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Grade 1 Mesopotamia
Name two important cities in Mesopotamia
  1. Gilgamesh and Tigris
  2. Cuneiform and Ziggurat
  3. Tooele and Stansbury
  4. Ur and Babylon
Grade 1 Mesopotamia
Who created the first written laws?
  1. Hammurabi
  2. Gilgamesh
  3. Cradle
  4. Ziggurat
Grade 1 Exploration
Columbus accidentally discovered the Americas while he was trying to sail to Asia.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 1 Latin America and Caribbean
Where were the Incas Located?
  1. Andes Mountains of Mexico in Central America
  2. Andes Mountains of Peru in South America
  3. Andes Mountains of Peru in North America
  4. Andes Mountains of Mexico in South America
Grade 1 Exploration
Columbus called the native people he met "Indians" because he thought he had landed in         India        .
Grade 1 Mesopotamia
The world's first written story was about who?
  1. Gilgamesh
  2. Hammurabi
  3. Ur
  4. Olivia
Grade 1 Mesopotamia
What were made to help the people of Mesopotamia be good?
  1. Traditions
  2. Cookies
  3. Cradle
  4. Laws
Grade 1 Mesopotamia
Mesopotamia was between two rivers. What were those two rivers called?
  1. Ur and Babylon
  2. Tigris and Euphrates
  3. Gilgamesh and Ziggurat
  4. Traditions and Laws
Grade 1 Latin America and Caribbean
Who was the emperor that led the Aztecs?
  1. Moctezuma
  2. King George
  3. The Indians
  4. Leah
Grade 1 World History
Paul Revere and Benjamin Franklin were both American                .
  1. patriots
  2. gladiators
  3. enemies
Grade 1 Exploration
In Columbus' time, people either had to reach Asia using camels over land or sailing all the way around Africa.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 1 Egypt
King Tut is a nickname we have for what ancient Egyptian Pharaoh?
  1. Tutankhamun
  2. Amuntotep
  3. Thutmosis
  4. Tantamani
Grade 1 Latin America and Caribbean
What thing brought by the Spanish conquistadors killed thousands of Aztec and Inca people?
  1. Lions
  2. Cannon balls
  3. Sling shots
  4. Diseases
Grade 1 Latin America and Caribbean
What was the Aztec capital city, Tenochtitlán, built on?
  1. A mountain
  2. The ocean
  3. A rainforest
  4. An island in a lake
Grade 1 Exploration
Mark all of the people Columbus asked to supply him with ships and money for his trip.
  1. King John II of Portugal
  2. King Leo of Sweden
  3. King Ferdinand & Queen Isabella of Spain
  4. Queen Louise of France
Grade 1 Dynastic China
Marco Polo was                .
  1. Italian
  2. German
  3. English
  4. Russian
Grade 1 Latin America and Caribbean
What was the name of the Spanish conquistador who discovered and then fought against the Aztecs?
  1. Christopher Columbus
  2. Hernando Cortes
  3. George Washington
Grade 1 Egypt
How old was Tutankhamun when he became Pharaoh?
  1. 9
  2. 6
  3. 15
  4. 18
Grade 1 World History
Why did Paul Revere ride through towns shouting?
  1. To warn the people to be ready for battle.
  2. To wake everyone up because it was morning.
  3. To tell everyone to go back to sleep.
Grade 1 Latin America and Caribbean
How did the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan connect to the mainland?
  1. By boats
  2. By long causeways
  3. By airplanes
  4. By underground tunnels
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