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Sumerian City-States Quiz
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A curved shape region in southwest Asia that is good for farming
A professional writer, one of the few people who could read and write in the ancient world
A male monarch
A ditch to channel water in a certain direction
A natural land or water feature that blocks the movement of people
Fine mud particles contained in river water
An extra amount of something
Open flat grassland with few trees
Earthen walls built along river banks to prevent flooding
A system to channel water from its source to farm fields
The land between the two rivers
Tigris and Euphrates
City-States of ancient Sumer developed between these two rivers
Mountains where neolithic villages developed before moving to the plains of Mesopotamia
Each Sumerian city-state included a central city, villages and _______________.
bronze gates, wall, moat
How did Sumerian city states protect themselves?
water rights and land ownership
The cause of most conflicts between Sumerian city-states
Cooperated with one another to maintain irrigation system
How did Sumerian city-states deal with the problems involved with irrigation?
Moved to river plains
How did neolithic villages deal with the problem of food shortages in the foothills of the mountains where they lived?
Building materials, water for crops and domesticated animals, cleaning, washing, source of food and good farm soil
Some of the many resources provided by rivers to ancient people.
length of some city-state's protective walls, measured in miles, that surrounded their city
number of city-states that developed in Sumer
Lived in large houses in the center of the city and owned slaves
The population of Sumerian city-states
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