Which of the following statements about the Sumerians' religion is NOT TRUE?
A ziggurat, or temple, was the center of each Sumerian city, and it was believed to house the city's chief god.
Sumerians believed that they were on Earth only to serve the gods.
In the beginning, all Sumerian citizens voted on the appointment of priest-kings, but later kingship became hereditary.
Since only priests could know the will of the gods, the early Sumerian priests served as kings of the city-states and controlled the land and schools.
Writing developed in Sumer because _____.
the government wanted the sons of the rich, the only children allowed to attend school, to have a method of communication that the poor people did not have
people had to have a method of keeping track of business deals within the large cities
the Sumerians wanted to preserve their history as the first city-builders in Mesopotamia
the Sumerians needed a way to communicate about the government and laws they had created
The most important reform for which Hammurabi of Babylon became known was setting up _____.
a code of law by which everyone in the empire lived
an improved system of irrigation
a reorganized tax system
a trade center in Babylon
Mesopotamian contributions to later civilizations included _____.
written laws, the invention of the wheel, and the development of a 12-month calendar
written laws, the building of separate places of worship, and the practice of passing on land to children
the development of occupations, working with metals, and praying to gods and goddesses of nature
the development of a 12-month calendar, living in villages, and domesticating animals
Sumerian civilization has been called "the cradle of civilization" because it was ______.
the last Mesopotamian civilization
when the first empire was created
the site where the earliest humans lived
the earliest known civilization
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