Bronze Age: Timeline & Explanation


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What group of Mesopotamians developed bronze?

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1. Between what two time periods did the Bronze Age take place?

2. Bronze is created by combining copper with what?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

While the term Bronze Age has been used to describe the period when ancient people first used metal to produce tools and weapons, early cultures of that era made many other advances in technology and culture. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you understand the scope of the Bronze Age, which ran from 3500 to 1200 BCE, and the different rates and types of progress made by early societies in different regions of the ancient world.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The Bronze Age in Mesopotamia
  • The composition of bronze
  • Other major eras in the development of civilization
  • The technological advancement that replaced bronze
  • Significant cultural achievements during the Bronze Age

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets students practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of the Bronze Age to answer questions about the advances made by ancient societies during this era
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key terms such as cuneiform and ziggurat
  • Dinstingushing differences - compare and contrast Egypt and Mesopotamia during the Bronze Age
  • Making connections - examine how the use of metal may have led to other types of advances among ancient societies

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson on the Bronze Age. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the dates that define the Bronze Age
  • Understand the term Bronze Age
  • Understand how different cultures advanced during the Bronze Age
  • Understand the role the Hittites played in the transition from the Bronze Age to the Iron Age
  • Know the achievements of the Minoans during the Bronze Age