Ancient History Of Mesopotamia Sumerian City-states! Trivia Facts Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following are true of cities in ancient Sumer?
    • A. 

      Cities offered people more opportunities than life in the country.

    • B. 

      Cities were the centers of trade, learning, and religion.

    • C. 

      Cities were safer than life in the country.

    • D. 

      Cities were built near farms.

  • 2. 
    Why is Sumer referred to as the world’s first urban culture?
    • A. 

      With a Sumerian population of over half a million people, 4 out of every 5 people lived in cities.

    • B. 

      Sumer was the first place to have organized government.

    • C. 

      Sumer was the first place to be ruled by priests.

    • D. 

      In Sumer, everyone got paid for their labor.

  • 3. 
    What was the most important building in a Sumerian city?
    • A. 

      City-hall

    • B. 

      Ziggurat

    • C. 

      Hospital

    • D. 

      Jail

  • 4. 
    A city-state is a city AND its surrounding farmland and villages.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    What is a ziggurat?
    • A. 

      A temple.

    • B. 

      A signpost that marked the center of a Sumerian city.

    • C. 

      A government office tower.

    • D. 

      A trading center or marketplace.

  • 6. 
    The first leaders in Sumerian city-states were priests
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Priests were very powerful in Sumerian cities.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Who served as the link between the Sumerians and the goods.
    • A. 

      Priests

    • B. 

      Farmers

    • C. 

      War chiefs

    • D. 

      Political leaders.

  • 9. 
    Which best describes the Sumerians relationship to their gods?
    • A. 

      Sumerians thought of their gods as rich landowners who created humans to work for them.

    • B. 

      Sumerians thought of their gods as parents taking care of their children.

    • C. 

      Sumerians thought of their gods as parents who punished their children.

    • D. 

      Sumerians thought of their gods as "eternal humans," with all of the same traits of humans.

  • 10. 
    Why are the Royal Tombs of Ur important?
    • A. 

      They tell us a lot about daily life in ancient Sumer.

    • B. 

      It is history’s earliest graveyard.

    • C. 

      They were discovered by Leonard Wooley.

    • D. 

      It is the burial place of Sumer’s first king.

  • 11. 
    How were bodies in the Royal Tombs of Ur identified?
    • A. 

      From their tombstones.

    • B. 

      Each was wearing a name tag.

    • C. 

      From their telephone number.

    • D. 

      From cylinder seals found nearby.

  • 12. 
    Who is Leonard Wooley?
    • A. 

      The archaeologist who discovered the Royal Tombs of Ur.

    • B. 

      The artist who created the Shaun the Sheep and Wallace and Grommet movies.

    • C. 

      The first recognized sheep herder in history.

    • D. 

      The British explorer who discovered Mesopotamia.

  • 13. 
    In addition to religious tasks, what other responsibilities did Sumerian priests have?
    • A. 

      They controlled irrigation.

    • B. 

      They collected taxes.

    • C. 

      They were in charge of food storage.

    • D. 

      They commanded the army.

  • 14. 
    Which best describe Sumerian religious practices?
    • A. 

      Polytheistic.

    • B. 

      Monotheistic.

    • C. 

      Atheistic.

    • D. 

      Agnostic.

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