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Early Civilisations

Think you know early civilisations? 10 Questions.

 
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1

The Nabataeans,who flourished in the region of what is today Jordan and northern Saudi Arabia,had their capital at which famous desert site?

  • Babylon
  • Petra
  • Urartu

2

Which civilisation,believed to be the earliest,is associated with the cities of Ur and Uruk in Iraq?

  • Babylonian
  • Mesopotamian
  • Sumerian

3

Which civilisation occupied the Yucatan Peninsula in present-day Mexico from around 2600 BC to around 900 AD?

  • The Aztecs
  • The Mayans
  • The Olmecs

4

Which people of central Mexico flourished in the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries but were decimated by the Conquistadors under Cortes?

  • The Aztecs
  • The Mayans
  • The Toltecs

5

The Hittite kingdom, which lasted from around 1700 BC to 1200 BC occupied parts of which modern-day country?

  • Czech Republic
  • Germany
  • Turkey

6

Which people had their capital at Llium, in present-day Turkey?

  • The Hittites
  • The Huns
  • The Trojans

7

On which island was the Minoan civilisation based?

  • Crete
  • Mykonos
  • Phobos

8

In which modern-day country is the city of Harappa, discovered in 1922 and known to have been built around 2000 BC?

  • Afghanistan
  • Pakistan
  • Uzbekistan

9

What is the traditional date for the Founding of Rome?

  • 753 BC
  • 755 BC
  • 757 BC

10

Axum is thought to be the centre of an early civilisation located in which present-day African country?

  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Tunisia

 

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