Mesopotamia Daily Life In Babylon! Ancient History Facts Quiz

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Mesopotamia Daily Life In Babylon! Ancient History Facts Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who is the patron god of Babylon?
    • A. 

      Hammurabi

    • B. 

      Marduk

    • C. 

      Humbaba

    • D. 

      Enlil

  • 2. 
    Why did Babylon become an important center of trade?
    • A. 

      It was ruled by a powerful queen

    • B. 

      It was located between cities to the south and north.

    • C. 

      It was surrounded by massive walls.

    • D. 

      It was the site of a great library.

  • 3. 
    What is the name of the king who declared Babylon his capital?
    • A. 

      King Hammurabi

    • B. 

      King Midas

    • C. 

      King Spa Des

    • D. 

      King Creole

  • 4. 
    Which group of words best describes ancient Babylon?
    • A. 

      Busy, wealthy, powerful

    • B. 

      Large, beautiful, lawless

    • C. 

      Crowded, poor, peaceful

    • D. 

      Festive, religious, run-down

  • 5. 
    Why were rooftops important to the ancient Babylonians?
    • A. 

      Rooftops allowed residents to get closer to the gods.

    • B. 

      Rooftops provided a fourth living space.

    • C. 

      Rooftops provided a lookout space from which to spot invaders.

    • D. 

      Rooftops provided an escape from the trash-filled streets.

  • 6. 
    Babylon’s streets doubled as the town’s garbage dump.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    What is the name of Babylon's ceremonial gate?
    • A. 

      The Ishtar Gate.

    • B. 

      The Victor’s Gate.

    • C. 

      The Procession Gate.

    • D. 

      The Lion’s Gate.

  • 8. 
    What was the main feature of Babylon’s New Year’s festival?
    • A. 

      The Procession of the Gods.

    • B. 

      The Parade of the Saints.

    • C. 

      The Festival of Lights.

    • D. 

      The Remembrance of Times Past

  • 9. 
    What is Hammurabi best remembered for?
    • A. 

      Building Babylon.

    • B. 

      Cow tipping.

    • C. 

      His code of laws.

    • D. 

      Chariot racing.

  • 10. 
    What is true of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon?
    • A. 

      They were the place that criminals guilty of violating the Code of Hammurabi were punished.

    • B. 

      They were the Babylonian cure for homesickness.

    • C. 

      They were built by the Babylonian king, Nebuchadnezzar, for his foreign-born wife.

    • D. 

      They were built to resemble a mountain from the land of Medes.