Social Studies Sumerian Civilization Quiz
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Two Famous Rivers
Farmers learned to deal with flooding by developing
levels to control the floods.
The first people to inhabit Mesopotamia
The first country name to inhabit Mesopotamia
Mesopotamia is a Greek word that means
Between two rivers.
Sumerians writting used to be
were professional writers
Scribes drew the pictures on clay tablets using a wedge-shaped instrument, or
Later Sumerian writing consisting of shapes and lines was called
The Sumerians invented writing so that they could keep
At the center of each Sumerian city-state was a temple called
Mesopotamia was composed of several independent
Ziggurats were like huge... with terraced sides that were flat on the top
The Sumerians believed that the gods spoke to them though their
The priests were actually..., and they ruled large areas.
Mesopotamia did not provide any natural... from invaders
One of the groups that moved into Sumeria was the