Mesopotamian Ziggurat: Definition & Images


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Ziggurats were constructed in which ancient region?

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1. For which deity did the king Untash-Napirisha build the Elamite ziggurat to honor?

2. Which group of people created raised platforms which may have been the earliest form of ziggurat?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Ziggurats were multilevel structures, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of the characteristics and purpose of them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following items:

  • Group that created raised platforms that may have been the earliest form of a ziggurat
  • Type of shape of ziggurat base
  • Most likely purpose of a ziggurat
  • Ancient region in which ziggurats were constructed
  • Deity for whom king Untash-Napirisha built Elamite ziggurat to honor

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related ziggurat lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the characteristics and purpose of ziggurats
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the earliest forms of a ziggurat

Additional Learning

To learn more about the purpose of ziggurats, review the corresponding lesson called Mesopotamian Ziggurat: Definition & Images. The lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Introduces ziggurats and the ancient Mesopotamians
  • Defines ziggurats
  • Describes the purpose and characteristics of ancient ziggurats
  • Identifies Babylon, Herodutus, and the ziggurat builders
  • Explains ways in which the construction of ziggurats changed over time
  • Provides the reason why king Untash-Napirisha built the Elamite ziggurat