Mesopotamia
Egypt
Babylonians
Other Civilizations
Other
100
What were the first settlers of this area called? (Fertile Crescent)
Who are the Sumerians
100
Why is the Nile considered a gift?
What is without the Nile, Egypt would be nothing but desert
100
What is the oldest known legal system?
What is Hammurabi's Code or The Code of Hammurabi
100
What important contribution did the Phoenicians give to our world?
What is the first phonetic alphabet
100
Define prehistory
What is the time before writing
200
What was their system of writing?
What is cuneiform
200
What did the Egyptians call their kings?
What is Pharaohs
200
Why were the Babylonians said to have treated their women fairly? (This was unheard of at the time)
What is Babylonian women could own property and engage in business
200
What were the Hittites famous for?
What is iron; they were the first to make weapons out of iron.
200
Define nomadic
What is constantly moving from one place to another in search of food
300
Name one of their inventions
What is wheel, arch, plow, sailboat, cuneiform
300
What type of writing did the Egyptians use?
What is Heiroglyphics
300
What Sumerian literature do "The Babylonian Epics" resemble?
What is "The Gilgamesh Legends"
300
What kind of reputation did the Assyrians have?
What is the fiercest warriors in history; cruel, violent
300
Describe the Neolithic Revolution
What is The change when people stopped hunting and gathering and started growing food and domesticating animals
400
What does Mesopotamia mean?
What is "the land between the rivers"
400
Which "rock" made it possible for us to read Hieroglyphics?
What is the Rosetta Stone
400
What are some characteristics of Hammurabi's Code?
What is strict, harsh, clear, "an eye for an eye"
400
Which civilization was known for their trade of goods and cultures along the Mediterranean?
What is the Phoenicians
400
What is an advanced form of human culture that includes writing, living in cities, and are skilled in science and technology AKA: a complex, highly organized social order
What is a civilization
500
Sumer was made up of what?
What is multiple, independent city-states
500
Would a woman rather live in Egypt or Sumer at the time? Why?
What is Egypt. Women in Egypt had status and great independence
500
What did the Babylonian's work in astrology allow them to discover?
What is they were able to recognize planets and foretell eclipses
500
What are the first five books of the Old Testament called? (from the Hebrews)
What is the Torah
500
Define cultural diffusion
What is to spread ideas and culture among many different people
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