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SAT® Subject Test in World History

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The First Urban Culture in Mesopotamia

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The first urban culture developed in Mesopotamia primarily because

A

it was heavily fortified against invading forces.

B

it had high rainfall annually, which resulted in fertile soil.

C

early farmers developed irrigation techniques which allowed the fertile soil to flourish.

D

large numbers of migrants from East Asia and Western Europe merged there.

E

highly developed writing systems fostered more efficient communication between rulers and subjects.