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World History Chapter 2 reading quizzes
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Mesopotamia is what the Greeks called the valley between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers.
The Sumerians were the ones who called Mesopotamia the valley between the two rivers.
Farming in ancient Mesopotamia, especially southern Mesopotamia, was largely dependent upon rainfall for its water supply.
Farming in ancient Mesopotamia was dependent on irrigation from the rivers surrounding it.
The origins of the Sumerian people remain a mystery still today.
The city walls that surrounded most Sumerian cities were made of stone and wood
The city walls were made up of sun-dried bricks.
Priests and Priestesses had a great deal of power in Sumerain society
Sumerians believed their kings got their power to rule from the deities (gods).
The Sumerain economy consisted of solely agriculture.
Sumerian city-states contained three major social groups: nobles, commoners, and slaves
The Akkadians spoke a Semitic language
Sargon was a Sumerian leader who fought against the Akkadians.
Sargon was an Akkadian ruler who fought the Sumerians.
Hammurabi was the leader of the hill people whom caused the Akkadian empire to fall.
Hammurabi was the leader of Babylon who caused the Akkadian and Sumer empire to loose control.
The Code of Hammurabi is based on a system of strict/ harsh justice.
Hammurabi's codes took seriously the duties of public officials as well as consumer protection
Society in Ancient Mesopotamia was matriarchal, dominated by woman
Society in Ancient Mesopotamia was patriarchal which meant that it was dominated by men.
The physical environment of Mesopotamia strongly affected the way in which its people viewed the world.
The Mesopotamians believed in almost 3,000 gods and goddesses
Cuneiform is a writing system used by Mesopotamians which involved reeds and mud tablet
Cuneiform was a writing system used by Sumerians.
Men who became scribes had to teach themselves to use cuneiform in writing their language
Men who became scribes were wealthy and went to school to learn to write.
The Epic of Gilgamesh is about the battles fought by a god.
The Epic of Gilgamesh is a epic poem that records the exploits of a legendary king.
The Sumerians invented the wagon wheel and the first to make bronze
The Phoenicians lived in the area of Asia Minor that is known as Anatolia today
The Phoenicians lived in the area of Palestine along the Mediterranean cost.
The Israelites were Indo-European people who lived south of the Phoenicians
The Indo-European people where Greek, Latin, Persian, Sanskrit, and Germanic languages. NOT ISRAELITES.
King Soloman was known for his wisdom
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