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Name the first three kings of Israel.
Saul, David, Soloman
What is the ruler of an empire called?
emperor
What did the Phoenicians make form murex?
a purple dye
What city was an important trading post in northern Africa for the Phoenicians?
Carthage
Name the last king of Lydia, also famous for his wealth.
Croesus
The Jews were allowed to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the Temple under King _____ .
Cyrus
the Persians were conqured by the _____ .
Greeks
Which conquerors captured the Northern Kingdom of Israel? Their capital was Nineveh.
Assyrians
What plant was used to make a paper like material?
papyrus
What city is known for the Hanging Gardens?
Babylon
What do you call a group of people traveling together with pack animals?
a caravan
Name the chief god of the Canaanites.
Baal
What do you call giving goods in trade for other desired goods?
barter
Why was the development of coins important to trade in the ancient world?
They were stamped on both sides; difficult to cut away some of the metal; easier to handle than metal bars; more convenient than barter.
Give the name of the nomadic Arabs of the Arabian Peninsula.
Bedouins
Which 3 continents meet at the Middle East?
Africa, Asia, and Europe
God's basic rules for right and wrong are found in ___.
the Ten Commandments
What were millstones used for?
grinding grain
What did most people of the Middle East do after the noon meal?
rested
Name the people who were early empire builders.
Hittites
Which people conquered the Southern Kingdom of Judah and took them captive?
Babylonians
What city did the Israelites capture using only shouts and trumpet blasts?
Jericho
Lowest place on the earth's land surface.
the Dead Sea
Which king of Israel built the great Temple at Jersulem?
Solomon