| Humanities in the Western Tradition , First Edition
| Review Questions
Chapter 1: The Ancient Near East: The First Civilizations
- What types of art did Paleolithic humans create? What was the most likely
significance of those images and objects?
- What technological advances were made during the Neolithic Age, and what
was their significance? How did the development of villages change patterns
of life during this age?
- What does the Code of Hammurabi reveal about social status and mores in
- What advances did the Mesopotamians and Egyptians make in mathematics, medicine,
and astronomy. How did they resemble and differ from each other?
- What world view does Mesopotamian literature express? What lessons were
audiences meant to draw from these compositions?
- How does Mesopotamian architecture and sculpture represent the fundamentally
religious outlook of that civilization?
- What position did the pharaoh occupy in Egyptian society? What functions
did he perform? How did royal sculptures typically represent the pharaoh's
power and status?
- How did the Egyptian religious outlook differ from the Mesopotamian? How
did Egyptian art and literature represent this outlook?
- How did Amarna Period art and religious thought differ from the mainstream
of Egyptian art and religious thought?