Flocab Hammurabi's Code
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  • Question 1
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    One reason Hammurabi's Code is famous is that

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    it was the most recent set of laws to be recorded in writing

    it was written in a sophisticated code that took years for scholars to translate

    it was one of the first written laws that was on a single, giant stone of polished black basalt or diorite stele

    it was the first set of laws to rhyme, probably to help people remember them

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    How was Hammurabi's Code displayed?

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    Scholars aren't sure, but many believe the laws were kept secret and now enforced.

    The laws were placed so that all people could see them

    The laws were carved into hundreds of different stones and placed along the road to the city

    Nobody knows because the original Code was completely destroyed by invaders.

  • Question 3
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    Which of the following lines come from Hammurabi's Code?

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    "A child that swims in the Euphrates shall be killed"

    "No person shall hold meetings in the City at night"

    "If a husband desires to divorce his wife, and dissolve his marriage, he must give a reason for doing so"

    "If a man knocks out the teeth of his equal, his teeth shall be knocked out"

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    According to Hammurabi's Code, what happens if a man puts out a slave's eye?

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    The man must loose his own eye

    The man must trade the slave for one of his own slaves

    The man must be clubbed to death

    The man must pay one-half of the slave's value

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    Which of the following is a TRUE statement?

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    Hammurabi's Code contained 282 brief and strict laws

    Hammurabi's Code contained merciful laws that went against the idea of retribution

    Hammurabi's Code listed all the rights that a person had

    Hammurabi's Code formed the basis of the constitution of the Roman Republic

  • Question 6
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    Rome's Twelve Tables were written down because

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    the upper class wanted a legal way to punish their slaves

    the plebeians convinced the Republic's leaders that everyone should know the laws

    the Roman Republic was crumbling and the council wanted to restore order

    the constitution of the Roman Republic needed to be amended

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    Scholars believe that the Twelve Tables

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    rhymed to help people remember them

    listed all the rights a person had

    were destroyed by plebeians in an uprising

    were written on a single eight-foot stone

  • Question 8
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    Which of the following lines come from Rome's Twelve Tables?

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    "If a man put out the eye of another man, his eye shall be put out"

    "If a woman leaves her husband and ruins her house, this woman shall be cast into the water"

    "A dreadfully deformed child shall be killed"

    "If a man knocks out the teeth of his equal, his teeth shall be knocked out"

  • Question 9
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    According to the Twelve Tables, a woman

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    becomes a Roman citizen when she reaches adulthood

    is freed from male guardianship when she reaches adulthood

    is considered more intelligent than a man

    remains in the guardianship of a man even as an adult

  • Question 10
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    Which of the following is a FALSE statement?

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    The Twelve Tables were destroyed during an invasion of Rome

    The Twelve Tables contained strict laws and harsh penalties

    The Twelve Tables featured an image of the king of Babylon

    The Twelve Tables formed the basis of the constitution of the Roman Republic

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