Ancient Assyria: Social Structure & Political Organization


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Which officials in Assyrian government served as advisers to allied peoples?

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1. Which of the following describes a responsiblity of Assyrian scribes?

2. Which of the following were members of the upper class in Assyrian society?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its attached worksheet allow you to find out what you know about ancient Assyria. See if you know the structure of their society and government.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this set of questions you'll review your knowledge of:

  • The responsibilities of scribes in Assyrian society
  • Assyrian officials who advised foreign nations
  • The group that made up the upper class of Assyria

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as what some major achievements of the Assyrian military were
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the role of scribes in Assyria in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the highest and lowest levels of Assyrian society

Additional Learning

For a better understanding of this ancient empire, review the lesson titled Ancient Assyria: Social Structure & Political Organization. This lesson teaches you about:

  • The network of roads connecting the empire
  • Who led each of the provinces in Assyria
  • The reason Assyria practiced the policy of deportation