Quiz  /  Ziggurats
  • 1. 
    What was a ziggurat in the world of Ancient Mesopotamia?

  • A siege weapon used in war
  • A temple to the local god of the city
  • A large theatre where people performed
  • A type of vehicle used for racing
  • 2. 
    Where was the ziggurat, or ziggurats, located within a city?

  • There was one at each corner of the city
  • Along the northern wall
  • There were numerous ziggurats all around the city
  • At the center
  • 3. 
    What did a ziggurat look like?

  • It looked like a giant square block
  • Like a pyramid with large steps or levels
  • It had a large dome with columns around the outside
  • It was a tall tower with steps around the outside
  • 4. 
    How many levels did a ziggurat have?

  • They always had three levels
  • Only one
  • From three to five
  • From two to seven
  • 5. 
    True or false: Most of the ziggurats were so well built that they are completely intact to this day.

  • TRUE
  • 6. 
    What god was the ziggurat of Babylon built for?

  • Enki
  • Ashur
  • Ishtar
  • Murdok
  • 7. 
    What civilization of Ancient Mesopotamia first built a ziggurat?

  • Sumerians
  • Babylonians
  • Persians
  • Assyrians
  • 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.

  • TRUE
  • 9. 
    What other civilization built temples similar to the ziggurat?

  • Aztecs
  • Mayans
  • Egyptians
  • All of the above
  • 10. 
    How tall is the tallest of the ziggurats estimated to be?

  • 300 feet tall
  • 100 feet tall
  • 50 feet tall
  • 400 feet tall
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