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1

What river goes with each civilization
Egypt
Mesopotamia
India
China

Nile
Tigris and Euphrates
Indus and Ganges river
Huang he and yangazi river

2

What were the advantages of river valleys

Rich soil for farming and protected them from invasions

3

What is the nickname of river valleys

Cradles of civilization

4

What was irrigation meant

Fields had a consistent source of water

5

What was the most important feature in Egypt

The Nile river

6

What is a delta

A triangular area of water that flows into a larger body of water

7

Where does the Nile flow and what sea does it connect too

It flows north and it connects to the Mediterranean Sea

8

What happens every spring at the Nile

It overflows its banks and it floods the surrounding landscape

9

What did the floods deposit of

Silt

10

What did the Egyptians use the floods for

To irrigate their crops and store water

11

What were the achievements of the old kingdom and what were the downsides of it

Pyramids

1 crop failures
2pyramids cost a lot of money

12

What were the achievements of the Middle Kingdom and what were the downsides

1drained large areas of land to be used for farming
2occupied kush
3 greater contact with people of the Middle East

Invaded by the Hyksos

13

Who was important during the new kingdom and what were the downsides

Queen Hatshepsut
Pharoah Ramses ii

Invaded by several different people
Fell to the Nubians
Nubians restored Egypt

14

What did the pharaoh Hatshepsut do

A queen who ruled as a pharaoh for 20 years
Her region was one of the most peaceful in Egyptian history

15

What did the pharaoh Ramses ii do

Ruled for 66 years and built huge monuments of himself

16

Define hierarchy

System of ranking groups

17

Define Ziggurat

A large stepped platform for the use of ceremonies and sacrifices

18

Cuneiform

A system of writing that used wedge-shaped marks

19

Fertile Crescent

Region of the Middle East in which civilization first arose

20

Silt

Rich soil from the Nile

21

Cataract

A waterfall

22

Delta

Triangular area of marsh land formed by deposits of silt

23

Dynasty

Ruling familiy

24

Pharaoh

Title of rulers of ancient Egypt

25

Vizier

Chief minister who supervises the buisness of government in ancient Egypt

26

Mummification

The preservation of dead bodies

27

Hieroglyphicis

System of writing in which pictures represent objects

28

Ideogram

Pictures that symbolize an idea or action

29

Demotic

Denoting or relatins to the kind of languages used by regular people

30

Papyrus

Plant used to make paper

31

Decipher

To figure out the meaning of

32

Fertile Crescent

Arc of land that stretches from the Mediterranean in the west to the Persian gulf in the east that includes Mesopotamia