Minoan Civilization: Economy & Trade


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Where was Minoan civilization centered?

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1. The domestic economy of the Minoans was based on:

2. What type of empire were the Minoans believed to have maintained?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo helps you measure your knowledge of the ancient Minoan economy. You will be asked to identify key elements of the Minoan culture and trade system.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these questions to make sure you know about:

  • The center of the Minoan civilization
  • Palace economies
  • The size of the Minoan trading network
  • The focus of the Minoan domestic economy

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as thalassocracy and palace economy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding where the Minoan civilization was centered
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the major focus of the Minoan economy and how far its trade network spread

Additional Learning

If you want to know more about this ancient civilization, read the lesson titled Minoan Civilization: Economy & Trade. It will explain concepts like:

  • The technological level of the Minoans
  • Cultures influenced by the Minoans
  • The difficulty anthropologists have when studying the Minoans