Geography of Vesuvius: Pompeii & Herculaneum


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What natural force is most responsible for shaping the region around Mount Vesuvius?

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1. Which city was larger, and which was better organized?

2. What was Herculaneum built for?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check your knowledge of the geography of Vesuvius by using the quiz/worksheet combo. To pass the quiz, you need to be familiar with the purpose of Herculaneum and how Roman cities were organized.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will see these topics on the quiz:

  • Something Herculaneum had that Pompeii did not
  • The natural force that had a significant role in forming the region around Mount Vesuvius
  • The city that was larger and the city that was better organized

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast main topics, such as Herculaneum and Pompeii
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about how Roman cities were generally organized
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about why Herculaneum existed and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

You can review more about these historical topics thanks to the lesson called Geography of Vesuvius: Pompeii & Herculaneum. Other topics you'll get to review include:

  • What Vesuvius is
  • The geography of Herculaneum and Pompeii
  • Characteristics of Pompeii

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