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Ancient Mesopotamia

Geography of the Fertile Crescent Sumer and Babylon The Beginnings of Judaism Vocabulary, People, Places Additional Information
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'The land between two rivers'
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'The land between two rivers'
What is Mesopotamia?
Which present day country is NOT part of the region that was once known as the Fertile Crescent- Turkey, Egypt, Iraq, Iran?
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Which present day country is NOT part of the region that was once known as the Fertile Crescent- Turkey, Egypt, Iraq, Iran?
What is Egypt?
The Tigris and Euphrates River flow inton which body of water?
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The Tigris and Euphrates River flow inton which body of water?
What is the Persian Gulf?
long periods of dry weather
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long periods of dry weather
What is drought?
How did Mesopotamia's floods benefit farmers? Bring misfortune?
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How did Mesopotamia's floods benefit farmers? Bring misfortune?
open ended: should include the floods brought silt and water for crops. They could come at the wrong time, destroying already planted crops, or they could come on too powerfully, costing lives and homes.
System of writing invented in Sumer.
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System of writing invented in Sumer.
What is cuneiform?
_________ emerged as a region in the time that Menes unified Egypt.
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_________ emerged as a region in the time that Menes unified Egypt.
What is Sumer?
The Sumerians were the first to put their _______ into writing before any other society.
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The Sumerians were the first to put their _______ into writing before any other society.
What is laws?
What are three advantages to society of having a written code?
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What are three advantages to society of having a written code?
open-ended (must be 3)
What made New Babylon magnificent?
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What made New Babylon magnificent?
Open-ended: should include massive walls, a 100-foot-tall ziggurat, gridded streets, a sewer system, 'hanging gardens' see p 114 as reference
The first Jews were the descendents of ___________, later called Israelites.
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The first Jews were the descendents of ___________, later called Israelites.
Who is Abraham?
The Hebrew Bible is still honored today by which three major religions?
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The Hebrew Bible is still honored today by which three major religions?
What is Judaism, Christianity, and Islam?
What does the Bible say God gave Moses on Mount Sinai?
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What does the Bible say God gave Moses on Mount Sinai?
ten commandments
What drove the Hebrews out of their 'promise land' of Canaan and into Egypt?
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What drove the Hebrews out of their 'promise land' of Canaan and into Egypt?
What is famine and the hope of food?
What did the Torah demand of the Hebrew people toward God?
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What did the Torah demand of the Hebrew people toward God?
What is that they worship Him as the one God?
Large building with a temple on its peak.
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Large building with a temple on its peak.
What is Ziggurat?
A self-governing city that also governs surrounding villages.
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A self-governing city that also governs surrounding villages.
What is city-state?
Weekly day of rest, prayer, and study.
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Weekly day of rest, prayer, and study.
What is Sabbath?
First five books of the Hebrew Bible, or the ______, comes from the word meaning 'to teach.'
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First five books of the Hebrew Bible, or the ______, comes from the word meaning 'to teach.'
What is the Torah?
Was wanted for murder and had to flee Egypt.
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Was wanted for murder and had to flee Egypt.
Who is Moses?
Early Sumerian mythical hero.
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Early Sumerian mythical hero.
Who is Gilgamesh?
What were the houses in Sumerian cities made of?
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What were the houses in Sumerian cities made of?
What is mud bricks?
Name 2 inventions of the Sumerians
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Name 2 inventions of the Sumerians
calendar based on the moon and stars, the wheel, a system of writing
What beliefs did the Sumerians hold about Gilgamesh. (name 2)
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What beliefs did the Sumerians hold about Gilgamesh. (name 2)
Open-ended: 'strong as an ox', all-knowing, a great builder, part god and part man, strongest and best fighter
Describe what an epic is.
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Describe what an epic is.
open-ended: a lengthy narrative poem, ordinarily concerning a serious subject containing details of heroic deeds and events significant to a culture or nation
Share evidence of how we know that the people of the Fertile Crescent made many contributions to civilization. Hint: create chart
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Share evidence of how we know that the people of the Fertile Crescent made many contributions to civilization. Hint: create chart
chart should be drawn and complete for credit




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