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Mesopotamia

Quiz by Christine Caponi

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22 questions
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  • Q1
    A collection of cities, each with its own ruler is called
    a town
    an empire
    a city-state
    a nation
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  • Q2
    A person trained to read, write and keep records is called a
    artifact
    ziggurat
    anthropologist
    scribe
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  • Q3
    All of the following are achievements of ancient Mesopotamia EXCEPT
    writing
    laws
    geometry
    wheel
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  • Q4
    The belief in many gods is called
    polytheism
    Christianity
    monotheism
    atheism
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  • Q5
    A man-made way of supplying water to an area of land for farming is called
    irrigation
    technology
    agriculture
    archeology
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  • Q6
    Another word for farming is
    agriculture
    empire
    domesticate
    surplus
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  • Q7
    To tame an animal for human use or to cultivate plants is called
    empire
    surplus
    agriculture
    domesticate
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  • Q8
    Land with different territories and people under single rule is called a/an
    surplus
    ziggurat
    empire
    agriculture
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  • Q9
    To have more than is needed is called a
    surplus
    farm
    ziggurat
    trade
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  • Q10
    To buy and sell or to exchange goods and services is called
    surplus
    trade
    agriculture
    domesticate
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  • Q11
    Which two water features gave Mesopotamia the name "land between two rivers"?
    the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers
    the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea
    the Nile and Tigris Rivers
    the Fertile Crescent and the Mediterranean Sea
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  • Q12
    Hammurabi is best known for
    dividing the empire
    creating the wheel
    writing the story of Gilgamesh
    his code of laws
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  • Q13
    It was necessary to locate early city-states near bodies of water because
    it was faster to travel by water than land
    water was used to irrigate fields
    water was a source of spiritual strength
    water is very soothing
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  • Q14
    Most wealthy people in Mesopotamia lived in
    two-story homes by the ziggurat
    the ziggurat
    tents in the desert
    one-story homes close tot he wall of the city-state
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  • Q15
    The region of Mesopotamia is mostly located in the present-day country of
    Iraq
    Italy
    India
    Iceland
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  • Q16
    What did the Mesopotamians write on?
    cave walls
    papyrus
    animal skin
    clay
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  • Q17
    Which of these groups ranked higher (had higher status/more importance) in the social structure than the others in the Sumerian civilization
    priests
    farmers
    merchants
    slaves
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  • Q18
    A region in southwest Asia; the site of the world's first civilization.
    Fertile Crescent
    ziggurat
    Europe
    Africa
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  • Q19
    In the story of "Gilgamesh", Gilgamesh and Enkidu were
    brothers
    teacher and student
    father and son
    friends
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  • Q20
    According to Hammurabi's Code, all people were treated equal and social classes were not considered.
    True
    False
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