Vocab Review 1: Define these in your
own words. Be attentive to how you
understand these concepts as they will be essential to your writing assignments
and to your final examination. Be as detailed as you need to be to grasp
A persons sense of what is
beautiful; The emotions and sense of beauty
A person thought of what is
pleasing and lovely to them.
“Renaissance Man or Woman”
A well rounded knowledgeable
A period before recorded or
A 2.5 million year period
early in the stone age which distinguishes the use of early stone tools.
The last stage of the stone
age, known for the spread of agriculture, polished or grinded stone tools,
and craft such as pottery or weaving.
A religious belief that all
natural things, places, and creatures all are alive and have feelings and
Polytheism is the worship or
belief in multiple gods/ Monotheism is the belief in only one all-powerful
Mesopotamia, meaning between
two rivers, was an ancient civilization located in Southwest Asia between two
rivers called Tigris and Euphrates. It is known for it being where the
world’s earliest civilization was developed
Hammurabi/Code of Hammurabi
Hammurabi was the sixth king
of the First Babylonian Dynasty. He reigned from 1792 BC to 1750 BC. He was
born in 1810 BC and died in 1750 BC./ The Code of Hammurabi is a collection
of Babylonian laws. It was made during the reign of Hammurabi. It is one of
the most complete and earliest legal codes ever written.
Egyptian theocracy was an
ancient Egyptian government. It was believed that when a man was crowned pharaoh,
the soul of Horus would enter him making him a god on earth.
Hinduism is the most practiced
and oldest religion in India. Hinduism believes in reincarnation. Hinduism
was developed from the Vedic religion.
Daoism, also known as Taoism,
is a Chinese religion developed by Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu. Daoism advocates
for a simple life and noninterference with natural events, in order to live a
happy life in harmony with the Tao.
Cuneiform was an ancient
writing developed by the Sumerians of Mesopotamia. Cuneiform is known for
using wedge shaped marks in clay tablets.