The Invention of Writing


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Which of the following is incorrect?

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1. Why is it likely that writing emerged in the same part of the world that had the first cities?

2. The first writing emerged around _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The invention of writing has led to the continuation of progress, and this quiz/worksheet duo will help test your memory of its important historical details. Some details you will be tested on are the specific year writing first appeared and the object on which it was first recorded.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your knowledge of the following details:

  • Benefits of writing
  • Definition of a mnemonic device
  • Year the first writing emerged
  • Object first writing was recorded on
  • Place the first writing appeared

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet test students on the following skills:

*Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of writing and its necessity to retain progress

*Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast history with and without writing

*Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the history of the invention of writing and its advantages

Additional Learning

To learn more about the the invention of writing, review the corresponding lesson on How Writing Was Invented. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand human civilization before writing, until 3000 B.C.
  • Discover how people of the fertile valley created pictographs
  • Define Cuneiform
  • Identify writing as necromancy
  • Explain the two major advantages of writing