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1 Name Date Mastering the Content Circle the letter next to the best answer. CH10 Practice Test An important way historians learn about ancient Kush is through A. Syrian trade agreements. B. Sumerian cuneiform tablets. C. Egyptian tomb wall paintings. D. Nubian books printed on paper. 2. What physical feature most contributed to both of the following in ancient Kush? Fertile soil Foreign trade A. Red Sea B. Nile River C. Nubian Desert D. Mediterranean Sea 3. Kush was also called Nubia because of its A. iron deposits. B. deep oil wells. C. rich gold mines. D. brilliant gemstones. 4. Which of these events led to Kushites adopting Egyptian ways of life? A. Kush allied with the Assyrians. B. Scribes traveled to Kush to teach. C. Both armies burned a Roman fort. D. Egyptian pharaohs conquered Kush. 5. Which of these is the best example of a dynasty? A. the emperor over Sumerian cities B. the land the Assyrians conquered C. military leaders who seized Rome D. the 15th line of Egyptian rulers 6. For what achievement is King Piye of Kush remembered? A. conquering Egypt B. introducing iron tools C. building dams on the Nile D. trading with India and China 7. Which words go best on the lower arrow in the image below?

2 A. silk, bronze, furs B. salt, pepper, spices C. glass, pottery, spears D. ivory, leather, timber 8. During which period on the timeline below did Kush have to pay tribute to Egypt? A. period A1600 to 1100 B.C.E. B. period B720 to 630 B.C.E. C. period C590 to 24 B.C.E. D. period D21 B.C.E. to 350 C.E. 9. How did Kush regain its independence from Egypt? A. The Nile River overflowed. B. The New Kingdom collapsed. C. Nobles voted against the kings. D. A marriage alliance was formed. 10. What technology enabled Assyria to defeat Kush? A. fire B. charcoal C. iron weapons D. wooden wheels 11. What advantage did Meroë have over Napata as a capital of Kush?

3 A. It was on a larger oasis. B. It was nearer the desert. C. It was farther from Egypt. D. It had a better water source. 12. Meroë became especially well known for the production of A. iron. B. boats. C. textiles. D. papyrus. 13. Worship of a lion-god in Kush reflected which influence on Kushite culture? A. Arab B. Greek C. Indian D. African 14. How do records left by the Kushites after their separation from Egypt differ from earlier records of Kush? A. They use Egyptian hieroglyphics more poetically. B. They are written in a native language called Meroitic. C. They use pictures because Kush lacked a written language. D. They are made with cuneiform adapted from that of Sumer. 15. How did the kandake Queen Amanirenas help protect Kush? A. She made a treaty with Assyria. B. She led attacks on Roman forts. C. She stopped the Hittite advance. D. She appointed women to top jobs. 16. How did the kandake Queen Amanirenas help protect Kush? A. She made a treaty with Assyria. B. She led attacks on Roman forts. C. She stopped the Hittite advance. D. She appointed women to top jobs. Applying Social Studies Skills Use the maps and your knowledge of history to answer the questions.

4 Write the word or phrase in the space provided. 17. In what present day country was ancient Kush primarily located? 18. In 350 C.E., Kush fell to invaders from Ethiopia. During the invasion, from what direction would the Kushites have seen danger approaching? 19. On what body of water was the closest seaport to Napata aand Meroë most likely located? 20. To send trade goods from Kush to what is now Saudi Arabia, the Kushites would likely have sent the goods first by and then loaded them onto. (form of transportation)

5 Exploring the Essential Question: In what ways did location influence the history of Kush? Follow the directions to complete the item below. 21. Suppose that you are a speaker on a TV panel of experts on the history and geography of ancient Kush. Speakers have been asked to keep their comments brief and specific. You have been given several questions in advance so that you can prepare your comments. Answer each question below in two or more sentences. Your comments should make sense to those TV viewers who are not familiar with Kush. Use your knowledge of Kush and the maps on the previous page for reference. a. How did the location of Kush affect the growth of its trade? b. How did the location of Kush affect its political and military relations with Egypt? c. How did the location of Kush affect its culture? d. How did the location of Kush affect its use of resources?

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