5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Epic of Gilgamesh
- Bronze Age
- a 3000 - 1200 B.C. About 4000 B.C. craftspeople discovered that if you combined copper and tin you made bronze, which was more durable than previous copper tools, leading to the bronze age.
- b Established the Mitanni kingdom in the 16th century B.C. in the mountainous northern border of Mesopotamia.
- c A mixture of local people and Indo European immigrants, founders of the Hittite Empire, first Indo Europeans to use iron. Assimilated other cultures and religions into its empire, transformed the culture of Mesopotamia, and passed it on to Mycenaean Greeks. Empire was destroyed by the Sea People.
- d The most famous piece of Mesopotamian literature. Sumerian in origin but written in Akkadian, it is the story of the Uruk King Gilgamesh and Enkidu, their adventures, and the search for everlasting life.
- e 1792 - 1750 B.C. Created a strict code of 282 laws governing crime, commerce, land, marriage based on "an eye for an eye" and financial restitution.
5 Multiple choice questions
- "Wedge-shaped" writing made with a reed stylus on clay tablets, dating to around 3000 B.C. Initially used by Sumerians then by others later, writing was mostly for recordkeeping then literature.
- The first hominids. They lived in East and South Africa 3-4 million years ago and made the first simple stone tools.
- The book of instructions for the preservation of the body and judgement of the dead by Osiris for Egyptians.
- Running through Egypt, the Nile provided transportation, it's annual flooding provided fertile soil and food, and it became the center of Egyptian civilization.
- "Large stone" like the ones used in Stonehenge, constructed 2100 - 1900 B.C.
5 True/False questions
Nomes → The provinces of Egypt, ruled by a Nomarch.
Old Kingdom → 2186 - 2125 B.C. An age of prosperity and splendor when the largest pyramids were built and Memphis was the capital. The kings were considered divine and distant from the people.
Pyramids → "Large stone" like the ones used in Stonehenge, constructed 2100 - 1900 B.C.
Invention of the wheel → The book of instructions for the preservation of the body and judgement of the dead by Osiris for Egyptians.
Amenhotep III → The Egyptian imperial state reached it's height under III and the achievements were visible in new buildings and temples like Karnak and Luxor and III's 70 foot tall statue.