Study Guide for Mid-term Exam #1
 

Exam Date:  10/11


 

This study guide is now FINALIZED

Good luck on the exam!

 

Reminder:    The exam is closed note & closed book.  I would encourage people to write out their essay answers as you study in the days before the

                   exam, however, no notes will be allowed during the exam itself.  Please contact me if you have any questions.  Good luck!

 



PowerPoint Lectures
 

Key Terms
Ancient Civilizations
Ancient World (cont.)
(3100-500 BC)
  • Mesopotamia (3000-1000 BC)
    • Society/Religion
      • Cuneiform
    • Government
      • Code of Hammurabi

Egypt

  • In General
    • Papyrus
    • Nile River & its "gifts"
  • Unification & Politics
    • Absolutism & Pharaoh
      • Menes
      • Pharaoh
      • Imhotep
      • Nomarchs
    • Pyramids & Religion
      • Osirus
      • Isis
      • Horus
  • Ethics
    • Ma'at

 
Key Terms
New Outlooks/Palestine
Greece II
(750-400 BC)
  • Palestine
    • Hebrews-Religion
      • Judaism
        • Abraham
        • Moses
      • Unique Qualities
  • Greece (750-500 BC)
    • Early History & Daily Life
      • Greek Alphabet
    • City-states
      • Polis
        • Acropolis
        • Agora
    • Women
      • Kyrios
  • Religion & Activities
    • Gods & Myths
      • Zeus
      • Hera
      • Persephone
      • Athena
    • Olympic Games
  • Sparta
    • Totalitarianism
      • Helots
      • Equals
  • Athens
    • Demokratia
      • Assembly
      • Council of 500 
      • Juries
    • Limits
      • Ostracism
      • Citizens
      • Slavery

 

 

Key Terms
Classical Greece

(500-323 BC)

  • Era of Warfare
    • Persian Wars (490-479 BC)
      • Greek League
    • Empire of Athens
      • Peloponnesian Wars (431-404 BC)
  • Two Macedonians
  • Philip
  • Alexander
  • Greek Ideals Spread
  • Theater, Art & Philosophy

 


 
 
Time periods
Event
Rough Time Period
Unification of Egypt (approximate) 3000 BC
Construction of Great Pyramid 2600 BC
Estimated era of the life of Abraham 1900 BC
Code of Hammurabi 1750 BC
Estimated era of the life of Moses 1200 BC
Persian Wars 500-475 BC
Peloponnesian Wars 430-400 BC
Alexander 350-300 BC

MOVIES

Information from the following movie shown in class could be part of the exam:


SHORT ANSWER
 

ESSAY

 

ONE  essay question below will be chosen the day of the exam at random.  You will have to write an essay that answers the question that is chosen.  It will be worth 60 points.  The answer must be well organized and well written.  The exam will also consist of matching, short answers, and/or will ask you to determine the rough time period during which specific events took place.  Make sure to include information from lectures, readings, discussions, or other sources discussed in class.  If you are sick or cannot take the exam on this date, call me prior to or the day of the exam to let me know why you have to miss it in order to be able to take a make-up test.  Make sure to bring a blue or black ink pen.

  1. The pyramids in Ancient Egypt have fascinated people for centuries.  What aspects of Egyptian society & political life enabled them to construct such vast structures? Why did they build the structures in the first place?  (Hint:  The essay should focus on the impact of the Nile River, absolutism & pharaoh's power as well as factors which led them to build the pyramids.).  Overall, what do you believe is the single most important factor that enabled the Egyptians to complete these architectural achievements?  Explain.
  2. Religion played an important role for people living in Mesopotamia, Palestine, and Greece.  Describe some of the characteristics of the religion people in these areas worshiped.  Describe the role and function that religion played for members of each society.  Overall, which religion do you believe had the biggest influence on the development of religion in all of Western Civilizations?  Explain.
  3. Assume you 60 years old and are living in Sparta in 450 BC.  What is life like for you?  How does your life compare to life for others living in Sparta?  How does life for you compare to life for different people living in Athens at the same era?  Make sure to use specific details from lecture as support for your ideas.  (Hint:  make sure the essay describes life for a variety of people living in Athens and Sparta.  For example, it should discuss differences between men/women, citizens/non-citizen residents/slaves, etc.  If you are uncomfortable “assuming an identity” you may simply answer the questions above in a more formal manner.)
  4. Assume you 60 years old and are living in Sparta in 450 BC.  What is life like for you?  How does your life compare to life for others living in Sparta?  How does life for you compare to life for different people living in Athens at the same era?  Make sure to use specific details from lecture as support for your ideas.  (Hint:  make sure the essay describes life for a variety of people living in Athens and Sparta.  For example, it should discuss differences between men/women, citizens/non-citizen residents/slaves, etc.  If you are uncomfortable “assuming an identity” you may simply answer the questions above in a more formal manner.)


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