CHAPTER 3 LESSON 1 Geography of Mesopotamia
Lesson 1 Quiz
Part 1: Terms and NamesChoose the letter of the best answer.
____ 1.The region where the Tigris and Euphrates rivers fl ow is called __________. a. the Fertile Crescent c. the Persian Gulf
b. Mesopotamia d. Egypt
____ 2. A __________ contains soil that is enriched by the overfl owing waters of a nearby river.
a. ziggurat c. canal
b. fl oodplain d. monsoon
____ 3. A __________ climate is hot and fairly dry. a. drought c. semiarid
b. humid d. tropical
____ 4. Flooding rivers enrich the areas around them by depositing __________ on the land.
a. fi sh c. salt water
b. oil d. silt
____ 5. When not enough rain or snow falls in an area over a long period of time, __________ results.
a. a drought c. fl ooding
b. a fl oodplain d. irrigation
____ 6. Because Mesopotamians had a crop __________, they were able to engage in trade.
a. failure c. loss
b. harvest d. surplus
____ 7. By about 6000 B.C., farmers in Mesopotamia built __________ to carry water from rivers to their fi elds.
a. bronze tools c. dams
b. canals d. building walls
Part 2: EssayAnswer the following question(s) on the back of this paper or on a separate sheet of paper.
What resources made Mesopotamia a good place for farming to develop?
Chapter 3, Lesson 1Formal Assessment
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