The Horse and Chariot: Tools of Empire Creation Video


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Which of the following represents the main benefit of the horse?

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1. Today we think of horses as an old-fashioned mode of transportation that was replaced by the automobile. In contrast, how would humans, who were first in contact with horses, have viewed them?

2. Which of the following might have been a reason that the empires built roads?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your understanding of the horse and chariot's impact on empire creation. Topics you will be quizzed on include the first uses of horses and reasons that empires built roads.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • The main benefits of horses
  • The first use of horses
  • Reasons for empires to build roads
  • Why independent cities could not stand up to armies with chariots
  • When the Steppe nomads began to train horses for riding
  • What was needed for the development of chariots

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about empire building in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the role of horses and chariots in empire creation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the development of chariots

Additional Learning

To learn more about the use of horses and chariots, review the corresponding lesson on The Horse and Chariot's Impact on Empire Building. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the history of domesticating horses
  • Explore technological advances that made the development of chariots possible
  • Discuss how the use of chariots changed warfare