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How did the farmers in Mesopotamia get water for their fields?
They used a system of irrigation.
What was most affected by the coining of money?
The system of barter
Which of the following happened because of the food surplus in Summer?
a division of labor developed that was comples
What king of the city state of Babylon put together a set of laws?
Hammurabi
There was an important difference betwen the religious beliefs of Abraham and the people of Mesopotamia. What was it?
Abraham practiced monotheism.
These were the people who invented a system of writing based on symbols that stood for sounds.
Phoenicians
What is the area between the Tigris and
Euphrates?
Mesopotamia
These are the wedge-shaped letters written on soft clay tablets.
Cuneiform
What is the name of the leader of the Israelites who led them out of Egypt?
Moses
This is a religious temple in Sumer.
Ziggurat
Who was the first person to rule an empire in Mesopotamia?
Sargon
Who was the Babylonian ruler who established a tax system to support the government.
Hammurabi
This is a type of government where a king or queen rules.
Monarchy
What is a scribe?
A scribe is a person in Sumerian society whose job it was to write.
Who was Moses?
The leader of the Israelites who led them out of Egypt.
Where was Sumer located?
Mesopotamia
What came about when not all the people had to work at producing food and some could do other jobs?
Division of Labor
What were the two rivers in Sumer?
the Euphrates and the Tigris
Sumer was made up of several what?
City-States
What was the main way that people made their living?
Agriculture
What was the name of the large religious temple found in the center of each city?
Ziggurat
How did the Sumerians control the rivers?
They dug canals and built dikes.
What kind of government did each city-state have?
Monarchy
What is it called when you have more food than you need to stay alive?
Surplus