Mesopotamia Test 2013

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Mesopotamia Test 2013

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  • 1. 
    Using the map, match the letter with the correct physical feature from Mesopotamia. 
    • A. A
    • A.
    • B. B
    • B.
    • C. C
    • C.
    • D. D
    • D.
    • E. E
    • E.
    • F. F
    • F.
    • G. G
    • G.
    • H. H
    • H.
    • I. I
    • I.
    • J. J
    • J.
  • 2. 
    From the picture, which one is the Zagros Mountains?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

  • 3. 
    From the picture, which one is the Tigris River?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

  • 4. 
    From the picture, which of the following is Sumer?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is further NORTH?
    • A. 

      Zagros Mountains

    • B. 

      Caspian Sea

    • C. 

      Red Sea

    • D. 

      Sumer

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is further WEST?
    • A. 

      Babylon

    • B. 

      Persian Gulf

    • C. 

      Red Sea

    • D. 

      Caspian Sea

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is further EAST?
    • A. 

      Mediterranean Sea

    • B. 

      Arabian Desert

    • C. 

      Akkad

    • D. 

      Zagros Mountains

  • 8. 
    What are the two major rivers of Mesopotamia?
    • A. 

      Tigris and Nile

    • B. 

      Tiger and Euphrates

    • C. 

      Tigris and Euphrates

    • D. 

      Euphrates and Amazon

  • 9. 
    What desert is to the south of Mesopotamia?
    • A. 

      Sahara

    • B. 

      Arabian

    • C. 

      Gobi

    • D. 

      Qinling

  • 10. 
    Who is the god of Storms?
    • A. 

      Ninhursag

    • B. 

      Ninhurta

    • C. 

      Marduk

    • D. 

      Adad

  • 11. 
    Who is the god of harvest and underworld?
    • A. 

      Ninhursag

    • B. 

      Dumuzu

    • C. 

      Marduk

    • D. 

      Ninhurta

  • 12. 
    Who is the mother of the gods?
    • A. 

      Ninhursag

    • B. 

      Ninhurta

    • C. 

      Dumuzu

    • D. 

      Marduk

  • 13. 
    Who is the god of war in Mesopotamia?
    • A. 

      Ninhursag

    • B. 

      Dumuzu

    • C. 

      Adad

    • D. 

      Ninhurta

  • 14. 
    Marduk is the city-state god of what city-state?
    • A. 

      Ur

    • B. 

      Sumer

    • C. 

      Akkad

    • D. 

      Babylon

  • 15. 
    What does the term "mesopotamia" actually mean? 
    • A. 

      Land between mountains

    • B. 

      Land between deserts

    • C. 

      Land between rivers

    • D. 

      Land of plenty

  • 16. 
    What term refers to the "belief in many gods"?
    • A. 

      Atheism

    • B. 

      Monotheism

    • C. 

      Polytheism

    • D. 

      Code of hammurabi

  • 17. 
    What term refers to the "belief in one god"?
    • A. 

      Atheism

    • B. 

      Monotheism

    • C. 

      Polytheism

    • D. 

      Code of hammurabi

  • 18. 
    Why was the fertile crescent so important to the people of Mesopotamia? 
    • A. 

      Good land for farming

    • B. 

      Allowed them to build a surplus and progress as a civilization

    • C. 

      It had two rivers running through it for fresh water

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 19. 
    What is the writing system called of Mesopotamia?
    • A. 

      Hieroglyphics

    • B. 

      Latin

    • C. 

      Cuneiform

    • D. 

      Arab

  • 20. 
    Why were the Hanging Gardens built? 
    • A. 

      Because the King loved gardening

    • B. 

      Because the Queen was homesick

    • C. 

      Because the Queen was crazy and ordered them built

    • D. 

      Because the King wanted to be a legend

  • 21. 
    Which of the following statements is NOT true concerning the Ziggurat 
    • A. 

      People would worship the gods there

    • B. 

      It was built with bricks

    • C. 

      It was used for a watch tower to see the approaching enemy

    • D. 

      It was used to store the surplus of crops

  • 22. 
    What was the first set of laws called in Mesopotamia?
    • A. 

      Code of Hammurabi

    • B. 

      Code of Sargon

    • C. 

      Code of Gilgamesh

    • D. 

