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Grade 5 Mesopotamia
Why did Sumerians offer up gifts to the gods?
  1. So they could eat more grapes
  2. So that they were protected
  3. Because they were ashamed all the time
Grade 5 Mesopotamia
Which civilization of Mesopotamia is considered to be the first human civilization, also attributed to inventing the wheel, writing, and government?
  1. Akkadians
  2. Persians
  3. Sumerians
  4. Babylonians
Grade 5 Mesopotamia
The five known civilizations of Mesopotamia were
  1. Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Syrians, Chinese
  2. Sumerians, Akkadians, Babylonians, Assyrians, Persians
  3. Parisians, Egyptians, Romans, Syrians, Greeks
  4. None of the Above
Grade 5 Mesopotamia
Mesopotamia was located in what is now the Countries of Iraq, Turkey, and Syria.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Mesopotamia
The Sumerian picture writing was called
  1. Cuneiform
  2. Heiroglyphics
  3. Papyrus
  4. Clay
Grade 5 Mesopotamia
What two rivers water the Fertile Crescent?
  1. Nile and Tigris
  2. Tigris and Euphrates
  3. Amazon and Euphrates
  4. Indus and Nile
Grade 5 Mesopotamia
          Babylon          became the most powerful city in Mesopotamia.
Grade 5 Mesopotamia
What did Leonard Wodley find at Excavation at Ur?
  1. A whole bunch of dirt with worms
  2. A red carpet and shoes
  3. Royal Tombs with gold and siler
Grade 5 Mesopotamia
The word "Mesopotamia" means "between the rivers".
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Mesopotamia
The Hanging Gardens, remembered among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, were located in Babylon.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Mesopotamia
A man-made channel made to transport water from one location to another is an aqueduct.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Mesopotamia
The Assyrians were kind to the kingdoms that they conquered.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Mesopotamia
The Mesopotamians were the first civilization to harness the wind by using a sail.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Mesopotamia
The leader of the Babylonian Empire who gathered the laws of the land and put them in order was Hammurabi.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Mesopotamia
The two wheeled vehicles pulled by horses used by the Assyrian army is a           chariot          
Grade 5 Mesopotamia
Who ate the plant that was supposed to give Gilgamesh eternal life?
  1. a bear
  2. a lion
  3. Enkidu
  4. a snake
Grade 5 Mesopotamia
The capital city of Assyria was Babylon.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Mesopotamia
When Gilgamesh tried to stay awake to gain eternal life, he fell asleep.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Mesopotamia
Conquered people had to pay                    taxes or tribute                    to the Assyrian king for military protection.
Grade 5 Mesopotamia
Where would the headwaters of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers if you looked on current map.
  1. Syria
  2. South Dakota
  3. Turkey
  4. Iraq
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