The Fertile Crescent: Cradle of Civilization


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Why was Mesopotamia fertile?

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1. How did Mesopotamia get its name?

2. How were Mesopotamians able to expand their farmland?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the Fertile Crescent. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the first city to gain dominion over the region.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Items found in Sumerian tombs
  • First city to rule the Fertile Crescent
  • Apex of Sumerian temple building

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the Fertile Crescent
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the meaning of Mesopotamia
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about archaeological mounds created by rebuilding over ruins

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson on the Fertile Crescent. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify characteristics of Mesopotamia
  • Understand the challenge of finding reliable sources
  • Recognize the purpose and structure of the Royal Tombs of Ur
  • Know the legacy of early Mesopotamian civilizations