      Code of Ashurbanipal

  • 23. 
    An individual unit, complete with its own form of government and traditions.
    • A. 

      Tribe

    • B. 

      Nomad

    • C. 

      City-state

    • D. 

      Uncivilized world

  • 24. 
    What were the two types of people in Mesopotamia?
    • A. 

      Farmers and warriors

    • B. 

      Farmers and herders

    • C. 

      Herders and warriors

    • D. 

      Herders and tradesman

  • 25. 
    What is the essential element for human development?
    • A. 

      Computers

    • B. 

      Fresh water

    • C. 

      Mountains

    • D. 

      Laws

  • 26. 
    What allows people to control when and how much water their crops get? 
    • A. 

      Irrigation

    • B. 

      War

    • C. 

      Rain

    • D. 

      Super soaker 3000

  • 27. 
    Which of the following was NOT a reason why Johnny's task of inventing irrigation was so important for the people of Mesopotamia?
    • A. 

      People were starving

    • B. 

      No food

    • C. 

      Crops would not grow

    • D. 

      They wanted to develop a surplus

  • 28. 
    What gave Johnny the idea of irrigation?
    • A. 

      Read about it in a book

    • B. 

      Dilbot suggested digging ditches

    • C. 

      Jazeer was digging a little ditch in the dirt with his finger

    • D. 

      Johnny was a farmer back in his world

  • 29. 
    In the beginning of "I Invent Farming," which of the following was NOT a reason why Johnny was struggling so much? 
    • A. 

      Really thirsty

    • B. 

      Scorching hot desert

    • C. 

      Broken leg

    • D. 

      Difficult walking through sand

  • 30. 
    Which of the following statements is MOST true regarding the story, "I Invent Farming" ?
    • A. 

      Irrigation allowed the people to grow crops in the desert

    • B. 

      The ziggurat was the focal point of Mesopotamia

    • C. 

      It was easy producing a surplus of crops

    • D. 

      The people of Mesopotamia always knew when the river would flood

  • 31. 
    Which of the following was NOT a problem for the people of Mesopotamia BEFORE Johnny arrived?
    • A. 

      Sometimes the flood would not come

    • B. 

      Sometimes the flood would come at the wrong time

    • C. 

      They couldn't make bricks

    • D. 

      People were dying of starvation

  • 32. 
    Which of the following is NOT true about bricks in Mesopotamia?
    • A. 

      Used to make strong buildings

    • B. 

      Easy to make with mud and straw

    • C. 

      Used to make strong storage bins for the crops

    • D. 

      Bricks were expensive to make and materials were rare

  • 33. 
    Which of the following is NOT a reason why the development of city-states was a good thing?
    • A. 

      People could help each other

    • B. 

      People could farm because they weren't always moving around

    • C. 

      People would fight too much because they were close together.

    • D. 

      People didn't have to hunt all the time because farming was possible

  • 34. 
    Which of the following helped the MOST in transportation in Mesopotamia?
    • A. 

      Brick

    • B. 

      Wheel

    • C. 

      Irrigation

    • D. 

      Money

  • 35. 
    What was the FIRST book ever written?
    • A. 

      Epic of Sargon

    • B. 

      Epic of Gilgamesh

    • C. 

      Epic of Hammurabi

    • D. 

      Epic of Enkidu

  • 36. 
    Which of the following statements is the MOST true regarding the code of Hammurabi?
    • A. 

      The laws only lasted a few weeks until they decided they didn't need them

    • B. 

      The consequences were too easy

    • C. 

      It brought order and consequences to the people of Mesopotamia

    • D. 

      The laws didn't really do much good because the people didn't follow them anyway

  • 37. 
    Which of the following Mesopotamia invention had the BIGGEST effect on the people's ability to farm?
    • A. 

      Money

    • B. 

      Chariot

    • C. 

      Irrigation

    • D. 

      Code of hammurabi

  • 38. 
    Which of the following Mesopotamia invention helped the people of Mesopotamia keep track of things the most?
    • A. 

      Bricks

    • B. 

      Epic of gilgamesh

    • C. 

      Cuneiform

    • D. 

      Ziggurat

  • 39. 
    What is Gilgamesh trying to do in the Epic of Gilgamesh?
    • A. 

      Find a magical sword

    • B. 

      Live forever

    • C. 

      Invent irrigation

    • D. 

      Become a warrior