Pre-Columbian Culture & Development

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Which of the following groups changed the course of the Mississippi River?

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1. Which civilization built roads across its mountainous homeland?

2. Which of the groups below DID NOT heavily manipulate their environments?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Most people tend to think the history of the Americas began with Christopher Columbus in 1492, but the Americas were home to numerous civilizations for centuries prior. This assessment will test you on information pertaining to pre-Columbian civilizations. Some things you'll be tested on include the structure of different cultures and the relationship between cultures and their environment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The Mississippi River
  • Cultures and the mountains
  • Manipulation of the environment
  • The societal structure of different cultures
  • Religion in different cultures

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - test your recollection of the various cultures in the pre-Columbian Americas and some of the unique traits of each
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand how different pre-Columbian cultures interacted with their environment and how their societies functioned
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of pre-Columbian civilizations to answer questions identifying specific pre-Columbian cultures based upon their agriculture, religion, and social arrangement

Additional Learning

To learn more about pre-Columbian civilizations, review the corresponding lesson called Pre-Columbian Culture & Development. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Agricultural civilizations
  • Social organization
  • Religion
  • Large works in pre-Columbian America
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