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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?
Which capital city of the above was the largest city in the world for approximately fifty
years until the year 612 BC?
The cuneiform writing was first developed by which Mesopotamian civilization?
Which Biblical patriarch was born in the city of Ur?
Which of the Babylonian king's code of laws called for "an eye for an eye"?
Which Akkadian king is sometimes identified as the first person in recorded
history to rule over an empire?
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?
Which Persian king freed the Jews from captivity in Babylonia after conquering it?
Who was the longest-reigning and most powerful monarch of the Neo-Babylonian Empire?
What was the name of the Apocryphal World Wonder of Babylon?
What name was given to the Mesopotamian pyramids with steps?
Which epic poem from ancient Mesopotamia is often regarded as the earliest surviving
great work of literature in history?
Which caliphate had four of its six capitals in modern-day Iraq?
Which fictional legendary sailor of the seven seas was said to live in Iraq?
Which foreign invaders sacked Baghdad in 1258 AD and ,ended the Islamic Golden Age?
Which empire conquers and controls most of Mesopotamia between 1533 - 1918?
Mesopotamia becomes a mandatory of what country after collapse of the above?
Which royal family ruled over Iraq between 1921 - 1958?
What country did Iraq fight a bloody war against in the 1980s?
Who was the president of Iraq from 1979 until being assassinated in 2003?
To what political party did the above belong to?
That president led an invasion into which neighboring country in 1990?
The Iraqi constitution recognized the autonomy of which Iraqi region in 2005?
According to George W. Bush, what group of axis is Iraq member of?
In what former prison were detainees abused by personnel of the U.S. Army and CIA?
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