Ancient Civilization Trivia: Ultimate Quiz!

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Civilization Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    The civilization of ancient Egypt was located along the
    • A. 

      Tigris River

    • B. 

      Yellow River Valley

    • C. 

      Nile River

  • 2. 
    The civilization that grew along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers was called
    • A. 

      Mesopotamia

    • B. 

      Mediterrainian

    • C. 

      Rome

  • 3. 
    Egyptians invented the earliest form of writing
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The oldest know civilization is
    • A. 

      Ancient Egypt

    • B. 

      Mesopotamia

    • C. 

      Ancient China

  • 5. 
    Many believe the Garden of Eden was located in what present day country?
  • 6. 
    The Sumerians developed the wheel.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The rule of Mesopotamian law was _________________
  • 8. 
    The tombs that were built for Egyptian kings are called
  • 9. 
    The most famous pharaoh was King Tut
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Pharaohs are
    • A. 

      Kings

    • B. 

      Generals in the army

    • C. 

      Priest Kings

  • 11. 
    Ancient Egyptians believed they would have a better afterlife if their bodies were preserved as
  • 12. 
    Hieroglyphics are
    • A. 

      Tombs for kings

    • B. 

      A form of writing

    • C. 

      Walls built by ancient China

  • 13. 
    Ancient China was formed around the
    • A. 

      Euphrates River

    • B. 

      Nile River

    • C. 

      Yellow River Valley

    • D. 

      Mediterrainian Sea

  • 14. 
    Contributions from Ancient China include
    • A. 

      Silk

    • B. 

      The wheel

    • C. 

      Astronomy

    • D. 

      The first form of writing

  • 15. 
    According to the Dynastic Cycle, when a country went through a period of decline, it was a mandate from heaven that a new leader be named and become the next ruler.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Ancient Civilizations had economies based on
    • A. 

      Farming

    • B. 

      Trade

    • C. 

      Banking systems

    • D. 

      They didn't have an economy

  • 17. 
    The 8 features of civilization include
    • A. 

      A form of writing

    • B. 

      Schools

    • C. 

      A form of government

    • D. 

      Roads and public works

    • E. 

      A king

    • F. 

      A social class system

    • G. 

      Jobs

  • 18. 
    Different areas of Ancient Greece that had their own forms of government were called
  • 19. 
    Athens Greece had the following type of government
    • A. 

      Monarch

    • B. 

      Republic

    • C. 

      Dictator

    • D. 

      Direct Democracy

    • E. 

      Representative Democracy

  • 20. 
    Ancient Greece is known for developing ideas about philosophy, freedom, law and government, and developed new styles of architecture, sculpture, painting, poetry and writing
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    The son of King Philip whose conquests spread Greek civilization throughout the Mediterrainian world and across the Middle East  was named ___________
  • 22. 
    The Hellenist civilization was a blend of Greek, Persian, Egyptian and Indian cultures.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    The city that became the center of learning was Athens.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Rome initially began as a
    • A. 

      Monarch

    • B. 

      Republic

    • C. 

      Democracy

    • D. 

      Dictatorship

  • 25. 
    In 14 AD the Republic of Rome ended and it became a Roman Empire under the leader Augustus.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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