HIST 2060, World Civilization I
Identifications: These quizzes are found under the Asessments tab in eLearn. See the calendar or the Important Dates module to learn when they will be available. On each quiz, you will be graded on two grounds: 1) Details - who, what, when, where; 2) Historical Significance - why does this matter? What were the consequences? How did this person/idea/thing shape history? (These are examples of questions you could address. Each term will vary as to how it needs to be approached.)
Examples of good identifications:
George Washington: First president of the United States, 1789-1797. Established a number of important presidential traditions, such as the practice of serving only two terms, the Cabinet system, presidential independence in setting foreign policy, and a semi-isolationist foreign policy that sought to avoid involvement in European affairs.
Jerusalem: A traditional religious center, located in the Eastern Mediterranean. Although of minor economic and strategic importance, it has had high religious significance for the three Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Because of this, control of Jerusalem has been important in a number of conflicts, including the medieval Crusades and the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
artisans: Individuals who specialize in a manufacturing trade, and who make their goods primarily by hand. Examples include tailors, carpenters, and stonemasons. The appearance of full-time artisans in a key development in the emergence of urban civilizations.
Quiz #1: Monumental architecture, cuneiform, Pharaoh, Paleolithic Age, city-state, Hammurabi's Code, institutional politics, loess soil, Harrapa, Shang Dynasty, Aryan Migration, Saraswati, Hittites, Thera/Santorini, Sea People, Rig Veda, vassal, Carthage, Ekklisa, El Nino, Olmecs, Kush, Zoroastrianism, ahisma, Mahavira, Siddhartha Guatama, samsara, Tao, Covenant, Socrates, Stoics, The Republic, Legalists, li, Natural Philosophy, Pythagoras, Aristotle
Quiz #2: Cyrus the Great, Peloponnesian Wars, Phillip of Macedon, Hellenistic Kingdoms, patricians, Carthage, Liu Bang, Han Wudi, Shi Huangdi, scholar-gentry, Monsoonal system, Silk Road, concrete, stepplanders, Visigoths, Axum, Justinian, Sui Dynasty, Mohammed, Shi'ia, Five Pillars of Islam, Koran, Mecca, Abbasid Dynasty, caliph, Charlemagne, Edict of Milan, Kaaba, Council of Nicaea, Ashoka, Trisong Detsen
Quiz #3: maize, Mayas, milpas, Inuit, Chaco Canyon, Greenland, Maori, Cahokia, Almoravids, Seljuks, Pope Urban II, Ghana, Crusader kingdoms, Basil II, Tang Dynasty, Jurchens, Song Dynasty, Genghis Khan, Mongolian Peace, Golden Horde, Silk Roads, Black Death, Majapahit, anti-Semitism, millenarianism, Mali, Delhi, Zen, Ashikaga Takauji, Zanzibar, Songhay, Ivan the Terrible, Ottomans, Janissaries, Ming Dynasty, Aztecs, Inca, Zhengh He, Ming Dyansty, lateen sail, Vasco de Gama