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5 The Rise of Sumerian City-States

6 Which of the following is a topic that would be included in the study of ancient history? A.Iran. B.Turkey. C.Iraq. D.Jordan. 1 Row one Mesopotamia is located in the modern country of

7 A.In West Africa between about 500 and 1600 C.E., Ghana, Songhai, and Mali were three _____ that arose. A.in northern Africa near the Nile River B.in Eastern Europe along the Danube River C.in central Asia between the Syr Darya and Amu Darya D.in southwest Asia between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers 2 Row one Where was the ancient land known as Mesopotamia?

8 A.In West Africa between about 500 and 1600 C.E., Ghana, Songhai, and Mali were three _____ that arose. A.fiefdoms. B.city-states. C.vassal states. D.nations. 3 Row one The earliest settlements in Mesopotamia were like small, independent countries. They are called

9 A.In West Africa between about 500 and 1600 C.E., Ghana, Songhai, and Mali were three _____ that arose. A.The daily rain showers made the soil soggy and unworkable. B.The short growing seasons made it hard to grow enough food. C.The sun was hot, and there was little rain. D.Farmland was scarce because of the dense forests. 4 Row one What made Mesopotamia a difficult environment to live in?

10 A.In West Africa between about 500 and 1600 C.E., Ghana, Songhai, and Mali were three _____ that arose. A.in the Pyrenees Mountains. B.in the Rocky Mountains. C.in the Zagros Mountains. D.in the Pontic Mountains. In Neolithic times, the first people to begin farming in Mesopotamia lived 1 Row two

11 A.In West Africa between about 500 and 1600 C.E., Ghana, Songhai, and Mali were three _____ that arose. A.crowded living conditions B.food shortages C.lack of job opportunities D.competition for land What was the major disadvantage to the rapid population growth in the foothills? 2 Row two

12 A.In West Africa between about 500 and 1600 C.E., Ghana, Songhai, and Mali were three _____ that arose. A.the desire for a new beginning B.the search for gold C.the need for food D.the need to escape enemies What drove people to move out of the foothills to the plains of Sumer? 3 Row two

13 A.In West Africa between about 500 and 1600 C.E., Ghana, Songhai, and Mali were three _____ that arose. A.People had to remain nomads in order to survive. B.People came to the foothills to learn farming before returning to their homes elsewhere. C.The foothills did not have what was necessary to sustain life. D.People settled in one place, and the population grew. The foothills provided conditions that were good for farming and building shelters. What conclusion can you draw from this statement? 4 Row two

14 A.In West Africa between about 500 and 1600 C.E., Ghana, Songhai, and Mali were three _____ that arose. A.inadequate. Farmers never had enough water. B.unreliable. Farmers had either too much water or too little. C.extreme. Farmers had too much water all the time. D.contaminated. Farmers rarely had enough clean water. In Sumer, the water supply was 1 Row three

15 A.In West Africa between about 500 and 1600 C.E., Ghana, Songhai, and Mali were three _____ that arose. A.planting crops before the floods came B.growing crops in the foothills and not on the plains C.controlling the water supply D.hiring workers from nearby communities What was the key to successful farming in Sumer? 2 Row three

16 A.In West Africa between about 500 and 1600 C.E., Ghana, Songhai, and Mali were three _____ that arose. A.They built levees to prevent flooding. B.They dug canals to shape the paths the water took. C.They built reservoirs to store water for later use. D.all of the above How did Sumerian farmers control the water supply? 3 Row three

17 A.In West Africa between about 500 and 1600 C.E., Ghana, Songhai, and Mali were three _____ that arose. A.spending spree. B.bank. C.credit card. D.purchase. Water is to reservoir as money is to 4 Row three

18 A.In West Africa between about 500 and 1600 C.E., Ghana, Songhai, and Mali were three _____ that arose. A.A dirty canal was bad for the tourist industry. B.A clogged canal could spoil the entire system. C.An unsanitary canal would make villagers ill. D.all of the above Why did farmers clean canals regularly? 1 Row four

19 A.In West Africa between about 500 and 1600 C.E., Ghana, Songhai, and Mali were three _____ that arose. A.the king. B.their own benefit. C.a regular paycheck. D.the common good. When farmers cleaned the canals, they were working for 2 Row four

20 A.In West Africa between about 500 and 1600 C.E., Ghana, Songhai, and Mali were three _____ that arose. A.the need to maintain irrigation systems B.the desire for a more diverse community C.the hunger for power and authority D.the need to protect themselves from their enemies What caused Sumerians to build larger communities? 3 Row four

21 A.In West Africa between about 500 and 1600 C.E., Ghana, Songhai, and Mali were three _____ that arose. A.Your crops would be fine as long as you kept the canal on your land clear. B.Nothing; the canals are not that important to farmers. C.The system could clog up and ruin everyone’s crops. D.all of the above Suppose you are a Sumerian farmer, and you don’t like having to clean out canals. What might happen if you refused to help? 4 Row four

22 A.In West Africa between about 500 and 1600 C.E., Ghana, Songhai, and Mali were three _____ that arose. A.Sumerians had a peaceful civilization in which they shared water equally. B.Sumerians fought when one city kept water away from another city. C.Sumerians had massive mountain ranges to protect them from their enemies. D.Sumerians bribed their enemies with water to keep them from attacking. Which statement is true? 1 Row five

23 A.In West Africa between about 500 and 1600 C.E., Ghana, Songhai, and Mali were three _____ that arose. A.to grow vine crops, such as pumpkins and beans B.to insulate themselves from the bitter winter winds C.to protect themselves against attacking neighbors D.to honor their gods with memorials Why did Sumerians build walls around their cities? 2 Row five

24 A.In West Africa between about 500 and 1600 C.E., Ghana, Songhai, and Mali were three _____ that arose. A.Cities located upriver could block the water flow for cities downriver. B.Water was only available to the lucky few who lived next to the canals. C.No one could make money from the water because it was freely available to everyone. D.People who lived downriver could use all the water before it reached the cities upriver. What is the major flaw in the Sumerian system of canals that flowed through many different cities? 3 Row five

25 A.In West Africa between about 500 and 1600 C.E., Ghana, Songhai, and Mali were three _____ that arose. A.The walls were made of wood cut from trees in the foothills. B.The walls were made of bricks using local mud C.The walls were made of stones from a quarry in the Zagros Mountains D.The walls were made of steel obtained through trade with Egypt. How did the Sumerian city walls relate to the environment? 4 Row five


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