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Mesopotamia

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15 questions
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Explore the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia, its geography, history, and contributions to human society.
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Which two rivers surrounded Mesopotamia?

Tigris and Euphrates

Amazon and Tagus

Ganges and Danube

Rio Grande and Mississippi

58% got this right

Mesopotamia means 'land between the rivers' in Greek.
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In which present-day country was Mesopotamia primarily located?

Hard  16% got this right

Mesopotamia also extended into parts of modern-day Iran, Syria, and Turkey.
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Which of the following were major Mesopotamian city-states? (Select all that apply)

Ur

Uruk

Athens

Rome

47% got this right

Mesopotamian city-states were independent political entities with their own rulers.
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The ancient Mesopotamian civilization of Assyria was known for its expertise in what aspect?

Military

Agriculture

Maritime

Pottery

46% got this right

Assyria had a large, well-organized army and used iron weapons, making them a dominant force in Mesopotamia.
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Which writing system was developed in Mesopotamia?

Cuneiform

Alphabet

Hieroglyphics

Pictographs

Hard  32% got this right

Cuneiform was one of the earliest systems of writing, invented by the Sumerians.
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What was the primary purpose of the Mesopotamian ziggurat?

Religious temple

Defensive structure

Grain storage

Royal palace

52% got this right

Ziggurats were massive structures built to honor the gods and serve as their dwelling place.
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Which invention is attributed to the Mesopotamians?

Wheel

Compass

Printing press

Steam engine

36% got this right

The wheel was invented in Mesopotamia around 3500 BCE and revolutionized transportation.
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Which Mesopotamian goddess was associated with love, beauty, fertility, and war?

Ishtar

Enki

Enlil

Nihursag

49% got this right

Ishtar becomes enamored with Gilgamesh and proposes marriage to him. Gilgamesh rejects her advances which angers her.
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Which ancient Mesopotamian city is known for its famous Hanging Gardens?

Babylon

Assyria

Nineveh

Uruk

74% got this right

Babylon's Hanging Gardens were an engineering marvel, created to mimic mountains for a homesick queen!
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Which ancient Mesopotamian civilization developed the first known form of writing?

Sumerian

Akkadian

Assyrian

Babylonian

39% got this right

Sumerian writing, known as Cuneiform, used wedge-shaped marks on clay tablets.
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Which of the following are the contributions of Mesopotamian Civilization to the current generation?

Irrigation System

Writing System

Examination

Mathematics

37% got this right

Agriculture, Civilizations, Writing System, and Wheels
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What is the name of the Mesopotamian king who is the protagonist of an epic poem exploring themes of friendship & life?

Gilgamesh

Hammurabi

Nebuchadnezzar

Sargon

Hard  31% got this right

The Epic of Gilgamesh is one of the world's oldest recorded works of literature, dating back to 2100 BCE.
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How many laws were in Hammurabi's Code?

275
282
350

Hard  22% got this right

Hammurabi's Code was one of the earliest known legal systems.
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The Tyrannical Rule of Gilgamesh

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The Journey to Defeat Humbaba

3.

The Death of Enkidu

4.

The Search for Immortality

78% got this right

The story of Gilgamesh, a tyrannical ruler who, after the death of his friend Enkidu, embarks to seek for immortality.
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Arrange these Mesopotamian empires in chronological order: Assyrian, Sumerian, Babylonian, Akkadian

1.

Sumerian

2.

Akkadian

3.

Babylonian

4.

Assyrian

Easy  81% got this right

The Sumerians were the first to establish city-states in Mesopotamia.