Early Human Communities Around the World


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What defined the Neolithic era?

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1. What is a sedentary society?

2. Which was the first area to develop agriculture?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Early human communities went through dramatic changes with the introduction of agriculture. Use these assessments to confirm what you know. You will be evaluated on major locations where agriculture developed, how communities changed because of agriculture, and the key feature of the Neolithic era.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will help you identify the following:

  • Meaning of sedentary society
  • Earliest place to foster agriculture
  • Other locations that developed agriculture
  • Defining feature of the Neolithic era
  • Ways in which agriculture transformed early human communities

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related world history lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as sedentary society
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how agriculture changed societies throughout the world

Additional Learning

To learn more about how and why early human communities were created, take time to view the associated video lesson titled Early Human Communities Around the World. You will learn the following:

  • Definition of nomadic and sedentary lifestyles
  • Defining events of the Neolithic era
  • Location of the Fertile Crescent and its significance to agricultural development
  • Agricultural development in Asia and the Americas
  • Impact agriculture had on the Neolithic world