Telling Time in Ancient Times


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Time has been measured in one way or another since:

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1. This is a type of calendar developed by monitoring the position of the sunrise on successive days against different distant landmarks.

2. This is a device used to tell the time of day using the position of the sun.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

People have been keeping track of time for thousands of years. This quiz and worksheet combination will test your understanding of different time keeping methods people have used and why it's important.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will ask you questions about the following:

  • Sundial
  • Horizon calendar
  • Importance of keeping time
  • How far back time has been monitored

Skills Practiced

As you review this quiz and worksheet, you will be given a chance to put the following study skills into practice:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history lesson on keeping time
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding different types of time-keeping devices used throughout the ages
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different types of calendars

Additional Learning

Broaden your knowledge on how ancient people kept track of time by reviewing the accompanying lesson called Telling Time in Ancient Times. The lesson covers the following topics:

  • Importance of telling time
  • Lunar phase cycle
  • Creation of calendars
  • Sundial