The Code Of Hammurabi : Reading Comprehension

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The Code Of Hammurabi : Reading Comprehension

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  • 1. 
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  • 2. 
    What is the main idea of this passage?
    • A. 

      King Hammurabi developed laws that were fair to everyone.

    • B. 

      The Babylonians were more advanced than the Akkadians.

    • C. 

      King Hammurabi created one of the first written legal codes.

    • D. 

      Daily life during Babylonian times was difficult for citizens.

  • 3. 
    According to the passage, what was a feature of the Babylonian Empire?
    • A. 

      It was founded by the Amorites.

    • B. 

      Its people had to pay high taxes.

    • C. 

      It was located next to the Akkadian Empire.

    • D. 

      Its king were disorganized.

  • 4. 
    What was the Code of Hammurabi primarily written on?
    • A. 

      Blocks of stone or wood

    • B. 

      Pieces of paper

    • C. 

      Sheets of soft metal

    • D. 

      Walls of public buildings

  • 5. 
    The word "adopted" in the passage is closest in meaning to ?
    • A. 

      Removed

    • B. 

      Borrowed

    • C. 

      Withheld

    • D. 

      Changed

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is NOT mentioned in the passage as an issue covered by Hammurabi's laws?
    • A. 

      Service in the army

    • B. 

      Stealing objects

    • C. 

      The printing of money

    • D. 

      Personal injury

  • 7. 
    Which can be inferred about later Mesopotamian empires?
    • A. 

      Their rulers neglected Hammurabi's code.

    • B. 

      They lasted longer than the Babylonian Empire.

    • C. 

      They were governed without clear laws.

    • D. 

      Their laws closely resembled those of Babylon.

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