History 10 exam 1 - History 10 Midterm#1 on Feb 5th 2015...

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History 10 Midterm #1 on Feb. 5th 2015 Format50 points total, 12 points from discussion.Does anyone know how many questions it will most likely be? I think he said something like 25?Fill in the blanks and short answers. No word bank.SCANTRON/BLUEBOOK NOT NECESSARY.DO NOT HIGHLIGHT THE WHOLE DOC AND COPY AND PASTE. File > Download as > Microsoft Word (docx) TA QUESTIONS: examples of hybridity and hubris from sources Terms: 1.Mesopotamia- land “between the rivers” (Tigris and Euphrates), first created by the Sumerians;there existed a number of independent city states (many of them were walled) ex. Ur, Eriku, Uruk. Their livelihood was based primarily on agriculture, but commerce and industrywere also important. To the people of Mesopotamia,the gods were living realities who affected all aspects of life. This helps explain the importance of the priestly class and the reason that even the kings took great care to dedicate offerings and monuments to the gods. With its nearly three thousand gods and goddesses animating all aspects of the universe, Mesopotamian religion was a form of polytheism. Zigguratswere prominent buildings in city-states that were dedicated to the gods/goddesses of the city-state. 2.Sumerians- (3000 BCE) First creators of Mesopotamian civilization with walled cities, stepped towers called ziggurats and mud bricks in this theocratic society. They held a divine kingship and they believed gods ruled the cities, nomadic tribe. First civilization, developed first writing system, known as cuneiform楔楔楔楔, to keep records, communicate ideas, and maintain knowledge.3.Sargon- (2340 BCE) “the Great King” leader of Akkadians(Semitic people due to the language they spoke) , overran the Sumerian city-states and created a dynamic empire (empire fell in 2100 BCE) that included all of Mesopotamia and westwards lands toward the Mediterranean. His power was based on military strength. The empirefell because neighboring hill people attacked and led to a return of separate city-states and conflicts. King of Akkad, first multi-ethnic empire. 4.Hammurabi- (18th century BCE) "the Sun of Babylon"; (a man of war as well as a man of peace) fierce leader who was very concerned with state affairs, was well known for his literature called the Code of Hammurabi: 282
laws built on patriarchal systems, many of the codes had to do with marriage and family. His code revealed a society with a system of strict justice, “the Golden Rule”, an eye for an eye; this was also the first time laws had been placed in written formand had significant impact on the justice system. His empire fell to new invaders after his death as his successors were weak kings. During his reign, Hammurabi built temples, defensive walls, and irrigation canals as well as encouraging trade which brought an economic revival. Though, his patriarchal society gave little freedom and rights to women, and his Code gave the rich less severe punishments done against the poor, and vice versa <<< what?. <<i agree, me too. He ran a very strict

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