Chapter 2 World History Quiz

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World History Quizzes & Trivia

Ancient World History Quiz on the Ancient Mesopotamians, the Egyptians, the Phoenecians the Israelites, and the Persians.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why was Mesopotamia so fertile?
    • A. 

      It rained frequently

    • B. 

      Mesopotamia was not fertile

    • C. 

      The Tigris and Euphrates River overflowed their banks

    • D. 

      A and C

    • E. 

      None of these above

  • 2. 
    What were way or ways the flow of the rivers controlled?
    • A. 

      Using irrigation

    • B. 

      Making dikes

    • C. 

      Using drainage ditches

    • D. 

      A and B

    • E. 

      A and C

  • 3. 
    Mesopotamians  were polytheistic
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    What were the powers of kings?
    • A. 

      Led armies

    • B. 

      Supervised public works building

    • C. 

      Organized workers for irrigation

    • D. 

      All of these above

    • E. 

      A and B

  • 5. 
    The Sumerians had a government that was a...
  • 6. 
  • 7. 
    What was the name of the writing that the Sumerians invented?
  • 8. 
    Why was writing important for the Sumerians?
  • 9. 
    What was the code of Hammurabi?
  • 10. 
    What natural barriers gave Egypt protection from foreign invaders?
  • 11. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
  • 13. 
    Who were the Hyksos?
  • 14. 
    Hatsheput was...
  • 15. 
    What was the name of the language used in Egypt?
    • A. 

      Cuneiform

    • B. 

      Hieroglyphics

    • C. 

      Semitic Languages

    • D. 

      A and B

    • E. 

      A, B, and C

  • 16. 
    Describe nomads and their lifestyle.
  • 17. 
    The Hittites were...
  • 18. 
    Who were the Phoenicians and describe their lifestyles.
  • 19. 
    Describe Israel and their lifestyles.
  • 20. 
    The Jews were monotheistic
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    The Assyrians were...
    • A. 

      Superb fighters

    • B. 

      Semitic-speaking

    • C. 

      Used terror

    • D. 

      Committed atrocities

    • E. 

      All of these above

  • 22. 
    Nebuchadnezzar was...
  • 23. 
    The Persians were...
  • 24. 
    Describe the Fall of Persia.
  • 25. 
    What is Zoroastrianism?