Thera Volcano: Eruption & Facts


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What is a possible year for the Thera Volcano eruption?

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1. What civilization inhabited the island of Santorini prior to the eruption of the Thera Volcano?

2. Who may have used the eruption as inspiration for the story of the lost city of Atlantis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The history of the world was impacted by the eruption of the Thera Volcano. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you learn its impacts of civilization and the effects after the volcano.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on the following topics:

  • The City of Atlantis
  • Civilizations prior to eruption
  • Erupted between 1,645 B.C. and 1,500 B.C.
  • Rise of Greek Civilization

Skills Practiced

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

  • Making connections - connect the decline of a key Mediterranean civilization to the rise of the Greeks
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the relationship between the eruption and mythology
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about when the eruption occurred

Additional Learning

Check out the accompanying lesson on Thera Volcano: Eruption & Facts to learn more about the Thera volcano. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify what Mediterranean civilization followed the eruption
  • Explain one theory of the story of Atlantis
  • Explain why scientists believe they have been unable to find bodies from the volcano
  • Explain why Santorini island is a half moon shape