Overview of Ancient Civilizations


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Where were the world's first major urban civilizations founded?

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1. Which of these civilizations had absolutely no contact with the others through any means of exchange?

2. Which of these innovations was developed by the ancient Romans?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out how much you know about early civilizations with this quiz/worksheet combo. Your knowledge of the different civilizations, where they developed and what they were known for will be tested.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will help you review topics such as:

  • Location of the world's first urban civilization
  • What civilization developed without any outside contact
  • Major innovations created by the Romans
  • The first major civilization in East Asia

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important facts from the material, such as which civilization was the first to develop
  • Information recall - access your new knowledge of ancient innovations and breakthroughs, such as what the ancient Romans were famous for
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to properly place the different areas civilizations developed in

Additional Learning

Find out more interesting facts about how civilization developed by reading the lesson titled Overview of Ancient Civilizations. You will learn fascinating information such as:

  • Major early African civilizations
  • How different Kingdoms and Empires developed in East Asia
  • The major military kingdoms of Central and South America