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Mesopotamia vocabulary quiz

Quiz by Karen Terwilliger

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12 questions
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  • Q1
    A large Sumerian building, with a temple on the top is called a
    ziggurat
    levee
    scribe
    cuneiform
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  • Q2
    A mixture of tiny bits of fertile soil and rock carried and deposited by a river is called...
    silt
    scribe
    levee
    drougt
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  • Q3
    A ________________ is a professional writer who keeps records and copied letters and official documents.
    polytheism
    scribe
    cuneiform
    city-state
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  • Q4
    The belief in many gods and goddesses is called
    empire
    polytheism
    astronomy
    monotheism
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  • Q5
    A wall built along a riverbank to prevent flooding is called
    city-state
    drought
    levee
    scribe
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  • Q6
    The watering of dry land by means of canals or pipes is called...
    irrigation
    levee
    silt
    monotheism
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  • Q7
    ________________ is the belief in one god.
    monotheism
    Israelites
    cuneiform
    polytheism
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  • Q8
    What is a drought?
    A long period of dry weather.
    Fertile soil
    The study of planets and stars.
    The belief in one god.
    30s
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  • Q9
    A group of lands and people ruled by one government is called an
    emperor
    empire
    Israelite
    city-state
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  • Q10
    Astronomy is ___________________________.
    the study of stars and planets
    a long period of dry weather
    the belief in many gods
    A system of writing
    30s
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  • Q11
    A self-governing city and its surrounding villages is called a..
    silt
    cunneiform
    city-state
    drought
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  • Q12
    An early system of writing that used symbols to represent sounds, ideas, and objects.
    silt
    cuneiform
    ziggurat
    scribe
    30s
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