The Environment's Impact on Early Agrarian Civilizations


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What kind of society did humans live in over 12,000 years ago?

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1. What is an agrarian society?

2. What impact did the flooding pattern of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers have on the belief-systems in Mesopotamia?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the influence of the environment on agrarian civilizations. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the definition of an agrarian society.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Trade's importance to Mesopotamia
  • Influence of the Nile river's flooding on local beliefs
  • Society styles of early civilizations

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the influence of the environment on agrarian civilizations
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Mesopotamian belief systems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the flooding patterns of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson The Environment's Impact on Early Agrarian Civilizations. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define and identify characteristics of early agrarian civilizations
  • Recognize key aspects of the Indus Valley civilizations
  • Understand the environment's impact on ancient Egyptian societies