Ancient Mesopotamia

The cradle of civilization
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1. Who were the first humans to form a civilization?
Sumerians
Babylonians
Assyrians
Persians
2. Who was Hammurabi?
King of Babylon
King of Sumer
King of Assyria
King of Egypt
3. What was Hammurabi known for?
long beard
code of law
inventing the wheel
multiple wives
4. Which empire developed the first form of writing by using pictures for words and inscribing them on clay tablets?
Babylonians
Akkadians
Sumerians
Assyrians
5. What ruler invaded the land and conquered the Persian Empire in 333 BC?
Sargon the Great
Julius Caesar
Cleopatra VII
Alexander the Great
6. Who was not the ruler of the Persian Empire?
Xerxes I
Nebuchadnezzar II
Darius I
Cyrus the Great
7. What was the deciding battle during the first invasion of Greece by the Persians?
Battle of Marathon
Battle of Thermopylae
Battle of Salamis
Battle of Athens
8. What was a ziggurat in the world of Ancient Mesopotamia?
type of vehicle
large theatre
temple to the local god
siege weapon
9. What ancient wonder of the world had its home in Babylon?
Temple of Artemis
Hanging Gardens
Statue of Zeus
Colossus
10. What city was the center of the Sumerian civilization?
Babylon
Uruk
Akkad
Persepolis
11. Ancient Mesopotamia was famously located by which two rivers?
Nile and Indus
Euphrates and Nile
Tigris and Euphrates
Indus and Tigris
12. Under which ruler, the Persians conquered Babylon and much of Mesopotamia?
Darius I
Cyrus the Great
Ramses II
Xerxes I
13. What was Gilgamesh searching for?
wealth
meaning of life
eternal life
love
14. What is Gilgamesh according to mythology?
dragon
demigod
lion
devil
15. What is the name of the wild man that the gods send to challenge Gilgamesh, but eventually they became best friends?
Utnapishtim
Humbaba
Bull of Heaven
Enkidu
16. The Persian wars were a series of wars fought between the Persians and which empire?
Greek
Babylonian
Roman
Sumerian
17. Where was the battle where 300 Spartans hold off the entire Persian army?
Grancius
Pydna
Thermopylae
Marathon
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Feb 5, 2021
Fun quiz!
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Feb 27, 2021
Thanks :)