Mesopotamia Vocabulary Quiz

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  • 1. 
    A curved U-shaped structure spanning an opening and supporting the weight of a bridge, roof, or wall above, it
    • A. 

      Arch

    • B. 

      Bridge

    • C. 

      Curvature

    • D. 

      Bend

  • 2. 
    Artificially bringing water to land to grow more plants
    • A. 

      Flooding

    • B. 

      Inundation

    • C. 

      Irrigation

    • D. 

      Overflow

  • 3. 
    A city surrounding countryside that has the same leader of religious , political, economic, and cultural life
    • A. 

      Megalopolis

    • B. 

      City-state

    • C. 

      Mega-city

    • D. 

      Metropolitian city

  • 4. 
    Manmade waterway
    • A. 

      Chanel

    • B. 

      Canal

    • C. 

      Aqueduct

    • D. 

      Water-way

  • 5. 
    Natural earth (dirt) walls built next to bodies of water to prevent flooding.
    • A. 

      Dunes

    • B. 

      Canal

    • C. 

      Levee

    • D. 

      Dam

  • 6. 
    Barrier that controls water
    • A. 

      Sand barrier

    • B. 

      Water gate

    • C. 

      Dam

    • D. 

      Diversion canals

  • 7. 
    Water-collection pools that store excess water for the future use
    • A. 

      Pool

    • B. 

      Pond

    • C. 

      Lake

    • D. 

      Reservoir

  • 8. 
    A public clerk whose job is to copy down information-- only wealthy, young men were trained in special schools
    • A. 

      Scribe

    • B. 

      Scriptwriter

    • C. 

      Typist

    • D. 

      Stenographer

  • 9. 
    A wedge-shaped writing on clay tablets that is done with a stylus
    • A. 

      Rectangular plate

    • B. 

      Slate

    • C. 

      Cuneiform

    • D. 

      Slab

  • 10. 
    Bringing goods into a country 
    • A. 

      Take

    • B. 

      Extract

    • C. 

      Import

    • D. 

      Purchase

  • 11. 
    Selling goods outside of a country 
    • A. 

      Sell

    • B. 

      Ship

    • C. 

      Send

    • D. 

      Export

  • 12. 
    The relationship between people and the god(s) they worship
    • A. 

      Religion

    • B. 

      Worhsip

    • C. 

      Temple

    • D. 

      Ziggurat

  • 13. 
    Mesopotamian religious temple at the center of a city
    • A. 

      Pyramid

    • B. 

      Walled building

    • C. 

      Ziggurat

    • D. 

      Arched building

  • 14. 
    The system of ranking people one above the other
    • A. 

      Social class

    • B. 

      Hierarchy

    • C. 

      Monarchs

    • D. 

      Democracy

  • 15. 
    Mesopotamian upper class consisting of government officials, priests and military officers
    • A. 

      Priests and land owners

    • B. 

      Amelu

    • C. 

      Mushkinu

    • D. 

      Wardu

  • 16. 
    Mesopotamian middle class consisting of craftspeople, professionals, and other workers (farmers, fisherman, metalworkers, etc )
    • A. 

      Wardu

    • B. 

      Slaves

    • C. 

      Mushkinu

    • D. 

      Amelu

  • 17. 
    “slaves” in the Mesopotamian lower class that were people who were prisoners of war, being punished for crimes, or owed money.
    • A. 

      Amelu

    • B. 

      Mushkinu

    • C. 

      Farmers and blacksmiths

    • D. 

      Wardu