Ancient Nubia: History, Location & Facts


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Where was ancient Nubia located in relation to Ancient Egypt?

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1. What kingdom marked the zenith of Nubian civilization in the classical period?

2. To what extent did Egypt have contact with Nubia?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When did Nubia rise and how did it thrive along the Nile River in the shadow of ancient Egypt? This quiz/worksheet combo is designed to help you quickly assess your knowledge of these topics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The location of ancient Nubia
  • The name of the kingdom that ruled Nubia at the height of its existence
  • The extent of contact between Nubia and Egypt
  • The role of the Nile River in Nubian civilization

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the existence of Nubia
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the relationship between Nubia and Egypt
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the location and history of Ancient Nubia

Additional Learning

To learn more about this civilization, review the accompanying lesson called Ancient Nubia: History, Location & Facts. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss the site of ancient Nubia
  • Describe Nubian civilization through discovered artifacts
  • Provide details about stone arrangements known as Nabta Playa
  • Cite Nubia's conflicts and trade agreements with Egypt
  • Detail the most prosperous era in Nubia's existence