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FACT OR OPINION

 

Critical thinkers are able to distinguish between fact and opinion when reading about history. Next to each statement, write F if it expresses a fact, and O if it expresses an opinion. As you work, underline key phrases that helped you make your final decision.

 

 

STATEMENT A:

 

Rich soil attracted people to the Fertile Crescent.

 

 

STATEMENT B

 

Babylonia was the greatest of the Mesopotamian civilizations.

 

 

STATEMENT C:

 

Assyrians were the best warriors in all of the Fertile Crescent.

 

 

STATEMENT D:

 

One of the main contributions of the Assyrian people was the battering ram.

 

 

STATEMENT E:

 

In Hammurabi’s Code, a person who accidentally broke a rule was just as guilty as a criminal.

 

 

STATEMENT F:

 

Scribes were the most intelligent people in Sumer because they could write.