What is a Yurt? - Definition & History


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Which of the following is an accurate description of a yurt?

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1. In which countries were yurts originally used?

2. 'Nomads' is another word for:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The yurt is a dwelling that has many attributes that make it perfect for its inhabitants and in more modern times, a point of fascination for those interested in communal life. This quiz and worksheet combination will ask a series of questions pertaining to its history and characteristics to test your knowledge.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed on:

  • William Coperthwaite's fascination with yurts
  • Necessary construction materials
  • Communal aspects and other characteristics of the yurt
  • Origin of the term yurt

Skills Practiced

Be prepared to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on yurts
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding primary materials needed to build these dwellings
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how yurts are built and why they're communal

Additional Learning

Learn more by studying the related lesson, What is a Yurt? - Definition & History. This lesson will address numerous topics, including:

  • Description of a yurt
  • What people groups these dwellings most appeal to
  • Structure and weather-proof aspects of yurts
  • Examples of these structures throughout time
  • The yurt and William Coperthwaite
  • Modernity and the yurt