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Where do lines of latitude run? east and west
What is another name for lines of latitude? parallels
Where do lines of longitude run? north and south
What is another name for lines of longitude? meridians
The prime meridian is ___ longitude, all other longitude lines are up to ___ 0 degrees / 180 degrees
When used together longitude and latitude form what? a global grid
What two hemispheres does the equator divide Earth into? Northern and Southern Hemispheres
Latitude lines beside the equator are up to ___ 90 degrees
What are the four hemispheres? Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Hemispheres
In the Northern Hemisphere at 23 degrees north is the ___ Tropic of Cancer
South of the equator at 23 degrees south is the ___ Tropic of Capricorn
The section of Earth between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn is the ___ tropical zone
The tropical zone is also known as the ___ torrid zone.
Zones north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle are known as ___ frigid zones/polar regions
Parts of Earth between the Arctic Circle, Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn and Antarctic Circle are known as ___ temperate zones
What is an economy? The system that a community uses to produce and distribute goods and services.
What is a civilization? A complex society that has cities and a well organized government.
What are resources? Supplies of something can be used as needed.
What is a religion? A religion is a set of shared beliefs about supernatural powers that created and ruled the world.
What is a social class? Social classes are groups of people that occupy different ranks or levels in their own society.
What is the Fertile Crescent? The fertile crescent is a region of the Middle East that stretches in a large, crescent-shaped curve from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean sea.
What is Mesopotamia? A land included in the Fertile Crescent which is a wide, flat plain in present day Iraq.
What two great rivers is Mesopotamia between? Mesopotamia is between the Tigris and the Euphrates.
What does it mean to irrigate? To irrigate is bringing water from the rivers to fields and watering crops.
What is barter? Barter is a trading system where people exchange goods directly without using their money.
What is a city-state? An independent state that includes a city and it's surrounding territory.
What is Polytheism? The belief of several Gods instead of one.
What are ziggurats? Pyramid-shaped brick towers.
What is cuneiform? A system of writing using triangular shaped symbols to stand for ideas or things.
What is an ally? An independent state that works with other states to achieve a shared military or political goal.
What are cultural traits? An idea or way of doing things that is common in a certain culture.
What was Hammurabi's code? A set of laws that governed life in Babylonia.
What is a rule of law? The idea that all members of a society, no matter who, must obey the law.
What is an Empire? A state containing several countries or territories.
What is a standing army? A permanent army of professional soldiers.
What is a tribute? A payment made to show loyalty to someone or something of a stronger power.
What's currency? Money that is used as a medium of exchange, usually bills or coins are used as currency.
What is a stele? A carved stone slab or pillar that stands on end.
What is an import? A good or service sold within a country that is produced in a different country.
What is an export? A good or service produced within a country and sold outside the country's borders.
What is navigation? The art of steering a ship from place to place.
What is a colony? An area ruled by a country that's a great distance from them.
What is cultural diffusion? The spreading of cultural traits from one region to another region.
What's an alphabet? A small set of letters of symbols, each of which standing for a single sound.
What is a cavalry? Soldiers who fight while riding horses.
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