Mesopotamia Unit Test
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  • Question 1
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    1. A large arc of rich, or fertile farmland.

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    silt

    fertile crescent

    surplus

    Ziggurat

  • Question 2
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    2. First set of 282 laws created by King Hammurabi

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    Social Hiearchy

    cuneiform

    division of labor

    Hammurabi's Code

  • Question 3
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    4. The world's first writing system

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    surplus

    cuneiform

    irrigation

    silt

  • Question 4
    30 seconds
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    A mixture of soil and rocks that is very fertile.

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    surplus

    irrigation

    empire

    silt

  • Question 5
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    A system that divides people into classes based on the job of your family.

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    empire

    division of labor

    social hierarchy

    silt

  • Question 6
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    A way of controlling water for farming.

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    Ziggurat

    irrigation

    empire

    division of labor

  • Question 7
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    A pyramid-shaped temple

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    Ziggurat

    fertile crescent

    Empire

    Social Hierarchy

  • Question 8
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    What are the 2 rivers that referred to Mesopotamia?

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    The Mississippi river and the County river

    Euphrates and Tigris rivers

  • Question 9
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    This name means "Land between two rivers" and was a name given by the Greeks.

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    empire

    Fertile Crescent

    Polytheism

    Mesopotamia

  • Question 10
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    Which present day country makes up most of Mesopotamia?

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    Iran

    Israel

    Egypt

    Iraq

  • Question 11
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    Which of the following was NOT an invention of the Mesopotamians?

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    The wheel

    The plow

    writing

    horse-drawn buggy

  • Question 12
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    Why were ziggurats important to the Sumerians?

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    They protected the city from invaders.

    They were built as tombs for the kings.

    They were built as temples to honor the gods and goddesses.

    Scrolls that documented Mesopotamian history were encased in ziggurats.

  • Question 13
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    The religious beliefs of the Mesopotamians were considered?

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    Monotheistic.

    Polytheistic.

    Agnostic.

    Christian.

  • Question 14
    30 seconds
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    Ancient Mesopotamia is also known as ___________________.

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    The Many CIvilization

    The Cradle of Civilization

    The Last Civilization

    The Only Civilization

  • Question 15
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    a highly developed culture complete with religion, government, social class structure, and writing system

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    A empire

    a civilization

    a town

    a state

  • Question 16
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    The people of Sumer were called

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    Sumers

    Sumerans

    Sumes

    Sumerians

  • Question 17
    30 seconds
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    The Sumerians believed the most important people were _______________.

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    Kings

    Priests

    slaves

    farmers

  • Question 18
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    School was not easy, but ____________ were some of the most powerful people in Mesopotamia because they controlled information and knowledge.

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    Slaves

    traders

    scribes

    children

  • Question 19
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    The Sumerian number system was base ________.

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    ten

    twenty

    sixty

    eighty

  • Question 20
    30 seconds
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    What was the main reason the Sumerians developed writing?

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    to write history

    to write laws

    to keep track of trade

    to describe agricultural techniques

  • Question 21
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    What is the oldest known story in Sumer?

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    The Epic of Gilgamesh

    The Epic of Sumer

    The Epic of Cuneiform

    The Epic of Mesopotamia

  • Question 22
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    About 2350 B.C., a powerful leader named ____________ took control of both northern and southern Mesopotamia.

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    Aakad

    Ur

    Sargon

    Meso

  • Question 23
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    Sargon’s empire was called the _______________.

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    Sargonian Empire

    Aakadian Empire

    Mesopotamia Empire

    Babylonian Empire

  • Question 24
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    When the Akkadians under Sargon conquered the city-states of Sumer, they created the first

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    empire

    city-state

    nation

    democracy

  • Question 25
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    Babylonian leader who created the first written code of 282 laws that dealt with almost every part of daily life

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    Gilgamesh

    Hammurabi

    Sargon

    Sumer

  • Question 26
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    Which of the following is NOT true of Hammurabi's code?

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    It covered many aspects of Babylonian life, not just crimes.

    It was used by many later civilizations as a model

    It treated all people the same under the law.

    It was carved in stone.

  • Question 27
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    When did the Babylonian Empire reach its peak?

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    During the reign of Enki and Ninhursag

    During the reign of Sargon

    During the reign of the Sumerian priests

    During the reign of Hammurabi

  • Question 28
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    People who lived in Babylon

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    Babylonians

    Babs

    Babies

    Babylonicians

  • Question 29
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    Inventions Babylonia is known for

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    trade and war

    calendar and law

    Agriculture, Wheel, and Cuneiform

  • Question 30
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    What class included kings, nobles, priest, government Officials, and warriors.

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    Upper class

    Middle Class

    Lower Class/Slaves

  • Question 31
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    __________________________________ caused Mesopotamians to move to the river valley

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    cooperation

    uncontrolled water supply

    food shortages

    conflict

  • Question 32
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    fine sand, clay or other materials carried by running water that is found at the bottom of a river

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    silt

    basin

    canal

    dam

  • Question 33
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    What is the system in which people were ranked based on their occupation?

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    social hiearchy

    city-states

    monarchy

    barter

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