History Of Mesopotamia: Trivia Facts! Quiz

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History Of Mesopotamia: Trivia Facts! Quiz

History of Mesopotamia: trivia facts quiz. The Mesopotamian civilization was situated between the river Tigris and Euphrates. The people in Mesopotamia were farmers and are credited for developing the first written language. Did you know that this place is actually known as Fertile Crescent by archaeologists? The people worshipped Ziggurat with a temple in each city? ? This quiz will help you learn more about the region, people and culture. Give it a shot!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who went to school in the Sumerian culture?
    • 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. 
    Which of the following is NOT what a scribe used to copy in ancient Sumeria?
    • 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. 
    The men were bare-chested and wore skirts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    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. 
    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