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The following questions are based on the article: Hittite Kingdom and Empire.

1. What about the Hittites makes them significant to modern historians?
They were the first Indo-European civilization.
They were monotheists.
They settled the Tigris Euphrates
All of the above.

2. In what river valley did the Hittites build their first cities?
Tigris Euphrates
Jordan
Halys
Nile

3. The first great king of the Hittites was Labarnas. He changed his name when he moved his capital, what was his new name?
Ramses
Hattusilis
Mursilis
Telipinus

4. What local civilization greatly influenced the Hittites?
the Dardanians
the Israelites
the Kaska
the Hurrians

5. What Hittite King instituted political forms in order to stablize his nation, especially in times of transition between kings?
Hattusilis
Mursillis II
Suppiluliumas I
Telipinus

6. This king established the first democratic type body. What was it called?
Pankas
Senate
Diet
Demos

7. At the beginning of the Hittite Empire a new development may have assisted in Hittite expansion. What was this development?
chariots
iron working
cuneiform writing
irrigation

8. Which king of the Hittites greatly expanded the empire, attacking Mittani from behind and capturing the capital and then forcing the submission of Syria?
Hattusilis
Mursulis II
Suppiluliumas I
Sargon

9. What inexperienced king would take the throne in troubled times and leave a secure nation to his successor in about 1295 B.C.?
Mursilis II
Suppiluliumas I
Telipinus
Gilgamesh

10. What major battle secured Syria from invasion by Egypt?
Gordion
Thermopylae
Chickamauga
Kadesh

11. The invasion of what people forced the Hittites out of the Anatolian Peninsula?
the Kaska
the Phyrgians
Arzawa
Aleppo


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