Rules • In turn, each team will be asked a question. • Team members who know the answer will stand up. • The other team will select ONE person standing up to answer the question. • If that person gives a correct answer, the team will receive as many points as there are people standing up. If the answer is wrong, that many points will be subtracted.
Rules Continued • Each team will select one scorekeeper. • If no one from the team stands up, the other team will be awarded 5 points. • If you do not stand up, or if you would not have if it was your team’s turn, then write the question and answer down to create your own study guide. • A team may not call on the same person from the opposing team until they have called on all the other members of the opposing team.
Question #1•What word means the belief in many gods?
Question #2•Why was the Fertile Crescent a good place for developing civilizations?
Answer #2•The rivers created very rich farmland
Question #3 •What word means a story about gods that explains people’s beliefs?
Question #4•Why was Babylon an important center of trade?
Answer #4• Because it was located between cities to the south and north
Question #5•What word means many territories and people who are controlled by one government?
Question #6•Mesopotamia was located between what two rivers?
Answer #6•The Tigris and Euphrates rivers
Question #7•Why did separate city- states develop in Sumer?
Answer #7•Because the cities were separated by long distances
Question #8What word means symbols for writing that represent sounds?
Question #9•Why did Phoenicia become a thriving and wealthy region?
Answer #9•Phoenicians sold valuable wood and purple dye to neighboring peoples.
Question #10•How were the Israelites different in their religious beliefs than many other peoples at this time?
Answer #10•They worshipped one god.
BLIND QUESTION•A blind question is when players must commit to standing up before the question is asked.
Question #11•What word means a group of traders traveling together?
BLIND QUESTION #12• Why was the Phoenician alphabet so important to people in the ancient world?
Answer• It made it easier to learn to read and write.
Question #13•What word means a time when people starve because there is so little food?
Question #14•What was one of the major events in the history of the Israelites?
Answer #14•The conquest of Canaan
Question #15•What word means the belief in one god?
Question #16•What is one of the main reasons why Hammurabi’s Code was significant?
Answer #16•For the first time, laws were written down
Question #17What word means professional writer?
Answer #17• scribe
Question #18Why did the Sumerians make their ziggurats with terraces, one on top of the other?
Answer #18• They believed the gods could use it to descend to Earth.
Question #19• What word means the area good for agriculture that stretched from the Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf?
Answer #19• Fertile Crescent
Question #20• What was one military innovation of the Assyrians?
Answer #20• Battering ram
Question #21• What is the writing in Mesopotamia that combined symbols to make groups of wedges and lines?
Answer #21• cuneiform
Question #22• Who developed the first alphabet?