Type
Crossword
Description

What river was a central part of Egyptian culture and is also the longest river? Nile
The 3 main kingdoms of Predynastic period Egypt were: This, Nagada ,and ___. Hierakonpolis
When the kingdoms of Egypt unified it was called___. Dynasty zero
The dynastic period, also known as the ___ period (5-2kya), had the 1st "empires." Pharaonic
Dynastic funerary culture was centered around ___ through the underworld. resurrection
What monuments were known as the path and places that had information for resurrection for rulers to make it to the afterlife? pyramids
___ had the longest female pharaoh rule of 22 years. Hatshepsut
The Indus Valley Civilization was the ___ of the 4 old world ancient civilizations. largest
The Indus Valley had the first cities with a ___ plan, laid out w/right angles & in cardinal directions. grid
During the __ period of the Indus Valley, we start to see food production, farming/pastoral villages. Pre-Harappan
During the Early Harappan Period, ___ control tech develops to protect cities like Kot Diji and Kalibangan. flood
As civilizations like the Indus Valley become more sedentary, ___ increases for raw materials not found in the area. trade
During the Western Zhou (1122-771 BCE), ___ starts to expand & we start to see evidence of divided fields. agriculture
The first dynasty of Imperial China was known as the ___ Dynasty (221-206 BCE). Qin
Sites in Mesoamerica showed shared cultural traits like sedentism, maize ag., pyramids, bark paper, ___, and ball games. sacrifice
Which culture in Mesoamerica showed the first evidence of complexity? Olmec
The central avenue in Teotihuacán was called the Avenue of the ___. dead
The Pyramid of the ___ is associated w/ human & animal sacrifice & also grave goods (offerings). moon
___ was the largest site in Mesoamerica, and was apart of the Mayan Civilization. Tikal
Mayan hieroglyphic writing was ___, which was non alphabetical and focused on history and politics. Logosyllabic
This time period in Mesoamerica sees some of the classic nation states collapse, migrations from the North & Toltec domination. Post-Classic
A culture in North America who built large earthworks were known as ___. Mound Builders
____ mounds were earth and stone monumentally scaled mounds that represent people, animals, and birds. effigy
Mounds that looked like "truncated pyramids" (flat tops) and were topped w/ temples or homes of important people are called __ mounds. temple
The Southwest part of N. America is associated with __ and stone architecture. adobe
The densest are of Great Houses was found in __ canyon, built by ancestral Puebloan people. Chaco
The Archaic Period saw cultures in this regions characterized by hunter/gatherer groups, were relatively spread out and had no big __ sites. residential
Sedentism started to appear in North America during the __ period (4-1.5 kya). Middle Pacific
Integrated urban cities that had dense populations and rigidly planned construction happened during the __ period of the Indus Valley. Mature Harappan
The Maya and Aztecs used a calendar __ with the cycle of days as the basic unit, with a 260 day cycle and a 365 day cycle that would sync every 52 years. round

EARLY RIVER VALLEY CIVILIZATIONS Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Feudalism
Dynastic cycle
Mandate of Heaven
Oracle bones
Loess
Harappan civilization
Monsoons
Indian subcontinent
Papyrus
Hieroglyphics
Mummification
Pyramid
Theocracy
Pharaohs
Narmer
Nile delta
Hammurabi
Empire
Polytheism
Cultural diffusion
Dynasty
City-state
Fertile Crescent
Ancient China
Ancient Egypt
Mesopotamia
Indus Valley

