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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


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It’s what this area is called.


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What is the Fertile Crescent?


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Mesopotamia is known as “the land between two rivers”. These are those rivers.


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What are the Tigris and the Euphrates?


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The cities of Ur and Uruk were both in this region of Mesopotamia.


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What is Sumer?


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Hammurabi was king of this important Mesopotamian city-state.


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What is Babylon?


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This is what made southern Mesopotamian farmland so valuable.


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


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Most people in Sumerian society were in this class.


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


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These are two ways to become a slave in Mesopotamia.


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


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Kings, priests, and rich land owners belonged to this highest social class.


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What is the first, ruling, or noble class?


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These are the two groups that made up the lowest social class.


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Who are any of these three: farmers, laborers, or unskilled workers, and slaves?


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


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What is polytheism.


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According to legend, Gilgamesh was only part human. He was also this.


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What is 2/3rds god?


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This is why Gilgamesh is remembered.


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

(He was also the real king of Uruk.)


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Hammurabi had 282 laws based on equal justice. This is what those laws were called collectively.


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What is the Code of Hammurabi?


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Hammurabi kept his government funded with money gathered using this system.


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What is taxation?


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This is Sargon the Emperor’s empire.


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What is the Akkadian Empire?


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This is an organized system that groups use to make laws and decisions about its people.


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What is a government?


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Sumer had 12 of these cities with their surrounding farmlands.


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What are city-states?


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This is what the “big men”, or kings, type of rule is called.


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What is a monarchy?


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These were respected Sumerians because they were servants to the gods and advised the king.


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Who were the priests?


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


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What is a democracy?


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These are the “wedge-shaped” characters that scribes pressed into clay.


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What is cuneiform?


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These two inventions helped farmers keep their crops from getting flooded or washed away.


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What are dikes and canals?


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


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What is a ziggurat?


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


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What is a sundial?


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This is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It can be found in Mesopotamia.


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What is the Hanging Gardens of Babylon?


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