Mesopotamia Chapter 2 Trivia Quiz

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Mesopotamia Chapter 2 Trivia Quiz

Mesopotamia is popularly known for its advances in the agricultural field and it is considered the first river valley civilization, as it is located between two very important rivers. The main crops that were grown here were wheat, eggplants and bailey. Take up the quiz below and see how much you know about this amazing civilization. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Civilization developed in the Fertile Crescent because?
    • A. 

      The Nile River made it a prosperous area.

    • B. 

      It was an important mining area

    • C. 

      The area was difficult to defend

    • D. 

      The rivers created very rich farmland

  • 2. 
    Because the cities in Sumer were separated by long stretches of desert land,
    • A. 

      They united under one government

    • B. 

      They developed into separate city-states

    • C. 

      They were ruled by one King and Queen

    • D. 

      They were frequently destroyed by floods

  • 3. 
    Babylon became an important center of trade because it was
    • A. 

      Located between cities to the south and north.

    • B. 

      Ruled by a powerful queen

    • C. 

      Surrounded by massive walls

    • D. 

      The site of a great library

  • 4. 
    In 612B.C., the Medes and Chaldeans joined forces to
    • A. 

      Build the city of Nineveh

    • B. 

      Found the overland trade route to Asia

    • C. 

      Destroy the Assyrian empire

    • D. 

      Conquer Mari

  • 5. 
    Hammurabi's code was significant because
    • A. 

      It was part of the oral traditions of Babylonia

    • B. 

      For the first time, laws were written down

    • C. 

      Everyone in the ancient world followed them

    • D. 

      The laws applied equally to all citizens

  • 6. 
    The Phoenician alphabet made it easier for people in the ancient world to
    • A. 

      Hire scribes

    • B. 

      Learn to read and write

    • C. 

      Teach cuneiform

    • D. 

      Learn cuneiform

  • 7. 
    One of the major events in the history of the Israelites was
    • A. 

      The discovery of cuneiform

    • B. 

      The conquest of Egypt

    • C. 

      The settlement of Canaan

    • D. 

      The founding of Tyre

  • 8. 
    What were the Israelites known for that made them unique among ancient people?
    • A. 

      They worshipped one god.

    • B. 

      They did not have a written bible

    • C. 

      They worshipped many gods

    • D. 

      They made purple dye from snails

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      They warlike Phoenicia conquered their neighbors

    • B. 

      Gold was discovered near the city of Tyre

    • C. 

      Phoenicia controlled access to the cities of Sumer

    • D. 

      Phoenicians sold valuable wood and dyed cloth to neighboring peoples

  • 10. 
    The Fertile Crescent got its name because it was shaped like the crescent moon.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    What is this a picture of?
    • A. 

      Pyramid

    • B. 

      Ziggurat

    • C. 

      Mesopotamia

    • D. 

      Hammurabi's House

  • 12. 
    One important advantage of the Phoenician alphabet was
    • A. 

      It was only used by the scribes

    • B. 

      All the people learned to read and write the symbols

    • C. 

      It used only 100 symbols

    • D. 

      It was simpler than cuneiform

  • 13. 
    Select TWO accomplishments / Achievements of the Chaldeans
    • A. 

      Roads

    • B. 

      Science

    • C. 

      Written Rules

    • D. 

      Alphabet

    • E. 

      Math

  • 14. 
    Along with having great weapons the Assyrians were such skilled warriors because they were never under attack.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Hammurabi's code were the first _______ Rules?
  • 16. 
    Abraham taught his people to practice monotheism
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The belief in many gods
    • A. 

      Monotheism

    • B. 

      Polytheism

    • C. 

      Myth

    • D. 

      Empire

  • 18. 
    A story that explains peoples' beliefs
    • A. 

      Myth

    • B. 

      Famine

    • C. 

      Scribe

    • D. 

      Exile

  • 19. 
    A time when people starve because there is so little food
    • A. 

      Scribe

    • B. 

      Caravan

    • C. 

      Famine

    • D. 

      Exile

  • 20. 
    Many territories and people who are controlled by one government
    • A. 

      Polytheism

    • B. 

      Myth

    • C. 

      Caravan

    • D. 

      Empire

  • 21. 
    The belief in one god
    • A. 

      Polytheism

    • B. 

      Myth

    • C. 

      Monotheism

    • D. 

      Scribe

  • 22. 
    A community with its own separate government and laws
    • A. 

      Myth

    • B. 

      City-state

    • C. 

      Famine

    • D. 

      Bazaar

  • 23. 
    A type of writing with wedges and lines
    • A. 

      Alphabet

    • B. 

      Scribe

    • C. 

      Cuneiform

    • D. 

      Diaspora