Chapter 3 Study Guide: The Fertile Crescent Document Transcript
Chapter 3 Study Guide
In addition to the information you used on the 3 section quizzes, please be familiar
with the following terms and how they relate to one another.
Import vs. Export
City-state, Colony, Empire
Hammurabi’s code, rule of law
Essay: Will be graded for organization and ideas/content
1. Why do civilizations need public sets of laws? Using Hammurabi’s Code as an
example, explain whey rules and laws understood by everyone are necessary for a
civilization to continue to develop.
2. Compare and contrast the role that geography played in the development of the
Sumerian and Phoenician civilizations. In your answer, be sure to consider natural
resources, trade and the value of land to other people.
3. How did the Sumerian invention of cuneiform influence civilizations for centuries
to come? Explain the short-term and long-term impact of the writing system.