Below are a number of items with which you should be familiar after reading Chapter 2. Enter your answer in the blank. Note: You must enter NUMERIC VALUES, then click your mouse anywhere outside of the input box to check your answer.
1. The Akkadian warrior, called "the Great," who conquered Sumeria was:
1. Peter
2. Alexander
3. Sargon
4. Hammurabi

2. The most advanced in astronomy of all ancient Mesopotamian peoples were:
1. Sumerians
2. Hittites
3. Babylonians
4. Egyptians

3. The southernmost part of Mesopotamia, and for centuries its most advanced region was:
1. Sumer
2. Akkad
3. Indus Valley
4. Assyria
4. Most militaristic people of ancient Mesopotamia were:
1. Akkadians
2. Hebrews
3. Kassites
4. Assyrians
5. First people to learn the process of multiplication and division and the extraction of square and cube roots were:
1. Hittites
2. Babylonians
3. Sumerians
4. Amorites
6. New Babylonian king who conquered Jerusalem was:
1. Nebuchadnezzer
2. Gilgamesh
3. Hammurabi
4. Nimrod
7. Assyrian king memorable for his large library at Nineveh was:
1. Sennacherib
2. Assurabanipal
3. Sammuramat
4. Nahum
8. People who invented the lunar calendar were:
1. Olmecs
2. Babylonians
3. Sumerians
4. Hittites
9. Major Babylonian contribution to world literature was:
1. "Code of Hammurabi"
2. The epic of Gilgamesh
3. The Canterbury Tales
4. The Bible
10. Sumerian terraced tower surmounted by a shrine was a:
1. library
2. mosque
3. temple
4. ziggurat
11. Wedge-shaped writing on clay tablets was:
1. ideograms
2. heiroglyphics
3. cuneiform
4. sanskrit
12. Babylonian promulgator of a famous ancient legal code was:
1. Hammurabi
2. Sargon
3. Joshua
4. Tukulti-Ninurta
You should also be able to identify the following terms. Click to reveal the answer and a page number in your text for more information:
1. "Hanging Gardens"
2. "King of Justice"
3. Semitic language group
4. duodecimal system
5. Indo-European language group
6. Medes
7. Amorites
8. Kassites
9. salinization
Match the development in column I with the approximate date in column II. Click the Key for the proper answer. (All dates are B.C.E.)
1. Period of Assyrian ascendancy
A. 1792-1750
2. Fall of Babylon to the Persians
B. c. 3200
3. Reign of Sennacherib
C. 3200-2000
4. Old Babylonian era
D. c. 2000-c. 1600
5. Reign of Hammurabi
E. 705-681
6. Height of Hittite power
F. 539
7. Beginning of wheeled transportation
G. 1300-612
8. Sumerian era
H. 1450-1300


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