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Ancient Mesopotamia

The cradle of civilization
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1. What does the word Mesopotamia mean?
The land between mountains
The land between rivers
The land between seas
The land between valleys
2. In what current country is most of Ancient Mesopotamia located?
Iran
Pakistan
Iraq
Turkey
3. Who were the first humans to form a civilization?
Babylonians
Sumerians
Persians
Assyrians
4. Who was Hammurabi?
King of Egypt
King of Babylon
King of Sumer
King of Assyria
5. What was Hammurabi known for?
Multiple wives
Long beard
Inventing the wheel
Code of law
6. Which empire developed the first form of writing by using pictures for words and inscribing them on clay tablets?
Assyrians
Sumerians
Akkadians
Babylonians
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?
Nippur
Assur
Kish
Nineveh
8. What ruler invaded the land and conquered the Persian Empire in 333 BC?
Alexander the Great
Sargon 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?
Nebuchadnezzar II
Xerxes I
Darius I
Cyrus the Great
10. What was the deciding battle during the first invasion of Greece by the Persians?
Battle of Thermopylae
Battle of Marathon
Battle of Salamis
Battle of Athens
11. What was a ziggurat in Ancient Mesopotamia?
Siege weapon
Type of vehicle
Temple to the local god
Large theatre
12. What ancient wonder of the world had its home in Babylon?
Temple of Artemis
Hanging Gardens
Statue of Zeus
Colossus
13. What city was the center of the Sumerian civilization?
Uruk
Akkad
Babylon
Persepolis
14. Ancient Mesopotamia was famously located by which two rivers?
Euphrates and Nile
Nile and Indus
Tigris and Euphrates
Indus and Tigris
15. Under which ruler, the Persians conquered Babylon and much of Mesopotamia?
Darius I
Cyrus the Great
Ramses II
Xerxes I
16. In Sumerian literature what was Gilgamesh searching for?
Eternal life
Love
Wealth
Meaning of life
17. What is Gilgamesh according to mythology?
Dragon
Lion
Demigod
Devil
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
Greek
Babylonian
Roman
20. Where was the battle where 300 Spartans hold off the entire Persian army?
Pydna
Thermopylae
Grancius
Marathon
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Level 68
Feb 5, 2021
Fun quiz!
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Level 53
Feb 27, 2021
Thanks :)
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Level 87
May 10, 2021
Yes, good quiz, ancient history rocks!
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Level 53
May 11, 2021
Thanks :)
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Level 60
Feb 2, 2023
Cool, but once you get to the Persian wars, Mesopotamian culture was already vanishing.