World History Chapter 2-Terms and Names Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The regions curved shape and teh tichness of its land led scholars to call it? Fertile Crescent
What are the lands facing the Mediterranean Sea and a plain known as? Mesopotamia
Each city and teh surrounding land it controlled forms what city-state
A series of rulers from a single family is called dynasty
The process in which a new idea or a product spreads from one culture to another is cultural diffusion
The belief in one or more god is called polytheism
A _________ brings together several peoples, nations, or previously idependent states under the control of one ruler empire
The Babylonian Emipre reached its peak during this reign Hammurabi
The __________ begins about 100 miles before the river enters the Mediterranean delta
The Egyptian god-kings are known as what pharaohs
What type of government is based on religous authority theocracy
The resting place after death that is an immense structure pyramid
the preserving of bodies is known as what(embalming and drying the corpse) mummification
The scribes developed this style of writing hieroglyphics
a tall reed used by the ancient Egyptians to make a paperlike material papyrus
a large landmass that forms a distinct part of a continent subcontinent
a wind that shifts in direction at certain times of each year monsoon
another name for the Indus Valley civilization that arose along the Indus river Harappan Civilization
a fertile deposit of windblown soil loess
one of the animal bones or tortoise shells used by ancient Chinese priest oracle bone
the historical pattern of the rise, decline, and replacement of dynasties dynastic cycle
a political system in which nobles are granted the use of land that leagally belong to their feudalism

China Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

First civilization and dynasty of Ancient China. Xia
A fine and luxurious fabric traded with the Romans. Silk
First dynasty to make use of silkworms. Shang
Last step of the dynastic cycle. Collapse
A line of hereditary rulers of a country. Dynasty
A Chinese philosophy often used by the Qin rulers. Legalism
Material manufactured in thin sheets from the pulp of wood. Paper
First ruler of the Han dynasty. Liu Bang
China's most achieved dynasty that lasted 15 years. Qin
Drug that was smuggled from India into China by Britain. Opium
The protesting party that wanted all foreigners out of China. Boxers
The time when Zhou's city-states were at major conflict. Warring States Period
A group of nomadic invaders while Shang was regressing. Zhou
Where one civilization keeps good attributes and rejects the bad ones. Cultural Evolution
The belief that spirits inhabit everything. Animism
A system of government by one person with absolute power. Autocracy
The philosophy based on the Analects of a teacher. Confucianism
A system of government in which important decisions are made by non-elected officials. Bureaucracy
The animal that was believed to control the nature of China. Dragon
Why the Qin dynasty fell. Revolt
First dynasty to use the Silk Road. Han
Precious metal first used in the Shang dynasty. Bronze
What China was in after they ended the Dynastic Cycle. Turmoil
The belief that one should live naturally. Daoism
A line of legendary kings that ran ancient China. XIa
First step of the Dynastic Cycle. Foundation
A type of thought role created in the Zhou Dynasty. Philosophy
When a dynasty starts to lose its power. Regression
When a dynasty gets better and better... Expansion
China's last dynasty. QIng
Society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs. Communism
There is some light in dark and some dark in light. Yin-Yang
Belief that you had total power when the gods liked you. Mandate of Heaven
A British colony in China. Hong-Kong
When Han was in peace. Golden Age
Ruler that started Imperialism everywhere. Shihuangdi
I know what's good to trade and where on the Silk Road. Merchant

Harappan Civilization Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What is the aryan belief anisms
Which river valley is the harappans civilization on Indus Valley
What did the Harappans build to remove waste Sewer systems
What is the most known Harappan city Mohenjo-Daro
What modern day country is Mohenjo-Daro located in Pakistan
What type of government did this civilization have central
What is the biggest structure in the cites Great Bath
Where did the store the grains Grainery
What item marked the Harappan goods Stone Seals
Who did these people trade with Mesopotamia
what economy did they have Two-Fold
What are the massive forts called Citadel
Who taught the children Guru
What are these people noted for Urban Planning
How did the get water to the crops Canals
How did they get water for themselves wells
What was the great bath used for (supposedly) Religious rituals
How many times did the Indus flood two times
Why was this civilization so successful they worked together
What type of family did they live in Nuclear
What lineage did they have Patrilineal
What body of water does the Indus Valley dump into Arabian Sea
Where does the Indus River start Hindu Kush Mountains

