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A review game compiled by Mother VrndaPriya
What is silt?
type of Sumerian pottery
mixture of rich soil and tiny rocks
the first Mesopotamian civilizaton
Answer: c. Silt is a mixture of rich soil and tiny rocks.
What is a surplus?
Answer: a. A surplus is having more of something than you needed.
What is the difference between rural and urban?
Answer: d. A rural area is in the countryside. An urban area is in a city.
Which word means “the worship of many gods”?
Answer: c. Polytheism is the worship of many gods.
What is an epic?
Answer: b. An epic is a long poem that tells the story of a hero (think “Gilgamesh”).
Which civilization was known for creating the first system of writing, and what was it called?
Answer: d. Sumerians invented the first system of writing called cuneiform.
What was the basic political unit of Sumer?
Answer: a. The city-state was the basic political unit of Sumer.
What was the bucket-like simple machine that helped the first Mesopotamian civilization water their crops?
Answer: c. Shaduf
What is the word for the pyramid-shaped temple tower that the Sumerians invented?
Answer: d. ziggurat
What civilization is known for creating the first alphabet?
Answer: b. the Phoenicians
Who was the emperor who came up with the famous “Hammurabi’s Code”?
Answer: b. Hammurabi
Which king, ruler of the city of Uruk, has an epic named after him?
Answer: d. Gilgamesh
Which Akkadian king conquered all of Mesopotamia and was the first ruler to have a permanent army?
Answer: a. Sargon
Which Assyrian emperor was merciless, cruel and conquered most of northern Mesopotamia?
Answer: c. Shamshi-Adad
Which Chaldean emperor rebuilt Babylon into a beautiful city and was responsible for the famous Hanging Gardens?
Answer: c. Nebuchadnezzar
How were the Sumerians able to regulate the water level of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and water their crops?
Answer: b. irrigation
Mastering which two resources gave the Hittites an advantage over their enemies?
Answer: a. chariots and ironworking
Which civilization created the system of time based on the number 60 that we use today?
Answer: c. Sumerians
Which king/civilization was the first to bring the entire region of Mesopotamia under its rule?
Answer: d. Sargon/ Akkadians
Blocked by mountains to the north, water to the west, and hostile neighbors to the east and south, which civilization became expert sailors in order to trade?
Answer: a. Phoenicians
Where is Mesopotamia located?
Answer: b. between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers
After establishing their empire, the Assyrians changed their capitol from Assur to a city called…
Answer: d. Nineveh
The Assyrians conquered all of the Fertile Crescent, even taking over parts of…
Answer: c. Asia Minor and Egypt
The city of Babylon was located in…
Answer: a. southern Mesopotamia
Phoenicia was located…