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Early River Valley Civilizations (Print Quiz)

1.

A key geographic advantage of the river valley was its

 

(A)

barriers against invasion

 

(B)

sunny climate

 

(C)

fertile land

 

(D)

monsoon winds

  

2.

The main political unit in Sumer was the

 

(A)

city-state

 

(B)

dynasty

 

(C)

kingdom

 

(D)

empire

  

3.

In contrast to the rulers of Sumer, the rulers of Egypt were considered to be

 

(A)

priests

 

(B)

god-kings

 

(C)

military leaders

 

(D)

polytheistic

  

4.

One of the great achievements of the Indus Valley civilization was

 

(A)

its sophisticated plumbing and sewage system

 

(B)

the invention of the chariot

 

(C)

iron technology

 

(D)

its number system

  

5.

Egyptian, Sumerian, and Chinese writing systems all developed from

 

(A)

oracle bones

 

(B)

hieroglyphics

 

(C)

papyrus

 

(D)

pictographs

  
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