Minoan Civilization: Crafts, Industry & Technology


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What aspect of Minoan construction techniques may have helped make their buildings earthquake resistant?

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1. Minoans had a greater ability to manage what resource than nearly any other civilization in that era?

2. Which common Minoan craft material had to be imported to the island?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions in this quiz will measure your understanding of Minoan technology. To do well on the quiz, you'll need to be familiar with Minoan craft material and construction techniques.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Here's what you'll be tested on:

  • Minoan construction techniques that helped to protect buildings during earthquakes
  • Resource Minoans managed better than other civilizations
  • Imported Minoan craft material
  • Whether the Minoans were first to make Tyrian purple dye
  • Size of decorated Minoan seal stones

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Minoan technology
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about Tyrian purple dye and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Minoan seal stones

Additional Learning

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  • Technologies learned from Mesopotamians, Persians, and Egyptians
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  • Creation of the first monumental bronze sculptures in Western history