With exams around the corner, looking for some Ancient Societies practice questions for HSC Ancient History?

You’ve come to the right place!

Practice questions are always a great way to assess how much you know by getting some writing under your belt.

That’s why in this article, we’ve got 4 short answer questions for each of the eight options for Ancient Societies to help you get started!

So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to dig into our Ancient Societies practice questions!

Option A: New Kingdom Egypt Society to the Death of Amenhotep III

Question a) 2 Marks

Name TWO New Kingdom Sites.

Question b) 3 Marks

What was maat?.

Question c) 5 Marks

Describe the significance of the Instruction of Ani.

Question d) 15 Marks

What does evidence reveal about funerary customs in this period?

Option B: New Kingdom Egypt Society during the Ramesside Period

Question a) 2 Marks

Name TWO New Kingdom festivals.

Question b) 3 Marks

What was The Book of the Dead?

Question c) 5 Marks

Describe the significance of The Report of Wenamun in this period.

Question d) 15 Marks

What does evidence reveal about about economic activity in this period?

Option C: Society in Israel from Solomon to the fall of Samaria

Question a) 2 Marks

Name TWO significant sites in Israel.

Question b) 3 Marks

What is the Siloam tunnel?

Question c) 5 Marks

Describe the main features of fortified cities in this period.

Question d) 15 Marks

Explain the roles and significance of the Israelite prophets in this period.

Option D: Persian Society at the Time of Darius and Xerxes

Question a) 2 Marks

Name TWO significant sites in Persia.

Question b) 3 Marks

Outline the role of the Magi in this period.

Question c) 5 Marks

Describe the royal funerary customs in this period.

Question d) 15 Marks

What does evidence reveal about the roles and status of women (royal and non-royal) in this period?

Option E: Society in China during the Han Dynasty 206 BC–AD 220

Question a) 2 Marks

Name TWO natural features or resources in Ancient China.

Question b) 3 Marks

Describe leisure actives in everyday life during the Han Dynasty.

Question c) 5 Marks

Describe the role of Imperial Confucianism in politics.

Question d) 15 Marks

What does the evidence reveal about the religious beliefs of this society?

Option F: The Bronze Age – Society in Minoan Crete

Question a) 2 Marks

Name TWO significant sites in Minoan Crete.

Question b) 3 Marks

What was Linear A?

Question c) 5 Marks

Outline the significance of religious symbols in this period.

Question d) 15 Marks

What does evidence reveal about palace economy in this period?

Option G: Spartan Society to the Battle of Leuctra 371 BC

Question a) 2 Marks

Name TWO gods/goddesses worshiped during this period.

Question b) 3 Marks

What was the Karneia?

Question c) 5 Marks

Outline the role of the agoge in this period.

Question d) 15 Marks

What does evidence reveal about role and status of women in this period?

Option H: Athenian Society in the Time of Pericles

Question a) 2 Marks

Name TWO festivals that occurred during this period.

Question b) 3 Marks

Ouline ONE significant myth/legend in this period.

Question c) 5 Marks

Outline the importance of the Agora in this period.

Question d) 15 Marks

Explain the structure and features of Athenian democracy in this period.

And that wraps up our Ancient Socities practice questions for HSC Ancient History – good luck!

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