9.The people of the early river valley civilizations used the rivers for a variety of purposes. List at least five.
They used the rivers for irrigation, travel, trade, drinking, bathing, and many other purposes.
10. Why was the geography of Egypt so important in its development as a major center of trade? How did geography help protect the Egyptians?
The Nile River made it easy for Egyptians to travel within the kingdom, while the Med. Sea allows them to travel with other civilizations. The deserts , cataracts, and delta also served as a barrier to prevent enemies from invading with an army.