Chapter 15 Study Guide
Part A – Define the following terms
Fertile Cresent:
Suleiman I:
Hammurabi:
hunter-gatherers:
Muhammad:
Ottoman Empire:
irrigation:
hieroglyphics:
caliph:
Judaism:
cuneiform:
theocracy:
Part B – Review Questions
Section 1 – Physical Geography
Name the three important rivers that helped to shape the region of North Africa and Southwest Asia?
Section 2 – Ancient Mesopotamia and the Fertile Crescent
List the three classes of people in Mesopotamia.
Section 3 – Ancient Egypt

Why did the ancient Egyptians fill their tombs with everyday items?
Section 4 – Birthplace of Religions
*What do Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have in common?
*Why is Jerusalem an important city for Jews, Christians, and Muslims?
Jews -
Christians –
Muslims -
Section 5 – Muslim Empires
*What caused the Ottoman Empire to grow weak?