The Ancient Middle East

EMILY ADAMS
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Quiz on The Ancient Middle East , created by EMILY ADAMS on 02/08/2015.

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Question 1

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Which of the following is another name for Mesopotamia
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  • Sumer
  • Sasanid
  • Byzantine

Question 2

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Mesopotamia means...
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  • Land of the First People
  • Between the Rivers
  • The Fertile Crescent

Question 3

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Which two rivers was Mesopotamia between?
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  • Oman and Aden
  • Tigris and Euphrates
  • Nile and Caspian

Question 4

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Which of the following did the Sumerians use to transport water? (There may be more than one correct answer)
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  • Irrigation ditches
  • Underground tunnels
  • Aqueducts
  • Dikes

Question 5

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True or False: Sumerian rule was hereditary.
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  • True
  • False

Question 6

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Which of the following is true about Sumerian government?
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  • One ruling family led all of Mesopotamia, and their officials led the city states
  • Rulers were elected using a democratic process when the previous ruler died
  • Each city state had its own ruling family

Question 7

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How were city-state rulers viewed in Sumer?
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  • Servants of the gods
  • Descendants of the gods
  • Gods

Question 8

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Which of the following represents the correct order of Mesopotamian social classes? (from highest to lowest)
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  • Ruling family, priests, scribes, officials, merchants, artisans, peasant farmers
  • Ruling family, officials, priests, scribes, artisans, merchants, peasant farmers
  • Priests, ruling family, scribes, officials, merchants, peasant farmers, artisans

Question 9

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Who kept records and collected taxes in ancient Sumer?
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  • Peasant Farmers
  • Merchants
  • Scribes

Question 10

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True or False, Sumerian religion was monotheistic.
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  • True
  • False

Question 11

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Sumerian religion can be described as anthropomorphic. What does anthropomorphic mean?
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  • Gods are all-knowing and far superior to humans.
  • Gods have human characteristics.
  • There are many minor gods who are led by one major god.

Question 12

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What is animism?
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  • Idea of divine force in natural objects
  • Belief in one god as the only divine power
  • Concept of animals having divine qualities

Question 13

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Define the term ziggeraut
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  • System of pipes used for irrigation
  • Tall, pointed hat worn by city state rulers to symbolize royalty
  • Temple dedicated to city’s main god or goddess

Question 14

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What was the Sumerian form of writing called?
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  • Elamite
  • Cuneiform
  • Hieroglyphics

Question 15

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What does cuneiform mean in Latin?
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  • Written
  • Carving
  • Wedge

Question 16

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When was cuneiform invented?
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  • 3200 BCE
  • 2000 BCE
  • 4500 BCE

Question 17

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Which empire was Sargon a ruler of?
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  • Babylonian
  • Byzantine
  • Akkadian

Question 18

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Which empire had the first professional standing army?
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  • Babalonyian
  • Byzantine
  • Akkadian

Question 19

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Which empire was Hammurabi a ruler of?
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  • Byzantine
  • Babylonian
  • Akkadian

Question 20

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Which of these empires was the first to create literary works?
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  • Byzantine
  • Babylonian
  • Akkadian

Question 21

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Which empire was the first to codify laws?
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  • Byzantine
  • Babylonian
  • Akkadian

Question 22

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What is the oldest known code of laws?
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  • Hammurabi's Code
  • Sargon's Code
  • Nebuchadnezzar's Code

Question 23

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True or false: Hammurabi's Code was considered divine.
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  • True
  • False

Question 24

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Mark all of the statements that are true of Hammurabi's Code.
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  • They could only be altered by a king.
  • The laws pertained to men, women, and slaves.
  • There were 282 laws in the code.
  • Rulers did not have to follow them, but priests and officials did.
  • The code was the first written set of laws.

Question 25

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Which of these empires spread knowledge of metal-working?
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  • Babylonian
  • Assyrian
  • Hittite

Question 26

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Which empire created elaborate rules for upper class women (similar to the Taliban)?
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  • Babylonian
  • Assyrian
  • Hittite

Question 27

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Which empire created the Hanging Gardens?
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  • Babylonian
  • Assyrian
  • Hittite

Question 28

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Which empire was known for their military strength and strategy?
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  • Babylonian
  • Assyrian
  • Hittite

Question 29

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Which ruler revived Babylon and created the Hanging Gardens?
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  • Nebuchadnezzar
  • Hammurabi
  • Darius

Question 30

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True or False: Under Nebuchadnezzar, the Babylonian empire never reached its previous strength.
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  • True
  • False

Question 31

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Which ruler divided the Persian empire into provinces?
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  • Nebuchadnezzar
  • Darius
  • Sargon

Question 32

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Who or what is Zoroaster?
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  • A new religion created by the Persians
  • A Persian king
  • The capital province of the Persian empire

Question 33

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Who was the main deity of Zoroaster?
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  • Allah
  • Ahiram
  • Ahura Mazda

Question 34

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Who was the evil deity of Zoroaster?
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  • Allah
  • Ahiram
  • Ahura Mazda
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