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1

Satrap

A governor of a person pervance.

2

Semite

Taken from the hebrew "Sherm," one of the sons of noah: a people that lived in mesopotamia.

3

stele

a stone pillar serving as a monument

4

Which city became the mightiest in all of Sumer

Akkad

5

The ruler Ur-Zababa gave himself the title of?

Sargon

6

which king built a large library in Nineveh, a source of primary documents about the Assyrian Empire.

Ashurnasirpal

7

A code of laws was created by which Babylonian king

Hammurabi

8

The Babylonian code of law showed that the Babylonians valued?

justice

9

If a Babylonian could not pay his debts, he could sell himself and his family and work his way out of debt in how many years?

three

10

How did the Babylonian Empire end?

It was defeated when the city of Babylon was captured by the Persians.

11

What early document tells about a great flood?

Epic of Gilgamesh

12

Which king united Persia and built a great empire?

Cyrus the Great

13

Who ended the Persian Empire through a military victory?

Alexander

14

Who built the amazing "Hanging garden of Babylon"

Nebuchadnezzar II

15

How many laws are in Hammurabi's code?

282

16

How long did the Babylonian empire rain

1900 BC to c. 500 BC

17

How long did the Persian empire rain

over 200 years

18

how long did the Assyrian empire rain

over 1000 years

19

What tactic did the Assyrians use to conquer and rule?

Fear

20

Who were some of Babylonians most influential kings

Hammurabi, Nebuchadnezzar, and Belshazzar