VOCABULARY
FAMOUS NAMES
SOCIAL CLASSES
ACHIEVEMENTS
LATER PEOPLES

100

A mixture of rich soil and tiny rocks.
What is silt?

100

A legendary figure in Sumerian literature.
Who is Gilgamesh?

100

They had been chosen by the gods to rule.
Who are the kings?

100

A form of writing using wedge-shaped symbols.
What is cuneiform?

100

This included 282 laws.
What is Hammurabi's Code?

200

A large arc of rich fertile farmland.
What is the Fertile Crescent?

200

First ruler to have a permanent army and defeated all the city-states of Sumer.
Who is Sargon?

200

They were the links between the Sumerians and the gods.
Who are the priests?

200

This was used for transportation.
What is the wheel?

200

This group mastered ironworking and used the chariot in battle.
Who are the Hittites?

300

Human-made waterways that controlled the river's flow.
What is canal?

300

Babylon's greatest king or monarch.
Who is Hammurabi?

300

They traveled to faraway places and had a great impact on Sumerian society.
Who were traders?

300

This invention greatly increased production of food.
What is the plow?

300

The Phoenicians helped spread this as they sailed along their trade routes.
What is their alphabet?

400

More than you need.
What is surplus?

400

The most famous Chaldean king.
Who is Nebuchadnezzar?

400

They made up the large working class.
Who are farmers and laborers?

400

They invented a math system based on this number.
What is the number 60?

400

This group rebuilt Babylon into a beautiful city with Hanging Gardens.
Who are the Chaldeans?

500

Each worker specializes in a particular task.
What is division of labor?

500

Enlil, Enki,Inanna, Utu, and Nanna.
Who are the Sumerian gods?

500

They were at the bottom of the social order.
Who are the slaves?

500

They used this metal to make tools and weapons stronger.
What is bronze?

500

This group was famous for their cedar trees.
Who are the Phoenicians?