Mesoamerica Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Built large elaborate mounds used as tombs or for ceremonies Hopewell
Lived in villages that consisted of longhouses surrounded by wooden fences for protection Iroquois
150-200 feet in length covered in bark housing about a dozen families Longhouse
Groups of related families in the Iroquois tribe Clans
Helped to create an alliance of five groups called the Iroquois League Haiwathe
Tribe who depended on the buffalo for survival Plains Tribe
Constructed from buffalo skins stretched over poles Tepees
Established extensive farming society in the Southwest Anasazi
Was civilized prior to the arrival of the Spanish Mesoamerica
Known for the jaguar god, pyramids, hieroglyphics and astronomical calendar Olmec
Known for solar and ritual calendars, hieroglyphics and human sacrifice Zapotec
Known for gods with human and feline traits, no calendar or written language Chavin
Known for human sacrifice, pyramids, ritual, solar and long count calendars and hieroglyphics Maya
Warlike people, brought metal-working to Mesoamerica, first peopel in region to work in gold, silver and copper Toltec
Known for multiple gods, human sacrifice, worship of Huitzilopochtli, written and civil calendars, anwrd itten language Aztec
Capital of Aztec civlization, present day Mexico City Tenochtitlan
Leader of Aztecs Montezuma
Aztec god, according to Aztec folklore believed would return reincarnated and Aztecs thought Spanish were his followers Quetzalcoatl
Aztec god of war and of the sun Huitzilopochtli
Swampy artificial islands for farming crisscrossed by canals of the Aztecs Chinampas
Known for use of images of animals so large can only be seen from the air Nazca
Said to be the precursor to the Incas, centered on warfare and human sacrifice Moche
Abandoned city of Incas Machu Picchu
Way to record expenses Quipu
Major city of Incas Cuzco
Human sacrifice, polytheists, massive stone structures without mortar, over 24,800 miles of road Incas

Ancient Civilizations Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The river that flows through Ancient Egypt nile
The river that flows through Ancient India indus
The rivers that flow through Ancient Mesopotamia TigrisandEuphrates
The river that flows through Ancient China HuangHe
Means "land between two rivers" Mesopotamia
The large Middle East region where many prosperous civilizations used the rich soil for agriculture FertileCrescent
Skilled workers, like a carpenter or brick maker artisans
People who trade goods merchants
A large Sumerian temple used for religious worship ziggurat
Wedge-shaped writing used in Mesopotamia cuneiform
An independent city that has its own ruler, government, and name city-state
Nickname for river valleys Cradle of Civilization
Ancient Egyptian writing that uses symbols in lines hieroglyphics
The leader of Egypt who was also considered a god pharaoh
levels of people in society; wealth often = power socialclass
civilizations in Mesopotamia where city-states organized similar cultures Sumerian
The type of government that is led by religious leaders theocracy
The belief in only one god monotheism
The belief in more than one god polytheism
The list of religious and moral guidelines followed by the Hebrews tencommandments
The religion followed by the Hebrews judaism
The list of harsh laws and punishments used in Babylon in Mesopotamia hammurabiscode
The father of Judaism abraham
An artisan who has learned to write and read scribe
The Chinese belief that dead ancestors in heaven approve of their leaders MandateofHeaven
Family of rulers dynasty
Way of life culture
Complex culture civilization
Political system government
King or Queen; power by birth Monarch
cause of civilization agriculture
1st effect of civilization populationincrease
2nd effect of civilization specialization
3rd effect of civilization cities
Process of drying a dead body mummification
Tomb for Pharaohs pyramid
Rigid social class structure in India; born into & stay castesystem
Ancient trade route silkroad
Rich upper class aristocracy
Protection greatwall

