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SAT® Subject Test in World History

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Omen Reading in Ancient Mesopotamia

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What was the main purpose of omen-reading in ancient Mesopotamia?

A

People believed they could keep the king safe by studying omens.

B

Omens were used to teach morality.

C

Rulers believed they could change a predicted negative outcome of an omen.

D

Astronomers wanted to understand phenomena in the sky.

E

People believed the Gods communicated with them through omens.