World History Final Exam - First Semester
This page is designed to be a quick resource for the First Semester Final Exam.
This should be considered a supplement to your own review, not a replacement for it.
Click Here to view/print a blank map identical to the one on the test. - Updated 12/15/99
Ancient Egypt (12?s) Go to Ancient Egypt
Best understood in terms of its GEOGRAPHY (both provides...and protects...)
Know the Nile, it's characteristics, it's relationship to religion - specifically the basic myth of Egyptian culture
Know a characteristic of each kingdom, the social structure of Egypt and role of gods in Egyptian culture
Pyramids, Predictability, Mummification and Ma'at
Fertile Crescent (12?s) Go to Fertile Crescent
Where is it?
...plus the cultures that lived within it - Assyrians, Lydians, Hebrews, Persians, Babylonians, Phoenicians, Sumerians, Hittites - what one characteristic separated one from the other? What made each unique?
Know "the code" and be able to interpret it
Ancient Greece (32?s) Go to Ancient Greece
Best understood in terms of its ARCHITECTURE - reflected, through columns (3 kinds) an admiration for human form, spirit and mind - as did their gov't, as did their art, as did their religion, as did their philosophers (but they killed one of them for it anyway)
Know the characteritics of the Golden Age, the blind poet, the master historian and Socrates' friends
Athens (vs. Sparta), Alexander and architecture
Plato, Pythagoras and Pericles
Ancient Rome (20?s) Go to Ancient Rome
Best understood through its GOVERNMENT - the captone of the arch, and with thier legions (Caesar) conquered the land (and the Mediterranean) and acquired the gold, grain and slaves.
Punic Wars, Pax Romana and Patricians
Tribunes, tables of law and Triumvirates - the first one.
The spread of Christian influence - who protected it, what helped it and who resisted it
India and China (8?s) Go to India and China
Best understood in terms of its SOCIAL STRUCTURE - which defined Indian and Chinese life; held together, or should we say caste in stone, by Religion (2 of 'em)
Sanskrit, suffering and Silk Road
The Middle Ages (28?s) Go to The Middle Ages
Best understood in terms of its RELIGION - that thread of life that crowned Kings, led Crusades and built Cathedrals
Feudalism, flying buttresses, Frankish kings (3 of them) and the First Crusade (add the Fourth while your at it)
Remember Islam - 5 pillars and holy cities
Scholasticism, Schism and Skills (growth of, after the Black Death)
Renaissance and Reformation (23?s) Go to Renaissance and Reformation
Best understood in terms of its ART - which expressed, through Faith, an ability to Reason
Durer and da Vinci
Machiavelli, (de) Medici and Martin (Luther)
Humanism and its roots in Italy, particularly Florence, Rome and Venice
Northern vs. Southern Renaissance
Protest-ant (indulgences and corruption) and Reform-ation (95 of 'em - faith alone and the Bible) - know both parts
The Spread of Protestantism