Ancient Mesopotamia Test Quiz!

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Ancient Mesopotamia Test Quiz!

This quiz will help you review for our Unit 8 Ancient Mesopotamia test!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A ziggurat would be an example of which trait of civilization?
    • A. 

      Government

    • B. 

      Social classes

    • C. 

      Monumental architecture

    • D. 

      Stable food supply

  • 2. 
    Agriculture is most closely connected to which trait of civilization?
    • A. 

      Stable food supply

    • B. 

      Trade

    • C. 

      Monumental architecture

    • D. 

      Social classes

  • 3. 
    Which trait of civilization means "groups of people who have different jobs, and different rights"?
    • A. 

      Trade

    • B. 

      Government

    • C. 

      System of writing

    • D. 

      Social classes

  • 4. 
    To which trait of civilization is cuneiform most closely related?
    • A. 

      System of writing

    • B. 

      Monumental architecture

    • C. 

      Government

    • D. 

      Stable food supply

  • 5. 
    What is a word for "belief in many gods"? (SPELLING COUNTS)
  • 6. 
    A(n) ___________ is bigger and harder to govern than a(n) ________________.
    • A. 

      Irrigation...empire

    • B. 

      Empire...irrigation

    • C. 

      City-state...empire

    • D. 

      Empire....city-state

  • 7. 
    Which empire is known for its cruelty, harshness and skill at warfare?
    • A. 

      Sumerians

    • B. 

      Persians

    • C. 

      Assyrians

    • D. 

      Babylonians

  • 8. 
    What ancient Mesopotamian empire began in the country that is today called "Iran"?
    • A. 

      Akkadian Empire

    • B. 

      Assyrian Empire

    • C. 

      Babylonian Empire

    • D. 

      Persian Empire

  • 9. 
    This empire used a tolerant style of government and built a large system of roads. Some of its kings were Cyrus and Darius.
    • A. 

      Akkadian Empire

    • B. 

      Assyian Empire

    • C. 

      Babylonian Empire

    • D. 

      Persian Empire

  • 10. 
     This picture probably shows the
    • A. 

      Sumerians

    • B. 

      Assyrians

    • C. 

      Persians

  • 11. 
    This Jewish leader freed the Hebrews from slavery in Egypt and wrote down the Ten Commandments (Type David, Abraham, Solomon, or Moses. Spelling counts!)
  • 12. 
    Which Jewish leader left the city-state of Ur with his family, creating one of the first monotheistic religions? (type David, Solomon, Abraham, or Moses. Spelling counts!)
  • 13. 
    Why did people decide to move from the Zagros Mountains to the river plains of Mesopotamia many thousands of years ago?
    • A. 

      Because there were no rivers in Mesopotamia.

    • B. 

      Because the land there was fertile.

    • C. 

      Because they were nomads and had to keep moving.

    • D. 

      Because they formed the first empire.

  • 14. 
    Which of these would NOT be an example of a law from Hammurabi's Code?
    • A. 

      If a man breaks the bone of a man of his own social class, his bone shall be broken.

    • B. 

      Do not make any statues or carved images of any gods.

    • C. 

      If a man breaks the bone of a poor man, he shall pay him 3 month's wages in silver.

    • D. 

      If you are caught stealing from a house or a temple, you shall be put to death.

  • 15. 
    David and Solomon were
    • A. 

      Jewish or Hebrew kings

    • B. 

      Sumerian Kings

    • C. 

      Egyptian kings

    • D. 

      Assyrian Kings

  • 16. 
    Why did Sumerians become good farmers?
    • A. 

      They developed irrigation systems.

    • B. 

      They passed their land from father to son.

    • C. 

      They lived in the hills.

    • D. 

      They developed new types of crops.

  • 17. 
    The Ten Commandments and the Code of Hammurabi are both
    • A. 

      Records about the economy

    • B. 

      Sets of laws

    • C. 

      Religious rules

    • D. 

      Ways to spread monotheism

  • 18. 
    This is the beginning of the Code of Hammurabi:"… The gods Anu and Enlil … named me by my name: Hammurabi, who worships the gods, to bring justice to the land, to get rid of the wicked and the evil, to prevent the strong from oppressing the weak, to rise like the sun-god Shamash over all..."This passage shows that Hammurabi
    • A. 

      Belonged to a polytheistic religion.

    • B. 

      Belonged to the Persian Empire.

    • C. 

      Belonged to a monotheistic religion.

    • D. 

      Belonged to the Assyrian Empire.

  • 19. 
    What was the name of the Mesopotamian writing system?
    • A. 

      The Alphabet

    • B. 

      The Code of Hammurabi

    • C. 

      Hieroglyphs

    • D. 

      Cuneiform

  • 20. 
    Judaism was different from other ancient Mesopotamian religions because
    • A. 

      The Jews believed in many gods.

    • B. 

      The Jews had no written text.

    • C. 

      The Jews prayed indoors.

    • D. 

      The Jews were monotheistic.

  • 21. 
    This picture shows:
    • A. 

      Moses receiving the Code of Hammurabi

    • B. 

      Abraham receiving the Ten Commandments

    • C. 

      Hammurabi receiving the Code of Hammurabi

    • D. 

      Moses receiving the Ten Commandments