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The Fertile Crescent (Grade 6)

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The Fertile Crescent

1. 
What is a countryside area called?
  1. urban
  2. suburban
  3. rural
  4. social hierarchy
2. 
What is a person who performs religions ceremonies known as?
  1. A priest
  2. An empire
  3. A city-state
  4. Sargon
3. 
What is polytheism?
  1. the worship of one god
  2. the worship of many gods
  3. the worship of no god
  4. none of the above
4. 
                  is the division of society by rank or class.
  1. Division of labor
  2. Gilgamesh
  3. Social hierarchy
  4. Polytheism
5. 
What is an arrangement in which each worker specializes in a particular task or job called?
  1. irrigation
  2. division of labor
  3. priests
  4. city-state
6. 
When there is more of something than is needed, it is called a                 .
  1. social hierarchy
  2. rural
  3. city-state
  4. surplus
7. 
                 was a way of supplying water to an area of land.
  1. division of labor
  2. irrigation
  3. polytheism
  4. social hierarchy
8. 
Who was the king of Akkad and built the world's first empire after defeating Sumer and northern Mesopotamia?
  1. empire
  2. Sargon
  3. Fertile Crescent
  4. Gilgamesh
9. 
Who was the King of Uruk who later became a legendary figure in Sumerian literature?
  1. silt
  2. Sargon
  3. Fertile Crescent
  4. Gilgamesh
10. 
The                 is an area of rich farmland in Southwest Asia where the first civilization began.
  1. empire
  2. Sargon
  3. Fertile Crescent
  4. Gilgamesh
11. 
Which was not a Mesopotamian civilization?
  1. Babylon
  2. Indus
  3. Sumer
  4. Assyria
12. 
Mesopotamia was located in the modern day country of:
  1. Iraq
  2. Indonesia
  3. Turkey
  4. Germany
13. 
What is the name of the strip of land that became the site of the Sumerian and Babylonian civilizations?
  1. Nile River Valley
  2. Asia Minor
  3. Fertile Crescent
  4. Indus Valley
14. 
What was the form of writing created and used by ancient Mesopotamians?
  1. Amoritian
  2. Cuneiform
  3. Assyrian
  4. None of the above
15. 
What important process led to a food surplus and an end to hunting, gathering, and migration?
  1. Irrigation
  2. Agriculture
  3. Bronze toolmaking
  4. Wheeled cart creation
16. 
What were the names of the two rivers in Mesopotamia?
  1. The White Nile and the Blue Nile
  2. The Tigris and the Euphrates
  3. The Rhone and the Seine
  4. The Ganges and the Yangtze
17. 
The word Mesopotamia is a Greek word that means
  1. Fertile hippopotamus
  2. Between the rivers
  3. Land of fertility
  4. Land of the pots
18. 
The Sumerians believes that gods descended to the earth using the ziggurat as a ladder.
Based on this sentence, which of the following is true?
  1. The Sumerians were monotheistic.
  2. The Sumerians were polytheistic
  3. The Sumerians were agnostic
  4. The Sumerians were ditheistic
19. 
Which king of Mesopotamia instituted a code of laws for his people to live by?
  1. Gilgamesh
  2. Hammurabi
  3. Sargon
  4. Shamshi-Adad
20. 
As far as we can tell, the great leap from peasant village to true city occurred around 3000 B.C. in the southern part of Mesopotamia, in the land of:
  1. Sumer
  2. Israel
  3. Sargon
  4. Greece
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