Geography & Early Settlement of China


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What are the defining characteristics of the Neolithic era?

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1. Along which northern river did most of traditional Chinese culture develop?

2. Why were the Yellow and Yangtze Rivers good places to encourage sedentary lifestyles?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The geography of China played an important role in the shaping of its early settlements. Through questions relating to different cultural and geographic characteristics, this quiz and worksheet combination seeks to test your knowledge.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Prepare to be quizzed on these aspects of geography and culture:

  • How rivers impacted Chinese settlements and lifestyles
  • Dynasties
  • Neolithic era
  • Agriculture in China

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will enable you to utilize the following study skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related cultural history lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of sedentary lifestyles
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding agriculture
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the importance of rivers in the development of settlements

Additional Learning

Deepen your understanding of Chinese Geography & Early Settlements by reviewing the accompanying lesson. This lesson will answer the following questions:

  • When was the Neolithic era and what defined it?
  • How did Chinese rivers influence the development of early rivers?
  • What impact did the Yangtze River have on Chinese societies?
  • What was the agriculture of early China?