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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.
2. 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.
3. 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
Calendar
Wheel
Math
Plow
Water clock
Sailboat
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. Polytheism2. Empire3. City-state4. Priest-king5. Reform-
Terms- Matching
Cuneiform
Ziggurat
Scribe
Reign
Artisan
Levee
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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
Mesopotamia
Sumer
Persian Gulf
Mediterranean Sea
Euphrates River
Tigris River
Fertile Crescent
Ur
Babylon