What is a Civilization? - Definition & Common Elements


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A written language is a common core element of a civilization because it _____.

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1. How did the Neolithic Revolution affect agriculture?

2. The region consisting of modern-day Iraq, Iran, and other countries where scholars believe civilization first appeared is often referred to as _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the common attributes of a culture. Some things you'll be assessed on include what is not commonly cited as a characteristic of culture, defining traits of the Neolithic Revolution, and what the region where scholars believe civilization first appeared is often called.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will assist you in recalling:

  • What is not considered a typical feature of culture
  • Defining traits of the Neolithic Revolution
  • What the region where scholars believe civilization first appeared is often called
  • The definition of culture
  • The term for an advanced state of human society

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Neolithic Revolution
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the attributes and defining qualities of civilizations
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on the meaning of culture and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about civilization, look at the associated lesson called What is a Civilization? - Definition & Common Elements. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define civilization
  • Explore the characteristics of a civilization
  • Learn about the history of civilization, including the Neolithic Revolution