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The Rise of Sumerian City-States
Quiz on material from Ch. 4, History Alive ("The Rise of Sumerian City-States)
Terms in this set (10)
The word "Mesopotamia" means ...
"between two rivers"
Early Sumerians built wall around their cities for ...
protection from enemies
What change caused people in northern Mesopotamia to move south?
The population increased, and there wasn't enough food.
In ancient Sumer, levees, canals, and dams were used to ...
control the amount of water in the valley.
In order to take care of the Sumerian irrigation systems, people had to ...
learn to work together.
Why were ancient Sumerian settlements-called city-states?
Each settlement had its own ruler and farmland.
Why didn't ancient Sumerians continue to live in small villages, as their ancestors had?
They needed to work together to maintain the irrigation system.
What made it HARDER to live in Sumer than in the Zagros foothills?
Sumer was flat and lacked natural barriers to keep out enemies.
Many workers were needed to keep Sumer's waterways clear of ....
Neighboring city-states often fought battles over ...
who would control the water supply.
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