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King _______________ punished the Jews of Judah when they refused to pay taxes.
a) Nebuchadnezzar
b) Sargon
c) Nabonidus
d) Gilgamesh

When Jews of Jerusalem rebelled against the Babylonians, they were _____________.
a) Made to pay a fine
b) all killed
c) given a new homeland in Sumeria
d) sold into slavery

The _____________ are famous for achievements in astronomy and math.
a) Assyrians
b) Babylonians
c) Akkadians
d) None of these

King Tiglath-Pileser III ruled the ________ Empire.
a) Babylonian
b) Assyrian
c) Sumerian
d) Catal Huyuk

Built the Assyrian Empire into a trade and military power
a) Sargon
b) Shamshi-Adad
c) Hammurabi
d) Nebuchadnezzar

Created the world's first empire by conquering Sumeria
a) Sargon
b) Shamshi-Adad
c) Nebuchadnezzar
d) Hammurabi

Created the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and rebuilt the ziggurat
a) Nebuchadnezzar
b) Hammurabi
c) Shamshi-Adad
d) Nabonidus

Created the Babylonian Empire
a) Nebuchadnezzar
b) Sargon
c) Hammurabi
d) None of these

First became king by murdering the king of Kish
a) Sargon
b) Shamshi-Adad
c) Hammurabi
d) Nebuchadnezzar

Developed and made public an organized system of laws
a) Sargon
b) Hammurabi
c) Shamshi-Adad
d) Nebuchadnezzar

Sumerian city-states were first ruled by
a) gods
b) administrators
c) priests
d) nomads

Cuneiform writing was
a) wedge-shaped writing
b) first used for trade
c) recording religious ceremonies
d) Two answers are correct

The economy of Catal Huyuk was based on
a) trade
b) agriculture
c) hunting and gathering food
d) All are correct

In early civilization, irrigation helped to all EXCEPT
a) development of stone tools
b) grow more food
c) create more jobs
d) bring fresh water

Each Sumerian city-state was ruled by
a) a king
b) a Mesopotamian central government
c) a Mesopotamian governor
d) gods and goddesses

Catal Huyuk was
a) the earliest Mesopotamian city-state
b) an early Neolithic farming town in Turkey
c) an early Mesopotamian empire
d) an early Neolithic farming town in Mesopotamia

The climate of early Mesopotamia was
a) hot, dry weather all year
b) hot, dry summers with flooding in spring and fall
c) rain and flooding all year
d)

Mesopotamians relied on
a) Tigris River
b) Euphrates River
c) The Nile River
d) Both the Tigris and the Euphrates

Polytheism is
a) Belief in one god
b) Belief in a few gods
c) Belief in no gods
d) Belief in many gods

All are Sumerian achievements EXCEPT
a) Paper
b) Irrigation System
c) System of Writing
d) 60 minute hour

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