World History: 1 st Semester Study Guide You may have to match

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World History: 1

st

Semester Study Guide

You may have to match the following terms to their appropriate definitions:

SOCIOLOGY

PATRIARCHAL

ARTISANS

PASTORAL NOMADS

MONOTHEISM

PHILOSOPHY

GENDER SOCIALIZATION

SOCIAL MOBILITY

CULTURE SHOCK

ASCRIBED STATUS

SOCIALIZATION

STRATIFICATION

CULTURE

DEMOCRACY

BUREAUCRACY

EMPIRE

POLYTHEISM

NONMATERIAL CULTURE

MULTICULTURALISM

STIGMA

ASSIMILATION

NORMS

CULTURAL DIFFUSION

TABOO

The following concepts may appear in multiple-choice format:

Where was Mesopotamia and what are some ancient civilizations associated with it

What were the general religious practices of Ancient civilizations

What role did ziggurats play in ancient days

What was filial piety and what ancient civilization was it found in

Describe the notable achievements of Rome and Greece

How is reincarnation believed to work

How was the Mandate of Heaven believed to work

What were the Vedas and how are they a part of ancient history

Explain the Hindu caste system as well as its level of impact today

Identify the four elements of the sociological perspective

What were ancient writing systems used by various groups

What factors generally influenced who came to power in ancient governments

What were the different philosophies of Ancient China

How were women generally treated in Ancient days

Who were the Dravidians, Etruscans, Minoans, Mycenae, and Aryans

Who was Genghis Khan and what was his role in history

Who was Alexander the Great and his role in history

Identify some examples of sociological concepts/terms

MONARCHY

ARISTOCRACY

DEMOCRACY

DYNASTY

THEOCRACY

MATERIAL CULTURE

RACE

SUBCULTURE

ACHIEVED STATUS

STEREOTYPE

ETHNICITY

DICTATOR

You may have to respond to one or more of the following short-answer questions (they will be slightly reworded on the test, but the main principles will remain the same):

Identify the five main social institutions found in all societies and describe examples of each of the five from civilizations we studied this semester.

Provide some specific examples of how geography affected early civilizations such as Mesopotamia,

Egypt, India, China, Greece, and/or Rome. You do not need to mention each civilization, but you will have to present a couple examples from any of them to explain how geography impacted the development of people throughout history

Provide some examples of cultural diffusion and assimilation that happened throughout any of the civilizations we have discussed this semester

Provide a couple examples of how you have experienced socialization and who the sources of that socialization have been

Provide some examples of ways any of the ancient civilizations we discussed this semester have had lasting impacts or otherwise contributed to our modern-day world. You will have to be specific in your examples.

There will also be a few extra credit questions made available to you

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