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History 1st Exam AnswersExam


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History
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HIST 1001
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FIRST HOUR TEST
History 1001, Section 1 September 17,
2010
I. Identify, date approximately, and EXPLAIN THE SIGNIFICANCE of four (4) of
the following: 15 minutes
Phoenicians-1200 B.C. 1st. Semites who were predominately traders of lumber
and purple dye and also invented the first 22 letter alphabet
King Menes-3000B.C. Egyptian Pharaoh who unified Egypt to whole state
Hittites-2000 B.C. Indo-Europeans first to develop written language
Hector-character from Iliad who was the Prince of Troy and son of Prius, great
Trojan warrior up until battle with Achilles in which he loses
King Darius I-521 B.C. Persian king who sends Persian army across the Aegean to
attack Athens
II. Choose one (1) of the following sets of questions from the Book of Job and
write an essay addressing all of the issues raised in the set: 15
minutes
A. Chapters 15 through 31 contain more rounds of debate between Job
and his three detractors. Do the arguments change much? Job
declares that these “friends” should at least show some compassion
for his misery even if they do not understand it. How do they
respond? Perhaps the greatest complaints regarding God’s earthly
justice is summed up in 21:7-26. Summarize those verses in your
own words.
B.
Arguments follow closely together, all friends suggesting Job has sinned in
some form whether original sin, hidden sins or just any old sin. They
respond by telling Job that God only punishes the wicked and therefore
must be continuing to sin. The greatest complaint regarding God’s earthly
justice is that while many are wicked not all are rightly punished and vice
versa. The age old question, why do good things happen to bad people.
The point of these verses and essentially Job is that while many wicked are
not punished on Earth, every person will end up in the same spot when we
leave, before God and his judgment. Reinforcing the idea that no matter
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