Four Empires Chapter 6
  • 1. What was a problem caused by Sumerian city-states' independence from one another?
A) They did not cooperate to build the irrigation systems.
B) They could trade with one another
C) They could not defend themselves against stronger groups
D) They had very few natural resources available.
  • 2. The Sumerians were a civilization but not an empire. What feature did the Akkadian, Babylonian and Assyrian empires have that the Sumerians lacked?
A) Public works such as irrigation were organized.
B) Many beautiful works of art were produced.
C) Rulers claimed to get their power from the gods.
D) One government that conquered and then ruled over several groups
  • 3. Which of these leaders of empires comes first.
A) Nebuchdrezzer
B) Sargon
C) Cyrus
D) Hammurabi
  • 4. Which of these did the Akkadians use to gain power over Sumer?
A) Military Strategy
B) Complex Technology
C) Religious Teachings
D) Economic Wealth
  • 5. How did the Akkadians get the resources to build up their capital city?
A) Mined for precious stones in the mountains
B) Printed paper money to buy what it needed
C) Expanded irrigiation to grow bigger crops
D) Collected tributes from conquered people
  • 6. The Akkadians used steles to:
A) Get water for farming
B) Record and celebrate important achievements
C) Make objects from metal
D) Attack enemy forces
  • 7. For what is Hammurabi best remembered?
A) A code of laws
B) A style of battle
C) A military strategy
D) A system of canals
  • 8. Siege attacks, battering rams and movable towers were used by the Assyrians to:
A) Conquer Cities
B) Collect Taxes
C) Destroy Crops
D) Train Soldiers
  • 9. Which city was the capital of the Assyrian Empire?
A) Agade
B) Ur
C) Nineveh
D) Babylon
  • 10. What was the purpose of Assyrian aqueducts?
A) To raise crops in the dry soil
B) To protect the palace from attacks
C) To bring water to the city
D) To let boats pass between rivers
  • 11. How was the legal system of Babylon more advanced than that of other societies at that time?
A) It put an end to slavery
B) It treated all classes of people the same.
C) It used mild punishments.
D) It gave some rights to women and slaves
  • 12. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were a wonder of the ancient world. Which empire built the Hanging Gardens.
A) Akkadians
B) Babylonians
C) Assyrians
D) Neo-Babylonians
  • 13. Why did Nebuchadrezzer build two walls, some towers, and a moat around his capital?
A) To isolate his people from outsiders
B) To keep his army from revolting
C) To protect the city from attacks
D) To make farmers stay outside
  • 14. A problem that all four Mesopotamian empires had was a difficulty in:
A) Trading with other empires
B) Choosing strong leaders
C) Keeping track of their history.
D) Controlling such large areas of land and people
  • 15. What did Sargon first do to the cities he conquered?
A) Force a new religion on them.
B) Burn their temples
C) Enslave all of their citizens
D) Tear down their walls
  • 16. What were the Assyrians best known for?
A) Powerful laws
B) Peace and prosperity
C) Trade
D) Military strength
  • 17. Agriculture and trade thrived in this empire.
A) Neo-Babylonians
B) Akkadians
C) Babylonia
D) Assyrians
  • 18. This empire invented the chariot and the battering ram to attack cities
A) Assyrians
B) Babylonians
C) Neo-Babylonians
D) Akkadians
  • 19. This leader established his empires capital city at Agade
A) Sargon
B) Hammurabi
C) Nebuchadrezzer
D) King Solomon
  • 20. Roads were built between city-states during this empire
A) Neo-Babylonian
B) Babylon
C) Assyrian
D) Akkadians
  • 21. This empire is credited with the sundial and coming up with the 7 day week
A) Akkadians
B) Babylonians
C) Neo-Babylonians
D) Assyrians
  • 22. The area that these four empires were located in are know as what today
A) Isis
B) Europe
C) Asia
D) Middle East
  • 23. Hammurabi's law code is known as an "eye for an eye," What does this mean? What was important about the code of laws?
  • 24. Why did Sargon demand that the cities he conquered pay him tributes?
  • 25. Explain why building roads helped the Babylonian economy.
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