Daily Life In Ancient Mesopotamia! Trivia Facts Quiz

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Daily Life In Ancient Mesopotamia! Trivia Facts Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which art form were Sumerian artists NOT known for?
    • A. 

      Pottery

    • B. 

      Jewelry

    • C. 

      Sculptures

    • D. 

      Mosaics

  • 2. 
    Religion was a large part of Sumerian daily life.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Why were ziggurats built in the shape of stepped pyramids?
    • A. 

      The shape reminded Sumerians of the mountains where they believed their gods lived.

    • B. 

      The shape was copied from the Egyptians.

    • C. 

      The shape was like an arrowhead pointing to the sky where they believed the gods lived.

    • D. 

      The shape reminded the Sumerians of an upside down heart and represented the gods sending their love down to Sumer.

  • 4. 
    Who could enter the temple at the top of a ziggurat?
    • A. 

      Only priests could enter the temple at the top of the ziggurat.

    • B. 

      Anyone with an offering to leave could enter the temple at the top of the ziggurat.

    • C. 

      Only those who were being prepared to be sacrificed could enter the temple at the top of the ziggurat.

    • D. 

      Anyone who had “look out duty” could enter the temple at the top of the ziggurat.

  • 5. 
    Which of the phrases below describe a Sumerian ziggurat?
    • A. 

      Mountain of the gods.

    • B. 

      Temple

    • C. 

      The center of daily life.

    • D. 

      Protective fortress

  • 6. 
    Why was education so important to the Sumerians?
    • A. 

      Someone who could read and write could always get a good job.

    • B. 

      Because both parents usually worked, schools took care of the children.

    • C. 

      No one could understand the will of the gods without an education.

    • D. 

      Farmers needed to know when to plant and harvest their crops.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following was NOT a common job of Sumerian priests?
    • A. 

      Priests ran schools

    • B. 

      Priests were doctors.

    • C. 

      Priests determined how land would be used.

    • D. 

      Priests were lawyers.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following statements are true for people in the lower class in ancient Sumer?
    • A. 

      The lower class were paid for their work.

    • B. 

      The lower class were identified by the style of clothes they wore.

    • C. 

      People born in the lower class remained in the lower class.

    • D. 

      The jobs lower class people did were restricted.

  • 9. 
    There was no slavery in ancient Sumer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    How were slaves acquired in ancient Sumer?
    • A. 

      Slaves were prisoners of war.

    • B. 

      Slaves were awarded for good deeds.

    • C. 

      When a Sumerian couldn’t pay a debt, they worked off their debt as a slave.

    • D. 

      The king forced every Sumerian to work as a slave for a neighbor once every ten years.

  • 11. 
    Which of the following statements are true about the role of women in ancient Sumer?
    • A. 

      Women were the equals of men in ancient Sumer.

    • B. 

      Women could serve in government in ancient Sumer.

    • C. 

      Women could be educated in ancient Sumer.

    • D. 

      Women could vote in ancient Sumer.

  • 12. 
    Why is the Standard of Ur important?
    • A. 

      It was discovered by Leonard Wooley at the Royal Tombs of Ur.

    • B. 

      It had a treasure map hidden in its secret compartment.

    • C. 

      It depicted the social classes of ancient Sumer.

    • D. 

      It identified the king and queen at the Royal Tombs of Ur.

  • 13. 
    Why were priests powerful in ancient Sumer?
    • A. 

      Only priests could know the gods' will.

    • B. 

      Priests were in charge of making sure everyone behaved in a way that would make the gods happy.

    • C. 

      Priests determined who was a part of the upper class.

    • D. 

      Priests determined who got an education in ancient Sumer.

  • 14. 
    Which is NOT one of the social classes in ancient Sumer
    • A. 

      Slaves

    • B. 

      Priests

    • C. 

      Noble class.

    • D. 

      Lower class