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Greek for land between the rivers
a) Mesopotamia
b) cuneiform
c) city-state
d) civilization

complex societies that have organized governments, culture, and writing.
a) Mesopotamia
b) city-state
c) irrigation
d) civilization

a method that brings water to crops
a) cunieform
b) city-state
c) irrigation
d) civilization

has its own government but is not part of any larger unit
a) Mesopotamia
b) cuneiform
c) city-state
d) civilization

a form of writing developed by the people of Sumer
a) Mesopotamia
b) cuneiform
c) city-state
d) irrigation

The first civilization arose wheret because of the good farming conditions?
a) in the mountains
b) near the sea
c) in river valleys
d) in the desert

The Sumerians built a temple called a __________ to honor their chief god.
a) scribe
b) cradle
c) Gilgamesh
d) ziggurat

Although most Sumerians were farmers, many were also skilled ___________ who made metal, cloth, and pottery products.
a) artisans
b) merchants
c) slaves
d) priests

The few Sumerians that know who to read and write were called?
a) artisans
b) scribes
c) head of households
d) merchants

The Babylonian king Hammurabi is best know for his
a) scientific inventions
b) mathematical ideas
c) law code
d) writing skills

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