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The ruling family of an empire
a) covenant
b) dynasty
c) civilization
d) scribe

An agreement or promise
a) covenant
b) artisan
c) civilization
d) scribe

A professional writer
a) dynasty
b) covenant
c) artisan
d) scribe

What has its own customs, government, writing, religion and technology
a) dynasty
b) covenant
c) artisan
d) civilization

A skilled craftsperson is known as a
a) dynasty
b) coventant
c) artisan
d) scribe

How did Judaism differ from earlier religions?
a) Judaism promoted the 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

Judaism is a form of:
a) Monotheism
b) Polytheism
c) Cuneiform
d) Phoenician

Early civilizations traded because
a) They were too lazy to produce their own goods
b) They enjoyed traveling
c) They could get goods at a cheaper price
d) They wanted different goods they could not get at home

Early economies were based on
a) coin money
b) paper money
c) trading
d) banks

Which of the following contributions are credited to the Phoenicians?
a) Purple dye
b) 1st trading empire
c) alphabet
d) all of the above

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

Mesopotamia actually means...
a) Fertile Crescent
b) Land between the Rivers
c) Mediterranean
d) Gift of the Nile

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

The Mesopotamians religion, which had nearly three thousand gods, can be described as
a) Monotheistic
b) Judaism
c) Cuneirform
d) Polytheistic

Which technology was first developed by the Sumerians?
a) Fire
b) Writing
c) Farming
d) Metal Tools

What was the most important contribution of the Phoenicians?
a) The use of iron and steel
b) The use of an alphabet
c) The use of domesticated animals
d) The us of irrigation

The primary reason civilization developed in Mesopotamia was that:
a) Farmers could use tractors and other machines easily
b) Important learning centers were in the valley
c) Good architects lived there
d) The soil was fertile for farming

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

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

Which of the following best describes early Mesopotamians?
a) Hunters
b) Gatherers
c) Nomads
d) Farmers

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