Topic 3 Assessment

  1. Identify Causes and Effects Write a paragraph that describes major events in the development of river valley civilizations and one or two aspects of these events. Consider such factors as existing environment, the existing geography, and existing agricultural systems. How did these factors affect the development of permanent settlements?
  2. Explain How Major River Valley Civilizations Influenced Development Write a paragraph discussing a major river valley civilization and describe its contribution to the advancement of later classical civilizations. Consider factors such as agricultural achievements, the role of government, the relationship between government and religion, and economic growth.
  3. Describe the Spread of Major World Religions Write a paragraph that describes the historical origins and spread of Hinduism. Consider the origins of Hinduism, its sacred texts, and its growth. How was Hinduism easily spread throughout India?
  4. Describe Historical Origins and Central Ideas Write a paragraph about the historical origins and ideas of Confucianism and Daoism. In your paragraph, consider such factors as historical context and the need for social order. How did Confucianism influence Eastern culture? Explain man's relationship with nature in Daoism.
  5. Identify Examples of Religious Influence Write a paragraph that describes how Hinduism influenced the caste system in India. Consider factors such as the origin of the caste system, rules associated with each caste, and the spiritual meaning of each caste.
  6. Analyze the Influence of Geographic Factors Using information from the lessons and the map below, write a paragraph analyzing the influence of geography on the development of China's river valley civilizations, including the Shang and Zhou dynasties. Consider the dependence on rivers, how geography isolated China, and variations in regional climates. Based on the map, how did geography affect the development of the Shang and Zhou dynasties?

A map shows the Shang and Zhou civilizations.
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Table of Contents

World History Topic 1 Origins of Civilization (Prehistory–300 B.C.) Topic 2 The Ancient Middle East and Egypt (3200 B.C.–500 B.C.) Topic 3 Ancient India and China (2600 B.C.–A.D. 550) Topic 4 The Americas (Prehistory–A.D. 1570) Topic 5 Ancient Greece (1750 B.C.–133 B.C.) Topic 6 Ancient Rome and the Origins of Christianity (509 B.C.-A.D. 476) Topic 7 Medieval Christian Europe (330–1450) Topic 8 The Muslim World and Africa (730 B.C.-A.D. 1500) Topic 9 Civilizations of Asia (500–1650) Topic 10 The Renaissance and Reformation (1300–1650) Topic 11 New Global Connections (1415–1796) Topic 12 Absolutism and Revolution Topic 13 The Industrial Revolution Topic 14 Nationalism and the Spread of Democracy (1790–1914) Topic 15 The Age of Imperialism (1800–1914) Topic 16 World War I and the Russian Revolution (1914–1924) Topic 17 The World Between the Wars (1910–1939) Topic 18 World War II (1930–1945) Topic 19 The Cold War Era (1945–1991) Topic 20 New Nations Emerge (1945–Present) Topic 21 The World Today (1980-Present) United States Constitution Primary Sources 21st Century Skills Atlas Glossary Index Acknowledgments