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6th Grade SS | Module 3, Lesson 2 | The Sumerians
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What is a city-state?
A city-state is a city and its surrounding countryside.
Where was Gilgamesh from?
Gilgamesh was from Uruk.
Who was the ruler of the Akkadian army?
What happened when Sargon conquered Mesopotamia?
He established the world's first empire.
What is polytheism?
Polytheism is the worship of many gods.
What is the division of society by rank or class called?
What was the social structure of Sumerian society?
Skilled Craftspeople, merchants, and traders
Large working class of farmers and laborers
What role did women generally have in Sumerian society?
Women generally took care of their homes and children.
Who was education generally reserved for in Sumerian society?
Who invented the world's first writing system?
What is Cuneiform?
The world's first writing system, which replaced pictographs.
What was one way to move up in social rank in Sumerian society?
Becoming a scribe
What is a ziggurat?
A pyramid shaped temple.
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