Mesopotamia Quiz Questions

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Mesopotamia Quiz Questions

A quiz about Mesopotamia which includes, Sumer, Babylonia, Assyria and Judaism. Let's take this quiz and learn more about it!


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  • 1. 
    Sumerian and many ancient religions prayed to numerous gods that had very specific roles. This belief in many gods is called:
    • A. 

      Polytheism

    • B. 

      Monotheism

    • C. 

      Godism

    • D. 

      Atheism

  • 2. 
    Mesopotamia was known as "The land between the two rivers". It was located:
    • A. 

      To the south of the the Nile River

    • B. 

      To the North of some unknown river.

    • C. 

      In between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.

    • D. 

      On an island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

  • 3. 
     "If any one is committing a robbery and is caught, then he shall be put to death."What group of laws are these from.
    • A. 

      New York State Penal Law

    • B. 

      Ten Commandments

    • C. 

      Hammurabi's Code of Law

    • D. 

      Egyption Law

  • 4. 
  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Cave drawings

    • B. 

      Fossils found and dated using scientific tests.

    • C. 

      Artifacts found under the ground

    • D. 

      Museums exhibits

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    King Sargon founded the worlds first Empire. What as the name of his Empire?
    • A. 

      Alderon

    • B. 

      Akkadia

    • C. 

      Jerusalem

    • D. 

      Magic Kingdom

  • 7. 
    A long period with little or no rain is called a:
    • A. 

      Dryer

    • B. 

      Drought

    • C. 

      Monsoon

    • D. 

      Hurricane

  • 8. 
    Mesopotamian's established a very complex system of farming. This system includes using a series of levees to block the flow of water, canals to control where the flow travels to and an artificial lake to act as a reservoir  to store the water. This process is known as :
    • A. 

      Canalism

    • B. 

      Irrigation

    • C. 

      Water flow process

    • D. 

      Water system

  • 9. 
    Sometimes cartoons make a joke of real historical events.  What is this cartoon referring to?
    • A. 

      Elderly people after retirement

    • B. 

      Mesopotamian Fishing

    • C. 

      Moses freeing the Israelites from Egypt by parting the Red Sea

    • D. 

      Two former presidents fishing

  • 10. 
    The current country that lies where Mesopotamia once thrived is
    • A. 

      Pakistan

    • B. 

      Uganda

    • C. 

      Iraq

    • D. 

      India

  • 11. 
    The name of a Sumerian religious place was called a
    • A. 

      Pyramid

    • B. 

      Temple

    • C. 

      Ziggurat

    • D. 

      Church

  • 12. 
    The civilization located in between these two rivers was called:
    • A. 

      Iran

    • B. 

      Giza

    • C. 

      Mesopotamia

    • D. 

      Egypt

  • 13. 
    What does this map represent?
    • A. 

      The path of old Sumerian warlords

    • B. 

      Egyptians on a trip to the promised land

    • C. 

      The route Abraham traveled from Mesopotamia to Jerusalem after making his covenant with God.

    • D. 

      The Nile River COBRA team

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Mesopotamia's highest royal class

    • B. 

      Babylonians under the rule of Hammurabi

    • C. 

      Sumerian warriors

    • D. 

      The Israelites who were hoping to follow Gods way.

  • 15. 
    Many archeologists dig for artifacts in order to:
    • A. 

      Make money by selling them to researchers

    • B. 

      Donate them to museums

    • C. 

      To further our knowledge of ancient civilization

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    This man created the worlds first empire in Sumer:
    • A. 

      Hammurabi

    • B. 

      Sargon

    • C. 

      Moses

    • D. 

      Abraham

  • 17. 
    Which of these artifacts would help a student understand the law system in Mesopotamia?
    • A. 

      A clay pot found in the southern Sumerian desert

    • B. 

      A bronze statue of King Sargon

    • C. 

      A cuneiform tablet with the code of Hammurabi engraved on it

    • D. 

      Many tools found in a cave in Babylon

  • 18. 
    Assyria had a very strong army. Its inventions helped the army conquer much of Mesopotamia.  Which invention helped Assyria become a powerful empire?
    • A. 

      Battering ram to break down walls

    • B. 

      Flint knife to cut through rope

    • C. 

      Wheel

    • D. 

      Kite

  • 19. 
    If you were to go back in time to Sumer to the year 2,900 B.C.E and you came across this structure, What would you find people mostly doing?
    • A. 

      Selling goods

    • B. 

      Praying

    • C. 

      Preparing for war

    • D. 

      Digging for artifacts

  • 20. 
    Which of these is not a Sumerian god?
    • A. 

      Ki

    • B. 

      Enlil

    • C. 

      Roofos

    • D. 

      Enkri