Episode 15 Quiz

Welcome to the quiz for Episode 15: Canaan. See what you can remember about the Levant during the Bronze and early Iron Ages by clicking START below!

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In which decade did the Babylonian Captivity begin?

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Which kings of Judah in particular pushed for monotheism and the centralization of temple sacrifices?

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The first recorded use of the name “Israel” is in a stone stele carved to commemorate the conquests of the Egyptian pharaoh Merneptah. In about what year was this stele created?

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The Hyksos, that Canaanite dynasty that ruled in Ancient Egypt during the Bronze Age, lasted from about:

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Under the rule of this Judahite king, who ruled from about 640-609, Biblical scholars suspect that much of the Old Testament was written.

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The Amarna Letters, an Ancient Egyptian cache of diplomatic correspondences dated to the mid-1300s BCE, paints what kind of picture of the cities of Canaan during this period?

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The main waves of invaders who shaped the existence of the Israelites from the 800s to the 500s, in order from first to last.

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What kind of an effect did the Bronze Age Collapse of about 1200-1000 BCE have on the early Israelites and comparable hill-dwelling indigenous populations of Canaan?

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Which of the following is an example of “survey archaeology?”

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What was “The Ways of Horus?”

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What has archaeology suggested about the Omride dynasty, particularly Omri himself and Ahab, who ruled in the north from about 885-850 BCE?

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Why was the northern area of modern day Israel generally more populous and prosperous after the Bronze Age collapse?

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The name Isra-El means:

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The two kingdoms written about in the Old Testament’s historical books are Israel in the north, and Judah in the south. Their capitals were ________ in the north, and ________ in the south.

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When and why did Jerusalem and Judah more generally grow into a more populous, prosperous territory?

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