The Beginning of Civilizations Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Most ________ people were nomadic. Paleolithic
______ use artifacts and remains of ancient humans to learn about culture. Anthropologists
In present day ______, people raised beans, squash, and corn. Mexico
People began to form _____ during the Bronze Age Civilizations
People in the Bronze Age kept written records, like ______. Laws
The first civilizations started in the ______ ______ of Mesopotamia. River Valleys
The Neolithic Age is also called the ______ ______ ______. New Stone Age
In the Neolithic Age, people farmed and raised animals for ______. Food
The first modern humans appeared in ______. Africa
Paleolithic people invented the ______ and the bow and arrow. Spear

The Mongolian Empire Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

one of several separate territories into which Genghis Khan’s empire was split, each under the rule of one of his sons Khanates
a revised form of Confucianism that evolved as a response to Buddhism and held sway in China from the late Tang dynasty to the end of the dynastic system in the twentieth century NeoConfucianism
a ceramic made of fine clay baked at very high temperatures Porcelain
What influenced artists to find the "way" in nature? Daoism
What type of people were the Mongols? Pastoral
People of an empire that originated out of the steppes of Eurasia that grew to become the largest empire in the world's history. Mongols
A person whose lifestyle consists of hunting, gathering, and moving from one place to another Nomad
a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement barbarian
grassland plains without trees steppes
(ruled 1206-1227) name means "Universal Ruler," led a fierce Mongol army, best known for his military campaigns Genghis Khan
the area that the khan ruled Khanate
people who lived off of domesticated herds and followed herds to grazing pastures Pastoralists
grandchild of Genghis Khan, became Great Khan of Mongol Empire in 1260, completed conquest of China, created the Yuan Dynasty in China, ruled the Great Khanate, increased foreign trade, was ruler when Marco Polo arrived in China Kublai Khan
Venetian traveler who explored Asia in the 13th century and served Kublai Khan (1254-1324) Marco Polo
What major technology brought by the Europeans greatly increased the Mongols strength Firearms
Mongolian ruler of Samarkand who led his nomadic hordes to conquer an area from Turkey to Mongolia (1336-1405) Tamerlane
An extensive interconnected network of trade routes The silk road
Too much spending on foreign conquests, corruption at court, and growing internal instability plagued what dynasty? Mongol Dynasty
Who ended the Mongol dynasty? Zhu Yuanzhang
What belief influenced the portrayal of humans as insignificant in the midst of nature Daoism
Who perfected the making of porcelain? Tang artisans
medicine man or wizard, people believed he had the power to summon spirits and cure the sick. Shamans
The ___________needle and thread take the place of brush and ink, while pieces of silk and brocade are transformed into areas of color. Embroidery
Empty spaces were left in the paintings because in the ______ _______, one cannot know the whole truth Daoist vision
During the Song and Mongol dynasties,__________ __________ was a major cultural development. Landscape Painting

Indus River Valley Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Evidence of advanced sanitation sewers
metal used by IRV civilizations bronze
first form of wheeled transport oxcart
evidence of boat usage canal
imported from China jade
Religious centers NOT found here temples
Government unknown due to lack of written _______ records
Change in this led to downfall climate
These were baked for making houses bricks
seasonal winds monsoons
carved stone used for stamping seal
mysterious civilization ended in 1300 BCE harappa
river home to two ancient cities indus
evidence of advanced engineerng warehouse
one of the world's earliest urban centers mohenjodaro

Chinese Dynasties Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Dynasty in which the Confucian civil service exam was first used Sui
Last of the Chinese dynasties Ching
System of political and ethical-sociopolitical teachings Confucianism
network of trade and foreign relations between China and its tributaries (2 words) Tribute System
Naval explorer during the Ming Dynasty Zheng He
invaded China beginning in the 13th century and later founded their own dynasty Mongols
mythical animal that served as the symbol of Chinese rulers Dragon
dynasty in which movable type was invented Song
foreign rulers of the Ching Dynasty Manchu
ancient Chinese belief that emperors were granted the right to rule by heaven (3 words) Mandate of Heaven
Empress who ruled with absolute power during the Zhou dynasty Wu
philosophy that emphasizes order above all other human concerns Legalism
type of exam required for state bureaucrats (2 words) Civil Service