Ancient Aegean Civilization


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Which two civilizations were most prominent in the Bronze Age in the area of the Aegean Sea?

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1. Why was the Aegean Sea important to both the Minoans and the Mycenaean Greeks?

2. For both the Mycenaean Greeks and the Minoans, why were palaces important?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Aegean Sea was once a highway for ancient civilizations. This assessment will help you test your understanding of its importance with questions regarding the bronze age civilizations that relied on the waterway and how they used it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will help you determine your knowledge of the Aegean Sea and bronze age civilizations living near it, including:

  • The importance of the sea
  • Religious practices
  • Writing and communication

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Aegean Sea
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the importance of palaces
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the way bronze age civilizations used the sea

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the lesson titled Ancient Aegean Civilization. This goes into more details about the area, including:

  • Comparisons of ancient and current geography
  • Stories passed on about the civilizations
  • Connections with Greece