What was the city-state? This is the form of government that was unique to the Sumerian culture.
What was the the Upper class ( nobles, royal family, and priests and government officials), artisans and merchants and lower class, (peasants, slaves).? These are the three classes of the society of ancient Sumer.
What were Ur, Erech, and Kish? These were the three ancient city-states of Sumer
What was the story of Gligamesh This Sumerian tale pre-dated the story of Noah.
What were ziggurats? They were the ancient Sumerian temples.
Who was Sargon of Akkad? He was the King that united the Kingdoms of Sumer and Akkad.
What was Semitic ( related to modern Hebrew and Arabic) ? This was language family spoken by both the Babylonians and the Akkadians.
Who was Hammurabi? He was the great ruler of the Babylonian kingdom.
What was sell his wife and children? This was what a Babylonian man might do in order to pay his debts.
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This was what the Babylonians called the afterlife. What was the “Land of No Return”? ( a rather pessimistic group, would’nt you say?
Who were the Hittites? This was the group of invading nomads who defeated the Babylonians, and used iron weapons.
Who were the Assyrians? They were considered the fiercest, cruelest, warriors of ancient Biblical history.
What were the use of cavalry, and the battering ram? These were two effective military tactics used by the Assyrians to conquer rival kingdoms.
Who was Nebuchadnezzar? He was the wise ruler of the Chaldeans/Babylonians.
What was Nineveh? This was the ancient capital of Assyria.
What was the Tigris River and the Euphrates River ? These are the two rivers that form and helped create the ancient civilizations of Sumeria and Babylonia.
What is Iraq? This would be the modern country that contains most of the remains of ancient Babylonia and Mespotomia.
This was the name given to the area that stretches from the Nile River Valley, through the Mediterranean region, and into the Tigris-Euphrates River Valley. What was the Fertile Crescent?
What was Mesopotamia ( northern ) and Babylonia ( southern)? These were the names given to the northern and southern parts of the Tigris – Euphrates River Valley.
What is the Shatt–al–Arab and the Persian Gulf? This is the name given to the delta or merging point of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers and the body of water that they empty into.
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Who were Cyrus, Darius and Xerxes? These were the three famous Persian Kings.
What was Zoroastrianism? This was the ancient religion of the Persians, which was monotheistic and dealt with the eternal struggle of good and evil.
Who were the Lydians? These people were the first people to coin money for trade.
What was lumber ( the Cedars of Lebanon), purple dye, ( murex) and the alphabet? These were some of the goods and ideas traded by the ancient Phoenecians.
What was the Torah, ( Should be hand written)? These were the first five books of the Old Testament, and listed the Hebrew Code of Laws
What were the Ten Commandments? This was the Hebrew ethical code of laws.
What is the barter system or bartering? This is the name given to economy based on trading good or services for good or services.
What was a mercenary? This was a hired soldier, sometimes from another country, paid to fight.
What was cuneiform writing ? This was the type of wedged shaped writing used by the Sumerians.
What was an arch? This was architectural development used by the Sumerians to make an entrance through a wall more stable.