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1

which of the following did the Sumerians invent?
a) calculus
b) irrigation
c)the wheel
d) the umbrella

C - the wheel

2

how did people in the Fertile Crescent adapt to their environment?
a) by hunting and gathering
b) by using irrigation and drainage
c) by sifting through silt D) by abandoning river valleys when necessary

B- using irrigation and drainage

3

The rivers of Mesopotamia not only supported agriculture but also: a) made theocracy possible
b) encouraged the development of polytheism
c) provided transport and encouraged trade
d) formed the city-states of Sumerian Civilization

c - provided transport and encouraged trade

4

The most important physical strcture in a Sumerian city-state was the
a) city hall
b) temple
c) cuneiform or d) irrigation ditch

B - temple

5

In addition to kings, who had great political power in Sumer?
a) farmers with large farms
b) Artisans
c) priests and priestesses
d) record keepers

c) priests and priestesses

6

Which of the these innovations is Sumerian?
a) the division of the year into 12 months
b) the base 20 number system
c) the division of months into 4 weeks
d) a number system based on 60

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7

which of the following is the most complete definition of a civilization?
a) any culture that uses written records and whose people practice religion
b) the gathering of human groups
c) any social structure based on economic power
d) a complex culture in which a large number of humans share elements in common

d) a complex culture in which a large number of humans share elements in common

8

All of the earliest civilizations developed in or near which of the following geographic features?
a) mountains
b) Deserts
c) river valleys or d) Peninsulas

C- river valleys

9

six of the most important characteristics of civilizations are:
a) vehicles, use of fire, nomadic life style, hunting & gathering & technology
b) villages, temples, trade, tools, use of fire and armies
c) use of metals, weapons, houses, food, religion, and art
d) cities, government, complex religion, social structure, writing & sophisticated art

d) cities, government, complex religion, social structure, writing & sophisticated art

10

A typical characteristic of many early civilizations was:
a) a simple culture that helped ensure survival
b) governments led by monarchs
c) large-scale hunting and gatherings
d) the farming of beans

b) governments led by monarchs

11

In early civilizations, writing was most commonly used for:
a) recording of laws and code of justice
b) all forms of creative expression
c) poetry only
d) keeping records

D) keeping records

12

This was the largest category of laws in the Code of Hammurabi:
a) marriage and family
b) economics
c) consumer protection
d) religion

A) marriage and family

13

a large city-state in Mesopotamia that had a six-mile wall with defensive Fortresses

Uruk

14

Sumerian writing system, it literally means "wedge-shaped"

cuneiform

15

A family of rulers, following in sequence:

Dynasty

16

a King or Queen

Monarch

17

two major rivers in Mesopotamia

Tigirs and Euphrates

18

the name given to a writer in ancient civilizations

scribe

19

a government established by divine authority

theocracy

20

__________(name) of ________(place) the first emperor

Sargon, Akkad

21

Hammurabi established this empire

Babylon

22

The Epic of Gilgamesh has which of these messages
a) following the wishes of the gods can bring immortality
b) A great war will occur in which Gilgamesh will triumph
c) Human life is difficult and immortality is only for the gods
d) With the correct magic, humans can overcome obstacles

c) human life is difficult and immortality is only for the gods