The Ziggurat

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Questions on this quiz are based on information from
The Ziggurat.

1. What was a ziggurat in the world of Ancient Mesopotamia?
a. A temple to the local god of the city
b. A large theatre where people performed
c. A type of vehicle used for racing
d. A siege weapon used in war
e. None of the above

2. Where was the ziggurat, or ziggurats, located within a city?
a. There were numerous ziggurats all around the city
b. Along the northern wall
c. There was one at each corner of the city
d. At the center
e. No place in particular

3. What did a ziggurat look like?
a. It was a tall tower with steps around the outside
b. Like a pyramid with large steps or levels
c. It looked like a giant square block
d. It had a large dome with columns around the outside
e. They all looked very different from each other

4. How many levels did a ziggurat have?
a. Only one
b. They always had three levels
c. From two to seven
d. From three to five
e. From six to twelve

5. True or false: Most of the ziggurats were so well built that they are completely intact to this day.

6. What god was the ziggurat of Babylon built for?
a. Ishtar
b. Ashur
c. Enki
d. Enlil
e. Murdok

7. What civilization of Ancient Mesopotamia first built a ziggurat?
a. Babylonians
b. Assyrians
c. Persians
d. Sumerians
e. Akkadians

8. True or false: The point of building the ziggurats so tall was so the shrine on top would be as close to the heavens as possible.

9. What other civilization built temples similar to the ziggurat?
a. Egyptians
b. Mayans
c. Aztecs
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

10. How tall is the tallest of the ziggurats estimated to be?
a. 50 feet tall
b. 100 feet tall
c. 300 feet tall
d. 400 feet tall
e. 500 feet tall

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