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Chapter 3 - Test

QuestionAnswer
Most of the people of the Western Hemisphere are polythestic. False
Polytheism refers to the belief in many gods.
Modern English, French, German, Spanish, and Russian are examples of __________ writing systems, where symbols called an alphabet are used to represent sounds. phoenetic
The Epic of Gilgamesh was an ancient poem
The Fertile Crescent no longer exists. False
Mesopotamia is a Greek word that means between the rivers.
The Tigris and Euphrates are (or were) rivers
Almost every large city is located near water. TRUE
In a pictographic writing system, each symbol represents a _____. sound
The twenty-six letters of the Latin alphabet are _____ symbols. phoenetic
This is a period of one thousand years. millennium
We live in this century. twenty-first
In a pictographic writing system, each symbol represents a _____. word
"Beginning Centuries" is not generally accepted as a definition of BC or BCE. True
This is a period of one hundred years. century
This is a period of ten years. decade
Ancient Sumerian writing was known as cuneiform
This is an example of a pictographic writing system? Sumerian cuneiform
The Fertile Crescent stretches from the Mediterranean Sea to the _____ _____. Persian Gulf
The Fertile ________ is shaped like a quarter moon. Crescent
The ________ Crescent is a rich food growing area. Fertile
He was a Babylonian king. Hammurabi
What was based on the principle, “An Eye for an Eye, A Tooth for a Tooth.” Hammurabi’s Code
What places did Hammurabi place his code of laws for everyone to see? public
The Assyrians were well read and knew about other peoples and cultures. False
What did the Assyrians use to break down city walls. (two words) battering rams
The Assyrians had a powerful army equipped with what type of weapons. iron
What did the Assyrians warriors use to attack quickly. chariots
Who dammed the rivers leading into Babylon. Assyrians
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