Chapter 3 Mesopotamia Study guide Essays- choose



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Chapter 3 Mesopotamia Study guide

Essays- Choose two (2) of the following questions to answer in paragraph form.



  1. Compare Hammurabi’s laws with the laws of today. Describe at least 2 of Hammurabi’s laws and compare them with similar laws of today. Explain which type of law system would be most effective and why.



  1. From your knowledge of the last chapter, cite evidence as to how Mesopotamia fits the definition of a civilization. - use specific examples how Mesopotamia fits the criteria for a civilization.



  1. Choose three (3) contributions from the word bank below. Draw conclusions of how these contributions helped the people of Mesopotamia and advancement of civilization.



Writing

Wheel

Plow

Sailboat

Calendar

Math

Water clock




Why was Mesopotamia called the Cradle of Civilization?

How did the Sumerians control the river each year when it flooded (3 ways)

What were some changes the Hammurabi made to laws

Terms- Be able to define in full sentences

1. Polytheism-

2. Empire-

3. City-state-

4. Priest-king-

5. Reform-



Terms- Matching

Cuneiform

Ziggurat

Scribe


Reign

Artisan


Levee

______________________________________________________________________________Topics for Multiple Choice Questions

Mesopotamia- Details 3-5

1.

Sumer and Sumerians – Details 3-5

1.

Know Important Leaders from Chapter 3

Literature (writings) of Chapter 3

Map skills- be able to identify and label the following places:



Akkad

Mediterranean Sea

Fertile Crescent

Mesopotamia

Euphrates River

Ur

Sumer

Tigris River

Babylon

Persian Gulf










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