b. clay tablets
3. To sign their names, the Sumerians used a
a. cylinder seal
c. signet rings
d. stamps and ink pads
a. urban dwellers
6. If a country wanted to make a better government, what
would be the best piece of information to use to start?
a. fossils from the country
b. documents from leaders of the country in the past
c. maps about the country from 200 years ago
d. artifacts from the country that show different cultures
a. built beautiful palaces
b. used chariots in battle
c. captured Phoenicia
d. built up Babylon
8. Which of the following best describes how Egyptian civilization developed?
9. Which two land features gave Mesopotamia its name?
a. the Fertile Crescent and the Mediterranean Sea
b. the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean Sea
c. the northern plateau and the southern plateau
d. the Tigris River and the Euphrates River
11. What did Sargon’s empire have in common with other Mesopotamian city-states?
12. Who served a role between the Sumerians and the gods?
c. war chiefs
d. political leaders
13. Which is the best explanation for why Mesopotamians built
a. They needed a way to
control the river’s flow.
b. They needed a way to
c. They needed a way to
control low water levels.
d. They needed a way to
control the surplus.
15. What was the relationship between trade and the spread of the Phoenician alphabet?
16. The resource for which Phoenicia was well known was
a. iron ore
b. cedar wood
c. fertile soil
d. gold and silver
18. The political order of Egypt around 3200 BC was based on
19. How was Egypt able to build pyramids and temples?