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1 Lesson Quiz 1 DIRECTIONS: Matching Match each item with the correct statement below. 1. Greek for land between the rivers A. 2. complex societies that have organized governments, culture, and writing 3. a method that brings water to crops 4. has its own government but is not part of any larger unit B. cuneiform C. city-state D. irrigation E. civilization 5. a form of writing developed by the people of Sumer DIRECTIONS: Multiple Choice Indicate the answer choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. 6. Where did the first civilizations arise because of farming conditions? A. in the mountains C. in river valleys B. near the sea D. in the desert 7. A Sumerian temple to honor their chief god was called a A. scribe. C. Gilgamesh. B. cradle. D. ziggurat. 8. Although most Sumerians were farmers, many made metal, cloth, and pottery because they were skilled A. artisans. C. slaves. B. merchants. D. priests. 9. The few Sumerians who learned how to write often held high positions in society as what? A. artisans C. heads of households B. scribes D. merchants 10. The calendar developed by the Sumerians was based on A. the number 60. C. the Roman calendar. B. the cycles of the moon. D. the geometry of the wheel. Discovering Our Past: A History of the World 29

2 Lesson Quiz 2 DIRECTIONS: Matching Match each item with the correct statement below. 1. a group of traveling merchants A. province 2. the Assyrian Empire s capital city 3. a political district 4. Chaldean king who rebuilt Babylon 5. one who studies the stars and planets B. astronomer C. Nineveh D. Nebuchadnezzar E. caravan DIRECTIONS: Multiple Choice Indicate the answer choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. 6. What did the Hittites teach the Assyrians that helped make their army stronger? A. how to use more advanced weapons such as catapults and battering rams B. how to fight while riding horses C. how to use stronger metals such as iron for weaponry D. how to make chariots 7. Which part of Babylon was known as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World? A. Hanging Gardens C. wall around the city B. king s palace D. irrigation system 8. Babylon became rich from trade because it was located on a major trade route between the Mediterranean Sea and the A. Red Sea. C. Tigris River. B. Euphrates River. D. Persian Gulf. 9. In 612 B.C. the Chaldeans defeated whom? A. Akkad C. Hammurabi B. Assyria D. Nebuchadnezzar 10. Which mountain people captured Babylon in 539 B.C.? A. the Hittites C. the Chaldeans B. the Persians D. the Assyrians 30 Discovering Our Past: A History of the World

3 Chapter Test, Traditional DIRECTIONS: True/False Indicate whether the statement is true or false. 1. The Fertile Crescent includes parts of the modern countries of Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Israel, and Jordan. 2. Sumerian city-states went to war with one another to increase trade. 3. Many Sumerians were skilled metalworkers because of the abundance of metal in Sumer. 4. Sargon conquered all of the peoples of, creating the world s first empire that lasted more than 200 years. 5. The Assyrian army numbered around 50,000 soldiers, including infantry, cavalry, and charioteers. DIRECTIONS: Matching Match the correct item with each statement below. 6. hero of an epic who travels the world performing great deeds A. Assyrians 7. site of one of the world s first libraries B. astronomers 8. first large army to use iron weapons C. Gilgamesh 9. people who study the heavenly bodies D. Nineveh 10. a pyramid-shaped structure with a E. ziggurat temple at the top F. scribe DIRECTIONS: Multiple Choice Indicate the answer choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. 11. Which group rebelled against the Assyrians? A. Babylonians C. Sumerians B. Chaldeans D. Hittites 12. The first Sumerian kings were probably A. artisans. C. scribes. B. farmers. D. war heroes. Discovering Our Past: A History of the World 31

