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First Age of Empires (Print Quiz)

1.

A main cause of the decline of the New Kingdom after 1200 B.C. was

 

(A)

Hittite aggression

 

(B)

the death of Ramses II

 

(C)

power struggles among rival nobles

 

(D)

a wave of invasions

  

2.

The Kushite kingdom based in the city of MeroŽ flourished because

 

(A)

its rulers rejected Egyptian culture

 

(B)

its rulers conquered the Assyrians

 

(C)

the city became a center of trade

 

(D)

there were no rival powers in the region

  

3.

The Assyrian Empire expanded through

 

(A)

trading partnerships

 

(B)

cultural diffusion

 

(C)

military conquest

 

(D)

political alliances

  

4.

Unique among the rulers of this time, Persian emperors

 

(A)

installed governors in their provinces

 

(B)

tolerated local cultures and laws

 

(C)

wielded absolute power

 

(D)

maintained an extensive army

  

5.

Legalist ideas, the building of roads, and standards of currency, weight, and law all were part of

 

(A)

the decline of the Qin Dynasty

 

(B)

the rise of political opposition

 

(C)

Confucian thought

 

(D)

the program of centralization in China

  
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