Standard of Ur: Definition & Concept


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According to historians, which of the following is NOT a possible practical use for the Standard of Ur

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1. Where and by whom was the Standard found?

2. How do we know which character depicted on the Standard is the king?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Standard of Ur is a key piece of art and archaeological history. This quiz/worksheet will help you assess your understanding of its history and possible functions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the history and details of:

  • The possible uses for the Standard of Ur
  • Where the Standard was found
  • Who found the Standard
  • The characters depicted on the Standard
  • The two sides of the Standard
  • The significance of the feast in the Standard

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 the Standard of Ur
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the possible uses of the Standard of Ur and what scholars have nicknamed the two sides of the Standard
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the significance of the depictions on the Standard of Ur

Additional Learning

To learn more about the history behind the significance of the Standard of Ur, review the accompanying lesson Standard of Ur: Definition & Concept. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explore the history behind the discovery of the Standard of Ur
  • Familiarize yourself with the artwork of the Standard of Ur
  • Differentiate between the war and peace sides of the Standard of Ur
  • Become familiar with the theories of the Standard of Ur's functions