4 Chapter Test, Traditional cont. 13. Who wrote a legal code that covered most areas of daily life? A. Gilgamesh C. Nebuchadnezzar B. Hammurabi D. Nineveh 14. Sumerian artisans, merchants, farmers, and fishers made up this group. A. business class C. middle class B. lower class D. upper class 15. During the summer in, A. high humidity kept people indoors. B. melting snow led to flooding. C. snow sometimes fell. D. water was scarce. Now, compared to the outside, the streets [of Nippur, circa 2100 B.C.] are narrow, cool, and dark. But it s a mud-brick town. There s some dust around. After passing through a residential area [where people live] in the lower town, you d climb the mound, maybe stop and buy some bread to munch on, a flat bread like pita. There s a bakery there. Five or six ovens are turning out maybe 1,500 loaves a day.... You might move on to the outer walls of the ziggurat... and it looks magnificent [wonderful], standing above everything in the city, with its temple on top. Dr. McGuire Gibson, Splendors of the Past: Lost Cities of the Ancient World 16. According to this selection, what material is the town built of? A. clay C. stone block B. mud brick D. wood 17. According to this passage, what is located at the highest point in the town? A. a bakery C. a residential area B. the town gates D. the ziggurat 32 Discovering Our Past: A History of the World

5 Chapter Test, Traditional cont. If any one be too lazy to keep his dam in proper condition, and does not so keep it, if then the dam break and all the fields be flooded, then shall he in whose dam the break occurred be sold for money, and the money shall replace the corn which he has caused to be ruined. Code of Hammurabi, Article The code states that the punishment for allowing one s dam to flood everyone s fields is to A. be sold into slavery. B. pay a fine to replace ruined crops. C. rebuild the dam. D. receive 60 lashes in the public square. 19. According to the passage, this law covers flooding that happens due to A. an unavoidable accident. B. laziness or failure to maintain one s property. C. a natural disaster. D. poor irrigation. 20. In this passage, who gets the money from the penalty? A. the builders of the new dam B. the criminal s family C. the owners of the ruined corn D. the royal treasury Discovering Our Past: A History of the World 33

6 Chapter Test, Traditional cont. DIRECTIONS: Short Answer Answer each of the following questions. 21. Explain the role of women in Sumerian society. 22. What are some examples of the Assyrian army s brutality, or extreme violence? DIRECTIONS: Essay Answer the following question. 23. In your opinion, which Sumerian invention has had the most significant effect on later civilizations? Explain your answer and provide factual support. 34 Discovering Our Past: A History of the World

7 Chapter Test, Document-Based Questions DIRECTIONS: Multiple Choice Indicate the answer choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. Part of an ancient writing system, cuneiform numbers were written using a combination of two signs: a vertical wedge for 1 and a corner wedge for Key: 1 = 10 = 1. Based on the pattern in the chart, what would the number 30 look like? A. C. B. D. DIRECTIONS: Short Answer Answer each of the following questions. 2. Based on the chart, in what way is cuneiform s number system similar to the system we use today? 3. According to the patterns in the chart, how do the cuneiform symbols change as the numbers increase from 1 to 10? Discovering Our Past: A History of the World 35

8 Chapter Test, Document-Based Questions cont. I brought about the defeat of his armies, his warriors I overthrew. In the midst of [during] that battle my hand captured Kashtiliash, the Kassite king. I trod [stood] on his royal neck with my feet like a footstool. I brought him stripped and bound before Ashur my lord. Sumer and Akkad to its farthest border I brought under my sway [control]. On the lower sea of the rising sun I established the frontier [border] of my land. Tukulti-Ninurta I, Assyrian king, as quoted in Cultural Atlas of and the Ancient Near East 4. According to this passage, who was Kashtiliash? 5. According to this passage, which lands did Tukulti-Ninurta bring under his power in this battle? 6. According to this passage, how did Tukulti-Ninurta humiliate, or shame, the Kassite king? DIRECTIONS: Essay Answer the following question on a separate piece of paper. 7. Consider the words and actions of King Tukulti-Ninurta as well as what you have learned about the n people. What is one reason for the development of the conflict? 36 Discovering Our Past: A History of the World

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