World History Homework Three

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World History Homework Three
Instructor: Andy Schlafly

Read the lecture.

Answer the first question, and then any five of the remaining six questions:

1. List the major ancient empires of India or China, including the time periods and major leaders.

2. Pick an intellectual breakthrough or discovery mentioned in this week's letter, and describe where it originated and why you think it was so significant.

3. How does Hinduism differ from Christianity?

4. Write an essay of 150 words or more on the rise of Christianity.

5. Write an essay of 150 words or more on any topic related to this week's lecture, or pick three key terms from the lecture and provide good, but concise, descriptions of each for use in studying for an exam.

6. Explain what this is:
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7. Where does Christianity rank compared with other major religions (or belief systems) in terms of the number of adherents, and where do you think Christianity will rank 100 years from now? Explain your answer briefly.

Honors Questions (answer any two of the following):

8. Write an essay as requested in question 5, but make it 500 or more words (with 500 or more words, this would count both for questions 5 and 8).

9. Discuss a difference between a belief system and a religion, and give some examples from this week's lecture.

10. The lecture raises the possibility that Mark, the author of one of the Gospels, was being homeschooled by his mother as she followed Jesus, and that John, the author of another Gospel, was a teenager when he was an Apostle. What is your view? Discuss.