Chapter 2 / Mesopotamia

23 Questions
Chapter 2 / Mesopotamia

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  • 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. 
    Why did Phoenicia become a thriving and wealthy region?
    • 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