Hammurabi's Code: The Advent of Law, Prerequisites and Implications


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The first recorded code of law was _____.

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1. To be a judge in early justice systems, you must be _____.

2. Why was having a justice system important to the advancement of early civilization?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Hammurabi's Code is one of the oldest sets of laws ever recorded, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of it. You will be assessed on your knowledge of the purpose and function of a code of law.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on your knowledge of:

  • Law
  • The first recorded law code
  • Benefits of a code of law

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding law code
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Hammurabi's Code

Additional Learning

To learn more about history, review the accompanying lesson Hammurabi's Code: The Advent of Law, Prerequisites and Implications. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the benefits of a code of law
  • Learn about ancient law and punishment
  • Identify important historical figures
  • Know the laws of Hammurabi's Code