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Sixth Grade (Grade 6) World History Questions

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Grade 6 Mesopotamia
What does Mesopotamia mean?
  1. divided nation
  2. land between two mountains
  3. land between the rivers
  4. land of ancient people
Grade 6 World History
A Monarchy and Dictatorship are different in that:
  1. Monarchy is ruled by someone who forces their way to power and Dictators come to power because their parent's were in power.
  2. Monarchy has a constitution and Dictatorships do not have a constitution.
  3. Monarchs are appointed by a higher power and Dictators are appointed through voting.
  4. Monarchy is ruled by a king or queen and Dictators take power by force.
Grade 6 World History
A government controlled by one person.
  1. Absolute Monarchy
  2. Dictatorship
  3. Democracy
Grade 6 Ancient History
Which continents produced the first civilizations, first towns and first new ideas?
  1. Europe and Antarctica
  2. South America and North America
  3. Africa and Asia
  4. Europe and Russia
Grade 6 Absolutism
In an Absolute Monarchy, power is in the hands of...
  1. the people
  2. a king or queen
  3. the president
  4. congress
Grade 6 Dynastic China
Grade 6 Mesopotamia
What was the first written code of laws?
  1. The Laws of Mesopotamia
  2. The Code of Mesopotamia
  3. The Laws of Cuneiform
  4. Hammurabi's Code
Grade 6 Mesopotamia
The system of levees and canals used to divert water to crops is called __.
  1. Irrigation
  2. Agriculture
  3. specialization
  4. ziggurats
Grade 6 Mesopotamia
Who were the rivals of the ancient Sumerians?
  1. The ancient Greeks
  2. The ancient Babylonians
  3. The ancient Romans
  4. The ancient Egyptians
Grade 6 Greece
What two city-states joined forces in 480 BC when the Persian King Xerxes decided to attack?
  1. Athens and Corinth
  2. Sparta and Corinth
  3. Athens and Sparta
  4. Corinth and Sparta
Grade 6 Roman Empire
Grade 6 Ancient History
Grade 6 Greece
Government in which people rule themselves
  1. democracy
  2. oligarchy
  3. suffragettes
  4. protestants
Grade 6 Mesopotamia
What are the Sumerians famous for?
  1. Fighting with the Greeks
  2. Conquering Ancient Egypt
  3. Forming the first human civilization
  4. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
  5. The library at Nineveh
Grade 6 Mesopotamia
Which two land features gave Mesopotamia its name?
  1. The Fertile Crescent and the Mediterranean Sea
  2. The Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean Sea
  3. The northern plateau and the southern plateau
  4. The Tigris River and the Euphrates River
Grade 6 Mesopotamia
The first WORLD Empire was:
  1. Babylon Empire
  2. Assyrian Empire
  3. Akkadian Empire
  4. Hittites Empire
Grade 6 Roman Empire
What was the language of Rome?
  1. Macedonian
  2. Roman
  3. Latin
  4. Finnish
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