Mesopotamia Study Guide

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Mesopotamia Study Guide

Briefly describe the geography, climate and available resources of Mesopotamia. Be sure to include descriptions of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.

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Briefly explain how geography has shaped the people of Mesopotamia. Be specific!

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Briefly identify and explain the significance of Sargon, Hammurabi, Assurnasirpal,

Sennacherib, Assurbanipal, and Nebuchsdnesser.

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Briefly describe the basic characteristics of the religion of Mesopotamia. Be sure to include their thoughts about the afterlife.

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Identify and explain the powers of the following gods/goddesses/demons: Pazuzu, Anu,

Enlil, Utu/Shamash, and Inanna/Ishtar and Marduk.

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What is a Ziggurat and how does it differ from a Pyramid and a Church?

What was the written language in Mesopotamia called? What was the profession of reading and writing this language called? What was this professions social rank and why?

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Briefly summarize the main features and characters of the Epic Gilgamesh.

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Briefly describe Mesopotamian society. Consider women, family, jobs, slaves, military, architecture, and healthcare.

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How did Hammurabi’s code meet the needs of Mesopotamian society? Also, determine if the justice system was fair.

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What should Mesopotamia be remembered for? Why?

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