Ancient History Practice Test Essay

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Western World I
Test One

Answer the following as TRUE or FALSE
1. Harshepsut was Egypt’s most famous indigenous woman Pharaoh. True
2. Maat stood for truth and righteousness and balance. True
3. Osiris and Thanatos were both gods of death in their cultures. False
4. Apsu was the god of salt water. False
5. Tiamat was destroyed by Anu. False
6. Humankind was created with clay and the blood of Kingu. True
7. Holofernes was an Aakaadian general. False
8. Hathor’s symbol was a cow. True
9. Zoroastor was the Greek name for Zarathustra. True
10. Ahura Mazda was a Persian god. True
11. Ziggurats were Mesopotamian cigar smoking houses. False
12. Beer was way to preserve grain in Mesopotamia. True
13. Sargon the
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Thebes was the largest city of the ancient region of Boeotia and was the leader of the Boeotian confederacy. It was a major rival of ancient Athens, and sided with the Persians during the 480 BC invasion under Xerxes. Theban forces ended the power of Sparta at the Battle of Leuctra in 371 BC under the command of Epaminondas. The Sacred Band of Thebes famously fell at the battle of Chaeronea in 338 BC against Philip II and Alexander the Great. Prior to its destruction by Alexander in 335 BC, Thebes was a major force in Greek history, and was the most dominant city-state at the time of the Macedonian conquest of Greece. During the Byzantine period, the city was famous for its silks.
11. Ahmose
Ahmose I was a pharaoh of ancient Egypt and the founder of the Eighteenth dynasty. He was a member of the Theban royal house, the son of Pharaoh Seqenenre Tao and brother of the last pharaoh of the Seventeenth dynasty, King Kamose. During the reign of his father or grandfather, Thebes rebelled against the Hyksos, the rulers of Lower Egypt. When he was seven his father was killed, and he was about ten when his brother died of unknown causes, after reigning only three years. Ahmose I assumed the throne after the death of his brother, and upon coronation became known as Neb-Pehty-Re. The reign is around 1550–1525 BC.

12. Akhenaten
Akhenaten known before the fifth year of his reign as Amenhotep IV, was a Pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt who ruled for 17