Mesopotamia: The First Civilization


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What is the nickname of the area between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers which encouraged the first human settlements?

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1. According to paleontologists and historians' best guess, what time frame likely saw the earliest human agricultural settlements?

2. Which of the following practices may even predate the rise of agriculture?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What was the land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers called? You'll need to answer this and other questions related to Mesopotamia if you want to pass this short quiz on early human civilization.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Check what you know about the following:

  • Time period of the earliest human agricultural settlements
  • A practice that predated agriculture
  • Impact of the development of agriculture
  • When Mesopotamia's first city-states appeared

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Mesopotamian civilization
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how human life changed due to the development of agriculture
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about settlements and city-states

Additional Learning

Be sure to look over the corresponding lesson called Mesopotamia: The First Civilization for further information. You'll study towards objectives such as the following:

  • Identify basic facts about Mesopotamia
  • Understand how the human culture evolved away from migration
  • Recognize the first agricultural practices of early humans