History of Iraq Quiz

Can you answer these questions about the history of Iraq or Mesopotamia?
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What kingdom was based in northern Mesopotamia and is considered to be the first true
empire in the world by many historians?
Neo-Assyrian
Empire
Which capital city of the above was the largest city in the world for approximately fifty
years until the year 612 BC?
Nineveh
The cuneiform writing was first developed by which Mesopotamian civilization?
Sumer
Which Biblical patriarch was born in the city of Ur?
Abraham
Which of the Babylonian king's code of laws called for "an eye for an eye"?
Hammurabi
Which Akkadian king is sometimes identified as the first person in recorded
history to rule over an empire?
Sargon the Great
What was the name of the daughter of the above who is known to be the earliest poet
in history whose name has been recorded?
Enheduanna
Which Persian king freed the Jews from captivity in Babylonia after conquering it?
Cyrus the Great
Who was the longest-reigning and most powerful monarch of the Neo-Babylonian Empire?
Nebuchadnezzar II
What was the name of the Apocryphal World Wonder of Babylon?
Hanging Gardens
What name was given to the Mesopotamian pyramids with steps?
Ziggurat
Which epic poem from ancient Mesopotamia is often regarded as the earliest surviving
great work of literature in history?
Epic of Gilgamesh
Which caliphate had four of its six capitals in modern-day Iraq?
Abbasid Caliphate
Which fictional legendary sailor of the seven seas was said to live in Iraq?
Sinbad the Sailor
Which foreign invaders sacked Baghdad in 1258 AD and ,ended the Islamic Golden Age?
Mongols
Which empire conquers and controls most of Mesopotamia between 1533 - 1918?
Ottoman Empire
Mesopotamia becomes a mandatory of what country after collapse of the above?
United Kingdom
Which royal family ruled over Iraq between 1921 - 1958?
Hashemites
What country did Iraq fight a bloody war against in the 1980s?
Iran
Who was the president of Iraq from 1979 until being assassinated in 2003?
Saddam Hussein
To what political party did the above belong to?
Ba'ath
That president led an invasion into which neighboring country in 1990?
Kuwait
The Iraqi constitution recognized the autonomy of which Iraqi region in 2005?
Iraqi Kurdistan
According to George W. Bush, what group of axis is Iraq member of?
Axis of Evil
In what former prison were detainees abused by personnel of the U.S. Army and CIA?
Abu Ghraib
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