The Impact of Geography on Culture, Civilizations & Conflict


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All early bases for human civilization include easy access to what two things?

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1. Which of the following rivers was NOT a center of ancient civilization?

2. Which of the following does geography have a major impact upon?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These study assessments will help you to determine what you know about the effects of geography on civilizations. Quiz questions highlight areas that include how early civilization thrived and major rivers in that area of the world.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will test you on these specific areas:

  • Where geography has an effect
  • An island civilization with a unique geography
  • A war that made it difficult for the U.S. Army to achieve its goals because of the geography there

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on effects of geography on civilizations
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the rivers that were important to early civilization
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of major rivers and how they were connected to the growth of early civilization

Additional Learning

To learn more about the importance of things like land and water to human life, review the accompanying lesson named The Impact of Geography on Culture, Civilizations & Conflict. You'll have the opportunity to understand these bullet points:

  • Four areas of early human civilization
  • Natural resources and their role in early societies
  • How geography has been relevant to a multitude of cultures
  • The role geography played in the Battle of Thermopylae