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Babylon (Grade 9)

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Babylon was built on the banks of the Tigris river.
  1. True
  2. False
The city of Babylon was first built by the                 Empire.
  1. Roman
  2. Assyrian
  3. Sumerian
  4. Akkadian
Which king expanded Babylonian control and founded the Babylonian Empire?
  1. Artaxerxes
  2. Ashurbanipal
  3. Hammurabi
  4. Nebuchadnezzar
Which god became the leader of the Babylonian pantheon and patron deity of the city during the old Babylonian period?
  1. Ishtar
  2. Marduk
  3. Pazuzu
  4. Gilgamesh
Which civilization overthrew Babylon in 1595 BCE?
  1. Ur
  2. Hittite
  3. Amorite
  4. Sarmatian
Assyrian king Sennacherib razed Babylon in punishment for its revolt.
  1. True
  2. False
Nebuchadnezzar II sieged Jerusalem and destroyed the First Temple.
  1. True
  2. False
Built by Nebuchadnezzar II, the                    was originally one of the Seven Wonders of the World, but was later replaced by the Lighthouse of Alexandria.
  1. Ishtar Gate
  2. Hanging Gardens
  3. Temple of the Sun
  4. Ziggurat of Marduk
The foundations of the Hanging Gardens have been found in Babylon.
  1. True
  2. False
In 539 BCE, which Persian ruler defeated the Neo-Babylonian Empire?
  1. Cyrus
  2. Hammurabi
  3. Xerxes
  4. Darius

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