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Who settled in Mesopotamia about 3000 B.C.?   Sumerians  
Their area of Mesopotamia was known as what?   Sumer  
What does Mesopotamia mean?   The land between the rivers  
What was the fertile area around Mesopotamia called?   Fertile Crescent  
What is the earliest civilization known on Earth?   Sumerian Civilization  
What did the Sumerians learn to control?   The Twin Rivers  
What were the names of the tow rivers?   Tigris and Euphrates  
What would the twin rivers leave behind after a flood?   Natural levees  
When would the Sumerians poke holes in the levees?   when the land became too dry  
What was their cheif crop?   barley  
What was there little of in Sumer?   timber  
What did they mix together to move bricks?   crushed reeds, and mud  
What was a great city of Sumer?   Ur  
What was considered a state in itself?   a city  
What was each city-state made up of?   the city and the farmland around it  
What were the walls around the city for?   to keep out lions and bandits  
Where did the upper class live?   middle of the city  
What was the middle class made up of?   government officials, shopkeepers, and artisans  
What was the lower class made up of?   farmers, unskilled workers, and fishermen  
Why would city-states go to war?   to fight over boundary line disputes  
What does ziggurat mean, and where were they located?   they were in the middle of each city-state and it means mountain of god, or hill of heaven  
Ziggurats were thought to be the home of the city's cheif god, and who could only enter one?   priests  
Around the ziggurats were what, where great events were celebrated, where artisans worked, children went to school, and goods were stored?   courts  
All forces of nature were viewed as what to Sumerians?   gods  
Male gods created humans to be their what?   servents  
Why were the humans on Earth?   to please the gods  
Priests were very powerful because why?   they knew the will of the gods  
School was only for who, what did they learn, and how did they write?   sons of the rich, they learned to be scribes, and they wrote in cuneiformb  


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