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What best describes early Mesopotamians?
a) hunters
b) gatherers
c) nomads
d) farmers

What was the most important geographic feature to the Mesopotamian civilization?
a) rivers
b) plateaus
c) mountains
d) deserts

How did Mesopotamians improve farming?
a) They planted crops in the rainy season.
b) They set up irrigation systems.
c) They migrated to different crop areas.
d) They grew only one crop at a time.

Civilization could develop in Mesopotamia because
a) farmers could use tractors and other machinery easily.
b) Important learning centers were in the valley.
c) Good architects lived there.
d) The soil was fertile for farming.

What technology were the Sumerians the first to develop?
a) fire
b) writing
c) farming
d) metal tools

What was the Phoenician's most important contribution?
a) the use of iron and steel
b) the use of an alphabet
c) the use of domesticated animals
d) the use of irrigation

Which King created the first code of laws for his people to follow?
a) Ashurbamipal
b) Nebuchadnezzar I
c) Hammurabi
d) Nebuchadnezzar II

Mesopotamians worshipped over 3000 gods. This is called
a) monotheism
b) Judaism
c) cuneiform
d) polytheism

Cuneiform was the basis for the development of . . .
a) written records
b) social classes
c) farming
d) painting and sculpture

Mesopotamia is a Greek word meaning . . .
a) fertile crescent
b) land between the rivers
c) Mediterranean
d) Gift of the Nile

The economy of Mesopotamia was based on . . .
a) coin money
b) paper money
c) trade
d) banks

Early civilizations traded because
a) they were too lazy to produce their own goods
b) they enjoyed traveling
c) they could get goods cheaper
d) they wanted different goods than they could get at home

Judaism is what kind of religion?
a) monotheistic
b) polytheistic
c) cuneiform
d) Phoenician

How did Judaism differ from Mesopotamia's religion?
a) Judaism promoted a belief in one God.
b) Judaism promoted a belief in many gods.
c) Judaism has no written text.
d) Judaism was the first religion to set rules for its followers.

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