Mesopotamia Real Test

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Mesopotamia Real Test

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  • 1. 
  • 2. 
    Mesopotamia means
    • A. 

      Land between the rivers

    • B. 

      Land near the ocean

    • C. 

      Land with many people

    • D. 

      Land between the mountains

  • 3. 
    Mesopotamia is also called the
    • A. 

      Fertile Crescent

    • B. 

      Many rivered One

    • C. 

      Fertile Moon

    • D. 

      Crescent with many rivers

  • 4. 
    Mesopotamia is called the Fertile Crescent because
    • A. 

      Of the the rich silt that makes it good for farming

    • B. 

      Of the many people who lived there

    • C. 

      Of the advanced use of mathematics

    • D. 

      Of the development of Cuneiform

  • 5. 
    The rich soil deposited by floods from the Tigris and Euphrates is called
    • A. 

      Silt

    • B. 

      Iron

    • C. 

      Dirt

    • D. 

      Clover

  • 6. 
    Which of these is NOT a reason civilizations often begin near rivers
    • A. 

      They provide rich soil

    • B. 

      They provide water for crops

    • C. 

      They provide water for drinking

    • D. 

      They have many mountains

  • 7. 
    Yearly __________ provided rich silt for farming but also caused damage to crops and humans
    • A. 

      Floods

    • B. 

      Snow Storms

    • C. 

      Blizzards

    • D. 

      Tornadoes

  • 8. 
    Which of these is NOT a reason Civilizations often begin near rivers
    • A. 

      They are surrounded by mountains

    • B. 

      They provide rich soil

    • C. 

      They provide water for crops

    • D. 

      They provide water for drinking

  • 9. 
    Identify A
    • A. 

      Tigris

    • B. 

      Euphrates

    • C. 

      Nile

    • D. 

      Mississippi

  • 10. 
    Identify B
    • A. 

      Tigris

    • B. 

      Euphrates

    • C. 

      Nile

    • D. 

      Mississippi

  • 11. 
    Identify C
    • A. 

      Tigris

    • B. 

      Euphrates

    • C. 

      Nile

    • D. 

      Mississippi

  • 12. 
    Identify 1
    • A. 

      Asia Minor

    • B. 

      Mediterranean Sea

    • C. 

      Arabian Peninsula

    • D. 

      Persian Gulf

  • 13. 
    Identify 2
    • A. 

      Asia Minor

    • B. 

      Mediterranean Sea

    • C. 

      Arabian Peninsula

    • D. 

      Persian Gulf

  • 14. 
    Identify 3
    • A. 

      Asia Minor

    • B. 

      Mediterranean Sea

    • C. 

      Arabian Peninsula

    • D. 

      Persian Gulf

  • 15. 
    Identify 4
    • A. 

      Asia Minor

    • B. 

      Mediterranean Sea

    • C. 

      Arabian Peninsula

    • D. 

      Persian Gulf

  • 16. 
    The first recorded Emperor
    • A. 

      Sargon

    • B. 

      Hammurabi

    • C. 

      Gilgamesh

    • D. 

      Darth Vader

  • 17. 
    Problems caused by flooding include (Check all 3 that apply)
    • A. 

      Destruction of crops

    • B. 

      Killing livestock

    • C. 

      Washing away homes

    • D. 

      Silt for crops

  • 18. 
    Mesopotamian farmers controlled the flooding by (Check the 2 that apply)
    • A. 

      Creating irrigation canals and ditches

    • B. 

      Building up the banks (levees) to hold back the flooding

    • C. 

      Building watch towers

    • D. 

      Building Zaggurats

  • 19. 
    A city and it's surrounding farmland that is run like a country is called a...
    • A. 

      City-State

    • B. 

      Empire

    • C. 

      Dynasty

    • D. 

      Meso-America

  • 20. 
    The 1st form of writing is called
    • A. 

      Cuneiform

    • B. 

      Glyphics

    • C. 

      Egyptian

    • D. 

      Tablets

  • 21. 
    Which of these is NOT a Mesopotamian invention(achievement)
    • A. 

      Papyrus

    • B. 

      Wheel

    • C. 

      Plow

    • D. 

      Bronze

  • 22. 
    Hammurabi is best known for
    • A. 

      The 1st written laws

    • B. 

      The 1st Emperor

    • C. 

      The 1st to conquer South America

    • D. 

      Inventing bronze

  • 23. 
    The main religious building in Ancient Sumeria was the
    • A. 

      Ziggurat

    • B. 

      Mosque

    • C. 

      Church

    • D. 

      Pyramid

  • 24. 
    Hammurabi's code treated people differently depending on their __________________ ______________
    • A. 

      Social Class

    • B. 

      Age

    • C. 

      Clothing

    • D. 

      Race

  • 25. 
    Using ditches and canals made by humans to bring water to crops is called __________________.
    • A. 

      Irrigation

    • B. 

      Empire

    • C. 

      Smelting

    • D. 

      Crop Rotation

  • 26. 
    When a society is able to produce more food than it needs it is called__________.
    • A. 

      Food Surplus

    • B. 

      Supermarketitis

    • C. 

      Famine

    • D. 

      Hunter Gather

  • 27. 
    Food Surplus leads to division of labor, this is called ___________
    • A. 

      Job Specialization

    • B. 

      Irrigation

    • C. 

      Empire

    • D. 

      City-State

  • 28. 
    When 1 ruler brings together several peoples or nation under their rule it is called an _____.
    • A. 

      Empire

    • B. 

      City-State

    • C. 

      Irrigation

    • D. 

      Food Surplus

  • 29. 
    A person in ancient Mesopotamia who could read and write Cuneiform and was responsible for helping keep records
    • A. 

      Scribe

    • B. 

      King

    • C. 

      Slave

    • D. 

      Food Surplus

  • 30. 
    Tools used to write Cuneiform were ______ (choose 2 that apply)
    • A. 

      Clay Tablet

    • B. 

      Stylus

    • C. 

      Paper

    • D. 

      Feather Pen

  • 31. 
    At the top of the Mesopotamian Social Structure was the _____.
    • A. 

      King

    • B. 

      Priests

    • C. 

      Slaves

    • D. 

      Food Surplus

  • 32. 
    The lowest people in the Mesopotamian Social Structure were the ______.
    • A. 

      Slaves

    • B. 

      Priests

    • C. 

      King

    • D. 

      Scribes

  • 33. 
    Mesopotamian religion was ___________.
    • A. 

      Polytheistic

    • B. 

      Monotheistic

    • C. 

      Non-Theistic

    • D. 

      Food Surplus

  • 34. 
    They had 7 major gods based on nature, they were gods of...
    • A. 

      Earth, sky, sun, moon, salt water, fresh water and wind

    • B. 

      Kings,queens, grass, cows, hippos, horses and cats

    • C. 

      Dogs, rivers, fish, earthquakes, wind, mountains and cats

    • D. 

      Midi-chlorians, vulcans, time lords, hobbits and Zaphod Beeblebrox

  • 35. 
    A harsh code of laws that was the 1st to be written down for all to see
    • A. 

      Hammurabi's Code

    • B. 

      The Prime Directive

    • C. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • D. 

      Magna Carta

  • 36. 
    The main hero in one of the 1st written epics from Mesopotamia was
    • A. 

      Gilgamesh

    • B. 

      Hammurabi

    • C. 

      Sargon

    • D. 

      Spock

  • 37. 
    A long poem telling the deeds and adventures of heroic or legendary figures is an ....
    • A. 

      Epic

    • B. 

      Tale

    • C. 

      Story

    • D. 

      Sargon