| One way in which the civilizations of the Sumerians, the Phoenicians, and the Maya were similar is that each|
developed extensive writing systems
emphasized equality in education
established monotheistic religions
encouraged democratic participation in government
Correct Answer Number: 1
Explanation: Each of the civilizations developed extensive writing systems. The Sumerians developed the first known writing system, cuneiform, which was pictographic in nature. The Phoenicians developed an alphabet made of letters which could be combined to form words. Later, this Phoenician language was adopted by the Greeks and the Romans, and became the basis for many modern European languages.