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Mesopotamia Vocabulary

Quiz by Kristy Fulton

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12 questions
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  • Q1
    a social order ruled by a king
    monarchy
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  • Q2
    the belief that kings were part man and part god
    demigod
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  • Q3
    Assyrians were one of the major peoples to live in Mesopotamia during ancient times. They lived in northern Mesopotamia near the start of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers.
    Assyrian Empire
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  • Q4
    land located between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers
    Fertile Crescent
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  • Q5
    important king who developed an overarching set of laws for all citizens to follow
    Hammurabi
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  • Q6
    Founded by Hammurabi in 1792 BC, the Babylonians were the first to form an empire that would encompass all of Mesopotamia.
    Babylonian Empire
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  • Q7
    king of the Babylonian Empire, who reigned c. 605 BC - 562 BC. Both the construction of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the destruction of Jerusalem's temple are ascribed to him.
    Nebuchadnezzar
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  • Q8
    agricultural areas with a walled city in the center of the region, ruled by its own government led by a king
    city-state
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  • Q9
    one of the world's first city-states
    Sumer
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  • Q10
    religious belief in more than one god
    polytheism
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  • Q11
    one of the oldest-surviving and most famous stories about a demigod king
    The Epic of Gilgamesh
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  • Q12
    written language that evolved from pictographs to phonographs
    cuneiform
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