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Southwest Asia

6th grade chapter 2

How did farmers in Mesopotamia get water for their fields? through a system of irrigation
What was a result of food surplus in Sumer? division of labor was developed
Who compiled a set of laws? Hammerabi
What is an important difference between Abraham and those of the people of Mesopotamia? Abraham practices monotheism
What was effected the most with the coining of money? bartering
What is Mesopotamia? the area between the Tigris and Euphrates river
What is a ziggurat? a religious temple in Sumer
What is a monarchy? a type of government
What is a scribe? a person in Sumerian society whose job it was to write
What is cuneiform? wedge shaped letter written on soft clay tablets
Who was the first person to rule an empire in Mesopotamia? Sargon
Who was the Babylonian ruler that established a tax system to support the government? Hammurabi
Who was a leader of the Israelites that led them out of Egypt? Moses
What people invented a system of writing based on symbols that stood for sounds Phoenicians
Created by: Hintze
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