6th grade ancient history review
Transcript 6th grade ancient history review
6th grade ancient history
Included in the 2 questions for
means land between the two rivers (which
provided water and transportation). It was a series of
independent city-states (cities that ran themselves and had
their own government, rulers, law, religion, etc. with no legal
ties to other cities) lying between the Tigris and Euphrates
• The yearly flooding of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers
created rich soil allowing for good agriculture and early
civilizations. However, the flood was unpredictable.
agricultural technique arose, such as irrigation through
building dams, channels, walls, and ditches. These led to
the rise of cities, religion, writing, science and math.
• Mesopotamia built temples and held religious festivals to
please the gods.
• Hammurabi’s Code organized all laws, but was very harsh.
"An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth."
• Mesopotamian's wrote using cuneiform. Cuneiform was
first used to keep track of trade.
• Main city-states included Sumer (considered the first
civilization which included specialized workers, record
keeping, religion, government) Babylon, and Assyria.
• Sargon of Akkad had the first empire (a group of cities and
people brought under one ruler).
Hammurabi’s Code of ancient
society was important because it
A listed the laws and the
B explained how government officials
C established a single currency for
use across the empire.
D described how to perform formal
Cuneiform and hieroglyphics were
achievements in the development
A written language.
B religious beliefs.
C agricultural production.
D representative government.
Which civilization did not grow up
What effect did the annual flooding
of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers
have on Mesopotamia?
A People were forced to move from
the rivers to the desert.
B The flooding made the land useless
C People were able to farm the land
near the rivers.
D The government put up walls to
keep the water away from crops.
What was the most likely effect of
advances such as the plow and
improved irrigation on early
A Population decreased.
B Crop production increased.
C Villages fought over new
D More farmers were needed to keep
up the supply of food.