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Quiz yourself by thinking what should be in each of the black spaces below before clicking on it to display the answer.

Sumerians used levees and canals to __________________.   control water in the valley  
People from many villages had to work together to take care of ______________.   the Sumerian irrigation systems  
A settlement that has its own ruler and farmland is called a ______________.   City-state  
There was not enough farmland to support the growing population in the Zagros Mountains of northern Mesopotamia, which led people __________________.   to move south in the river valley  
Ancient Mesopotamia was located _______________________.   between two rivers  
It was more difficult to live in Sumer than in the Zagros foothills because Sumer lacked________________________.   natural boundaries to keep out enemies  
Hammurabi is best known for his __________.   Code of Laws  
A form of writing using wedge-shaped symbols is known as ________________.   Cuneiform  
Nebuchadrezzar II built an inner wall and an outer wall, towers for arches to stand on and a moat filled with water to _______________.   to protect the city from attacks  
The _____________________ of ancient Egypt were worshipped by people.   Pharaohs  
The ____________________ allowed scholars to decipher the meaning of Egyptian hieroglyphics.   Rosetta Stone  
The need to irrigate farmland caused the ancient Egyptians to _______________.   cooperate  
The ________________________ was known as the “Golden Age” of Egyptian History.   New Kingdom  
The Nile River Delta was located in _____________.   Lower Egypt  
The purpose of mummification was to ensure that _________________.   the spirit (ba) recognizes the body (ka)  
Pharaoh ___________________ build the Great Pyramid of Giza.   Khufu  
The Nile River carries a natural fertilizer called _________________.   silt  
______________ is the god of embalming.   Anubis  
During the flooding season, Egyptian peasants would ______________________.   Work on monuments for the Pharaoh  


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