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Mesopotamia Test

Social Studies

How could the first Mesopotamian best be described? farmers
Why did people settle in southern Mesopotamia? plenty of fresh water
How did early people in Mesopotamia make farming successful? they irrigated their crops
Did the Sumerian civilization worship one single god? no they worshiped many gods
What technology was developed by the peoples of Mesopotamia? a system of writing
What advantage was there to cuneiform writing over picture writing? it was simpler
How did the Sumerians advance their civilization? they developed writing, religion, and technology
Who ruled the kingdom of Babylonia and created a code of laws by which to live? Hammurabi
What was the overall purpose of the Code of Hammurabi? to protect the people
What was the principle difference between the Assyrian and Babylonian cultures? the Assyrians placed a higher value on war and conquest
How could you describe Babylon under the rule of Nebuchadnezzar II? great and glorious
How did Hammurabi increase his power in Mesopotamia? by forming partnerships with other kings
Hammurabi had his code of laws inscribed on a huge slab of stone called a what? stela
What did Abraham agree to practice when he made the covenant with God? monotheism
What kingdom did King David form by uniting Hebrew tribes? Israel
For what purpose was Solomon's Temple built? to house the Torah
What effect did the Phoenicians' trading have on the world? good and ideas were spread
What contributions of the Lydians still exist today? coins
Who did God choose to lead the Hebrews out of Egypt? Moses
In what two regions did the Hebrews live? Canaan and Egypt
What was the capital city of David's kingdom? Jerusalem
Created by: kristinnash



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