Civilization Begins In Mesopotamia

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Mesopotamia Quizzes & Trivia

The quiz is a review of the concepts of Early civilizations in the Fertile Crescent and Mesopotamia. It consists of vocabulary and key concepts relevant to the test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What role did geography play in the development of Mesopotamian society?
  • 2. 
    Name 5 major innovations of th Sumerians and tell how they affect our lives today.
  • 3. 
    Why were 90% of the people who lived in Sumer farmers?
    • A. 

      The gods were not interested in other industries.

    • B. 

      Farming was the main economy of the time.

    • C. 

      They had no other options besides farming.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 4. 
    What was the first empire in the world?
    • A. 

      Sumerian

    • B. 

      Egyptian

    • C. 

      Babylonian

    • D. 

      Akkadian

  • 5. 
    What is Hammurabi remembered for?
    • A. 

      Defeating the Akkadian empire and establishing the first world empire.

    • B. 

      Reorganizing the Mesopotamian religion into a monotheistic society.

    • C. 

      His code or collection of laws for Mesopotamian society

    • D. 

      His new art form that changed the way historians looked at Mesopotamian society.

  • 6. 
    Mesopotamians were well known for their work in this trade - ______
    • A. 

      Metalwork

    • B. 

      Sculpting

    • C. 

      Writing

    • D. 

      Farming

  • 7. 
    What did farming and an abundance of food in ancient Mesopotamia result in?
    • A. 

      Civilization

    • B. 

      Overpopulation

    • C. 

      Inflation

    • D. 

      Epidemics

  • 8. 
    Who invented cuneiform?
    • A. 

      Osysseus

    • B. 

      The Phoenicians

    • C. 

      The Sumerians

    • D. 

      Gilgamesh

  • 9. 
    In 2340 B.C., Sargon, the leader of the Akkadians, accomplished what?
    • A. 

      Defeated the Sumerian city-states and established the first empire in world history.

    • B. 

      Conquered Paris, the largest city in the world at that time.

    • C. 

      Established the world's first city-states and led by divine authority.

    • D. 

      Choked to death on a piece of beef and his sons divided his empire.

  • 10. 
    What is the arc of fertile land that extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf called?
    • A. 

      Akkad

    • B. 

      The Fertile Crescent

    • C. 

      The land of the gods

    • D. 

      Sumer

  • 11. 
    What is a large political unit or state, usually under a single leader, that controls many people or territories called?
    • A. 

      City-state

    • B. 

      Patriarchal state

    • C. 

      Empire

    • D. 

      Theocracy

  • 12. 
    What is the Sumerian "wedged-shaped" system of writing?
    • A. 

      Cuneiform

    • B. 

      Hieroglyphics

    • C. 

      Hieratic

    • D. 

      Semitic

  • 13. 
    What is a society dominated or ruled by men called?
    • A. 

      City-state

    • B. 

      Patriarchal

    • C. 

      Polytheistic

    • D. 

      Theocracy

  • 14. 
    What is the stepped tower in the center of Sumerian society usually with a temple on top called?
    • A. 

      City-state

    • B. 

      Cuneiform

    • C. 

      Ziggurat

    • D. 

      Empire

  • 15. 
    Who were the creators of the first Mesopotamian civilization?
    • A. 

      Akkadians

    • B. 

      Babylonians

    • C. 

      Egyptians

    • D. 

      Sumerians

  • 16. 
    What is a government by divine authority called?
    • A. 

      City-state

    • B. 

      Polytheistic

    • C. 

      Theocracy

    • D. 

      Patriarchal

  • 17. 
    What is a belief in many gods called?
    • A. 

      Monotheistic

    • B. 

      Polytheistic

    • C. 

      Theocracy

    • D. 

      Patriarchal