Agriculture in Ancient Egypt & Mesopotamia


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Which river flooded predictably each year and provided nourishment for the crops?

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1. Which two rivers often flooded parts of Mesopotamia?

2. What tool was developed and used by Egyptians to predict the yearly flood?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamian agriculture relied on two important rivers. This quiz and worksheet will help you understand why and how these cultures thrived. Among other important facts, you will be tested on the names of these rivers and the accomplishments of these civilizations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The rivers that regularly flooded Egypt and Mesopotamia
  • Flood prediction tools
  • Irrigation
  • The term for land that regularly floods

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Egyptian and Mesopotamian Agriculture lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast complexities of different ancient agricultures
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Nile River and the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about agriculture and growth in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about the growth of these civilizations, review the accompanying lesson on Ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamian Agriculture. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Differentiate between Egyptian and Mesopotamian agriculture
  • Learn of the importance of the Nile, Tigris, and Euphrates Rivers
  • Understand how these civilizations developed
  • Define vocabulary such as flood plains, irrigation, and Nilometer