Vocabulary This and That 100 100 200 200 300 300 300 400 400 400 500 500 500 People Geography 100 200 Sumerian Achievements
Best known for his Code of Law
100 Who is Hammurabi?
He was a legendary hero in Sumerian literature and battled the wild man Enkidu.
200 Who is Gilgamesh?
He built the capital of Akkad and was the first ruler to have a permanent army.
300 Who is Sargon?
He was the most famous Chaldean King & responsible for building the famous “Hanging Gardens”of Babylon
400 Who is Nebuchadnezzar?
The daughter of Sargon, she was the first female writer in history.
500 Who is Enheduana?
The two major rivers in ancient Mesopotamia
100 What are the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers?
This word means “between the rivers” in Greek
200 What is Mesopotamia?
A large arc of rich farmland from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean Sea
300 What is the Fertile Crescent?
One of the two mountain ranges that border Mesopotamia
400 What are the Zagros Mtns. ? OR What are the Taurus Mtns ?
City where the “Hanging Gardens” were located
500 What is Babylon?
An invention used by pottery makers to make pots round
100 What is a Potter’s wheel?
Copper and tin were combined to make stronger weapons out of this
200 What is bronze?
Sumerians invented a math system based on this number
300 What is 60 ?
These stone works of art were used to show ownership
400 What are cylinder seals?
Three musical instruments the Sumerians played
500 What are reed pipes, drums, tambourines, and lyres?
Mixture of rich soil and tiny rocks
100 What is silt?
A city and all the countryside around it
200 What is a city-state?
Sumer’s wedgeshaped writing
300 What is cuneiform?
A pyramid shaped temple tower with a shrine on top
400 What is a ziggurat?
The science of building
500 What is architecture?
The two main grains of Mesopotamian farmers
What are wheat and barley? 100
Professional writer who kept records and copied letters
200 What is a scribe?
A way of supplying water to an area of dry land
300 What is irrigation?
A type of arrangement in which each worker specializes in a particular job or task
400 What is division of labor?
The division of society by rank or class
500 What is social hierarchy?