Ancient Mesopotamia Vocabulary
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  • Question 1
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    What is silt?

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    Fine particles of fertile soil

    Different farming practices

    A time before farming was invented

    The name of Sumerian writing

  • Question 2
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    What is irrigation?

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    Particles found in fertile soil

    Two rivers that run side by side

    Having more than you need

    a system that supplies dry land with water through ditches, pipes, or streams

  • Question 3
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    What is a surplus?

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    a system that supplies dry land with water through ditches, pipes, or streams

    fine particles of fertile soil

    an amount that is left over after a need has been met

    Another name for farming

  • Question 4
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    What is a city-state?

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    a city that governs itself and its surrounding territory

    The name of the writing that was created in Sumer

    Soil that is good for growing crops

    Another name for farming

  • Question 5
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    What is polytheism?

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    a belief in one god

    a belief in more than one god

    not believing in any gods

    a belief in only two gods

  • Question 6
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    What is a ziggurat?

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    a belief in more than one god

    a pyramid with no temple at the top

    A belief in one god

    a pyramid-shaped structure with a temple at the top where they worshipped their gods

  • Question 7
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    What is cuneiform?

    answer choices

    Another word for farming

    a system of writing developed by the Sumerians that used wedge-shaped marks made in soft clay

    soil particles from fertile soil

    a system of government created by the Sumerians

  • Question 8
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    What is a scribe?

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    a person who copies or writes out documents; often a record keeper

    a person who is in charge of the government

    a person who farms

    a person who worships in the temple

  • Question 9
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    What is an epic?

    answer choices

    Another word for farming

    a long poem that records the deeds of a legendary or real hero

    a system of writing developed by the Sumerians that used wedge-shaped marks made in soft clay

    a person who copies or writes out documents; often a record keeper

  • Question 10
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    What is an empire?

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    A person who writes information down

    A form of government created by the Sumerians

    A for of government that is for the people

    a large territory or group of many territories governed by one ruler

  • Question 11
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    What is a tribute?

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    a territory governed as a political district of a country or empire

    a form of government that was created by the Sumerians

    a payment made to a ruler or state as a sign of surrender

    a form of writing that was created by the Sumerians

  • Question 12
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    What is a caravan?

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    a group of merchants traveling together for safety, usually with a large number of camels

    a person who studies planets and stars

    a form of government created by the Sumerians

    another word for farming

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