HS HST WH34 S1 01 14 GA UT
Unit Test, Part 2
Complete this teacher-scored portion of the Unit Test, and submit it to your teacher by the due date for full credit.
1. How did the geography of China affect the development of early civilization there? Be sure to include details about China’s geography and their specific influence on the way people in China lived.
Answer: On the north side was a desert called Gobi, the west were the high Himalayas and other mountainous lands. To the south and eeast lay bodies of water called the South Sea, East China Sea, and the Yellow Sea. Because of these barriers this kept most of China isolated for thousands of years. You had nomadic herders that settled in the north that built villages and tried farming, because of the fine grained yellow soil. They called this area the flood plains. Further south they settled on the Yangtze River. Here they not only farmed, but they learned to do other jobs like weaving baskets, making clothes, or fashioning pots to store grain. The geography did little to promote interaction among villages. Huang He was too wild for boat traffic, the landscape made foot travel difficult. They went war with one another over land and resources. Chinese put their home and family at the center of life. The guiding rule was to respect the parents and elders. They developed a calendar to live by, they also learned how to make silk from a silk worm. They are marked by the rule of dynasties-single family that rules for many years.
2. There were many empires that rose and fell between 2300 B.C. and 334 B.C. Write a brief essay that compares and contrasts the Babylonian and Hittite empires. In what ways were they alike, and how were they different?
Answer: Babylonian Empire was the most powerful Amorite city-state. Babylonia was ruled by an Amorite king Hammurabi. He had officials that helped carry out the policies he set in the capital