Africa's First Civilizations: Egypt, Kush & Axum


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Which of these civilizations rose first?

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1. When did Egypt first begin developing advanced art and architecture?

2. How did the decline of Egypt lead to the rise of Kush?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this interactive quiz and worksheet combo to gauge your understanding of the early civilizations of Egypt, Kush, and Axum.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Review these topics using this quiz and worksheet:

  • Egypt's development of art and architecture
  • The factors leading to the rise of the Kush kingdom
  • Kush's military conquests

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will use the following skills:

  • Making connections - relate what you've read to understand the factors that lead to the decline of Egypt
  • Reading comprehension - display that you have grasped how Axum rose to power
  • Knowledge application - use the information you've read to illustrate your knowledge of the earliest of these civilizations

Additional Learning

Learn more about the early civilizations of Africa by exploring the lesson titled Africa's First Civilizations: Egypt, Kush & Axum. This lesson will inform you of:

  • The first major civilization in Africa
  • Rome's influence on the Kush kingdom
  • The characteristics of the New Kingdom
  • Axum's adoption of Christianity