The Ancient Mesopotamia Trivia!

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Ancient Mesopotamia Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Saddam Hussein is stil the ruler of Iraq.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The Arabs who were primarily Muslim defeated the Sasanid Persians by______________.
    • A. 

      Hifing in a wooden horse.

    • B. 

      Learning the language and asking nicely if they could have control over Mesopotamia.

    • C. 

      Throwing rocks from far away at the Persians.

    • D. 

      Attacking the Persian elephants at their trunks.

  • 3. 
    After Alexander the Great died his empire was kept intact.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    When Mohammed died Muslims________________________________.
    • A. 

      Danced for three days and nights.

    • B. 

      Fought over who should be th leader of the religion.

    • C. 

      Ate scorpions and went without water for two days.

    • D. 

      Celebrated by having a huge feast and eliminating anyone who stood in their way.

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Alexander the Great would have continued to rule Mesopotamia, but __________________.
    • A. 

      He didn't like the sun.

    • B. 

      He didn't speak the language

    • C. 

      He was overthrown by the Arabs

    • D. 

      He got sick and died.

  • 7. 
    Alexander the Great wanted to make Babylon the center of his empire.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Saddam Hussein was a bully when he was young.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    When a person focuses on a particular activity or job this is called _________________.
    • A. 

      Anger management

    • B. 

      Emancipation Proclamation

    • C. 

      Specialization

    • D. 

      Hammurabi

  • 10. 
    When a plant or animal is tamed it is ____________________________.
    • A. 

      Ripped off.

    • B. 

      Cuneiform.

    • C. 

      Saddam Hussein.

    • D. 

      Domesticated.

  • 11. 
    Hammurabi is famous because he established what?
    • A. 

      A code of laws.

    • B. 

      Chariot racing.

    • C. 

      Cow tipping.

    • D. 

      City-states

  • 12. 
    Mesopotamia is now in modern day _______________.
    • A. 

      Iraq

    • B. 

      Iran

    • C. 

      China

    • D. 

      Egypt

  • 13. 
    What does Mesopotamia mean?
    • A. 

      Land between two rivers.

    • B. 

      The middle of the world.

    • C. 

      The pot of the ancient cooker

    • D. 

      The fertile crescent.

  • 14. 
    What 2 rivers is Mesopotamia between?
    • A. 

      Atlantic and Pacific

    • B. 

      Nile and Mediterranean.

    • C. 

      Tigris and Mississippi

    • D. 

      Tigris and Euphrates

  • 15. 
    What is cuneiform?
    • A. 

      The ranks of men.

    • B. 

      Wedge shaoped writing

    • C. 

      The formation made by civilizations

    • D. 

      Rare material used by Egyptians

  • 16. 
    In Sumer, a priest was a very important person.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Sumerian temples were called Ziggurats.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The Sumerians worshiped many gods.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Sumerian writing is called hieroglyphics.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Prior to the city-states the people in Sumer were.
    • A. 

      Urban dwellers

    • B. 

      Hunter-gatherers

    • C. 

      Non-existent

    • D. 

      Pastoral

  • 21. 
    The most importan people in Sumer were______________.
    • A. 

      Slaves

    • B. 

      Scribes

    • C. 

      Priests

    • D. 

      Farmers

  • 22. 
    One of the surviving Sumerian legends concerns.
    • A. 

      Gilgamesh

    • B. 

      Enlil

    • C. 

      Hammurabi

    • D. 

      Hercules