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1

At Neolithic Abu Hureyra there is evidence for an unsuccessful experiment in domesticating what animal?

Gazelle

2

The earliest farming settlements appear in what band of territory?

Fertile Crescent

3

Which of the following is not a founder species for the domestication of species in the ancient Near East?

Lentils

4

The ‘shrines’ at Çatalhöyük are decorated with the horns of what?

Cattle

5

True or False?

Are domesticated cereals likely to have smaller grains that detach easily from the stalk?

False

6

What item of jewellery has been used to show that the position of the retainers' bodies in the Great Death Pit was well organised?

List 2

  • Head dresses
  • Gold head bands

7

True/False

Was the author Agatha Christie was inspired by the excavations at Ur?

True

8

Who funded Woolley's excavation at Ur?

The University of Pennsylvania
&
the British Museum

9

Which animal's head was regularly used to decorate the harps found at Ur?

Bulls

10

In what decade did Woolley's excavations at Ur begin?

1920s

11

Who built the most pyramids?

Senferu

12

Which king built the Great Pyramid?

Khufu

13

How many wooden boats survived in association with the Great Pyramid at Giza?

Two

14

Which king is generally agreed to have built the Sphinx?

Khafre

15

What is the height of the Great Pyramid?

146.5 metres

16

Neolithic Revolution

What god did Hatshepsut claim was her divine father?

Amun

17

Neolithic Revolution

What o did Hatshepsut’s army retrieve on their great African expedition?

Incense

18

Neolithic Revolution

What characteristics described the ideal ancient Egyptian king?

List of 4 characteristics

  • Male
  • Physically fit
  • Egyptian
  • Of just character

19

Neolithic Revolution

Which king did Hatshepsut share the throne with?

Thutmose III

20

Neolithic Revolution

Which divinities did Akhenaten show a degree of tolerance towards?

Deities with solar associations.

21

Neolithic Revolution

What is the date of the rich shaft graves in Circle A?

1600 BCE, some 400 years before the presumed date of the Trojan War

22

Neolithic Revolution

Who excavated Grave Circle A?

Schliemann

23

Neolithic Revolution

Which ancient author located the graves of the heroes in the midst of the meeting place at Mycenae?

Pausanias

24

Neolithic Revolution

How many graves are known in Circle B?

24

25

Neolithic Revolution

Who excavated Grave Circle B?

Milonas

26

Neolithic Revolution

Minoan palace buildings are typically organised around a:

Central court

27

Neolithic Revolution

What was the major material used by Evans in his reconstruction of the throne room at Knossos?

Reinforced concrete

28

Neolithic Revolution

What term did Evans use to describe the stylised bulls' horns found around Knossos?

Horns of Consecration

29

Neolithic Revolution

What type of animal has been pictured either side of the 'throne' in the Throne Room at Knossos?

Griffin

30

Neolithic Revolution

True or false: Heinrich Schliemann had an opportunity to buy Kefala Hill, the site of the palace of Knossos.

True