How American Indians Adapted to Different Environments


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Which of these regions did NOT host many sedentary societies?

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1. Without accessible stone quarries, what did the cultures of the Southeast do?

2. What did Amerindians do in order to develop agriculture in the Southwest?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The topic of the life of American Indians in different US environments is addressed in this quiz and accompanying worksheet. Use this as an assessment of your depth of knowledge on their building materials, agriculture and commonalities.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will ask about your understanding of:

  • Region of the US that didn't have many sedentary societies
  • Method of addressing lack of stone quarries in the Southeast US
  • Action Amerindians took to develop agriculture in the Southwest
  • Cultural adaptation example used to deal with the environment of the Great Plains
  • Common characteristic of West Coast and Sub-Arctic North American cultures

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding West Coast cultures and Sub-Arctic North American cultures and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding actions taken to develop agriculture in the Southwest
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify what region didn't have many sedentary societies

Additional Learning

More information is contained in the lesson titled How American Indians Adapted to Different Environments. See what the lesson has to say about:

  • Geography of the Northeast
  • Division of chores by gender
  • Food sources in the Sub-Arctic regions