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People who could write and kept records were called…
a) Priests
b) Politicians
c) Scribes
d) Economists

Which form of writing was invented by the Sumerians of Mesopotamia?
a) Hieroglyphics
b) Cuneiform
c) Alphabet
d) Calligraphy

The belief in many gods and goddesses
a) Monotheism
b) Polytheism
c) Polygods
d) Demigods

The fertile area of land stretching from the Persian gulf to the Mediterranean sea is called…
a) Mediterranean Sea
b) Arabian Basin
c) Mesopotamia
d) Fertile Crescent

What is a ziggurat?
a) Palace
b) Marketplace
c) Temple
d) city-state

The code of Hammurabi was unique because...
a) It was the first written law code
b) It was the first law code
c) It was the first fair law code
d) It was the basis for the 10 commandments

Which of the following is a characteristic of early river valley civilizations?
a) limited growth
b) poor economy
c) equal rights for slaves
d) hereditary rule

Which civilization was built along the Huang He River
a) Mesopotamia
b) India
c) Egypt
d) China

Which civilization was built along the Indus River
a) Mesopotamia
b) Egypt
c) India
d) China

Which civilization was built along the Nile River
a) Mesopotamia
b) Egypt
c) India
d) China

Early settlements started near what geographical feature?
a) Mountains
b) Desert
c) Rivers
d) Oceans

Which civilization’s name means “between the rivers” because it was built in between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers.
a) Egypt
b) Mesopotamia
c) China
d) India

How was Mesopotamia organized?
a) By city-states
b) By provinces
c) By kingdoms
d) By villages

Who made up the bottom of the social pyramid in river valley civilizations?
a) Nobles
b) Priests
c) Slaves
d) Lower Class

Which time period came after the Neolithic Era?
a) Paleolithic
b) Bronze Age
c) Iron Age
d) Stone Age

A long line of rulers from the same family is called a...
a) Dynasty
b) Hierarchy
c) Democracy
d) Hereditary

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