What is Western Civilization? - Definition & Overview


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The concept of Western civilization is MOST often associated with the history of what?

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1. Which of these was NOT one of the foundational influences on Western civilization?

2. What element of Western civilization was a product of Greco-Roman influence?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its attached worksheet allow you to test your understanding of Western civilization. You will be quizzed on the meaning of this term and the foundations it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this set of questions, you'll review your knowledge of:

  • The nations traditionally classified as Western
  • Foundational influences on Western civilization
  • The area of the world most associated with Western civilization

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as the central contribution of Greco-Roman culture to Western civilization
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the foundations of Western civilization in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the region of the world that served as the traditional focus of Western civilization and what has been criticized about this focus

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about the history of this culture, review the lesson titled What is 'Western Civilization'? - Definition & Overview. It helps you understand:

  • The influence Judeo-Christian beliefs have had on the West
  • How colonialism has propagated the global spread of Western values and culture
  • The importance of shared heritage to modern views of Western civilization