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Chapter 3 Ancient Mesopotamia

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  • Q1

    What does the word alliance mean?

    a tax paid for protection 

    a partnership

    the earliest form of writing

    a belief in many gods

    30s
  • Q2

    Which Mesopotamian people were known for their seafaring skills and extensive trade?

    Chaldeans

    Babylonians

    Assyrians

    Phoenicians

    30s
  • Q3

    What significant contribution did Hammurabi make to Mesopotamian civilization?

    code of laws

    the expansion of seafaring trade

    the introduction of cuneiform

    the system of satraps

    30s
  • Q4

    Which ruler conquered Sumer to establish the powerful Akkadian Empire?

    Darius I

    Sargon the Great

    Nebuchadnezzar II

    Cyrus the Great

    30s
  • Q5

    Most of Sumer's 12 city-states, including Ur, were built along the Nile River.

    True

    False

    30s
  • Q6

    Religion developed as a way to influence the natural world. 

    True

    False

    30s
  • Q7

    Saragon demanded that people he conquered obey him as their ruler and follow his customs.

    False

    True

    30s
  • Q8

    Sumerian society was organized by social class, an order based on wealth and power.

    False

    True

    30s
  • Q9

    How did ancient Sumerians control flooding in order to farm?

    by settling in greater numbers

    by moving away from rivers

    by using stronger bronze tools

    by building irrigation canals

    30s
  • Q10

    What is the definition of the word satrap?

    a belief in many gods

    a tax paid for protection

    a governor of a province in the Persian Empire

    a partnership

    30s

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