Geography
Religion
Vocabulary
People
City States
100

Mesopotamia is located in modern day __________.

A. Russia

B. Middle East

C. Asia

What is Iraq / Middle East

100

Believing in many Gods is called...

Polytheism

100

Permanent army 

standing army 

100

These people travel to find food and were the ancestors of the Sumerians.

Nomads / Hunter and Gatherers 

100
How many empires conquered Mesopotamia?

4

200

Mesopotamia is sometimes called the ___________because of its soil and shape.

What is the fertile crescent

200

The ____________ were the second most powerful people in the social hierarchy. 

priests, nobles, military leaders, scribes

200

An early form of writing used in Sumer was called....

What is cuneiform

200

The first inhabitants of Mesopotamia.

Who are the Ubaid

200

How did emperors try to control the city-states they conquered?

The conquered kings would pay tribute fees to the emperor to show that they were no longer powerful leaders. 

300

The Tigris and Euphrates rivers empty into the...... 

Persian Gulf 
300

A temple on a pyrmid-shaped tower is called a ____________.

What is a ziggurat

300
An emperor is 

a leader who continuously conquers land of neighboring areas to gain land, power, and resources. 

300

The job of a scribe was to _____________.

What is write and keep records

300

Name 4 innovations of the Assyrian empire.

answers may vary 

400

Which two rivers run the length of the fertile crescent?

What is the Euphrates and the Tigris

400

In ancient Sumer each city-state had a ziggurat where people went to ______________.

What is worship a special god or goddess

400

Irrigation is....

What is a system for bringing water to dry areas.

400

How many classes make up the social hierarchy?

Name at least 1 job from each level

4-answers may vary

400

What factor made it difficult to farm in southern Mesopotamia?

What is the hot and dry climate

500

Southern Mesopotamia has very ____________ terrain. 

Arid/ flat

500

Who is the king that built the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and was responsible for the success of the Neo Babylonian Empire

Emperor  Nebuchadnezzar

500

City-State: What are the 3 characteristics?

1. walled and owns surrounding farms 

2. independent government 

3. 1 leader 


500

What were some of the rights of Sumerian women?

Own their own business, divorce, own land 
500

How did Hammurabi show that he valued fairness?

Eye for an eye laws. Punishment matches the seriousness of the crime. 

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