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Ancient Mesopotamia Jeopardy

Regular Jeopardy Point Values:


100
200
300
400
500

Categories:
Rulers
Daily Life
Civilizations
Potpourri
Geography

Rulers
• 100 : I was a Babylonian King (HAMMURABI)
• 200 : I was the leader of the Hebrews when the group began (ABRAHAM)
• 300 : I was one of the most legendary historical figures, I was a heroic priest-king
from the Sumerian city-state of Uruk (GILGAMESH)
• 400 : I was the king of the Chaldeans who ordered the construction of the Hanging
Gardens of Babylon (NEBUCHADNEZZAR)
• 500 : Around 2300 B.C. I created the world’s first empire (SARGON I)

Daily Life
• 100 : I am the belief in many gods (POLYTHEISM)
• 200 : What group was allowed to go to school (UPPERCLASS BOYS)
• 300 : I was the only person who could enter the temple (PRIEST)
• 400 : How long was the school day of a Mesopotamian student (FROM SUNRISE
TO SUN SET)
• 500 : This was a major event that allowed civilizations to arise in 8000 BC
(AGRICULTURE)

Civilizations
• 100 : I was the world’s first civilization in the Mesopotamian region (SUMER)
• 200 : I was the civilization that was led by King Hammurabi (BABYLONIAN)
• 300 : I was a brutal group that was very war like and would often cut the heads of
other groups and leave them at the entrance to towns (ASSYRIANS)
• 400 : This group was the first to map the stars and built the Hanging Gardens
(CHALDEANS)
• 500 : I was the group that simplified the Sumerian writing system to 22 symbols
(PHOENICIANS)

Geography
• 100 : Mesopotamia was located in the modern day country of (IRAQ)
• 200 : What is the name of the two rivers that run through the region? (TIGRIS and
EUPHRATES)
• 300 : I am the body of water to the west of Mesopotamia (MEDITERRANEAN
SEA)
• 400 : I was invented to help the Assyrians move faster when conquering new territory
(CHARRIOT)
• 500 : Mesopotamia is often referred to as the _______ because of the shape of the
area (FERTILE CRESCENT)
Potpourri
• 100 : The invention of this was the first that allowed people to record stories
(WRITING)
• 200 : What do we call the earliest type of writing system? (CUNEIFORM)
• 300 : What is another word for an agreement? The Ten Commandments are an
example of one (COVENANT)
• 400 : What are the two main natural resources of Mesopotamia? (WATER AND
MUD)
• 500 : I am a small spool-shaped objects used in the ancient Near East to mark
ownership and seal objects behind doors or in jars, boxes, or baskets (CYLANDAR
SEAL)

Double Jeopardy Point Values


200
400
600
800
1000

Categories:
Rulers
Daily Life
Civilizations
Potpourri
Geography

Rulers
• 200 : I led the enslaved Hebrews out of Egypt (MOSES)
• 400 : What are the first five books of the Bible called (TORAH)
• 600 : The Sumerians developed a system of numeration and calculations around what
number (60)
• 800 : I was the greatest military leader of the Hebrews that conquered land from
Mesopotamia to Egypt, I was also a king (DAVID)
• 1000: I was a Hebrew king, I was known for my wisdom and the palaces I built
(SOLOMON)

Daily Life
• 200 : This is the belief in one god (MONOTHESIM)
• 400 : Students in Mesopotamia went to school to become a ______ (SCRIBE)
• 600 : I was invented and helped make agriculture easier (PLOW)
• 800 : What are the two main crops that farmers would plant in their fields (WHEAT
AND BARLEY)
• 1000 : What are the six characteristics of civilization? (GOVERNMENT, FOOD,
JOBS, SOCIAL LEVELS, RELIGION, CULTURE)

Civilizations
• 200 : What was the name given to the Hebrews when they left Egypt? (EXODUS)
• 400 : I am the only surviving group of people who lived in the Fertile Crescent
(HEBREWS)
• 600 : What are the three social levels that were in Mesopotamia (UPPERCLASS,
MIDDLE CLASS, SLAVES)
• 800 : This group conquered all of Mesopotamia in 539 BC (PERSIANS)
• 1000 : Sargon was a great warrior, he established this empire after capturing the city-
states of Sumer (AKKADIAN)
Potpourri
• 200 : What do you call a temple tower in Mesopotamia? (ZIGGURAT)
• 400 : What object do you use to write with in cuneiform? (STYLUS)
• 600 : This was one of the most important inventions that happened by mistake
(WHEEL)
• 800 : What are the 3 religions that incorporate the Ten Commandments (JUDIASM,
CHRISTIANITY, ISLAM)
• 1000 : There were two Hebrew kingdoms, Israel in the north and ________ in the
south (JUDAH)

Geography
• 200 : Who’s name is now on the Babylon wall? (SADDAM HUSSEIN)
• 400 : What is the average daily temperature in the region (110 DEGREES)
• 600 : In order to control the destructive seasonal flooding of the rivers, the ancient
Sumerians constructed raised areas of earth in order to hold back the floodwaters.
What are they? (LEVEES)
• 800 : This is a process that was developed by the Sumerians that allowed water to be
moved from the rivers to their farm fields (IRRIGATION)
• 1000 : This was the land that was “flowing with milk and honey” and promised to the
leader of the Hebrews (CAANAN)