World History: Chapter 2

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World History: Chapter 2
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  1. Why did the Sumerians build Ziggurats?
    Ziggurats were built in honor of their city's chief god or goddess.
  2. Why was Hammurabi's Code important?
    It is the first attempt, by a ruler, to codify laws.
  3. What was the major accomplishment of Egypt's Old Kingdom?
    Pyramids
  4. How did the religious beliefs of the Israelites differ from most of their neighbors?
    They were monotheistic, unlike their polytheistic neighbors.
  5. What was the world's first civilization?
    Sumer
  6. Who made a covenant with God in which Canaan was promised to the Hebrew people?
    Abraham
  7. What ancient, near eastern, civilization was know for their tolerance of conquered people?
    Persians
  8. What was the ancient Egyptian writing called?
    Hieroglyphics
  9. What big contribution did the Phoenicians make in the field of written communications?
    The Alphabet

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