Ancient Mesopotamia Culture Quiz!

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Ancient Mesopotamia Culture Quiz!

Mesopotamia is considered to be one of the Cradles of Civilization because of the many inventions that paved the foundation for culture as we have known it today. Come along and discover their amazing contributions to world development.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Phoenicians sold a valuble dye of what color?
    • A. 

      Purple

    • B. 

      Red

    • C. 

      Yellow

    • D. 

      Blue

  • 2. 
    What modern day country is Mesopotamia now?
    • A. 

      Iraq

    • B. 

      China

    • C. 

      Russia

    • D. 

      Ethiopia

  • 3. 
    From where or what did the Phoenicians' valuable dye come?
    • A. 

      Fish

    • B. 

      Snails

    • C. 

      Crab

    • D. 

      Herrings

  • 4. 
    What ancient writing form was used in Babylon?
    • A. 

      Cuneiform

    • B. 

      Latin 

    • C. 

      Sanskrit

    • D. 

      Cligon

  • 5. 
    The annual flooding of the rivers in Mesopotamia and the subsequent dry weather that followed, prompted the ancients to develop a system of irrigation - one of the first in the world. Which rivers provided the much needed water in Mesopotamia?
    • A. 

      Tigris and Euphrates

    • B. 

      Yangtze and Tigris

    • C. 

      Euphrates and Nile

    • D. 

      Yangtze and Nile

  • 6. 
    The ancient people in Mesopotamia invented the oldest form of writing known in the world today, which is called cuneiform. Which of the following terms describes cuneiform writing?
    • A. 

      Hierpglyphics

    • B. 

      Phonograms

    • C. 

      Cuneiform

    • D. 

      Sanskrit

  • 7. 
    What two rivers was Mesopotamia located between?
    • A. 

      Tigris and Nile

    • B. 

      Tigris and Euphrates

    • C. 

      Yangtze and Tigris

    • D. 

      Yangtze and Nile

  • 8. 
    What does Mesopotamia mean?
    • A. 

      A city on the hill

    • B. 

      Land between rivers

    • C. 

      Valley city

    • D. 

      Farming nation

  • 9. 
    What was the set of laws called that began in Babylon?
    • A. 

      Sharia

    • B. 

      Constitution

    • C. 

      Hammrabi's code

    • D. 

      Sanskrit Loke

  • 10. 
    What concept was Babylon's laws based on?
    • A. 

      Love your neighbour as yourself

    • B. 

      Eye for an eye

    • C. 

      Everyone is equal

    • D. 

      Do unto others as you will for yourself