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Mesopotamia (Grade 6)

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Why was Mesopotamia called the Cradle of Civilization?

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
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
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
Mesopotamia was located in the modern day country of:
  1. Iraq
  2. Indonesia
  3. Turkey
  4. Germany
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
Which was not a Mesopotamian civilization?
  1. Babylon
  2. Indus
  3. Sumer
  4. Assyria
What was the form of writing created and used by ancient Mesopotamians?
  1. Amoritian
  2. Cuneiform
  3. Assyrian
  4. None of the above
In ancient Sumer, professional writers were called                     .
Which king of Mesopotamia instituted a code of laws for his people to live by?
  1. Gilgamesh
  2. Hammurabi
  3. Sargon
  4. Shamshi-Adad
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