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Mesopotamia Review

Quiz by Anna Good

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27 questions
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  • Q1
    a flat elevated area of land
    plateau
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  • Q2
    a large area of flat, open land
    plain
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  • Q3
    a self-governing unit made up of a city and its surrounding villages and farmland
    city-state
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  • Q4
    a person who manages or directs a government or organization
    administrator
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  • Q5
    a worker who is skilled in making a particular product by hand
    artisan
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  • Q6
    A long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
    epic
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  • Q7
    A person who moves from place to place in search of food
    nomad
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  • Q8
    belief in more than one god
    polytheism
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  • Q9
    A system of writing in which wedge-shaped symbols represented words or syllables.
    cuneiform
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  • Q10
    A professional writer or record keeper
    scribe
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  • Q11
    a nation and the other nations it has conquered; a political unit often made up of several nations under one authority
    empire
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  • Q12
    any organized set of laws and rules
    code
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  • Q13
    enforced absence form one's country
    exile
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  • Q14
    A scientist who studies the stars and other objects in the sky
    astronomer
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  • Q15
    The Climate of the Mesopotamian plain
    hot, dry weather year round
    rain and flooding year round
    hot, dry summers with flooding in spring and fall
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  • Q16
    The ancient Sumerians handled climate problems by
    harvesting crops at a different time of the year
    creating an irrigation system
    giving up farming for other occupations
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  • Q17
    At first, the ancient Sumerians city-states were ruled by
    administrators
    nomads
    priests
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  • Q18
    Military leaders rose to power as kings in in the Sumerian city-states because they
    conquered the city-states
    built walls to keep out invaders
    protected the city-states from enemies
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  • Q19
    Who developed and made an organized system of laws?
    Shamshi-Adad
    Sargon
    Hammurabi
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  • Q20
    Who created the word's first empire?
    Sargon
    Shamshi-Adad
    Hammurabi
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