Ancient Assyria: Economy & Trade


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1. Merchant associations and Karu most impacted which area of Assyrian society?

2. A major export of the Assyrian empire was _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo help you find out what you remember about the economy of the Assyrian empire. See if you know the resources available to the Assyrians.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this assessment to test your understanding of:

  • The role of merchant associations
  • Irrigation methods of the ancient Assyrians
  • The effect of the deportation policy on Assyrian resource allocation

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the economy of ancient Assyria in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as tribute in terms of the Assyrian economy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding one major export of the Assyrian empire
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the ancient Assyrian economy and agriculture

Additional Learning

Review the lesson titled Ancient Assyria: Economy & Trade to find out more about this powerful Mesopotamian empire. You will learn about:

  • The borders of Assyria at its height
  • Major crops and livestock of the empire
  • Taxation under the Assyrians