is what? (p. 149) 35. Roman law consisted of three branches: civil law, natural law, and what else?
36. The MOST threatening revolt against the Roman Republic was led in 7371
B.C.E. by who? (p. 162)
37. Those who ruled Rome from 96 to 180 C.E. were called the "Five Good
Emperors" because why? (p. 169)
38. A dispute concerning the relevance of Jewish law in the early Jesus movement
occurred between who? (p. 186)
39. Christianity went from being a persecuted faith to being the recognized faith
of the empire, when what happened? (p. 200)
40. From 235 to 284 C.E., the Roman Empire was ruled by who? (p. 192) 41. Most of what we know about Jesus was written when? (pp. 182183) 42. Realizing that the Roman Empire had become too large for a single ruler to
control it, Diocletian did what? (p. 193)
43. Rome was sacked in 410 by the Goths, who were led by who? (p. 204) 44. The monastic way of life in the West was influenced greatly by the
establishment of a Rule written by who? (p. 209)
45. What made Jesus MOST controversial among the Jews was what? (p. 187) 46. Charlemagne was able to contain Umayyad power in Europe by doing what?
47. In the Middle Ages, the three heirs of Roman civilization were? (p. 214) 48. One difference between Islam and Christianity is what? (p. 225) 49. The Carolingian Empire collapsed during the ninth century because why? (p.
50. What stilldebated event took place on Christmas Day, 800? (p. 242)