The Rise of Sumerian City-States


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The Tigris and _____ rivers flow through Mesopotamia.

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1. A Ziggurat is a _____.

2. Who was at the top of Sumerian society?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In order to understand the rise of human civilization that took place in ancient Mesopotamia, one must understand the rise of ancient Sumerian city-states. These assessment questions will test you on some key points related to Sumerian city-states, such as relevant aspects of Mesopotamian geography, and the social structure of ancient Sumerian society.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Significant rivers of ancient Mesopotamia
  • The definition of a Ziggurat
  • Sumerian social structure
  • The political structure of Sumerian Mesopotamia

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - recall facts from the lesson on the social structure and geography of ancient Sumerian city-states
  • Reading comprehension - check your understanding of facts about the rivers in Sumerian city-states
  • Knowledge application - apply your understanding of ancient Mesopotamian to identify key information about politics

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about Sumerian city-states, read through the corresponding lesson called The Rise of Sumerian City-States. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Life during the Sumerian period
  • Diplomacy of city-states
  • Written records from early Mesopotamia
  • Sumerian religion and culture