Evidence from chapter two in the textbook shows that the food surpluses from the early agricultural

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QUESTION 1

 

  1. Evidence from chapter two in the textbook shows that the food surpluses from the early agricultural communities of Mesopotamia were offered as tax to this institution

 

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QUESTION 2

 

  1. Perhaps the greatest technical invention of the early Sumerian peoples in Mesopotamia was

 

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QUESTION 3

 

  1. The increasing complexity of the economies of Mesopotamia created the conditions that led to temple priests’ creation of this wedge-shaped writing system, which was applied to clay tablets

 

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QUESTION 4

 

  1. What systematic reference was considered the greatest achievement of Mesopotamian king Hammurabi (who lived around 1,800 BC) for organizing and regulating his large empire?

 

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QUESTION 5

 

  1. The textbook describes the belief system in which the gods bestowed on humans certain talents and inclinations for them to do their particular work in the society. What does the book call these divine gifts of varying talents

 

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QUESTION 6

 

  1. How did the knowledge of iron smelting (heating and molding it) spread throughout the Middle East (also known as the ‘Near East’) sometime around the early-middle 2nd millennium BC when this smelting technique for iron had once been understood only by the Hittites?

 

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QUESTION 7

 

  1. From where did the Hebrew patriarch Abraham come before he emigrated to what would later be called the region around Syria and Israel (around 1,800 BC)?

 

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QUESTION 8

 

  1. According to the text, what was a key difference between the basic system of the Hammurabi code of law and the Ten Commandments of Moses?