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World history part 2
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The flood improved farmland by depositing a rich layer of soil called silt
Why did the Egyptians look forward to the annual flooding of the Nile river?
To serve as tombs
Why did the Egyptians of the old kingdom design and build the pyramids?
It was a turbulent time.
Which statement best describes the period known as the middle kingdom?
Egypt benefited from contact with the middle east and parts of africa
What was one result of thee period of expansion during the new kingdom?
For centuries, Egypt and Nubia traded with and fought against each other
Which statement best describes the relationship between Nubia and Egypt?
Which leader United the Hebrew tribes into a single nation?
Jews believed in only one God
How did the Jewish view of God differ from beliefs of most people in the ancient world?
Under the law, women were subordinate to men.
How did most Jewish laws treat women?
Prophets preached personal morality and social justice
What was the code of ethics preached by many Jewish prophets?
Their story related to human emotions such as love, jealousy, and fear of death.
Why did Egyptians identify closely with the story of Osiris and Isis?
What social class were the majority of Egyptians?
In general, Egyptian women enjoyed a fairly high level of independence
Which statement best describes the status of women in Egypt?
Using the stone, Jean Champollion unlocked the meanings of many hieroglyphic symbols.
Why was the Rosetta Stone important
To draw field boundaries
Why were Egyptians compelled to develop practical geometry?
How Egyptians viewed themselves
What can we earn about Egyptian life by studying The tales of Sinuhe
Curves from the Persian Gulf and to the eastern Mediterranean coast.
The fertile crescent is the arc of land that
Were surrounded by high, wide walls
Built largely out of clay bricks, sumerian cities
Lead armies in war and enforce laws.
In each sumerian city-state, the ruler was expected to
Grim place from which there was no escape
The Sumerians believed the afterlife was a
To record grain harvests, myths, prayers, laws, and treaties, and business contacts
The Sumerian system of writing was developed
Sumerians invented the earliest known form of writing called
The epic of gilgamesh
By studying we gain some understanding of life in Sumerian civilization.
The ruling family was in the highest class of the Sumerian social
Rose from the position of tavern owner to become ruler.
Sumerians built large , which included a shrine for the chief god or goddess of the city
A binding agrement
Believing in only one god
Laws the Jews believe God gave to Moses
A spiritual leader
The scattering of people
The sacred text of the Hebrews
King who first United Upper and Lower Egypt.
Pharaoh who expanded Egyptian rule north through Palestine, Lebanon, and Syria
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