GEHI 114 World History to 1500

Fall 2005 Midterm Review

 

1) What are the characteristics of civilizations? What came before?

2) What are some of the earliest civilizations?

3) In terms of dates, how do we define the ancient period? The middle ages? The modern period?

4) What kinds of contributions did ancient Greece make to Western civilization.

5) What kinds of contributions did ancient Rome make to Western civilization.

6) The Han dynasty and the Mauryan dynasty overlap in time with classical Greece and Rome. How did these dynasties contribute to Eastern civilizations?

7) How did the fall of Rome affect Europe?

8) Compare the Byzantine Empire to Europe during the early middle ages.

 

9)Who are the following individuals?
Gilgamesh
Hammurabi
Nefertiti
Confucius
Buddha
Asoka
Homer
Alexander the Great
Pericles
Julius Caesar
Plato
Augustus Octavian
Constantine
Charlemagne
Justinian

10) Who were the following groups?
The Harappans
The Aryans
The Minoans
The Etruscans
The Han

11) With whom do we associate the following religions?
Hinduism
Buddhism
Jainism
Taoism
Judaism
Roman Catholicism
Greek Orthodox Christianity

12) Describe the following institutions:
Caste system
Feudalism
Serfdom
Slavery

13) Identify the following:
The Epic of Gilgamesh
Hammurabi’s Code
The Persian Wars
The Peloponnesian War
The Punic Wars
Hellenic Culture
Hellenistic Culture
Pax Romana
The Justinian Code
Europe’s Dark Ages