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15 Questions

Mesopotamia, Egypt and More

  • Cuneiform is one of the oldest instances of what?
  • According to the New Testament, Akeldama is a plot of land purchased with Judas Iscariot's 30 pieces of silver and became his final resting place. What is this field known as?
  • Which system of laws states that: "to make justice visible in the land, to destroy the wicked person and the evil-doer, that the strong might not injure the weak."?
  • The Xia Dynasty was overthrown by which figure who became the first king of the Shang Dynasty?
  • King Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten) became the first pharaoh to embrace monotheism. Which god did this worship center around?
  • The First Punic War was held during 264–241 BC between which groups?
  • The Great Sphinx of Giza is generally believed to be a representation of which ruler?
  • Mesopotamia falls between which two rivers?
  • Mesopotamia largely occupied a country known as what today?
  • Philip II of Macedonia came to conquer most of what region?
  • The founding of Carthage was said to be the result of Princess Elyssa fleeing her brother the king of Tyre. Who was this figure?
  • Britannia was fortified by the Roman Wall; what else is this structure known as?
  • Sargon the Great, is known as the first person to rule over an empire. Which empire did he oversee?
  • Phoenicians were known for what major export?
  • Which war between Athens and Sparta ended in the signing of the Peace of Nicias?