Sumerian Art and Architecture Video


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What objects did Sumerians use to create signatures on clay?

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1. What was the ancient form of writing used by the Sumerians?

2. Why did ziggurats have religious importance?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you assess your knowledge of Sumerian writing, art and construction. Some of the things you'll be quizzed on include the form of writing used by the Sumerians and the material used to construct the Standard of Ur.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Object used by the Sumerians to create signatures on clay
  • Ancient form of writing used by the Sumerians
  • City the earliest ziggurats were constructed in
  • Material used to make the Standard of Ur
  • Aspect that signifies hierarchical ranking in Sumerian statuette groups

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Sumerian art in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key terms, such as ziggurat and cuneiform
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Sumerian writing

Additional Learning

To learn more about art from this period, review the corresponding lesson on Sumerian Art and Architecture. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the Sumerians
  • Define and discuss use of cuneiform writing
  • Learn about cylinder seals
  • Discuss the Standard of Ur
  • Learn about ziggurats
  • Review Sumerian sculpture