History Quiz / World History Semester 1 Practice 2

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Can you answer these questions for Mr. Stockhausen's world history class?

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What is the name for the stretch of bountiful land between the Mediterranean Sea and the Persian Gulf?
What is the term for the common people of ancient Rome?
What naval battle ended the civil war between Octavian and Antony?
What is the term for how people deal with the distribution of goods and resources in a society?
What term describes humans' first way of life (their first two jobs)?
What was the last name of the brothers who attempted to redistribute land to poor Romans before they were killed?
What is the term for 'rule of three men'?
What is the term for 'Greek-like'?
What language did the ancient Romans speak?
Which Roman statesman came out of retirement to defend Rome and resigned as dictator as soon as the task was done?
What group of hominids went extinct around 30,000 years ago?
Where were footraces held to honor Zeus?
What was the first Roman province?
What is the term for 'rule by the people'?
What is the term for pride that often leads to the downfall of a character in Greek tragedies?
What is the term for a religious monument in Mesopotamia?
In what battle did a small number of Spartans and other Greeks hold off the invading army of Xerxes?
Which Egyptian ruler wore a false beard to legitimize her power?
What is the term for a god or goddess?
After the twelve tribes of Israel were split, what name did the ten northern tribes have?
Who were the mainland Greeks that conquered the earliest Greeks?
What writing system did the ancient Egyptians use?
Who is the monk that created our current date system?
Who wrote the Iliad and the Odyssey?
What is the term for 'rule by a few'?
What was the name for the wars between two alliances of Greek city-states?
What is the title of the oldest known written story?
What is the term for the wealthy class in ancient Rome?
Which Egyptian ruler refocused worship on the god Aten?
What was the temple dedicated to Athena on the Acropolis in Athens called?
What type of government did the Romans establish in 509 B.C.?
What is the term for 'rule by one'?
What is the Greek term for the public marketplace?
What is the term for a people's way of life?
What Greek religious center was home to a famous oracle?
What was the first written language?
What term means 'Roman peace'?
Who divided the Athenians into ten tribes and created the Council of Five Hundred?
What is the term for the Roman laws posted in public?
Which Egyptian ruler first united upper and lower Egypt?
Which Roman hero single-handedly held off invaders and saved Rome?
What is the term for the public square that housed the senate and much of Rome’s daily business?
What is the Greek term for a city-state?
What is the term for a scientist who finds artifacts in order to study past cultures?
What is the name for the 'land between the rivers'?
What is the name of the most famous neolithic settlement, discovered in modern Turkey?
At what major naval battle did the Athenians defeat the Persians?
Who was the Carthaginian general who attacked Rome in the Second Punic War?
What artifact was discovered by a French soldier in 1799 and led to the deciphering of ancient Egyptian writing?
After the Persian Wars, Athens flourished and was rebuilt under whose leadership?

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