History of Iraq Quiz

Can you answer these questions about the history of Iraq (or Mesopotamia)?
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Last updated: March 18, 2021
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Who was the dictator of Iraq between 1979–2003?
Saddam Hussein
To what political party did the above belong to?
Ba'ath
What city was supposedly home to the Hanging Gardens?
Babylon
What historical conquerer died in that city in June 323 BC?
Alexander the Great
What king of the above city's code of laws called for "an eye for an eye"?
Hammurabi
What country did Iraq invade in 1990?
Kuwait
In what war did a U.S. led coalition liberate the country above?
Gulf War
What 2001 event precipated the Iraq War, even though it had almost
nothing to do with Iraq?
September 11 attacks
What group captured and sacked Baghdad in 1258?
Mongols
What legendary sailor of the seven seas hailed from Basra?
Sinbad
What brutal Mesopotamian empire conquered Israel in 722 B.C. and deported
10 of the 12 tribes of Israel?
Neo-Assyrian Empire
What country did Iraq fight a bloody war against in the 1980s?
Iran
What group of axis is Iraq part of, according to George W. Bush?
Axis of Evil
In what former prison were detainees abused by personnel of the U.S. Army and CIA?
Abu Ghraib
What autonomous region, with its capital at Erbil, was established in the country's
northeastern part after the Iraq War?
Kurdistan
What was the first civilization in Mesopotamia (Led by Sargon the Great)?
Sumer / Akkad
In what two-letter Biblical city was the patriarch Abraham said to be born?
Ur
What "golden" age of cultural, economic, and scientific flourishing was Baghdad
the center of between 8th–14th centuries?
Islamic Golden Age
What epic poem is regarded as the earliest surviving great work of literature?
Epic of Gilgamesh
What name was given to the Mesopotamian pyramids with steps?
Ziggurat
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