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Nippur Quiz

After wandering through Dubsar's home, try your hand at this quiz. See if you can answer at least 7 questions correctly. JavaScript required!


1. Nippur was located in the region of

Egypt
Mesopotamia
Anatolia
Palestine

2. Nippur was located on the banks of the River

Tigris
Schuylkill
Nile
Euphrates

3. The first director of modern archaeological excavations at Nippur in 1888 was

McGuire Gibson
Clarence Fisher
John Peters
T.E. Lawrence

4. The Ekur was

Enlil temple
Main city gate
Guest house
Date palm orchard

5. A ziggurat was a

Foundation platform
Glazed brick
Stepped tower
Reed basket

6. A dubsar was a

Priest
Scribe
Janitor
Potter

7. The most valuable natural resource at Nippur was

Mud
Gold
Wood
Plastic

8. Nippur's main god was principally known for

Bringing rain
Enabling fertility
Restoring health
Bestowing kingship

9. Forty centuries ago Nippur professionals used the languages of

Hebrew and Aramaic
Sumerian and Akkadian
English and French
Demotic and Coptic

10. The first arithmetic of the ancient Sumerians used a system that was

Base 16
Base 2
Base 60
Base 10

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This page was edited on 23 February 1999. If you have cuneiform questions or comments, please email Dubsar, the Cuneiform Scribe. If I do not respond promptly, the vendor supplying Fortune City's email service may be eating your mail for lunch. In that case, you can give a shout over to Dubsar's Sand Dune to get my attention. Thanks! 1998 Erasmus Compositor, P.O. Box 25958, Baltimore, MD 21224.