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Quiz on Mesopotamia: Beginning of History

The following questions are based on the article: Mesopotamia: The Rise of the First Civilization.

1. Which river runs through the region known as Mesopotamia?
The Vistula
The Nile
The Euphrates
The Elbe

2. Which of the following was an advantageous aspect of the Mesopotamian region?
It was flat.
The soil was fertile.
There was very little stone.
There were few metals.

3. Large mountain-like structures were built as homes for the gods. What were these called?
mounds
pyramids
temples
ziggurats

4. What were the symbols first used in writing called?
cuneiform
alphabet
script
representations

5. What system set up by the Mesopotamians do we continue to use today?
Hours on the Clock
The Constellations
Algebra
all of the above

6. What was the first great epic ever written?
Gilgamesh
The Iliad
Hammurabi
The Aneid

7. Who was the first imperial conqueror of the region?
Hammurabi
Gilgamesh
Sargon I
Ashurbanipal

8. A famous code of laws was set down in the region to maintain peace, order and prosperity in the region. What Babylonian king set down these laws?
Sargon I
Hammurabi
Napoleon
Enkidu


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