The Ultimate Ancient Mesopotamia Quiz Challenge Is Here!

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The Ultimate Ancient Mesopotamia Quiz Challenge Is Here!

Mesopotamia is a historical region of Western Asia situated within the Tigris–Euphrates river system, in modern days roughly corresponding to most of Iraq, Kuwait, parts of Northern Saudi Arabia, the eastern parts of Syria, Southeastern Turkey, and regions along the Turkish–Syrian and Iran–Iraq borders. Do you know this history? Let's find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A wedge-shaped system of writing developed in Mesopotamia.
    • A. 

      Hieroglyphics

    • B. 

      Cuneiform

    • C. 

      Sanskrit

    • D. 

      Clingon

  • 2. 
    Why is Mesopotamia referred to as the Fertile Crescent?
    • A. 

      Land dimensions

    • B. 

      Animals gave birth a lot

    • C. 

      Rich Farmlands

    • D. 

      Religion

  • 3. 
    Who implemented a system of laws.
    • A. 

      Nebuchadnezzar

    • B. 

      Cyrus

    • C. 

      Hammurabi

    • D. 

      None

  • 4. 
    The religious beliefs of the Mesopotamians were considered?
    • A. 

      Monotheistic

    • B. 

      Polytheistic

    • C. 

      Islam

    • D. 

      Christian

  • 5. 
    What was the significance of the ziggurat?
    • A. 

      Buildings constructed for government purposes.

    • B. 

      Homes for wealthy

    • C. 

      Temples built for gods

    • D. 

      Market Circle

  • 6. 
    The economy of Mesopotamia was based largely on?
    • A. 

      Sale of jewelry

    • B. 

      Trinkets

    • C. 

      Livestock

    • D. 

      Farming

  • 7. 
    In Sumeria, what did the term lugal mean?
    • A. 

      Slave

    • B. 

      Philosopher

    • C. 

      Military Leader

    • D. 

      King

  • 8. 
    The region of Mesopotamia is located in the present-day country of ?
    • A. 

      India

    • B. 

      Russia

    • C. 

      Iraq

    • D. 

      Africa

  • 9. 
    Who was Sargon the Great?
    • A. 

      High Priest of Babylon.

    • B. 

      Scholar in Sumeria

    • C. 

      Made mathematical contributions

    • D. 

       Established the empire of Akkad and conquered all of Southern Mesopotamia.

  • 10. 
    Who was Tiglath-Pileser I?
    • A. 

      Made artistic contributions in Mesopotamia

    • B. 

      Sumerian writer

    • C. 

      King and fierce conqueror of the Assyrian Empire.

    • D. 

      None