TCI History Alive! Ancient World Rise of Sumerian City-State
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  • Question 1
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    Q. The name of Mesopotamia comes from its location, which was
    answer choices
    between two rivers
    in mountain foothills
    near a region of many conflicts
    . at the site of the earliest cities
  • Question 2
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    Q. Which of the following is not a way to identify Mesopotamia
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    Fertile Crescent
    Cradle of Civilization
    Land Between Two Rivers
    Land Between the Deserts
  • Question 3
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    Q.  What river or rivers were important to the civilizations of Mesopotamia?
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    Nile River
    Tigris and Euphrates Rivers
    Amazon River
    Yellow and Yangtze Rivers
  • Question 4
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    Q. Which factor allowed Neolithic people to farm in the foothills of the Zagros Mountains?
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    Goats can live on dry grass.
    The region had plenty of rain. 
    Shallow canals watered the fields.
    Harsh climates are good for grains.
  • Question 5
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    Q. __________________________________ caused Mesopotamians to move to the river valley 
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    cooperation
    uncontrolled water supply
    food shortages
    conflict
  • Question 6
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    Q. What development caused food shortages in the Zagros foothills?
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    overuse of the soil
    change in the climate
    increase in population 
    fighting between villages
  • Question 7
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    Q. What solution did people in the Zagros foothills find to fix the problem of food shortages?
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    building terraces
    moving to the south 
    constructing reservoirs
     joining villages together
  • Question 8
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    Q. One factor that made farming difficult in the area of Sumer was
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    rocky soil.
    steep hillsides.
    lack of rainfall.
    growth of weeds.
  • Question 9
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    Q. Why did the rivers flood in the spring?
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    Heavy rain fell throughout the area
    Strong winds blew from the Persian Gulf
     Ice that had formed on the rivers broke into bits.
    Snow melted in the mountains where the rivers began
  • Question 10
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    Q. If you were in ancient Sumer, you might see a levee beside a river. Why was the levee built?
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    to load barges
    to irrigate crops
    to prevent floods
    to control workers
  • Question 11
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    Q. The system of levees and canals used to divert water to crops is called __.
    answer choices
    Irrigation
    Agriculture
    specialization
    ziggurats
  • Question 12
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    Q. What was the chief purpose of dams and reservoirs?
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    to allow travel by boat 
    to make it easier to fish
    to store water for later use
    to protect villages from attack
  • Question 13
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    Q. Why was silt a problem for the people of Sumer? 
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    It dried up the rivers
    It crumbled the city walls
    It ruined the soil for planting
    . It clogged the irrigation canals.
  • Question 14
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    Q. Why did the villages of Sumer depend on each other?
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    They formed caravans to safely visit the mountains.
    They cooperated to keep the water systems working.
    They exchanged different kinds of natural resources
    They had to fight off attacks from empires to the east
  • Question 15
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    Q. What made it harder to live in the plains than in the Zagros foothills?
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    The plains lacked natural barriers to keep out enemies
    The plains had many hills that made farming difficult
    The plains had many stones that needed to be cleared from farmland.
    The plains didn't have strong people to build canals.
  • Question 16
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    Q. Conflict over water caused Mesopotamians to ________________________________________ around their cities.
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    build walls and moats
    spread out
    build larger farmlands
    move far away from
  • Question 17
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    Q. Using natural resources found in the environment, Sumerians built strong walls with
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    bricks made of mud.
    logs with pointed tips
    reeds cut near the rivers.
    rocks shaped into squares.
  • Question 18
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    Q. The people of Sumer constructed moats to
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    get crops to grow better
    protect cities from attack.
    make villagers work together. 
    bring drinking water into towns.
  • Question 19
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    Q. Why were Sumerian communities called city-states? 
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    Each of them kept written records. 
    They were all part of one great empire
    They all depended on each other for water
    Each of them had its own ruler and farmland
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