Code Of Ur-Nammu: Definition & Concept


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Which of the following is a year in which the Code of Ur-Nammu was definitely in force?

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1. True or False: The Code of Ur-Nammu is much harsher than the progressive Code of Hammurabi, which was written approximately 300 years later.

2. How many of the 57 laws in the Code of Ur-Nammu have been deciphered?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and associated worksheet will help you assess your knowledge of the discovery and content of the Code of Ur-Nammu. Some of the things you'll need to know to pass the quiz include how many of the laws in the code have been deciphered and when the code was in force.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Era of the code's use
  • Comparison to the Code of Hammurabi
  • Laws deciphered in the code
  • Samuel Walker's discovery of the code
  • Classes of Sumerian society

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Code of Ur-Nammu
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about ancient Sumerian society in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the Code of Ur-Nammu and the Code of Hammurabi
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the discovery and translation of the code

Additional Learning

To learn more about this ancient code of law, review the corresponding lesson titled Code of Ur-Nammu - Definition & Concept. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the age of the Code of Ur-Nammu
  • Discuss the discovery and translation of the code
  • Learn how the code organized Sumerian society
  • Compare the Code of Ur-Nammu with Hammurabi's Code