Environmental Influences on Human Settlements & Activities


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When hunter-gatherers settled down to form farming communities, where did they tend to settle most often?

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1. What were the main factors that decided where hunter-gatherers settled down when forming agrarian societies?

2. Which of the following is NOT an environmental factor that affects where human settlements are located?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

We often hear about how humans impact the environment, but rarely about how the environment has had an impact on humans. Assess your understanding of environmental influences on human settlements with this quiz/worksheet combo. The quiz questions will test you on the definitions of the gold rush and an agrarian society.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Locations where hunters-gatherers settled to form farming communities
  • Factors which determined where hunter-gatherers settled to form agrarian societies
  • What is not a factor that affects location of human settlements

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to test the knowledge they gained from the lesson by using the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the gold rush and agrarian society
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding influencing factors in the formation of agrarian societies
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the variety of elements that impact the location of human settlements

Additional Learning

To learn more about why humans settled where they did, review the accompanying lesson, Environmental Influences on Human Settlements & Activities. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define agrarian society
  • Review the history of hunters-gatherers
  • Examine natural resources and climate as influences on human settlements