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TCAP Test ReviewBenchmark Test 2Egypt, India, and China

Questions 1-35

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  • The Nile River flooded every year and made the nearby land

    • A. Impossible to farm.

    • B. Ideal for farming.

    • C. Unfit for people to live on.

    • D. Polluted.

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  • Considering its geography, one thing protecting Egypt from invasion and allowing it to be a strong nation for many years was

    • A. The flooding of the Nile.

    • B. Gold from Nubia.

    • C. Its large navy.

    • D. The desert.

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  • Because the Nile River empties into the Mediterranean Sea, it flows

    • A. East to west.

    • B. West to east.

    • C. North to south.

    • D. South to north.

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  • The Egyptian army was very successful against their enemies because the Egyptians

    • A. Knew the god Horus was on their side.

    • B. Used elephants.

    • C. Used bronze swords and body armor.

    • D. Used better military tactics.

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  • The Egyptian pyramids were

    • A. Government office buildings.

    • B. Empty monuments.

    • C. Tombs for dead pharaohs.

    • D. Museums.

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  • In order to keep track of growing wealth, the ancient Egyptians developed a system of writing called

    • A. Cuneiform.

    • B. Alphabetics.

    • C. Symbols.

    • D. Hieroglyphs.

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  • Egyptians predicted when the Nile would flood by using

    • A. Oracles

    • B. Astrology

    • C. Astronomy

    • D. Herbalism

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  • The great barrier north of India is the

    • A. Indian Ocean

    • B. Himalayas

    • C. Ganges River

    • D. Indus River

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  • India’s society is divided into social groups that are called

    • A. Occupations

    • B. Clans

    • C. Priests

    • D. Castes

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  • The religion most associated with ancient India with a belief in karma and reincarnation is

    • A. Egypt

    • B. India

    • C. China

    • D. Italy

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  • According to the Upanishads, reincarnation is the Hindu belief that

    • A. Describes the beginning of the world.

    • B. Explains why people suffer.

    • C. After death, the soul is reborn in another living thing.

    • D. There are many gods.

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  • In a caste system, people have to

    • A. live on common land.

    • B. following the teachings of the Vedas.

    • C. do the same jobs as their parents.

    • D. work for the lord of a manor.

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  • Siddhartha Gautama, a prince of India, began the religion of

    • A. Buddhism.

    • B. Hinduism.

    • C. Christianity.

    • D. Islam.

Siddhartha Gautama

Four Noble Truths

Path to Enlightenment

Nirvana – Lasting Peace

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  • China’s first civilization developed by the

    • A. Ganges River

    • B. Huang He River

    • C. Nile River

    • D. Tiber River

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  • A government system capable of performing the actions described to the side would most likely have been found in

    • A. a city.

    • B. a village.

    • C. a farming community.

    • D. a nomadic community

  • Establishment of laws

  • Organization of public works

  • projects such as public

  • buildings

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  • Confucius was a(n) _________.

    • A. Egyptian philosopher

    • B. Chinese philosopher

    • C. Indian philosopher

    • D. Mesopotamian philsopher

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  • Which of the following was an Egyptian pharaoh?

    • A. Ramses II

    • B. Constantine

    • C. Kublai Khan

    • D. William the Conqueror

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  • Dynasties in China often grew weak because large empires became too

    • A. rich.

    • B. powerful.

    • C. difficult to govern.

    • D. difficult to conquer.

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  • Buddhism was spread from India to China by

    • A. The students of Confucius.

    • B. Europeans.

    • C. Missionaries.

    • D. Armies along the Great Wall.

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  • Which of the following did the Chinese invent?

    • A. Hieroglyphs

    • B. Paper made from wood pulp

    • C. Aqueducts

    • D. Walls

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  • Which ancient civilization is shown on the map?

    • A. India

    • B. China

    • C. Egypt

    • D. Greece

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  • The Indus and Ganges rivers are located in this country.

    • A. China

    • B. Italy

    • C. India

    • D. Egypt

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  • The Huang He River and Great Wall are located in this country.

    • A. China

    • B. India

    • C. England

    • D. Spain

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  • What is the name of the ancient trade route between China and Europe?

    • A. the Silk Road

    • B. the Grand Canal

    • C. the Mediterranean Sea

    • D. the Mali River Route

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  • Which of the following best describes a barter economy?

    • A. Items are exchanged for money from other regions.

    • B. Items are traded for food and goods from other regions.

    • C. Items are stolen from other regions.

    • D. Items are made in other regions and given as tribute.

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  • The Mongols, led by Genghis Khan, impacted world history

    • A. by spreading Christianity to Russia.

    • B. by building the Silk Road.

    • C. by conquering China and creating an empire that stretched across Asia to Eastern Europe.

    • D. by destroying the Japanese Empire.

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  • Which culture produced this painting?

    • A. Indian

    • B. Mayan

    • C. Chinese

    • D. Arab

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  • Which civilization left records that influenced the way Greeks and Romans understood medicine?

    • A. Indus

    • B. Egyptian

    • C. Chinese

    • D. Babylonian

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  • How did the Chinese farm their lands?

    • A. They built terraces along the slope of the mountains to plant crops.

    • B. They only grazed animals.

    • C. Chinese farmers were unable to farm because the Yellow River often flooded.

    • D. They did not farm and purchased food from traders traveling the Silk Road.

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  • This landmark was built in China to protect from invaders.

    • A. Hadrian’s Wall

    • B. Constantinople Wall

    • C. Wall of Jerusalem

    • D. Great Wall

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  • A scholar could study which epic to learn about early Indian culture?

    • A. The Aeneid

    • B. Gilgamesh

    • C. Mahabharata

    • D. The Odyssey

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  • One difference between the development of civilizations in India and Egypt was the

    • A. growth of cities.

    • B. influence of Hinduism.

    • C. development along rivers.

    • D. interaction with the Native American civilization.

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  • Which ancient civilization used hieroglyphics?

    • A. Egypt

    • B. India

    • C. Mesopotamia

    • D. Sumeria

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  • Which type of ancient community includes: domesticated animals, invention of new tools, and irrigation systems?

    • A. farming

    • B. nomadic

    • C. city-state

    • D. state

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  • The development of writing in ancient Mesopotamia made possible the first visible

    • A. legal codes.

    • B. private businesses.

    • C. national armies.

    • D. organized religions.