Ancient Sumerians: History, Civilization & Culture


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Where was ancient Sumer located?

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1. Why is it hard to tell where the Sumerians originally came from?

2. What was at the center of every major Sumerian city?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo gauges your understanding of Sumerian history and its lasting effects on ancient civilization. Topics you will need to know to pass the quiz include the developments that came from this land and the name of the area where Sumer was located.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The name of the writing system developed by the Sumerians
  • What substance was combined with copper to create bronze
  • The name of the first settlers of Sumer
  • The name of the region following Sargon's conquering of the land
  • The natural disaster that caused Sumer cities to collapse in the 8th century B.C.

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding Sumerian culture and history
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding life in ancient Sumer
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the developments that are credited to the Sumerians

Additional Learning

To learn more about this ancient region, review the accompanying lesson called Ancient Sumerians: History, Civilization & Culture. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe what the Sumerians are best known for
  • Understand a map of Mesopotamia
  • Provide details about life in this ancient region
  • Discuss early forms of writing and examine a display of pictographs
  • Reveal the decline of the Sumerians