Ancient Babylon: History, Timeline & Hanging Gardens


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In what century/centuries did the Neo-Babylonians rule over ancient Babylon?

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1. Who built the Hanging Gardens of Babylon?

2. What does 'Babylon' mean in Akkadian?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Babylon was a key figure in the ancient world. This quiz and corresponding lesson will help you quickly assess your knowledge of the major periods in ancient Babylon's history. You will need to be familiar with specific dates and the names of these periods in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The timeframe of the Neo-Babylonian rule
  • The person who built the Hanging Gardens
  • The meaning of the word Babylon
  • The names of rulers who occupied Babylon
  • The period that marked the rivalry between Assyria and Babylon

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from Babylon's timeline
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why Babylon was such an important Middle Eastern city
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the existence of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Additional Learning

To learn more about this city, review the accompanying lesson called Ancient Babylon: History, Timeline & Hanging Gardens. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe where Babylon is
  • State the modern significance of Babylon
  • Relate the most important periods in Babylonian history
  • Discuss the Hanging Gardens
  • Debate whether the gardens actually existed