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What type of scientists study fossils?
paleontologists
What is the significance of the discovery of “Lucy”?
She was a complete skeleton of a hominid that lived 3.5 million years ago.
What does it mean to be nomadic?
Migrating in search of food, water, and shelter
What is carbon dating?
A scientific test to see how old remains, fossils, and artifacts are
What did the societies invent or find during the Neolithic Era (New Stone Age)?
: They developed agriculture, domesticated animals, made advanced tools and poetry, and developed weaving skills.
What were the 4 castes in order of least important to greatest?
: Shudras, Vaishyas, Kshatriyas, Brahmins
What is the significance of Siddhartha Guatama?
He was the founder of Buddhism
Who was Cyrus?
: The Persian King from 550-539 B.C.
What rivers are located in Egypt?
The Nile and The Delta
What attracted settlers to Southern Mesopotamia?
Good soil
Why was Julius Caesar killed?
There were concerns about his growing power; the Senate didn’t want him to become a tyrant.
How long was the Han Dynasty?
400 years
What were the advantages of the Greeks having a mountainous terrain?
Protection in battle
Is Greek mythology polytheistic or monotheistic?
Polytheistic
Who fought in the Persian Wars?
The Persian Empire vs. Athens and Sparta
Who were the followers of Ali and Muhammad?
Shi’a= Ali and Sunni= Muhammad
Where was the Mongol Empire located?
It stretched from the Yellow Sea to the Baltic Sea and from the Himalayas to Northern Russia.
What was the Muslim book of worship?
The Quran
What are some inventions the Chinese created?
The compass, silk, paper, gun powder, and moveable type
What were the Five Pillars?
Faith, Prayer, Alms, Fasting, and Pilgrimage
What was the Commercial Revolution?
An expansion of trade and business
What three civilizations made up the Triple Alliance?
Texcoco, Tlacopan, and the Aztecs
What is Knight’s Chivalry?
That a knight must fight for three masters: the federal lord, heavenly lord, and his chosen lady.
How many people died in The Plague?
one third of the population
What were two very important elements of trade in Ghana?
Gold and salt
Who is the coolest kid in history class?
me
Who is under Mr. Eyerly’s shrine
Darrel Green
Which local college went to the Final Four for basketball?
George Mason University
What is the number of Mr. Eyerly’s room?
B163
How many maps does Mr. Eyerly have on the wall?
11