Ancient Sumer
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  • Question 1
    20 seconds
    Q.

    What does the word "Mesopotamia" mean?

    answer choices

    messy region to live in

    region that can be tamed

    land between two rivers

    land near the mountains

  • Question 2
    20 seconds
    Q.

    Priests, farmers, and slaves are examples of this characteristic of civilization.

    answer choices

    stable food supply

    government

    technology

    social hierarchy

  • Question 3
    20 seconds
    Q.

    Identify the picture and explain its importance to Sumer.

    answer choices

    crusty bread - helped with the stable food supply.

    tool technology - used as a stepping stone when soil was wet.

    cuneiform tablet - written language that helped with record keeping.

    artwork - provided beauty in homes by hanging on walls.

  • Question 4
    20 seconds
    Q.

    Name the two bodies of water that provided water for Mesopotamia.

    answer choices

    Nile River and Black Sea

    Tigris River and Persian Gulf

    Euphrates River and Tigris River

    Euphrates River and Nile River

  • Question 5
    10 seconds
    Q.

    This structure was the most important building within a city-state.

    answer choices

    The palace

    The ziggurat

    The surplus food supply room

    The two-story homes of the priests

  • Question 6
    20 seconds
    Q.

    How did Sumerians solve the problem of attacks by neighboring communities?

    answer choices

    They had wars

    They built walls

    They met and signed treaties

    They created guns

  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q. What is a city-state?
    answer choices
    The area inside the city wall
    The city and the countryside around it.
    The farmland
    The market place
  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q. What civilization was led by Sargon and was located north of Sumer?
    answer choices
    The Akkadians
    Egypt
    Babylonia
    Sinai Penninsula
  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q. Which word describes the religion of the Sumerians?
    answer choices
    monotheistic
    polytheistic
    paganistic
    Christian
  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q. What was the name for a person who could read and write in Sumer?
    answer choices
    king
    government official
    scribe
    writer
  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q. What is cuneiform?
    answer choices
    a way of worship
    a system of farming
    a system of writing
    a type of medicine
  • Question 12
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Bringing water to your crops. Including: Building dams, channels, canals, and ditches

    answer choices

    irrigation

    nomads

    ziggurat

    scribes

  • Question 13
    180 seconds
    Q.

    What does polytheistic mean?

    answer choices

    belief in one god

    Belief in more than one god

  • Question 14
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Sargon built the world’s first empire

    answer choices

    True

    False

  • Question 15
    120 seconds
    Q. When the Akkadians under Sargon conquered the city-states of Sumer, they created the first
    answer choices
    empire
    huge city-state
    nation
    democracy
  • Question 16
    120 seconds
    Q.

    More food than needed by a person.

    answer choices

    Trade

    Domestication

    Surplus

    Irrigation

  • Question 17
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    Q.

    Sumerians believed in many gods including the powerful god Enlil--what is the belief in many gods known as?

    answer choices

    Monotheism

    Polytheism

    Atheism

    Nativism

  • Question 18
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    Q.

    What is the name for the large arc of rich farmland that extends from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean Sea?

    answer choices

    The Mediterranean Basin

    The Green Belt

    Fertile Crescent

    Asia

  • Question 19
    20 seconds
    Q.

    Another word for a craftsperson is a(n)

    answer choices

    artisan

    merchant

    scribe

    ziggurat

  • Question 20
    20 seconds
    Q.

    Who was at the bottom of the social class?

    answer choices

    priests

    landowners

    fishers

    slaves

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