Periods of World History: Overviews of Eras from 8000 B.C.E to the Present


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The rise of capitalism is chiefly associated with which period of world history?

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1. The Neolithic Revolution is associated with which period of world history?

2. Karen was making a list of things associated with the term 'Big Geography.' Not everything on her list was accurate. Proofread the portions of Karen's notes below and indicate which one she should eliminate.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on historic periods from 8000 B.C.E. to the present. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include characteristics of the six periods of world history.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Emergence of Islam
  • Neolithic Revolution
  • Rise of capitalism

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on historic periods from 8000 B.C.E. to the present
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding empire building
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the global view of world history

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson titled Periods of World History: Overviews of Eras From 8000 B.C.E. to the Present. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify varying ways of classifying history
  • Understand the events of the first and second historic periods
  • Recognize the achievements of the periods of Regional and Transregional Interactions, and Global Interactions
  • Know characteristics of the fifth historic period as well as the current period of Accelerating Global Change and Realignments