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River Valley Architecture and Advancements
Game Code: 41711
River Valley Civilizations Review
What holds up an obelisk?
Nothing. They are perfectly balanced
Pyramids were giant ..temples or tombs?
It is important for the tips of the pyramids to point directly to the sky. This allowed the spirit to reach .. the gods or the afterlife.
What is a mastaba?
The original pyramid
Originally, pyramids were made from .. granite stone or mud bricks
When would farmers in Egypt work on pyramids?
during the flood season...or the Ahket
What rock did Egyptians use when creating an obelisk? terra cotta or granite
Ramsis II built a temple in a remote place along the Nile River. Why? He wanted people to know he was a king or He wanted people to fear him.
Inside the temple, Ramsis II placed his statue with other statues of ... his family or the gods?
The Guptas in India made many discoveries in astronomy. Name three.
a year has 365.258 days. planets are sphere shaped (or round), the earth turns on an axis, Mercury and Venus revolve around the sun, understood a lunar eclipse
How did Gupta astronomers realize the Earth revolved around the sun?
They discovered Venus and Mercury revolve around the sun, so Earth must too.
What are 2 ingredients found in Gupta medicine?
garlic, honey, bark, roots, leaves, chemicals from minerals
What two Gupta medical practices are still used today?
stitches and plastic surgery
True or False: A math development of the Guptas included decimals and fractions to show a part of a whole number.
Name a math concept from the Guptas that we still use today.
using numbers 1-9 and zero using fractions and decimals using algebra, geometry, and trigonometry
This exercise uses body positions and breathing to make a person's mind, body, and spirit feel good. Name the exercise.
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