Roman/Greek Essay

Roman/Greek Essay

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Ab merican High School Diploma Division – Riyadh Schools

Grade 12 - History Test -2013

A} Read the following excerpt from Hammurabi's Code and do as instructed below

Hammurabi's Code listed 282 laws dealing with a variety of subjects. A few examples of these laws are listed below. 10 Marks

1- If a man put out the eye of another man, his eye shall be put out.

2- If he breaks another man's bone, his bone shall be broken.

3- If he put out the eye of a freed man, or break the bone of a freed man, he shall pay one {silver} mina.

4- If he put out the eye of a man's slave, or break the bones of a man's salve, he shall pay one-half of its value.

5- If a man knock out the teeth of his equal, his teeth shall be knocked out.

6- if he knock out the teeth of a freed man, he shall pay one-third of a {silver} mina.

7- If any one strike the body of a man higher in rank than he, he shall receive sixty blows with an ox-whip in public.

1- Answer the following questions

a- Analyze How was a person who broke another's arm punished?

his arm will be broken

b- What do these laws suggest about class equality in Babylon?

There is almost no class quality as different laws apply to people of different social ranks

c- Based on the rules above , do you think the Sumeria society was fair ? Explain?

compared with the societies that existed before it , the Sumerian society was greatly fair

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d- Why was Hammurabi's code a significant achievement ?

It was the first written code in history . It regulated people's life at that time

e- What were some common features of Sumer's city-states?

They were independent with their own rulers ; they fought over water and land.

B} Complete the table below Greek achievements and...

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