The Great Flood and Population Migrations


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In the Sumerian myth of a Great Flood, why did Goddess Enlil plan to flood the earth?

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1. Which of the following does Indo-European refers to?

2. Lake Agassiz and the Indo-European diaspora are thought to have both occurred around _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the Great Flood and it's history in several different cultures. You'll be assessed on time periods it shows up in mythology as well as characters from the different accounts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Indo-European
  • Lake Agassiz
  • Scholars believing in a great flood
  • The mythological figures who didn't build an arc

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 related lesson on the different versions of the Great Flood story that appears in many cultures
  • Making connections - Connect the likelihood of a great flood with the fact that it appears in so many different cultures
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Indo-European.
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the story of Noah and the story of Enki

Additional Learning

To learn more about how the Great Flood appears across so many cultures review the accompanying lesson called The Great Flood and Population Migrations. This lesson covers the following objectives.

  • Understand how it impacted agriculture and languages
  • Examine the variations of the facts
  • Explain the migration of people
  • Differentiate the time periods