Mesopotamian Kings: History, Politics & Religion


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Who was the first king to unite several cities under one ruler?

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1. Which of these kings created a code of behavior?

2. In early Mesopotamia, why did priests make decisions regarding land and commercial trade?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

While kings held the majority of power in Mesopotamia, priests also played a large role. This quiz/worksheet combo will test your comprehension of Mesopotamian leadership.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students can expect to answer these types of questions:

  • Identify the first king to unite city-states under one ruler
  • Recall who made decisions about land and trade in Mesopotamia
  • Describe the weather conditions in this region
  • Name the king who created a code of behavior
  • Recall the name of the Sumerian father of the gods

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the legacies of particular kings
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding names of the gods
  • Making connections - use your knowledge about weather conditions in Mesopotamia to understand who was given political power

Additional Learning

To delve deeper into this subject, check out the lesson about Mesopotamian Kings. You will gather information about the following topics:

  • Religion in Mesopotamia and anthropomorphic gods
  • Priest-kings and the building of ziggurats
  • Balancing power between priests and kings