Neo-Assyrian Warfare Quick Quiz

1. The Akkadians took warfare to new heights2. The Assyrian empire fought wars for 300 years3. The Assyrians used a foot messenger relay system 4. The Hittites learned iron mongering from the Assyrians5. The Assyrians had both light and heavy chariots to break up...

Mesopotamian Warfare: The Sumerians, Akkadians and Babylonians Quiz

1. The Sumerians, Akkadians and Babylonians never fought one another2. Mesopotamian cities usually went to war for water and land rights3. Sumer had a standing army of professional soldiers 4. When cities went to war, the citizen armies met on open land. 5. The king...

Assyrian Empire: The Most Powerful Empire in the World Quick Quiz

1. The Assyrian Empire expanded and ruled the Middle East for 300 years2. Around 1400 B.C., the Assyrians started using iron weapons3. The Assyrian army were only good in battlefield tactics. 4. Assyrians would climb over and dig underneath city walls5. Adad-Nirari...

Assyrian Empire: The Middle Empire Quick Quiz

1. After the death of Shamshi-Adad I, Assyrian cities were subjugated by a succession of outsiders2. The Mitanni successfully broke the power of the Hittites in the region3. King Ashur-Uballit stamped out remaining Mitanni or Hittite control over northern Mesopotamia....

Assyrian Empire: The Old Kingdom Quiz

1. Scholars divide Assyrian history into the Old Kingdom, the Middle Empire and the Neo-Assyrian Empire.2. Historically, the Assyrians spoke Aramaic before they switched over to Akkadian3. Scholars date the founding of Ashur to 3000 B.C. 4. Early kings worshipped the...

Ziggurats and Temples in Ancient Mesopotamia Quiz

1. Ziggurats are to Mesopotamia what the great pyramids are to ancient Egypt.2. The Ziggurats were built to house the city's king3.  Mesopotamian kings built ziggurats between 3000 B.C. up to around 300 B.C. 4. The top of the ziggurat was accesible to the...

The Epic of Gilgamesh Quiz

1. The oldest epic tale in the world was written 1500 years before Homer wrote the Illiad.2. “The Epic of Gilgamesh” tells of the adventures of the Sumerian king of Uruk3.  Gilgamesh was the son of priest-king Lugalbanda with a commoner woman 4. Gilgamesh is...

King Hammurabi and His Code of Law Quick Quiz

1. Babylon reached its first height with the reign of the great King Hammurabi2. In his first few years of his reign, King Hammurabi focused on expanding his empire3. Hammurabi gained popularity by forgiving the people their debts 4. Hammurabi allied with the Elamites...

The Wonders of Ancient Babylon Quick Quiz

1. Most of the Old Babylon remains are currently under the Euphrates River's water level2. Babylon has a 3,000-year old history3. Babylon began as a small, administrative center during the reign of Sargon the Great 4. Hammurabi, an Amorite prince, began his reign over...

The Akkadian Empire Quick Quiz

1.  Nobody knows the location of the city of Akkad2. Sargon's dynasty stopped at his son Manishtusu3. Sargon’s reign consisted of one military campaign after another. 4. Sargon's sons established a postal system in the empire5. Sargon reigned for 56 years and died of...
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