Euphrates River in History: Facts, Map & Role in Civilization


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The first evidence of ancient sedentary lifestyle date back to the _____.

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1. Irrigation techniques utilizing the Euphrates River were first used in the _____ B.C.E.

2. Which of the following did the Euphrates River NOT foster in the ancient world?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge on basic geographical facts about the Euphrates River and how it fostered the development of some of the great civilizations of the ancient world.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The Euphrates River and the shift to agricultural-based settlements
  • Dates and evidence of ancient settlements surrounding the Euphrates
  • Types of growth and innovation that occurred around the Euphrates River
  • Different civilizations that emerged around the Euphrates River
  • Modern-day countries where the Euphrates now flows

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets students practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you understand the connection between the Euphrates River and the development of ancient settlements
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Euphrates River and its importance in the stages of growth of the ancient world
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge of the Euphrates River to answer questions about the rise of ancient cultures

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson on the Euphrates River in History. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explores the modern-day course of the Euphrates River
  • Examines types of evidence that show the growth of civilization
  • Examines ancient and modern engineering used to harness the river
  • Reviews the development of city-states around the Euphrates River
  • Discusses major civilizations that once held the land surrounding the Euphrates River