The Age of Meroe & its Achievements


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What is the name of the new capital of the Kush?

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1. Who finally completely conquered the Meroë?

2. Which of the following was NOT part of Meroë's trade network?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Meroë civilization demonstrated adaptability and innovation that brought them prosperity. Among the subjects dealt with in this quiz/worksheet combo are Meroë's demise and activities of the Meroë civilization.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to measure your familiarity with the following:

  • Meroë metalwork
  • The Kush
  • Meroë exports
  • Trade network of the Meroë civilization
  • Fate of the Meroë civilization

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet allow students to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ascertain that you have a good grasp on the most important information from the related article on the Meroë civilization
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding achievements of the Meroë and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding trading activities of the Meroë and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

In order to learn more about who the Meroë were and what they were able to accomplish, read through the accompanying lesson entitled The Age of Meroe & its Achievements. Among other objectives, the lesson takes up the following:

  • Comment on the Kush civilization and its relationship with Egypt
  • Talk about what prompted the Kush to move from Egypt
  • Investigate why Meroë held no attraction for the Assyrians
  • Discuss the uniqueness of the form of Meroë government
  • Examine the role that the Meroë played in international trade
  • Name the advantage held by Axum over other potential invaders