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Mesopotamia. J E O P A R D Y. It’s what this area is called. What is the Fertile Crescent?. Mesopotamia is known as “the land between two rivers”. These are those rivers. What are the Tigris and the Euphrates?. The cities of Ur and Uruk were both in this region of Mesopotamia. .

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J e o p a r d y

Mesopotamia

J E O P A R D Y







What is Sumer? Mesopotamia.



What is Babylon? city-state.



What is the valuable.rich silt that flooded its alluvial plains each year?



What is the middle class? (It included skilled workers like carpenters, potters, brick layers, doctors and scribes.)


These are two ways to become a slave in Mesopotamia. carpenters, potters, brick layers, doctors and scribes.)


What is be a prisoner of war, being born one, or your family sold you into slavery to pay off their debts.






Mesopotamians believed in many gods like Enki, Ninhursag, Enlil, Utu, and Nanna. Belief in many gods is called this.


What is polytheism. Enlil, Utu, and Nanna. Belief in many gods is called this.



What is 2/3 also this.rds god?



What is because his stories were written in clay by scribes? also this.

(He was also the real king of Uruk.)



What is the Code of Hammurabi? those laws were called collectively.



What is taxation? using this system.



What is the Akkadian Empire? using this system.



What is a government? decisions about its people.







Who were the priests? the gods and advised the king.


Before Mesopotamian cities got too big free citizens made decisions for themselves. This is one of the earliest examples of this form of government.


What is a democracy? decisions for themselves. This is one of the earliest examples of this form of government.



What is cuneiform? pressed into clay.



What are dikes and canals? getting flooded or washed away.


This would have been the largest building in a place like Ur, and probably a temple for the gods.


What is a ziggurat? Ur, and probably a temple for the gods.


Mesopotamians knew a lot about the Earth’s cycles and time. They even invented this world’s first clock.


What is a sundial? time. They even invented this world’s first clock.



What is the Hanging Gardens of Babylon? can be found in Mesopotamia.


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