Geography of Early Indian Civilization


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Which of the following mountain chains is NOT in the north of India?

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1. Which river system provided the settling for the first settlements in India?

2. On which river were the first settlements in India founded?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With its immense size, the Indian subcontinent encompasses a wide range of geographic extremes. Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your understanding of how that diverse landscape influenced early Indian civilization.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Mountain chains in India
  • Rivers and river systems of the area
  • Various plateaus and desert regions in the subcontinent

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the geography of early Indian civilization
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the influence a diverse landscape has on the development of a society
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the geographic features covered in the lesson, including the Ganges River, the Ghats, and the Thar Desert
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the geographic features of the region and how they affected the societal development of early India

Additional Learning

To learn more about this unique region of the world, review the accompanying lesson on the Early Indian Civilization's Geography. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the general geographic features of the Indian subcontinent
  • Identify the major rivers of the region and understand their influence on the civilization
  • Identify the major mountains, deserts, and plateaus in India, and understand the role they played in shaping early Indian civilization