Old Sumerian Period: Wars & Expansion


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In ascending order, identify the cities that dominated Sumer during the 3rd milllennium B.C.

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1. Why was the ancient Sumerian civilization in constant alternating states of war and peace?

2. What artifact gives mythical and historical information about Sumer that historians consider to be mostly accurate?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on the wars and expansion of the Old Sumerian Period. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include characteristics of the era.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of:

  • Cities that dominated Sumer in the 3rd century BC
  • Beginning of the Old Sumerian Period
  • Source of information on Sumerian kings

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 wars and expansion of the Old Sumerian Period
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding artifacts from the era
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the location of the Sumerian civilization during the Old Sumerian Period

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson, Old Sumerian Period: Wars & Expansion. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify characteristics of the civilization of Sumer
  • Understand the cause and effect of the city-states' expansion
  • Recognize the different dynasties that ruled during the period