Ancient Mesopotamia

The cradle of civilization
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1. Who were the first humans to form a civilization?
Sumerians
Assyrians
Babylonians
Persians
2. Who was Hammurabi?
King of Egypt
King of Sumer
King of Assyria
King of Babylon
3. What was Hammurabi known for?
code of law
inventing the wheel
multiple wives
long beard
4. Which empire developed the first form of writing by using pictures for words and inscribing them on clay tablets?
Babylonians
Sumerians
Assyrians
Akkadians
5. What ruler invaded the land and conquered the Persian Empire in 333 BC?
Cleopatra VII
Sargon the Great
Alexander the Great
Julius Caesar
6. Who was not the ruler of the Persian Empire?
Xerxes I
Darius I
Nebuchadnezzar II
Cyrus the Great
7. What was the deciding battle during the first invasion of Greece by the Persians?
Battle of Marathon
Battle of Athens
Battle of Thermopylae
Battle of Salamis
8. What was a ziggurat in the world of Ancient Mesopotamia?
temple to the local god
siege weapon
large theatre
type of vehicle
9. What ancient wonder of the world had its home in Babylon?
Colossus
Hanging Gardens
Statue of Zeus
Temple of Artemis
10. What city was the center of the Sumerian civilization?
Uruk
Akkad
Babylon
Persepolis
11. Ancient Mesopotamia was famously located by which two rivers?
Nile and Indus
Indus and Tigris
Euphrates and Nile
Tigris and Euphrates
12. Under which ruler, the Persians conquered Babylon and much of Mesopotamia?
Cyrus the Great
Darius I
Ramses II
Xerxes I
13. What was Gilgamesh searching for?
meaning of life
eternal life
love
wealth
14. What is Gilgamesh according to mythology?
dragon
devil
demigod
lion
15. What is the name of the wild man that the gods send to challenge Gilgamesh, but eventually they became best friends?
Bull of Heaven
Utnapishtim
Humbaba
Enkidu
16. The Persian wars were a series of wars fought between the Persians and which empire?
Greek
Sumerian
Babylonian
Roman
17. Where was the battle where 300 Spartans hold off the entire Persian army?
Grancius
Thermopylae
Pydna
Marathon
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Feb 5, 2021
Fun quiz!
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Level 50
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 :)