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Mesopotamia map review
A review of where places are on the map
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Social Studies
6th Grade
04/29/2015

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Caspian Sea
Definition
The body of water above the Zagros Mtns on the north east of the map.
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Black Sea
Definition
The body of water above the Taurus Mtns that is in the north corner of the map.
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Persian gulf
Definition
The body of water where the Tigris and Euphrates rivers drain. It is in the south east corner of the map.
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Red Sea
Definition
The body of water that is on the south west corner of the map. It can be identified by the two skinny sections that look like rabbit ears.
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Mediterranean Sea
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The body of water on the west side of the map. The Nile River drains into it.
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The Nile River
Definition
The longest river in the world and it drains into the Mediterranean sea. It is located on the west side of the map.
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Tigris river
Definition
The river that is the furthers north on the map. It flows through Nineva and then to the Persian Gulf.
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Euphrates river
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The river that flows from the Taurus mtns, through Babylon and into the Persian Gulf. It is the lower of the two rivers.
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Zagros Mountains
Definition
The Mountain range on the East side of the map just below the Caspian Sea.
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Taurus Mountains
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The Mountain range below the black sea and at the head of the Euphrates River.
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Syrian Desert
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The desert just south of the fertile crescent.
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Arabian Desert
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The desert that is the farthest south of the two deserts.
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Ur
Definition
The city where the two rivers meet.
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Babylon
Definition
The city along the Euphrates River in the middle of the three cities.
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Ninevah
Definition
The city that is the farthest north and is along the Tigris River
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Compass rose
Definition
The symbol on a map that shows directions.
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Legend or key
Definition
The symbols that show how to read the map. This will have symbols for cities, montains, etc.
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Southern Mesopotamia
Definition
Rocky, barren, hot
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Northern Mesopotamia
Definition
Mountainous with rainfall
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Irrigation
Definition
Artificially bring water to crops. This is done by canals or channels.
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Mesopotamia means...?
Definition
The land between two rivers
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Mesopotamia is mostly in which modern day country?
Definition
Iraq
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To settle in any area you must have 4 things. What are they?
Definition
Proper amount of sun, water, fertile soil, natural protection from enemies.
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What types of crops were grown in Mesopotamia?
Definition
Grains, vegetables, fruits
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What types of problems did the flooding of the Tigris and Euphrates cause?
Definition
The flooding was irregular and could not be controlled without irrigation. It flooded away crops, houses, and cities.
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What did Mesopotamia have that made it possible for hunter/gatherers to survive there.
Definition
They had fertile soil and many things were already growing along the river.
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