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history chapter 2

history 7th grade

What is the scattering of people over the earth? Dispersion
Who was the father of the nation of Israel? Abraham
Where did Abraham live? Ur of the Chaldeans A.K.A. Sumer
What river means "arrow"? Tigris
Which river means "that makes fruitful"? Euphrates
What means "land between rivers"? Mesopotamia
What does B.C. mean? Before Christ
What does A.D. mean? In the year of our Lord
What does a c. mean? Circa which is Latin for approximately
Who were the first people who used the wheel? Sumerians
What were the wedge-shaped writing by the Sumerians? Cuneiform
What do you call people who worship many gods? Polytheists
What do you call people who worship only one god Monotheists
What are towers built in tiers or stages, each stage smaller than the one beneath, all atop a large mound of clay or debris? Ziggurats
What is the term for rule by one city or people over other cities or peoples? Empire
Who united all of Mesopotamia under his rule? Hammurabi
What is the term for an organized group of people appointed by a ruler to help him govern? Bureaucracy
What are rules people follow in living together? Laws
What was the center of the ancient world? Canaan
What is the last battleground? Megiddo and Armagedon
Who are the Patriarchs? Abraham, Isaac, Jacob
What is the term for a nation or a people living in its own land with its own government? A nation-state
What was the chief god of the Canaanites? Baal
Where did the Patriarchs live? Trick question they were nomads
Which of Jacob's sons was sold into slavery? Joseph
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