Major Mesopotamian Achievements in Early Civilization


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Where was Ancient Mesopotamia located?

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1. What were ziggurats?

2. Why were Mesopotamian cities able to grow enough food to sustain large populations?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Considered the birthplace of modern civilization, Mesopotamia was home to an creative and intelligent culture that is responsible for several innovations. Quiz questions will ask about these people and their many accomplishments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test your understanding of the following inventions and ideas:

  • The wheel
  • Sumerian writing
  • Ziggurats
  • Mass agriculture

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - define and identify important terms and phrases, such as 'ziggurats' and the name of the early form of Sumerian writing
  • Making connections - use the lesson's information to determine the reason the Mesopotamians were able to feed large populations
  • Information recall - remember important details about ancient Mesopotamia

Additional Learning

For more information about this civilization, review the accompanying lesson entitled Major Mesopotamian Achievements in Early Civilization. The lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Establish the location of Mesopotamia
  • Explore the Epic of Gilgamesh and its cultural significance
  • Discuss Mesopotamian architecture