Geography
Achievements
Monarchy and Empire
Polytheism
Code of Hammurabi
100
What is Mesopotamia's nickname based on its geographic features?

The Fertile Crescent

100

What was the main reason writing was created in Mesopotamia?

It was required to keep track of records and taxes.

100

What is the term used to describe the government that is ruled by a single ruler?

Monarchy

100

What is the term used to describe religions where they worship more than one god?

Polytheism

100

Who was the Code of Hammurabi written by?

King Hammurabi or scribes

200

What were the names of the two main rivers of the Fertile Crescent?

Tigris and Euphrates

200

Name a technological advancement that contributed to the growth of Mesopotamian civilization.

Irrigation

Metallurgy

Plow

200
How is the next King or Queen usually decided in a monarchy?

Rule passes down through the family

200

What does poly mean?

More Than 1

200

How was the Code of Hammurabi a major contribution to the development of civilization?

Recorded existing laws for all to see

300

Which body of water is located west of the Euphrates River?

Mediterranean Sea

300
What was the effect of the plow?

More Food Production

Increased Population

Growth of Cities

300

Sargon of Akkad was the first Mesopotamian ruler to take over multiple city-states forming the world’s first what?

Empire

300

What was the significance of religion to ancient Mesopotamians?

Religion was a central part of everyday life in Mesopotamia

300

When was the Code of Hammurabi written?

1754 BC

400

How did the geography and climate surrounding Mesopotamia impact its settlement (specifically agriculture/farming)?

Rivers produced fertile soil

400

What invention(s) aided the movement of trade goods across long distances?

Wheel

Plow

400

What was the name of the first Mesopotamian ruler to take over multiple city-states forming the world’s first empire?

Sargon of Akkad

400

How did religion impact people in Mesopotamian civilization?

It created moral rules to follow.

400

Who gave Hammurabi the authority to write and enforce the Code of Hammurabi written?

the gods

500

The climate of the Fertile Crescent is semi-arid, however, the humidity and fertile soil from two geographic features made the region ideal for agriculture.  What are those geographic features?

Euphrates and Tigris Rivers

500

Name a cultural achievement from Ancient Mesopotamia.

Epic of Gilgamesh

Cuneiform

Ziggurats

500

What does mono mean?

single or one

500

Name a god mentioned in the Myth of Marduk

Marduk

Tiamat

Ea


500

Based on the Code of Hammurabi, in Ancient Mesopotamian people were treated differently based on what?

Their social class

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