SS Quarterly- Ch. 2&3

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  1. A professional writer who kept records.
    scribe
  2. The belief in many gods.
    polytheism
  3. A story that explains peoples beliefs.
    myths
  4. Many territories and people who are controlled by one government.
    empire
  5. A group of travelers.
    caravan
  6. A from of writing that uses groups of wedges and lines.
    cuneform
  7. Symbols for writing that represent sound.
    alphabet
  8. The belief in one god.
    monotheism
  9. A time when there was little food.
    famine
  10. To force someone ot live in another country or land.
    exile
  11. Rock filled rapids that were in Nubia.
    cataract
  12. Fine soil found on river bottoms.
    silt
  13. King of Egypt.
    pharaoh
  14. A series of rulers from the same family.
    dynasty
  15. A person who rules for a child until they are old enough to rule on their own.
    regent
  16. Life after death.
    afterlife
  17. A building with four walls shaped like triangles.
    pyramid
  18. A kind of picture writing.
    hieroglyphs
  19. A paper made from reeds.
    papyrus
  20. A worker who specialized in a skill.
    artisan
  21. What land in South East Asia had very rich farmland because of its two rivers?
    Fertile Cresent
  22. Because Sumer was spread out and deserts seperated many of their cities the defeloped into ......
    city-states
  23. What city fell between the southern cities and the northern cities in Mesopotamia and became the center of trade?
    Babylon
  24. Most ancient people had polytheistic relgions.  Only one was monotheistic. Which group of people were had only one god?
    Israelites
  25. Hammurabi's Code was important because.....
    It was the first time laws were written down.
  26. Some say Hammurabi's Code was unfair. Why?
    The punishments depended on the which class the person belonged to.  The more wealthy, the less the punishment.  The poorer, the harsher the punishment.
  27. The Phoenician alphabet was much easier to learn than......
    cuneiform
  28. Name the two rivers that surrounded Mesopotamia.
    Tigris and Euphrates
  29. The Phoenician sailors and merchants not only sailed across the Mediteranian Sea, but also out into the ......
    Atlantic Ocean
  30. The Nile River flooded each year leaving behind what?
    Rich fertile soil
  31. The Nile allowed people to travel how?
    North because it flowed north.  South because the winds blew from the south.
  32. The Nile provided what to the Egyptians?
    Food, water, water foul, transportation, rich soil
  33. Who had absolute power in Egypt?
    Pharaohs.
  34. When an important person died in Egypt what did they do?
    mumified their bodies to preserve their dead
  35. List the Social Classes of Egypt from Highest to Lowest.  Which class had the most people in it?
    Pharaoh, priests and nobles, merchants and artisians, peasants......   peasants
  36. What city made the most money from the Nubian trade routes?
    Meroe
  37. Name two achievments of King Menes.
    • United Upper and Lower Egypt
    • Built the city of Memphis
  38. After the Nile stopped flooding.....
    the peasants had to start farming
  39. What city was the Center of Trade in Central Africa?
    Nubia

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