Guided Reading for The Western Traditions.

Find the answer to each of these questions as it is given in the textbook before moving on to the next question. Some answers, drawn from the textbook alone, will be rather simplistic. They can, and should, be elaborated upon as your knowledge of the subject grows. It is part of the Guided Reading assignments that student should ASK as well as answer questions.

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The symbol (*) after a question indicates that these might be used for longer essays in your quizzes.

 

  1. What are the Greek, Egyptian, and Mesopotamian single word equivalents to the term religion? (*)
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  3. What happened when Christians co-opted the term religio in the fourth century CE? (*)
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  5. What did the Theodosian code do?
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  7. What does Gobekli Tepe represent?
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  9. When was Catalhoyuk inhabited?
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  11. Was Catalhoyuk ritual center or center of production?
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  13. What is the literal meaning of the name Babylon?
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  15. Who was the supreme god of Mesopotamia?
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  17. What two elements familiar from the Genesis narrative can be found in the epic of Gilgamesh? (*)
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  19. What, according to Strabo, was women's religious influence?
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  21. What are cosmogony, cosmology, theogony, and anthropogony?
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  23. What is the Enuma Elish and when was it composed?
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  25. How did Marduk fashion the universe?
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  27. Who were Ma’at and Isfet?
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  29. Who was Ptah?
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  31. How did both Egyptian and classical Greek mythology regard humanity?
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  33. Who was Enlil and what did he do?
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  35. Nothing so effectively legitimizes a ruler as what?
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  37. Who was Amun?
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  39. Whose cult was introduced into Rome from Greece in 204 BCE?
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  41. For what purpose did many spells seek the intercession of Isis?

 

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