1. Describe the establishment of Sumerian civilization. How was this different from earlier agricultural villages such as Jericho? What were the achievements of the Sumerians
2. Compare and contrast the Mesopotamian and Egyptian civilizations (please include social, cultural, geographic and political differences)
3. Compare & Contrast Chinese Civilization with Greek Civilization? Especially Confucius, Mencius and the foundation of Eastern thought vs. some of the other Axial Thinkers that were near contemporaries?
4. Please discuss the religious rivalries during Indiasâ€™ Golden Age, be sure to mention Mauryas era, Gupta age & rise & spread of Buddhism.