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Ancient History Test

If your upper elementary/middle school homeschooler has been studying Ancient History the test below will serve as a good measure of their general knowledge retention. The ancient cultures being tested are India, China, Egypt and Africa, as well as essential map skills.

Section I- True or False:

1. Lines of longitude will measure distances East and West of prime meridian.______

2. Lines of latitude will measure distances North and South of equator._______

3. An Oral history is an unwritten verbal accounts of events, like stories, customs, songs, histories & traditions passed from generation to generation. _______

4. The Nile River is 4,160 miles long, the worldʼs longest river. _____

5. Silt is a sand mixture, near a Delta._____

6. Egyptians developed a complex society with many different jobs and social roles.______

7. Scribes wrote but did not keep records.______

8. Many children in ancient Egypt were married by the time they were teenagers. _____

9. Cleopatra was Egypt's first woman pharaoh.________

10. Piankhi united Egypt with Kush by singing and dancing.________

11. Ayurvedic medicine is common in both ancient and modern day India.______

12. Legalism encouraged people in ancient China to help one another._______

13. Geography is study of Earth and its people.______

14. Darius promoted good communication and trade across the western part of his empire through the use of the Saytrap System. _______

15. Fossils often consist of bones and footprints._______

Section II- Fill in the blank:

16. A triangle-shaped structure with four sides meeting at a point built in Egypt was a __________________

17. This type of farming is when clearing land by cutting, burning trees and undergrowth is done____________________________________

18. The lively storytellers who passed on history in ancient Africa were called ____________________

19. During the Han Dynasty, only the Chinese knew how to make___________________________

20. The pattern of the rise and fall of Chinese dynasties is called the____________________________


*Answers-
1. True
2. True
3. True
4. True
5. True
6. True
7. False
8. True
9. False
10. False
11. True
12. False
13. True
14. True
15. True
16. obelisk
17. slash and burn
18. Griots
19. silk
20. Dynastic Cycle


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