Ancient Civilization Quiz (Science, Math, Inventions)

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Questions on science, math, and inventions about ancient civilizations.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Sumerians are known for their invention of writing. This form of writing was called __________.
  • 2. 
    Which Mesopotamian civilization invented the wheel?
    • A. 

      Babylon

    • B. 

      Sumer

    • C. 

      Akkadian

    • D. 

      Assyrian

  • 3. 
    Which Mesopotamian invention revolutionized agriculture?
    • A. 

      Steel Plow

    • B. 

      Shovel

    • C. 

      Seeder Plow

    • D. 

      Stone Plow

    • E. 

      Pickaxe

  • 4. 
    Which mathematical theory/concept was developed by the Mesopotamians?
    • A. 

      Absolute Primes

    • B. 

      Pi

    • C. 

      Sigma

    • D. 

      Pythagorean theorem

  • 5. 
    Which invention was vital for the survival of these civilizations?
    • A. 

      Irrigation

    • B. 

      Seeder Plow

    • C. 

      Bricks

    • D. 

      Chariots

    • E. 

      Wheel

  • 6. 
    The concept of _______ was another one of Mesopotamia's great math concepts.
  • 7. 
    The Sumerians would add a "leap month" every three years to keep up with the sun. This shows the Sumerian's had a basic knowledge of _________.
  • 8. 
    Which of these inventions is not credited to Ancient Mesopotamia?
    • A. 

      Glass

    • B. 

      Sailboat

    • C. 

      Concept of the dome, arch, and column

    • D. 

      The first known Fishing Rod

    • E. 

      Glazed Bricks

  • 9. 
    The Egyptians created two types of clocks. They are as follows...
    • A. 

      Sun Dial and Water Clock

    • B. 

      Sun Dial and Pocket Watch

    • C. 

      Sun Dial and the Hourglass

    • D. 

      Sun Dial and an Astronomical Clock

    • E. 

      They only used their cell phones to check the time

  • 10. 
    Through mummification, the Egyptians were able to better understand human _________.
  • 11. 
    The Egyptians used their knowledge of astronomy and other various sources to create the very first....
    • A. 

      Planetary Chart

    • B. 

      365 Day Calendar

    • C. 

      Garden

    • D. 

      Step-Pyramid

    • E. 

      City

  • 12. 
    The Egyptians invented a very basic type of ______ that granted access to certain areas only if a person had a key.
  • 13. 
    Taking Mesopotamia's agriculture revolution one step further, the Egyptians use a plow pulled by a(n) ____ to help seed their fields.
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