World LIt

Topics: Mesopotamia, Assyria, Fertile Crescent, Iraq, Sumer, Religion / Pages: 3 (739 words) / Published: Feb 11th, 2014
1.
The earliest written documents contain all of the following types of information, except:
A) commercial
B) legal
C) mythological
D) political
E) administrative
2.
Which of the following cities was not a center of government, religion, and culture in the third millennium B.C.?

A) Memphis
B) Baghdad
C) Babylon
D) Thebes
E) Ninevah

3.
Early forms of writing include all of the following, except which?
A) symbolic
B) pictographic
C) hieroglyphic
D) consonantal
E) cuneiform
Points Earned:
1.0/1.0

Correct Answer(s):
A
4.
Which ancient culture left no literary texts?
A) Phoenicians
B) Sumerians
C) Hebrews
D) Babylonians
E) Assyrians
Points Earned:
0.0/1.0

Correct Answer(s):
A
5. From which of the following peoples did the Hebrews not struggle for freedom, either in Palestine or while in exile from it?
A) Babylonians
B) Sumerians
C) Egyptians
D) Greeks
E) Romans
Correct Answer(s):
B

6.
Who was the Persian conqueror who in 539 B.C.E. released the Hebrews from a period of exile and bondage in Babylon?
A) Cyrus
B) Moses
C) Titus
D) Alexander
E) Muhammad
Points Earned:
1.0/1.0

Correct Answer():
A
7.
In what written form does most of what we know about the ancient Hebrews come to us?
A) epic poetry
B) morality tales
C) lyric poetry
D) secular drama
E) religious literature
Points Earned:
1.0/1.0

Correct Answer(s):
E
8.
The Greek alphabet is adapted from the consonantal writing developed by which ancient people?
A) Assyrians
B) Babylonians
C) Hebrews
D) Phoenicians
E) Sumerians
Points Earned:
1.0/1.0

Correct Answer(s):
D
9.
Which two ancient peoples wrote in consonantal scripts?
A) Phoenicians and Sumerians
B) Assyrians and Sumerians
C) Phoenicians and Hebrews
D) Assyrians and Babylonians
E) Hebrews and Egyptians
Points Earned:
0.0/1.0

Correct Answer(s):
C
10.
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