Religions of Sumer and Akkad: Definition & History


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Sumer encompassed much of Mesopotamia, in an area which is known today as _____.

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1. Sumerians worshiped their gods in temples known as _____.

2. The rulers of Sumer, who were both sacred and secular, were known as _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Historians have been able to piece together elements of the ancient religions of Sumer and Akkad. These assessments will quiz you about the details surrounding the religions of these regions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet combo assesses your knowledge of:

  • Modern location of Sumer in Mesopotamia
  • Sumerian houses of worship
  • Role of Sumerian rulers
  • Collective gods of a culture
  • Hierarchy of the Sumerian pantheon

Skills Practiced

Students can familiarize themselves with these skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the structure of the Akkadian Empire
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the name of the rulers of Sumer
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about where the Sumerians worshiped their gods

Additional Learning

Take a look at the lesson titled Religions of Sumer and Akkad: Definition & History to learn about the following objectives:

  • Understand the aspects of Sumerian civilization
  • Define the concept of city-states
  • Identify deities in the Sumerian pantheon
  • Know the Sumerian understanding of the afterlife