World History As Learned in Sixth Grade Go on…
Instructions The purpose of this review is to help prepare you for STAR testing. Since you may not have thought much about this information since 6th 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. Begin the Quiz
Question 1 Why did Stone Age people practice slash-and-burn agriculture? A. to fulfill spiritual beliefs B. to make irrigation easier C. to drive away wild animals D. to clear land for farming
Incorrect!Return to Question. Hint: Stone Age people had no iron, and relied on stones for making tools.
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Question 2 Which development most enabled early peoples to form permanent settlements? A. Advances in agricultural production B. The creation of democratic government C. The spread of monotheism D. Advances in written language
Let’s see if we can’t make this a little clearer for you! Return to Question. Hint: Hint: Why did early people “park it” instead of moving from place to place? (Think about survival.)
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Question 3 Hammurabi’s Code of ancient Mesopotamian society was important because it A. listed the laws and the corresponding punishments. B. explained how government officials were chosen. C. established a single currency for use across the empire. D. described how to perform formal religious ceremonies.
Incorrect!Return to Question. Hint: A code is similar to a law.
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Question 4 The art and architecture of ancient Egypt were designed to emphasize the A. value of the arts in daily life B. role of the individual as an artist. C. idea of beauty as seen by the artist. D. religious idea of eternal life.
How about another try?Return to Question. Hint: The Egyptians believed in life after death.
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Question 5 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. B. Egyptian pharaoh and his pyramid. C. Assyrian king and his lighthouse. D. Hebrew king and the Temple.
You have displeased the fates.Return to Question. Hint: Leaders were buried in these.
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Question 6 Cuneiform and hieroglyphics were important achievements in the development of A. written language. B. religious beliefs. C. agricultural production. D. representative government.
For shame. I think you missed that one.Return to Question. Hint: Mesopotamians and Egyptians used these to communicate.
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Question 7 The Ten Commandments of the ancient Hebrews has had the greatest influence on the development of Western A. parliamentary democracies. B. moral and ethical teachings. C. feudal social class systems. D. styles in art and literature.
Bad kitty. No treats for you.Return to Question. Hint: Think religious basis.
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Question 8 Jewish scripture says that God’s laws were delivered to the ancient Hebrews by A. Abraham. B. Solomon. C. Moses. D. David.
Dude!Wipe out.Return to Question. Hint: This man received messages from God while on top of Mt. Sinai.
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Question 9 The Diaspora or the dispersing of the Jewish people refers to their A. exile from their homeland. B. collection of their sacred writings. C. effort to convert nonbelievers. D. opposition to the Crusades.
Incorrect!Return to Question. Hint: This is why Jewish people have settled in many different areas throughout the world.
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Question 10 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. B. a culture that was uniform throughout its vast empire. C. an economic system based on mining precious metals. D. a society completely isolated from other civilizations.
You’ve got a ways to go yet!Return to Question. Hint: Think democracy!
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Question 11 We regard an individual who takes no interest in public affairs not as harmless, but as useless. —Pericles’ Funeral Oration Read the passage below and answer the question. The quotation above illustrates the importance ancient Athenians placed on individual participation in the A. education of young children. B. religious rituals of the community. C. political process of the city-state. D. economy.
Gonna have to start this one over! Return to Question. Hint: Public affairs relates to government.
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Question 12 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 C. Greeks B. Romans D. Egyptians
I think you missed the bus one too many times!Return to Question. Hint: The myths contain references to various gods and goddesses such as Atlas and Hercules.
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Question 13 Ancient Greeks used myths about their gods primarily to A. strike fear in their enemies. B. explain events in the natural world. C. justify their type of government. D. undermine the Persian religion.
Get out the vacuum cuz we have got to get rid of those cobwebs!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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Question 14 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 B. Egyptians C. Romans D. Huns
Wha’?Return to Question. Hint: These neighbors to the east of the Greeks were constantly in conflict with the Greeks.
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Question 15 How did the rise to power and reign of Alexander most affect Greece? A. He established a peaceful relationship with the Persian Empire. B. He strengthened greatly the concept of democratic rule. C. He made Macedonia into the intellectual center of the Hellenistic world. D. He ended the power of the city-states and establish a unified nation.
Just when I thought we were getting somewhere!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.
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Question 16 Which letter on the map is the location of the Indus River Valley and the early civilization it supported? F H G E A. Location E C. Location G B. Location F D. Location H
Fido doesn’t like that answer.Return to Question. Hint: The source of the Indus River is the Himalaya Mountains with the river mouth at the Arabian Sea.
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