Time & Space in History: Cultural Differences & Beliefs


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What is a culture's time orientation?

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1. Which of these is NOT used by modern American culture?

2. What is a lunar calendar based on?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will ask you five multiple-choice questions about the ways in which time and space have been represented by different cultures around the world. You'll answer questions about time orientation, calendars and maps.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked to:

  • Know what a culture's time orientation means
  • Recognize time systems used by American culture
  • Understand what the lunar calendar is based on
  • Identify the type of map that divides physical space into latitude and longitude units
  • Tell what Polynesian stick charts represent

Skills Practiced

You'll apply the following skills:

  • Information recall - access information you've learned regarding American time systems
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about time representation to determine what the lunar calendar represents
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you're able to accurately define the meaning of a culture's time orientation

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the related lesson called Time & Space in History: Cultural Differences & Beliefs. The lesson helps students:

  • Describe the Mayan Long Count calendar
  • Define time orientation terms
  • Learn about Chinese and Hindu calendars