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Ancient Mesopotamia

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  • Q1
    Where was Mesopotamia located?
    What is now Russia
    What is now Iraq
    What is now Germany
    What is now Iran
    120s
  • Q2
    What does Mesopotamia mean?
    Land between two rivers
    Land between two mountains
    Land between to oceans
    Land between to floods
    120s
  • Q3
    What is a period of long, dry weather?
    flood
    drought
    monsoon
    weather
    120s
  • Q4
    This was a large temple located in the center of an ancient Sumerian city?
    ziggurat
    chapel
    church
    cuneiform
    120s
  • Q5
    Mesopotamia was located between these two rivers.
    Tigris and Euphrates
    Mississippi and Nile
    Euphrates and Nile
    Nile and Tigris
    120s
  • Q6
    Mesopotamia was known as the ____________________
    Fertile floods
    Fertile lands
    Fertile Crescent
    Land of the floods
    120s
  • Q7
    Before people settled, they often wandered from place to place. What is the term used for this?
    roamers
    wanderers
    nomads
    homeless
    120s
  • Q8
    What we two problems the Mesopotamians often faced?
    droughts and insects
    tornadoes and hurricanes
    hurricanes and floods
    floods and droughts
    120s
  • Q9
    Earliest known system of writing was known as.....
    data
    cuneiform
    alphabet
    cursive
    120s
  • Q10
    The Sumerians invented all of the following except.....
    wheel
    plow
    tractor
    sailboat
    120s
  • Q11
    They invented __________ to help bring water from the rivers to water their plants.
    river system
    canals
    irrigation system
    waterway
    120s
  • Q12
    What number system did they create?
    based on 60
    based on 10
    based on 50
    based on 30
    120s
  • Q13
    They also invented the
    12 year earth cycle
    12 month lunar calendar
    12 month sun calendar
    12 days and nights
    120s
  • Q14
    The Sumerians used what to write with?
    ipad and stylus
    paper and pencil
    clay tablet and stylus
    rock and sticks
    120s
  • Q15
    In Sumer it was an honor to be a _____
    welder
    scibe
    priest
    fisherman
    120s

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