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Chapter 11 Vocabulary

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  1. Chapter 11 Vocabulary Mr. Greaser

  2. Irrigation Process of collecting water and distributing it to crops

  3. City-State Independent political unit that includes a city and the surrounding area

  4. Polytheism Belief in more than one god

  5. Theocracy Form of government in which the leader claims to rule on behalf of a god

  6. Cuneiform Form of writing from ancient Mesopotamia that consisted of wedge-shaped markings pressed into clay tablets

  7. Pharaoh Name for a powerful ruler in ancient Egypt

  8. Hieroglyphics System of writing that uses small pictures to represent sounds or words

  9. Monotheism Belief in one god

  10. Covenant Agreement

  11. Prophet Messenger of God

  12. Caliph Successor to Muhammad

  13. Terrorism Violence used against the people or the government in the hopes of winning political goals

  14. Hajj Pilgrimage to the Muslim holy city of Makah, the completion of which at least once in a lifetime is one of the Five Pillars of Islam

  15. Epic Tales or poems about heroes or heroines

  16. Mosque Islamic house of worship

  17. Calligraphy Art of beautiful writing