Rivers' Impact on Early Civilizations


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Which of these areas was not home to the earliest river valley civilizations?

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1. Which of these is true of the Nile River?

2. The Tigris and the Euphrates are located in the same region as _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Rivers have played a crucial role in human civilization. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the influence of rivers on human civilization. Some things you'll be assessed on include specific early river valley civilizations and key facts about the Nile River.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Country containing the Tigris and the Euphrates
  • Regions with the earliest river valley civilizations
  • Factors affecting the development of river valley settlements

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the influence of rivers on human civilization
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the use of canal systems
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding characteristics of the Nile River

Additional Learning

To learn more about the river valley civilizations, review the accompanying lesson called Rivers' Impact on Early Civilizations. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the first four river valley civilizations
  • Understand a river's impact on access to food
  • Recognize the benefits of river flooding