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What was a problem caused by Sumerian city-states' idependence from one another?
They are unable to trade crops with one another.
They did not cooperate to build irrigation systems.
They had very few different natural resources available.
They could not defend themselves against stronger groups.
The Sumerians were a civilization but not an empire. What feature did the Akkadian, Babylonian, and Assyrian empires have the the Sumerians lacked?
One government ruled several groups.
Rulers claimed to get power from the gods.
Many beautiful works of art were produced.
Public works such as irrigation were organized.
Which of these leaders of empires came first?
Which of these did the Akkadians use to gain power over Sumer?
How did the Akkadians get the resources to build up their capital city?
mined precious stones in the mountains
collected tribute from conquered peoples
expanded irrigation to grow bigger crops
printed paper money to buy what it needed
The Akkadians used steles to
attack enemy forces.
get water for farming.
record important events.
make objects from metal.
For what is Hammurabi best remembered?
a code of laws
a style of battle
a hanging garden
a system of canals
What is the best title for this diagram?
How was the legal system of Babylon more advanced than that of other societies at that time?
It put an end to slavery.
It used mild punishments.
It gave women some rights.
It treated all classes the same.
Read the list below.
The Assyrians use the things on the list mainly to
Which city was the capital of the Assyrian Empire?
What was the purpose of Assyrian aqueducts?
to bring water to the city
to raise crops in the dry soil
to let boats pass between rivers
to protect the palace from attack
Who conquered the land of the Israelites and took many Israelites to Babylon as captives?
Why did Nebuchadrezzar build two walls, some towers, and a moat around his capital?
to make farmers stay outside
to protect the city from attacks
to keep his army from revolting
to isolate his people from outsiders
A problem that all four Mesopotamian empires had was difficulty in
choosing strong leaders.
trading with other empires.
controlling such a large area.
keeping track of their history.