Mesopotamia Quiz

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Mesopotamia Quiz

Let's see how much you know about the people of Sumer!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Anyone who wanted to

    • B. 

      All boys

    • C. 

      Only upper class boys

    • D. 

      Mostly just girls

  • 2. 
    How long did they go to school?
    • A. 

      Only around the lunch hour

    • B. 

      All year, sunrise to sunset

    • C. 

      Only half the month

  • 3. 
    What did males go to school to become?
    • A. 

      Traders

    • B. 

      Fishermen

    • C. 

      Bankers

    • D. 

      Scribes

  • 4. 
    An ancient form of writing is called...
    • A. 

      Cuneiform

    • B. 

      Tablet writing

    • C. 

      Scrolls

    • D. 

      Papyrus

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Myths

    • B. 

      The Bible

    • C. 

      Epics

  • 6. 
    Archaelogists have named the Sumerian schools...
    • A. 

      Scribe Schools

    • B. 

      Scribe Houses

    • C. 

      Tablet Houses

  • 7. 
    Since clothes were dictated by what was available, what the Sumerians wear?
    • A. 

      Things made from wool and flax

    • B. 

      Things made from cotton

    • C. 

      Things made from leather

  • 8. 
    True or False: The men were barechested and wore skirts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    True or False: Women's clothes stopped at their knees.
    • A. 

      True.

    • B. 

      False.

  • 10. 
    How did the women fix their hair?
    • A. 

      Long and free.

    • B. 

      Braided and wrapped around their heads.

    • C. 

      Curled and clipped up.

  • 11. 
    True or False: Men and women wore earrings and necklaces.
    • A. 

      True.

    • B. 

      False.

  • 12. 
    Which of the following were NOT used to make Sumerian jewelry?
    • A. 

      Bronze

    • B. 

      Gold

    • C. 

      Silver

    • D. 

      Lapis (a blue stone)

  • 13. 
    Craftmanship was an important skill in Sumer and was developed for.....
    • A. 

      Fun

    • B. 

      To help against boredom

    • C. 

      To be educated

    • D. 

      For survival

  • 14. 
    The most important craftsmen were...
    • A. 

      Fishermen

    • B. 

      Copper/bronze workers

    • C. 

      Weavers

    • D. 

      Paper makers

  • 15. 
    Which was NOT made from the copper and bronze work?
    • A. 

      Knives

    • B. 

      Hoes

    • C. 

      Plows

    • D. 

      Blankets

  • 16. 
    Another important craft was carpentry. Which was NOT made from the carpentry work in Sumer?
    • A. 

      Furniture

    • B. 

      Chariots

    • C. 

      Clothing

    • D. 

      Boats

  • 17. 
    Which was NOT another type of craft in Sumer?
    • A. 

      Leather workers

    • B. 

      Basket weavers

    • C. 

      Candy makers

  • 18. 
    What is the word for a large block of stone used to illustrate events in Mesopotamian history?
    • A. 

      Crate

    • B. 

      Tablet house

    • C. 

      Stele

    • D. 

      Law tablet

  • 19. 
    One of the most noted steles was the Standard of
    • A. 

      Meopotamia

    • B. 

      Sumer

    • C. 

      Ur

    • D. 

      Sumerians

  • 20. 
    What technique decorated homes and temples in Sumer?
    • A. 

      Mosaics

    • B. 

      Paintings

    • C. 

      Drawings

    • D. 

      Clay work

  • 21. 
    The cones for mosaics were arranged in what kind of shape?
    • A. 

      Vertical

    • B. 

      Geometric

    • C. 

      Random

  • 22. 
    What is the reason Sumer became so important?
    • A. 

      Its water

    • B. 

      Trading

    • C. 

      Trees

    • D. 

      Education

  • 23. 
    Which type of resource did Sumer NOT desperately need?
    • A. 

      Stone

    • B. 

      Wood

    • C. 

      Metals like copper

    • D. 

      Mud bricks

  • 24. 
    What did the people who lived in Zagros and Taurus mountains NOT need from Sumer?
    • A. 

      Wheat

    • B. 

      Barley

    • C. 

      Gold

  • 25. 
    What is the name of the riverboat used to transport the items for trade?
    • A. 

      Long boat

    • B. 

      Canopy

    • C. 

      Turnip

    • D. 

      Marsh boat

  • 26. 
    True or False: Money wasn't usually used for goods that were traded.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    The Hanging Gardens was one of the ...
    • A. 

      Newest archaelogical findings

    • B. 

      Seven Wonders of the World

    • C. 

      Easiest places to water

    • D. 

      Smallest structures in the ancient world

  • 28. 
    • A. 

      She was fussy.

    • B. 

      She was sick and needed to be cheered up.

    • C. 

      She missed the nature of her homeland Persia.

    • D. 

      She insisted on it.

  • 29. 
    Who watered the Hanging Gardens?
    • A. 

      Slaves

    • B. 

      The King himself

    • C. 

      The Queen

    • D. 

      The butler

  • 30. 
    What were the tablets like that the Sumerians used?
    • A. 

      Hard

    • B. 

      Paper-like

    • C. 

      Soft

    • D. 

      Dry

  • 31. 
    What was the writing utensil called used to make wedge-like impressions in the clay?
    • A. 

      Pencil

    • B. 

      Pluma

    • C. 

      Stylus

    • D. 

      Kalem

  • 32. 
    What was the stylus NOT made of?
    • A. 

      Reed

    • B. 

      Bone

    • C. 

      Wood

    • D. 

      Clay

  • 33. 
    How could someone know if their tablet had been opened and read?
    • A. 

      The Sumerians were honest and told them.

    • B. 

      They were in envelopes made of clay that showed it had been opened.

    • C. 

      The postman kept good records.

  • 34. 
    Sumerian parties consisted of all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Food like lamb, fish and grains

    • B. 

      Unleavened bread

    • C. 

      Music with harps, tambourines, and drums

    • D. 

      Games, especially board games

    • E. 

      Writing scrolls