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What do you call low, flat land formed from fine soils deposited by rivers?
Alluvial Plain
What do you call a mixture of bits of rock and soil carried or deposited by a river?
Silt
This is the use of connected ditches, canals, dams, and dikes to move water to dry areas.
Irrigation
This is a huge mud-brick temple built by the ancient Sumarians.
Ziggurat
What do you call a city and its surrounding farmland, with its own government?
City-state
This is a system of government in which a king or queen rules.
Monarchy
This is an extra supply of something.
Surplus
This is the name for a person who wrote things for others.
Scribe
What do you call a new way of doing things?
Innovation
What do you call a collection of laws organized by Hammurabi for the people of Babylon?
Code of Hammurabi
What do you call a belief in one god?
Monotheism
This is a set of laws for responsible behavior, which, according to the Bible, were given to Moses by God.
Ten Commandments
What do you call the religion of the Jewish people?
Judaism
This is the Jewish scriptures; the first five books of the Bible.
Torah
What do you call the act of being forced to live in another place?
Exile
What is the spread of ideas from one place to another called?
Cultural Diffusion
What is another name for the exchange of one good or service for another?
Barter
What do you call an economic system based on money rather than on barter?
Money Economy