Mesopotamia: Culture, Facts & History Video


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In what modern day country was the Mesopotamian region mostly located?

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1. What two rivers surrounded the early Mesopotamian region?

2. How do we know that there was trade between Mesopotamia and distant regions of the world?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Known as the 'cradle of civilization', Mesopotamia's history spans five millennia, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the major events, cities, and contributions of this ancient civilization.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Geographic location of Mesopotamia
  • Development of cuneiform
  • Leader that united the region
  • Invaders who eventually ended Mesopotamian rule

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the history of Mesopotamia
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the major rivers of the region
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, including cuneiform
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the civilization's powerful leaders

Additional Learning

To learn more about this ancient civilization, review the accompanying lesson on the History of Mesopotamia. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Recognize the various groups and empires that ruled and united the region
  • Identify the purpose and cultural impact of ziggurats
  • Understand the types of writing and language that developed in Mesopotamia
  • Identify the key geographic features of the region