Walls, Roads & Bronze: Tools of Empire Creation


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Which of these was one of the first walled cities?

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1. Which of these were the first highways of empire?

2. Bronze offered which of the following advantages to early people?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These learning tools will help you assess your knowledge of the advantages and historical significance of walls, roads, and bronze. Some of the things you'll be quizzed on include what materials early civilizations used to make tools before discovering bronze and why Jericho has been a site of human habitation for thousands of years.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The practice questions will ask you about the following:

  • Where the first wall appeared
  • First highways of empire
  • Materials used to make tools before bronze
  • Advantages to using bronze for armor and weapons
  • Inventions that took place in 4000 BCE
  • Why Jericho has been a site of human habitation for so long

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about early civilizations in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the importance of bronze in tool and weapon-building
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the development of roads and walls

Additional Learning

To learn more about these pivotal developments, review the related lesson titled Walls, Roads, & Bronze: Tools of Empire Creation. This lesson meets the following objectives:

  • Discuss the development of the city of Jericho
  • Learn about settled agriculture
  • Discuss the advantages of a walled city
  • Discuss river empires
  • Explore the benefits of road construction
  • Learn how bronze tools helped major projects like road-building