Mesopotamia Geography

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Mesopotamia Geography

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does Mesopotamia mean?
    • A. 

      The Land of 1000 Dances.

    • B. 

      The Land of Scarce Water

    • C. 

      The Land Between the Rivers

    • D. 

      The Land of the First Civilization

    • E. 

      The Land of the First Inventions

  • 2. 
    What is geography?
    • A. 

      Geography is the study of how humans interact with their environment.

    • B. 

      Geography is the third level of Halo.

    • C. 

      Geography is the 'G' in GPS.

    • D. 

      Geography is the study of "natural barriers."

  • 3. 
    Which of those listed below are Mesopotamia's natural barriers?
    • A. 

      The Zagros Mountains & the Persian Gulf

    • B. 

      The Black Sea and Caspian Sea

    • C. 

      The Taurus and Sumerian Deserts

    • D. 

      The Tigris & Euphrates Rivers

  • 4. 
    Which modern country occupies the place where Mesopotamia existed?
    • A. 

      Iraq

    • B. 

      Iran

    • C. 

      Persia

    • D. 

      Baghdad

  • 5. 
    Which best describes "the land between the rivers?"
    • A. 

      Mesopotamia is mostly desert.

    • B. 

      Mesopotamia is where farming began.

    • C. 

      Mesopotamia is rich in natural resources.

    • D. 

      Mesopotamia is where the Legend of Sleepy River takes place.

  • 6. 
    Which best describes Mesopotamia’s location on a map?
    • A. 

      Mesopotamia sits at the intersection of Europe, Asia and Africa.

    • B. 

      Mesopotamia sits between east and west.

    • C. 

      Mesopotamia was near everything in the ancient world.

    • D. 

      Mesopotamia is always on the front of a map.

  • 7. 
    Why did Mesopotamia’s early settlers build communities near the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers?
    • A. 

      The rivers made the soil good for growing crops.

    • B. 

      That is where the best schools were.

    • C. 

      The people who already lived there were not a threat.

    • D. 

      The rivers made the landscape pleasing to wake up to.

  • 8. 
    What is irrigation?
    • A. 

      Irrigation is a system of canals leading from the rivers to the fields

    • B. 

      Irrigation is movement from one place to another for the purpose of settlement.

    • C. 

      Irrigation is a minor annoyance.

    • D. 

      Irrigation is the study of early settlement patterns.

  • 9. 
    How did irrigation help the early settlers of  Mesopotamia?
    • A. 

      With irrigation, people turned from being controlled by the environment to being able to change their environment.

    • B. 

      Irrigation led to robust agriculture that supported the development of cities.

    • C. 

      Irrigation led to water shortages down river from settlements.

    • D. 

      Irrigation led to the invention of the shovel, so important to the building of the first civilization.

  • 10. 
    Why is Mesopotamia sometimes referred to as the “Fertile Crescent?”
    • A. 

      Because of the acres and acres of green crops in the middle of the desert, Mesopotamia became known as the “fertile crescent.”

    • B. 

      Because it was the sight of the world's first population explosion, Mesopotamia became known as the “fertile crescent.”

    • C. 

      Because it was the birthplace of the "croissant," Mesopotamia became known as the “fertile crescent.”

    • D. 

      Because it was the birthplace of civilization, Mesopotamia became known as the “fertile crescent.”

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      The rivers provided easy transportation between settlements

    • B. 

      The rivers provided water for drinking, bathing, and irrigating crops.

    • C. 

      The rivers provided an abundance of fish and water birds, such as ducks and geese, for eating.

    • D. 

      The mud along the banks of the rivers provided clay for pottery and materials for brick making.

    • E. 

      The rivers provided all the materials needed to invent the world's first Slip-N-Slide.