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					    Name: ______________________________________                             Grade 7
                                                                            Ms Maher

                                     Social Studies Review Sheet
                                      Mesopotamia & Map Basics
                                     Test Date: October 18th 2011

Know the following terms – Use your word charts!
   (1) Irrigation
   (2) Specialization
   (3) Civilization
   (4) Polytheism
   (5) Monotheism
   (6) Empire
   (7) Culture
   (8) Longitude
   (9) Latitude

Know the ways we read a map. You will have to identify these on a map.
   (1) Color
            a. Red: mountains (it is also raised on a map)
            b. Blue: water
            c. Green: grass/good farming
            d. Yellow: dessert
   (2) Labels
            a. Tell us what we are looking at
   (3) Symbols
            a. Represent capitals, natural resources, places of countries
   (4) Compass
            a. North, south, east, west
   (5) Legend
            a. Tells us what the symbols mean
   (6) Title
            a. Tells us what the map is of
   (7) Longitude
            a. Measures north/south (exact place on earth)
   (8) Latitude
            a. Measures east/west (exact place on earth)

Answer the following questions – use your note sheet
    Who created cuneiform?
    What is cuneiform?
    How did the invention of cuneiform change the world?
    Why is the wheel so important?
    Did religion control Sumerian society? Explain why?
    Name: ______________________________________              Grade 7
                                                             Ms Maher

                                        Review Sheet Notes
Vocabulary Words: Define the following words
1. Irrigation




2. Specialization



3. Civilization



4. Polytheism



5. Monotheism



6. Empire



7. Culture



8. Longitude



9. Latitude
    Name: ______________________________________                                         Grade 7
                                                                                        Ms Maher

                                                Map Basics




The color green on this map shows:



The raised area in the Western States tell us there are ________________________ in the area

Is the yellow section of the map a good area to grow crops? What does the color yellow on a map
mean?



Identify the bodies of water on the map. How do you know that they are water?



What is the maps title?



What do the symbols on the map tell us about the area?



Is it easier to farm on the East or West coast of this map?



Name two good places/states to live if you wanted to work as a fisherman?
    Name: ______________________________________                                  Grade 7
                                                                                 Ms Maher




Define Hemisphere:




Which Hemisphere is Australia located in?




The two lines that divide the world into Hemispheres are called?




Are Asia and Europe in the same Hemisphere?




The lines of longitude and latitude tell us a countries _____________ location
Name: ______________________________________                      Grade 7
                                                                 Ms Maher

                                        Short Answers
What is cuneiform? Who invented it?




How did cuneiform change the world?




Why is the wheel so important? What does it allow us to do?




Did religion control Sumerian society? Explain why or why not?

				
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