Mesopotamia City-states

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Mesopotamia Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Buried dead in homes, Northern Mesopotamia, painted demons on buildings
    • A. 

      Sumer

    • B. 

      Babylon

    • C. 

      Assyria

  • 2. 
    Began writing cuneiform, worshipped at ziggurats, priests ruled the city-states
    • A. 

      Sumer

    • B. 

      Babylon

    • C. 

      Assyria

  • 3. 
    Hanging Gardens, rich, grand city, emptied trash out of windows into streets
    • A. 

      Sumer

    • B. 

      Babylon

    • C. 

      Assyria

  • 4. 
    Invented the plow, invented the wheel, dug ditches and made levees to irrigate
    • A. 

      Sumer

    • B. 

      Babylon

    • C. 

      Assyria

  • 5. 
    Almost always at war, painted war scenes on pottery, had a library of 30,000 clay tablets
    • A. 

      Sumer

    • B. 

      Babylon

    • C. 

      Assyria

  • 6. 
    3 story homes, slaves could buy freedom, almost all classes of people could afford a home
    • A. 

      Sumer

    • B. 

      Babylon

    • C. 

      Assyria

  • 7. 
    Battering ram, siege warfare, forced people they conquered to leave their home
    • A. 

      Sumer

    • B. 

      Babylon

    • C. 

      Assyria

  • 8. 
    Farmers lived on outskirts, wealthy boys went to the edubba (scribe school), made calendar based on moon
    • A. 

      Sumer

    • B. 

      Babylon

    • C. 

      Assyria

  • 9. 
    King Hammurabi, written laws, women could own property
    • A. 

      Sumer

    • B. 

      Babylon

    • C. 

      Assyria

  • 10. 
    Marduk was chief god, cooked on roof, slept on roof
    • A. 

      Sumer

    • B. 

      Babylon

    • C. 

      Assyria

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is true?
    • A. 

      Sumer was peaceful and shared water equally.

    • B. 

      Sumer fought when one city kept water away from it.

    • C. 

      Sumer had massive mountains to protect it from enemies.

    • D. 

      Sumer bribed its enemies with water.

  • 12. 
    Why did Mesopotamians build walls around their cities?
    • A. 

      To grow crops that grow on fences

    • B. 

      To block strong winds

    • C. 

      To protect themselves from attack

    • D. 

      To honor their gods

  • 13. 
    How did city walls relate to the environment?
    • A. 

      The walls were made of wood from the many trees

    • B. 

      The walls were made of bricks using local mud

    • C. 

      The walls were made of stones from a city's quarry

    • D. 

      The walls were made of steel from trade with others

  • 14. 
    In Sumer, the water supply was 
    • A. 

      Inadequate. Farmers never had enough water

    • B. 

      Unreliable. Farmers had either too much or too little

    • C. 

      Extreme. Farmers had too much water all the time.

    • D. 

      Contaminated. farmers rarely had enough clean water.

  • 15. 
    What was the key to successful farming in Mesopotamia?
    • A. 

      Controlling the water supply

    • B. 

      Planting before the flood

    • C. 

      Growing in the mountains

    • D. 

      Hiring workers from nearby communities

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is a similarity between Babylon and Assyria?
    • A. 

      Laws were recorded and fair

    • B. 

      They were both fierce warriors

    • C. 

      They both were located in Southern Mesopotamia

    • D. 

      They both were centers for trade with other countries

  • 17. 
    Which of the following was a result of Assyria conquering Babylon?
    • A. 

      Assyria had a huge celebration at the ziggurat.

    • B. 

      Assyrian soldiers forced Babylonians out of their homes.

    • C. 

      Assyrians built a library.

    • D. 

      Assyrians conquered the Persians.

  • 18. 
    According to the article about Assyria, one of the reasons we know so much about Assyria is because
    • A. 

      They were skilled drawing scenes of their culture on art

    • B. 

      They were great storytellers and scribes

    • C. 

      They were skilled at baking bread

    • D. 

      They were skilled at drawing demons on buildings

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is a similarity between all 3 city states?
    • A. 

      They had excellent land for farming

    • B. 

      They believed in many gods

    • C. 

      They emptied trash in streets

    • D. 

      They were great warriors

  • 20. 
    What eventually happened to all 3 Mesopotamian city-states?
    • A. 

      They were conquered by the Persians

    • B. 

      They moved to ancient Egypt

    • C. 

      They were washed away in a flood