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Mesopotamia Jeopardy!. A review game compiled by Mother Vrnda Priya. Vocab. 100. Inventions 100. Accomplish- ments 100. Emperors 100. Geography 100. 200. 200. 200. 200. 200. 300. 300. 300. 300. 300. 400. 400. 400. 400. 400. 500. 500. 500. 500. 500. Vocab. 100.

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mesopotamia jeopardy

Mesopotamia Jeopardy!

A review game compiled by Mother VrndaPriya

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Vocab.

100

Inventions

100

Accomplish-ments

100

Emperors

100

Geography

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vocab 100
Vocab. 100

What is silt?

type of Sumerian pottery

Hittite weapon

mixture of rich soil and tiny rocks

the first Mesopotamian civilizaton

Answer: c. Silt is a mixture of rich soil and tiny rocks.

vocab 200
Vocab. 200

What is a surplus?

  • more than you needed
  • less than you needed
  • a system of watering crops
  • a tool used by the Hittites

Answer: a. A surplus is having more of something than you needed.

vocab 300
Vocab. 300

What is the difference between rural and urban?

  • rural : city :: urban : countryside
  • rural : near a river :: urban : landlocked
  • rural : Babylon :: urban : Assyria
  • rural : countryside :: urban : city

Answer: d. A rural area is in the countryside. An urban area is in a city.

vocab 400
Vocab. 400

Which word means “the worship of many gods”?

  • religious
  • Chaldean
  • polytheism
  • Cuneiform

Answer: c. Polytheism is the worship of many gods.

vocab 500
Vocab. 500

What is an epic?

  • major event in history
  • long poem that tells the story of a hero
  • system of writing invented by Kassites
  • type of Akkadian art

Answer: b. An epic is a long poem that tells the story of a hero (think “Gilgamesh”).

inventions 100
Inventions 100

Which civilization was known for creating the first system of writing, and what was it called?

  • Assyrians; cuneiform
  • Hittites; calligraphy
  • Sumerians; alphabet
  • Sumerians; cuneiform

Answer: d. Sumerians invented the first system of writing called cuneiform.

inventions 200
Inventions 200

What was the basic political unit of Sumer?

  • city-state
  • rural center
  • empire
  • urban center

Answer: a. The city-state was the basic political unit of Sumer.

inventions 300
Inventions 300

What was the bucket-like simple machine that helped the first Mesopotamian civilization water their crops?

  • irrigation
  • canals
  • shaduf
  • wheel

Answer: c. Shaduf

inventions 400
Inventions 400

What is the word for the pyramid-shaped temple tower that the Sumerians invented?

  • hanging gardens
  • architecture
  • shaduf
  • ziggurat

Answer: d. ziggurat

inventions 500
Inventions 500

What civilization is known for creating the first alphabet?

  • Sumerians
  • Phoenicians
  • Akkadians
  • Chaldeans

Answer: b. the Phoenicians

emperors 100
Emperors 100

Who was the emperor who came up with the famous “Hammurabi’s Code”?

  • Sargon
  • Hammurabi
  • Shamshi-Adad
  • Gilgamesh

Answer: b. Hammurabi

emperors 200
Emperors 200

Which king, ruler of the city of Uruk, has an epic named after him?

  • Hammurabi
  • Sargon
  • Shamshi-Adad
  • Gilgamesh

Answer: d. Gilgamesh

emperors 300
Emperors 300

Which Akkadian king conquered all of Mesopotamia and was the first ruler to have a permanent army?

  • Sargon
  • Shamshi-Adad
  • Gilgamesh
  • Nebuchadnezzar

Answer: a. Sargon

emperors 400
Emperors 400

Which Assyrian emperor was merciless, cruel and conquered most of northern Mesopotamia?

  • Hammurabi
  • Sargon
  • Shamshi-Adad
  • Nebuchadnezzar

Answer: c. Shamshi-Adad

emperors 500
Emperors 500

Which Chaldean emperor rebuilt Babylon into a beautiful city and was responsible for the famous Hanging Gardens?

  • Sargon
  • Hammurabi
  • Nebuchadnezzar
  • Gilgamesh

Answer: c. Nebuchadnezzar

accomplishments 100
Accomplishments 100

How were the Sumerians able to regulate the water level of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and water their crops?

  • use of the shaduf
  • irrigation
  • invention of cuneiform
  • creation of the water clock

Answer: b. irrigation

accomplishments 200
Accomplishments 200

Mastering which two resources gave the Hittites an advantage over their enemies?

  • chariots and ironworking
  • ironworking and canals
  • pottery and canals
  • chariots and cedar

Answer: a. chariots and ironworking

accomplishments 300
Accomplishments 300

Which civilization created the system of time based on the number 60 that we use today?

  • Phoenicians
  • Akkadians
  • Sumerians
  • Assyrians

Answer: c. Sumerians

accomplishments 400
Accomplishments 400

Which king/civilization was the first to bring the entire region of Mesopotamia under its rule?

  • Shamshi-Adad/ Assyrians
  • Hammurabi/ Babylonians
  • Nebuchadnezzar/ Chaldeans
  • Sargon/ Akkadians

Answer: d. Sargon/ Akkadians

accomplishments 500
Accomplishments 500

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?

  • Phoenicians
  • Hittites
  • Kassites
  • Chaldeans

Answer: a. Phoenicians

geography 100
Geography 100

Where is Mesopotamia located?

  • next to the Nile river
  • between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers
  • south of the Mississippi river
  • north of the Caspian sea

Answer: b. between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers

geography 200
Geography 200

After establishing their empire, the Assyrians changed their capitol from Assur to a city called…

  • Akkad
  • Babylon
  • Phoenicia
  • Nineveh

Answer: d. Nineveh

geography 300
Geography 300

The Assyrians conquered all of the Fertile Crescent, even taking over parts of…

  • Europe and North America
  • Africa
  • Asia Minor and Egypt
  • South America

Answer: c. Asia Minor and Egypt

geography 400
Geography 400

The city of Babylon was located in…

  • southern Mesopotamia
  • northern Mesopotamia
  • eastern Mesopotamia
  • western Mesopotamia

Answer: a. southern Mesopotamia

geography 500
Geography 500

Phoenicia was located…

  • in eastern part of the Fertile Crescent
  • in southern Mesopotamia, near Babylon
  • in western part of the Fertile Crescent, along the Mediterranean Sea
  • on the Tigris river

Answer: c.