Ch. 2 Fertile Crescent Practice Test

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Fertile Crescent Quizzes & Trivia

The Fertile Crescent is the name of the crescent shaped region inside the arid and semi arid Asia, which is moist and fertile. What do you know about this wetland in the middle of extreme dry land? Find out below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Belief in many gods?
    • A. 

      Monotheism

    • B. 

      Myths

    • C. 

      Polytheism

    • D. 

      Scribe

  • 2. 
    Why did civilizations develop in the Fertile Crescent?
    • A. 

      Nile river made it prosperous

    • B. 

      It was important for mining

    • C. 

      The area was difficult to defend

    • D. 

      The rivers created rich farmland

  • 3. 
    Monotheism is the belief in one god.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    A time when people starve because there is so little food is called a caravan
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Why did Babylon become an important center of trade?
    • A. 

      It was located between cities to the north and south

    • B. 

      Ruled by a powerful ruler

    • C. 

      Surrounded by massive walls

    • D. 

      A site of a great library

  • 6. 
    Why did the Chaldeans and Medes join forces in 612 BC?
    • A. 

      Build the city of Nineveh

    • B. 

      Found the overland trade route to Asia

    • C. 

      Conquer purple snails

    • D. 

      Destroy the Assyrian empire

  • 7. 
    The Phoenician alphabet made it easier for people in Ancient world to read and write.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Hammurabi's code was significant because it was the second time in history we had written rules.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Because the cities in Sumer were separated by long stretches of desert,
    • A. 

      They were frequently destroyed by floods

    • B. 

      They developed into separate city-states

    • C. 

      They united under one government

    • D. 

      They were ruled by a king of queen

  • 10. 
    Why did the Phoenicia become a thriving and wealthy region?
    • A. 

      The warlike Phoenicians conquered their neighbors

    • B. 

      Gold was discovered near the city of Tyre

    • C. 

      Phoenicia controlled access to the cities of Sumer

    • D. 

      Phoenicians sold valuable wood and dyed cloth to neighboring peoples

  • 11. 
    How did the Fertile Crescent gets its name?
    • A. 

      Shaped like the Crescent Moon

    • B. 

      The Moon was out everyday all year

    • C. 

      Hammurabi named it

    • D. 

      The magical purple snails jumped over the moon

  • 12. 
    Along with Math what other major accomplishments did the Chaldeans do?
  • 13. 
    What was so important about Hammurabi's code?
  • 14. 
    Zoroastrianism is a religion that began in Ancient Persia
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    What were the Israelites first called?
    • A. 

      Sumerians

    • B. 

      Hebrews

    • C. 

      Kings

    • D. 

      Phoenicians

  • 16. 
    How did the Assyrians get to be such skilled warriors?
    • A. 

      Always under attack and had great weapons

    • B. 

      Born as ninjas

    • C. 

      Train with Mr. King

    • D. 

      Practice with the Lancer football team

  • 17. 
    ___________ taught this people to practice monotheism.
    • A. 

      Ms. Goulette

    • B. 

      Abraham

    • C. 

      Torah

    • D. 

      David

  • 18. 
    A group of traders traveling together is called a caravan
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    In Mesopotamia people eventually combined symbols into s script known as cuneiform
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    One important advantage of the Phoenician alphabet was
    • A. 

      It was only used by the scribes

    • B. 

      All the people learned to read and write the symbols

    • C. 

      It used only 100 symbols

    • D. 

      It was simpler than cuneiform

  • 21. 
    Where did writing first develop?
    • A. 

      Assyria

    • B. 

      Mesopotamia

    • C. 

      Phoenicia

    • D. 

      Canaan

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