Quiz: The Mesopotamia Quiz
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The Mesopotamia Quiz
By: Staff
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About This Quiz

The area once known as the cradle of civilization gave birth to the wheel, writing, irrigation and even the 60-second minute. Take the quiz and see what you know about the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia.

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In what current country is most of ancient Mesopotamia located?
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Archaeological excavations starting in the 1840s revealed human settlements dating as far as when in Mesopotamia?
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What river(s) were important to the civilizations of Mesopotamia?
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Where did people go to learn reading, writing, religion, law, medicine and even astrology in Mesopotamia?
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The Mesopotamians believed that they were what with the gods?
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Many different societies emerged in Mesopotamia and organized cities, states and empires. Which people created the first?
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True or false? The principal occupations in Mesopotamia were growing crops and raising livestock.
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Were men or women the primary brewers of beer and wine?
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What was the southernmost region of ancient Mesopotamia?
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What two significant developments are credited to the Sumerians around 3000 B.C.E., which helped solidify Mesopotamia as the cradle of civilization?
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True or false? Women enjoyed nearly equal rights as men in Sumeria.
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Why did Sumerians build ziggurats?
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What is the name of the style of writing first developed by the ancient Sumerians?
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What civilization took power away from the Sumerians in 2350 B.C.E.?
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Who was the founder of the Akkadian Empire?
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What famous ancient Mesopotamian city's ruins are in modern day Iraq, just south of Baghdad?
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What king ruled Babylon between 1792 and 1750 B.C.E. after the abdication of his father, King Sin-Muballit?
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Hammurabi's Code, which included 282 laws of conduct and justice for his empire in ancient Mesopotamia, is the oldest example of written laws on record.
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True or false? Hammurabi's Code includes one of the first examples of innocent until proven guilty.
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After Hummarabi's death, Babylon fell apart and was ruled by who (in order)?
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Under what Chaldean's reign of Babylon are the Hanging Gardens of Babylon said to have been constructed?
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True or false? The Euphrates River was located on the eastern side of Mesopotamia.
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In 539 B.C.E., the Babylonian Empire fell to:
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After Cyrus the Great conquered Babylon, most of Mesopotamia became part of what empire?
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What other great warrior took control of Mesopotamia from the Persians?
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True or false? By the time the Romans came to the area in 116 C.E., few signs of Mesopotamia were left.
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When did the final blow to the region of Mesopotamia come?
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True or false? We still recognize the contributions of Mesopotamia today.
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