1. Which of the following is not one of the advantages of iron over bronze?
[A] Iron is easier to obtain.
[B] There are many potential sources of iron ore.
[C] Iron is more decorative.
[D] Iron is a single metal.
[E] Iron has a harder edge.
2. The Late Bronze Age in the Middle East was a “cosmopolitan era” because
[A] it was primarily an urban-based society.
[B] different groups of people remained isolated.
[C] people traveled so often, getting to know each other.
[D] the lifestyles were radically different from all that had gone before.
[E] elements of the culture were widely shared.
3. The foremost power in Anatolia from 1700 to 1200 B.C.E. was the
4. During the Late Bronze Age, important Middle Eastern states shared a vital interest in the trade of
5. After the Middle Kingdom, Egypt came under foreign domination for the first time under the
6. The era of the New Kingdom in Egypt is characterized by restoration of Egyptian rule and
[A] a return to isolationism.
[B] a military alliance with the Hittites.
[C] expansion north into Syria and south into Nubia.
[D] a return to democracy.
[E] Nubian rebellion.
7. Queen Hatsheput of Egypt wanted a course for myrrh resin, which was
[A] believed to ward off evil spirits.
[B] believed to keep royalty young forever.
[C] a fragrant substance burned on Egyptian altars.
[D] used in mummification of the Egyptian pharaohs.
[E] a necessary material used in early ship building.
8. The pharaoh Akhenaten is credited by many historians with
[A] damaging the economy beyond repair.
[B] implementing political reforms that harmed the majority of Egyptians.
[C] linking his wealth to the traditional system.
[D] permanently reforming corrupt temple priests in Egypt.
[E] the invention of monotheism.
9. The pharaoh Tutankhamun is most famous
[A] for making Egypt into an aggressive world power.
[B] because he ended the Akhenaten reforms.
[C] being the pharaoh who freed the Hebrews from slavery.
[D] as being the only ruler defeated by a foreign army.
[E] for the discovery by archaeologists of his wealthy tomb.
10. Transportation in Western Asia was revolutionized in the Later Bronze Age by the introduction of the
11. The Minoan civilization was established in
[A] the island of Malta.
[B] southwestern Macedonia.
[C] southern Greece.
[D] the hills of Anatolia.
[E] the island of Crete.
12. Although Minoan writing is undeciphered, Minoan artifacts indicate that
[A] they disliked goods from other lands.
[B] they came from Anatolia.
[C] most Minoans were illiterate.
[D] they had widespread trade connections.
[E] they were completely isolated from the Mediterranean world.
13. The Minoan civilization collapsed around
[A] 1850 B.C.E.
[B] 1450 B.C.E.
[C] 1050 B.C.E.
[D] 850 B.C.E.
[E] 350 B.C.E.
14. What did German businessman Heinrich Schleiman find in 1876?
[A] the evidence of the Mycenaean civilization
[B] the evidence of the Minoan civilization
[C] the evidence of Sumerian civilization
[D] the tomb of Pharoah Akhenaten
[E] the acropolis in Greece
15. The rise of Mycenaean civilization can be explained primarily through cultural influence from
16. The myths and literary practices of the Mycenaeans may be traced in
[A] The Epic of Gilgamesh.
[B] Homer’s Iliad.
[C] Virgil’s Aeneid.
[D] The Secret History of Mycenae.
[E] Hesiod’s Works and Days.
17. Early Greek communities such as Mycenae, Thebes, and Pylos were organized...
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