Impact of Resources on the Movement of Products, Capital & People in Africa & the Middle East


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For ancient cultures in Africa and the Middle East, what was the most important resource?

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1. Which of the following were some early centers of knowledge and trade in Africa and the Middle East?

2. How did Axum and Yemen grow wealthy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The presence of natural resources has long driven the movement and development of civilizations in the Middle East and Africa. This quiz aims to test your comprehension of the importance of natural resources by asking questions about specific resources and locations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will ask questions relating to:

  • Societies based on trade
  • Important resources of Yemen and Axum
  • Location of oases
  • Most important resource for ancient cultures

Skills Practiced

You will have an opportunity to practice your study skills as you review the quiz. The following skills will be practiced:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related geography lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Yemen and Axum
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about important natural resources for civilizations

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson Impact of Resources on the Movement of Products, Capital & People in Africa & the Middle East, which will address topics such as:

  • Important resources
  • Water, wealth, and oil in the Middle East and Africa
  • Changing technologies