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Ancient Mesopotamia

The cradle of civilization
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1. What does the word Mesopotamia mean?
The land between rivers
The land between valleys
The land between seas
The land between mountains
2. In what current country is most of Ancient Mesopotamia located?
Pakistan
Iran
Iraq
Turkey
3. Who were the first humans to form a civilization?
Sumerians
Babylonians
Persians
Assyrians
4. Who was Hammurabi?
King of Assyria
King of Babylon
King of Sumer
King of Egypt
5. What was Hammurabi known for?
Inventing the wheel
Code of law
Multiple wives
Long beard
6. Which empire developed the first form of writing by using pictures for words and inscribing them on clay tablets?
Akkadians
Sumerians
Babylonians
Assyrians
7. What was the capital and largest city of the Neo-Assyrian Empire, as well as the largest city in the world for several decades?
Kish
Nippur
Assur
Nineveh
8. What ruler invaded the land and conquered the Persian Empire in 333 BC?
Sargon the Great
Alexander the Great
Cleopatra VII
Julius Caesar
9. Who besieged Jerusalem in 568 BC, captured a large number of Judeans and took them to Babylon where they became slaves?
Cyrus the Great
Xerxes I
Darius I
Nebuchadnezzar II
10. What was the deciding battle during the first invasion of Greece by the Persians?
Battle of Marathon
Battle of Salamis
Battle of Athens
Battle of Thermopylae
11. What was a ziggurat in Ancient Mesopotamia?
Type of vehicle
Large theatre
Temple to the local god
Siege weapon
12. What ancient wonder of the world had its home in Babylon?
Statue of Zeus
Hanging Gardens
Temple of Artemis
Colossus
13. What city was the center of the Sumerian civilization?
Persepolis
Babylon
Akkad
Uruk
14. Ancient Mesopotamia was famously located by which two rivers?
Nile and Indus
Euphrates and Nile
Indus and Tigris
Tigris and Euphrates
15. Under which ruler, the Persians conquered Babylon and much of Mesopotamia?
Cyrus the Great
Darius I
Xerxes I
Ramses II
16. In Sumerian literature what was Gilgamesh searching for?
Love
Meaning of life
Wealth
Eternal life
17. What is Gilgamesh according to mythology?
Dragon
Demigod
Devil
Lion
18. What is the name of the wild man that the gods sent to challenge Gilgamesh, but eventually they became best friends?
Enkidu
Bull of Heaven
Utnapishtim
Humbaba
19. The Persian wars were a series of wars fought between the Persians and which empire?
Sumerian
Babylonian
Roman
Greek
20. Where was the battle where 300 Spartans hold off the entire Persian army?
Marathon
Grancius
Thermopylae
Pydna
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Feb 5, 2021
Fun quiz!
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Level 53
Feb 27, 2021
Thanks :)
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May 10, 2021
Yes, good quiz, ancient history rocks!
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May 11, 2021
Thanks :)