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Social Studies
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2012-10-09 18:29:06
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Mesopotamia Ancient Egypt
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  1. How did Sumerian civilization affect other empires that developed Mesopotamia?
    The new empires adopted Sumerian ideas such as cuneiform writing and irrigation.
  2. What does Mesopotamia mean?
    Land between 2 rivers
  3. A self-governing city and the land and villages surrounding it
    City-State
  4. The system of writing invented in Sumer
    Cuneiform
  5. Belief in the existence of many gods and goddesses
    polytheism
  6. A Sumerian king who briefly unted the city-states of Sumer
    Sargon
  7. A great hero popular in a long story of ancient Sumer
    Gilgamesh
  8. A large building where Sumerians went to worship their gods and goddesses
    Ziggurait
  9. Why do historians study cause-effect connections?
    They want to understand why events happened the way they did
  10. What was the effect of constant warfare amoung the city-states of Sumer?
    The city-states became too weak to fight off attacks from other enemies.
  11. Why did nomadic warriors want to conquer the city-states of Sumer?
    They wanted the riches of the empire
  12. What was the final cause of the fall of the Sumerian empire?
    The Sumerians never recovered from the attacks on the city-states.
  13. What is the name of the land between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers?
    Mesopotamia
  14. Around 1800 a great Bablonian kind named_________ dammed parts of the Euphrates River and attacked the Sumerians.  In time, he conquered them
    Hammurabi
  15. Hammurabi created a great empired called?
    Babylonia
  16. One of the world's oldest sets of law is the ___________
    code of Hammurabi
  17. Describe Babylon
    It had hanging gradons and good technology
  18. Jewish people consider Abraham's agreement with God to be
    the beginning of their history
  19. During a time of crop failure, the Israelites went to the land of _________ to fet food.  There they eventually were forced into slavery
    Egypt
  20. Who was the great Hebrew leader who les the Israelites out of slavery and back to the land of Canaan?
    Moses
  21. Belief in the existence of only one God is called
    monotheism

    the religion of Judaism

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