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Question 1: Evidence was found of prior restorations of the ziggurat by Ishme-Dagan of Isin and Shu-Sin of Ur, and by Kurigalzu, a ________ king of Babylon in the fourteenth century BCE.
Short chronology timelineElamAkkadian EmpireKassites

Question 2: Ur is considered by many to be the city of Ur Kasdim mentioned in the Book of Genesis ( Biblical Hebrew אוּר) as the birthplace of the patriarch Abram (________; Arabic:Ibrahim).

Question 3: During his rule, temples, including the ziggurat, were built, and ________ was improved through irrigation.
Sustainable agricultureOrganic farmingAgricultureIntensive farming

Question 4: Modern ________ has also found its way to the graves, usually in the form of names made with coloured pens (sometimes they are carved).
Hip hopHip-hop danceGraffitiHip hop music

Question 5: This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the ________.
Copyright infringementCopyrightPublic domainIntellectual property

Question 6: Excavations from 1922 to 1934 were funded by the ________ and the University of Pennsylvania and led by the archaeologist Sir Charles Leonard Woolley.
Imperial War MuseumNational Gallery (London)Victoria and Albert MuseumBritish Museum

Question 7: The first dynasty was ended by an attack of ________ around 2340 BC.
Sargon of AkkadZiusudraAkkadian EmpireHistory of Sumer

Question 8: Leonard Woolley, Ur Excavations V: The Ziggurat and Its Surroundings, ________, 1927
United KingdomJohn Fell (clergyman)Oxford University PressLondon

Question 9: Most of the treasures excavated at Ur are in the ________ and the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
Imperial War MuseumNational Gallery (London)British MuseumVictoria and Albert Museum

Question 10: However the city started to decline from around 550 BC and was no longer inhabited after about 500 BC, perhaps owing to drought, changing river patterns, and the silting of the outlet to the ________.
Persian GulfAtlantic OceanCaspian SeaIndian Ocean


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