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Ancient Mesopotamia.

Who is the main character of the first Epic?
a) Ishtar
b) Gilgamesh
c) Hercules
d) Miss Arnold

What is a famous Sumerian invention?
a) wheel
b) paper
c) school
d) smart phones

How many laws are in Hammurabi's Code?
a) 280
b) 382
c) 282
d) 250

Consisted of a city and all the countryside around it
a) city-state
b) empire
c) city
d) farming land

What is an example of irrigation?
a) plow
b) farming
c) levees
d) Cuneiform

Who was at the top of the social hierarchy?
a) slaves
b) artisans
c) priests and farmers
d) kings and priests

What are the two rivers around Mesopotamia?
a) Tigris and Euphrates
b) Nile
c) Indus
d) Huang He

What allowed for the Mesopotamian civilization to advance?
a) hunting and gathering
b) mummification
c) job specialization
d) social hierarchy

What is a ziggurat?
a) a priest
b) a temple
c) a type of food
d) Miss Arnold's middle name

Why was farming good in Mesopotamia?
a) Aliens taught them how
b) They invented the wheel
c) It was located in a river valley
d) They had writing

Why was flooding good?
a) It deposited rich soil for farming
b) It brought in fish
c) It ruined houses
d) It brought in diseases

Which is not a Mesopotamian invention?
a) Papyrus Paper
b) wheel
c) calendar
d) plow

What is the written language of the Sumerians called?
a) Cuneiform
b) Hieroglyphics
c) English
d) Ziggurat

What religion did the Sumerians practice?
a) Christianity
b) Buddhism
c) Monotheism
d) Polytheism

What is true about the Code of Hammurabi?
a) It was not fair to all the social classes
b) It was perfectly described by the phrase eye for an eye
c) It had just a few laws
d) It was written by priests

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