The Sumerians
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  • Question 1
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    Q.

    stretches in a large, crescent-shaped curve from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean Sea

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    Sumer

    Mesopotamia

    Fertile Crescent

  • Question 2
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    A wide, flat plain in present-day Iraq (it also means "between two rivers")

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    Sumer

    Mesopotamia

    Fertile Crescent

  • Question 3
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    What two rivers is Mesopotamia between?

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    Tigris and Euphrates

    Tigris and Lioness

    Euphrates and Amazon

  • Question 4
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    This means to supply water to crops

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    levee

    irrigate

    river

  • Question 5
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    a city and its surrounding territory

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    city-state

    city

    state

  • Question 6
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    Exchanging goods without using money

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    loan

    trade

    barter

  • Question 7
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    worship of many gods

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    monotheism

    polytheism

  • Question 8
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    pyramid-shaped temple

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    ziggurat

    mandir

    shaolin

  • Question 9
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    system of writing that used triangular shapes that stand for ideas and things

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    hieroglyphics

    English

    cuneiform

  • Question 10
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    What was the weather like in Mesopotamia

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    humid and hot

    hot and dry

    cold and damp

  • Question 11
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    What was the geography of Northern Mesopotamia like?

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    there was a flat plain at the foothill of the Himilayan Mountains

    there was a flat plain at the foothill of the Shenandoah Valley

    there was a flat plain at the foothill of the Taurus and Zagros Mountains

  • Question 12
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    What three geographic features surround Mesopotamia?

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    Zagros Mountains, Arabian Desert and Persian Gulf

    Persian Gulf, Atlantic Ocean and Zagros Mountains

    Arabian Desert, Zagros Mountains

  • Question 13
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    What is NOT a challenge farmers in Mesopotamia faced?

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    floods could wash away crops

    the hot sun would kill crops

    there was too much fertile soil

  • Question 14
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    What technology did Sumerian farmers NOT use to make the land fertile?

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    They irrigated water to their crops

    They developed a seed funnel to plow and plant seeds easier

    They used oxen to plow and planted seeds by hand

  • Question 15
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    How did Sumerians transport goods?

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    iron ships and airplanes

    barges on rivers and wheeled carts on land

    by loading goods onto camels

  • Question 16
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    How many social classes did the Sumerians have?

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    3

    4

    2

  • Question 17
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    Who was in the upper class?

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    rulers, top officials, priests, merchants and owners of large plots of land

    farmers and skilled workers

    slaves

  • Question 18
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    Who was in the middle class?

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    rulers, top officials, powerful priests, wealthy merchants and owners of large plots of land

    farmers and skilled workers

    slaves

  • Question 19
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    Who was in the lowest class?

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    rulers, top officials, powerful priests, wealthy merchants, owners of large plots of land

    farmers and skilled workers

    slaves

  • Question 20
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    Why were priests so powerful?

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    they could communicate with gods and gods controlled every aspect of life

    they were rich

    they had a strong military to protect them

  • Question 21
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    Why did Sumerians need a system of writing?

    no correct answer

    keep track of stored goods

    to keep records of sales, taxes and agreements

    to help with trade

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