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The land once called Mesopotamia is located in
a) the far East
b) Eastern Europe
c) the Middle East
d) North America

The term Mesopotamia means
a) fertile land
b) land between rivers
c) gift of the gods
d) dead sea

The western end of the Fertile Crescent touches the
a) Atlantic Ocea
b) Red Sea
c) Persian Gulf
d) Mediterranean Sea

The first civilization to arise in Mesopotamia was that of the
a) Babylonians
b) Egyptians
c) Persians
d) Sumerians

The Tigris and Euphrates rivers run through present day
a) Iraq
b) Iran
c) Egypt
d) Belgium

The peoples of Mesopotamia
a) had armies so strong that invaders dared not attack them
b) were open to invasion
c) made no lasting contributions to later civilizations
d) all died cause of illness

The Epic of Gilgamesh is a
a) play
b) movie
c) comedy
d) poem

The most important development of the sumerians was the
a) plow
b) wheel
c) pottery
d) glass jewelry

A scribe is a
a) king
b) plumber
c) architect
d) writer

Sumerians used this stool for writing
a) leaves
b) stick
c) stylus
d) rock

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