Ancient Civilizations Quiz: HUMA 1301

1. Identify one aspect of an ancient Near Eastern civilization and how it was presented in that area’s art or architecture.

2. Discuss myth.

3. Explain the religious function of Egyptian art.

4. The ancient cities of Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa in the Indus Valley (India and Pakistan) were laid out on grids (straight lines intersecting +++) 4600 years ago. Why are cities today still sometimes designed on grids?

Lubbock, TX and Brasilia, Brazil are examples.

5. What difference might it make to your national or cultural pride to know that your country can trace its history back seven thousand years?

6. Which culture/country can do that?

7. Which Mesoamerican culture imprinted itself on those which came after it?

8. How can we tell?

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