Civilization Quizzes & Trivia

We all know the word – we use it regularly – but what exactly is civilization? Can you define it? When did it first come into being? Can you name some of the early civilizations? How about some civilizations from the Neolithic era? Have you brushed up on your Iron Age civilizations? Phew – our brains are wrung-out just thinking about it!

If you’ve got the answers to all of the above questions… well then, you’re definitely in the right place. We’ve created a number of quizzes on the subject of civilization to get the cogs in your brain turning – how many can you answer correctly?

The Indus Valley Civilization was an ancient civilization located in what is Pakistan and northwest India today. The archaeological evidence proved the existence of a highly developed city of the ancient time. Please read...

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 2644   |  Last updated: Jun 23, 2019
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    When did people start moving into the Indus Valley?

Questions: 25  |  Attempts: 1496   |  Last updated: Dec 26, 2019
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    What three seas connected Greece with the outside world?

It is believed that civilization started in the Americas and Europe before slowly diffusing into Asia and Africa. What is the actual history of civilization and who are the pioneers of it? Take up the challenge below and find...

Questions: 28  |  Attempts: 350   |  Last updated: Jan 11, 2018
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    Hunters and gatherers are also called by this name because they roam place to place following their food.

Questions: 18  |  Attempts: 272   |  Last updated: Dec 30, 2019
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    What five (5) characteristics did early civilizations share?

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 229   |  Last updated: Feb 27, 2013
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    The purple dye that the Phoenicians were famous for came from ___________________.

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What did the Ancient Egyptians use to write?
The ancient egyptians used papyrus to write on because they were smart.
How was Lower Egypt distinct from Upper Egypt geographically?
What is meant by meant by "triangular shaped delta" in the question/answer?
Which statement shows how the Sumerian religion and government were connected?
Initially the central symbol of religion, the main temple, was also considered the main residence of the government as well as the center of economic life. The Sumerian royalty was under the priesthood and had to answer to them. Later on, the kings w
Can you complete the following sentence? The Aztecs used chinampas, which are (1), to grow (2) vegetables. (3) smart people because that great idea helped them to use the area out (4) on the lake...
The correct answer to this question is C. Chinampas are Mesoamerican agriculture which needed tiny rectangular areas of land in order to grow crops near the lake in Mexico. The Aztecs used chinampas, which are floating gardens, to grow their vegetabl