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The code of Hammurabi is an example of
a) written rules for legal procedures
b) the power of strong kings to control trade
c) regulations on the way to conduct wars
d) the power of a legislature to veto laws

Hieroglyphic and cuneiform systems provided the basis for the development of
a) subsistence farming
b) painting and sculpture
c) oral traditions
d) recorded history

The river valleys of the Tigris-Euphrates, Huang He (Yellow River), and Indus were centers of early civilization because they
a) had rich deposits of iron ore and coal
b) were isolated from other cultural influences
c) contained rich soils from annual floods
d) were easy to defend from invasion

The importance of the Code of Hammurabi, the Twelve Tables, and the Justinian Code is that they
a) established legal principles
b) instituted democratic governments
c) provided religious freedom
d) promoted equality for all classes

Judaism, Islam, and Christianity share a belief in
a) papal supremacy
b) teachings of the Koran (Quran)
c) reincarnation and the Four Noble Truths
d) an ethical code of conduct and monotheism

The Code of Hammurabi and the Twelve Tables were designed to
a) promote peaceful relations with other cultures
b) provide a framework for the development of democracy
c) create a stable society
d) emphasize the importance of life after death

Hammurabi's Code, the Ten Commandments, and the Twelve Tables were all significant to their societies because they established
a) democratic governments
b) rules for behavior
c) official religions
d) economic systems

Christianity, Islam, and Judaism are similar in that they all ask their followers to
a) follow a code of behavior
b) believe in reincarnation
c) strive for nirvana
d) practice polytheism

The Code of Hammurabi was a major contribution to the development of civilization because it
a) treated all citizens equally
b) recorded existing laws for all to see
c) ended all physical punishment
d) rejected the principle of filial piety

The Phoenicians are often referred to as the
a) introduced Islam and Christianity to Central Africa
b) developed the first carts with wheels
c) established colonies throughout northern Europe
d) traded goods and spread ideas in the Mediterranean region

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