Provide comprehensive answers for each of the following questions.  Each answer

Provide comprehensive answers for each of the following questions.  Each answer

Provide comprehensive answers for each of the following questions.  Each answer must be AT LEAST half a page long (single-spaced, standard margins, font 12, not including the question). The maximum length of the answer is one full page.  Your answers must be based on the PowerPoint lectures and/or the video-documentary assignments; you may use the textbook, but no more than 10% of the content of you answer can come from that source. Use of any external sources is not allowed and will lead to a zero on the question even if the sources are paraphrased or cited.  Transcribing long segments from the lectures, textbook and/or documentary will lead to a zero on the question even if the sources are cited. Any plagiarized material will lead to a zero on the whole assignment. Use of any external digital programs or platforms, such as paraphrasing tools or AI programs, falls in under the category of plagiarism and academic dishonesty.  Answer and number each question separately. I want you to express your understanding of the issues with your own thoughts and words. 
Please use only those PowerPoint audio lectures to answer those questions here is the Dropbox link for the PowerPoint do not use any other sources.
https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/74nnpv3aq4v5iuqu20sao/Ancient-Lecture7Assyrians.ppsx?rlkey=h83jjopi3n8ocobwg61l5frmn&e=1&st=11of3mi1&dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/y6so81t36yucwvyilm5od/Ancient-Lecture9Minoans.ppsx?rlkey=f8dale96ggfwkhxvej1y2ml0p&e=1&st=dhc8v5wi&dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/3ngh4gad6tqaeeorsxxhr/Ancient-Lecture8Persia.ppsx?rlkey=q0wlpmtq6vi7zo87ynyysk0uc&e=1&st=jw59j24z&dl=0
Documentary: Minotaur Island https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VJqnTlbCS0
1. What was Arthur Evans’ view of the Minoans, and how was his view challenged by later archaeological discoveries? Discuss his archeological discoveries and the later findings that question his hypotheses. What leads to the decline of the Minoans? What conflicts did they face? 
2.What are some of the differences and similarities between the Minoans and Mycenaeans in terms of political organization, self-identity, architecture, social values and material culture?  How are the two civilizations connected? What have learned from their writing systems?
3. What types of institutions and practices enabled the Neo-Assyrian empire to build up a large and efficient military machine? What strategies, tactics, measures and policies did they use to conquer their enemies and subsequently control new territories? Make sure to provide details. 
4. What is the ideology that justifies and guides the Persian Empire as established by Cyrus the Great?  How is this ideology manifested in the foundational myths of the Achaemenid dynasty? Discuss the reforms of Darius I and explain how they strengthened the Achaemenid Empire. 
5. What were some of the structural weaknesses of the Achaemenid Empire? How did these weaknesses manifest and led to the decline and fall of the empire? Discuss the military challenges; provide specific examples.