Top 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?

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  • When did people start moving into the Indus Valley?
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  • What was the name of the group that first moved into the Indus Valley from Central Asia?
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  • What term means movement of a person or group from one place to another?
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  • What three seas connected Greece with the outside world?
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  • Which geographic features played significant roles in the development of Greek civilization?
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  • Which of the following statements describes some element Greece's geography?
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  • Hunters and gatherers are also called by this name because they roam place to place following their food.
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  • An advantage that farming has over hunting and gathering is that a farmer can store his/her food, so that when a famine or drought hits they have a supply of food to eat from.
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  • The major activity that changes the lives of people from nomads to life in permanent settlements is 
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  • The purple dye that the Phoenicians were famous for came from ___________________.
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  • What were the Phoenicians' most important tools for finding their way on their trading voyages?
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  • What natural resource did the Phoenicians use to make glass?
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