Mesopotamia Worksheet and Quiz

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Mesopotamia is an ancient region that made up most of what is modern Iraq. It is considered to be the first civilization. The Sumerians were the first humans to form a civilization.

NAME: …………………………………………

Date: …………………………….

Questions:

1. The capital of Mesopotamia was………………………………………

2. The first city ever created was………………………………….., an ancient site in Mesopotamia.

3. Mesopotamia is the area between two rivers which are …………………………………….and ………………………………..

4. The Mesopotamians invented ……………………………..which made it possible for farmers to plough and seed at the same time.

5. Babylon was located along the ………………………………………………….River.

6. …………………………………………………formed the first united empire where the city-states of the Sumer were united under one ruler.

7. The earliest form of written language is known as ………………………………………………

8. …………………………………was the Mesopotamian god of the air.

9. Prehistoric people known as ……………………………. are believed to be the first civilizing force in Sumer.

10. Mesopotamian city ………………………….was believed to be the world’s largest at that time.

Answers:

1. Babylon

2. Eridu

3. the Euphrates, Tigris rivers

4. the seeder plow

5. Euphrates

6. The Akkadians

7. Cuneiform

8. Enlil

9. Ubaidians

10. Uruk