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Multiple Choice

This activity contains 56 questions.

Question 1.
Symbolic thought and communication represent major components of

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Question 2.
Which of these articles is most closely associated with Homo erectus?

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Question 3.
In the late nineteenth century, magnificently drawn bison were discovered on the ceiling of a cave in

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Question 4.
All of the following characteristics are true of Neanderthal man except that

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Question 5.
The shift toward a food-producing economy is associated with the

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Question 6.
The Neolithic revolution spread first from its origins in the Middle East to

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Question 7.
Perhaps the strongest single force in the life of preliterate people was (is)

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Question 8.
Many preliterate peoples identify their clans by a

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Question 9.
The earliest human-like creatures have been found in

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Question 10.
The transition of human beings from a food-gathering to a food-producing economy occurred during the _________Age.

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Question 11.
A form of primitive religion that regards all objects in nature as inhabited by spirits is called

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Question 12.
Mesopotamia is derived from the Greek word meaning

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Question 13.
Which of the following was NOT invented in early Mesopotamia?

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Question 14.
The people who founded the first civilization in Mesopotamia were called

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Question 15.
Writing materials used in ancient Mesopotamia usually included

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Question 16.
The type of government found in the earliest Mesopotamian cities could best be described as

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Question 17.
The Semitic peoples who migrated into Mesopotamia originated in

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Question 18.
Babylonian dominance over much of Mesopotamia was established by

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Question 19.
Mesopotamian religion, as developed by the Sumerians and the Babylonians, did NOT include a belief that

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Question 20.
The purpose of the pyramids of Egypt was to

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Question 21.
The pharaohs of the Middle Kingdom of Egypt emphasized

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Question 22.
In the eighteenth century B.C.E., Egypt was invaded, and lower Egypt occupied, by a people called the

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Question 23.
The idea of an afterlife and the belief that salvation was achieved by good conduct in this life were ideas associated with the worship of

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Question 24.
Among the earliest known Egyptian literature is

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Question 25.
Who of the following is considered to be one of the greatest Hebrew military leaders?

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Question 26.
Israel reached its apex of power and splendor during the reign of

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Question 27.
The greatest conqueror in the history of the ancient Near East was King

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Question 28.
Fearsome Semitic people, this group employed chariots, mounted cavalry, and sophisticated siege engines in constructing the most powerful army of their day.

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Question 29.
Zoroastrianism, an ethical religion that attempted to replace idol-worshiping cults with a creed centered on one god, Ahura-Mazda or "Wise Lord," began in

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Question 30.
Which of the following was least characteristic of the Persian Empire and civilization?

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Question 31.
The human species was characterized in the Paleolithic Age by all of the following EXCEPT

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Question 32.
The Mesolithic, or Middle Stone, Age spanned from

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Question 33.
The emergence of agriculture, or the Neolithic Revolution, caused all of the following EXCEPT

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Question 34.
The Neolithic Revolution first occurred in

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Question 35.
Metal tools were preferred over wood and stone tools for all of the following reasons EXCEPT

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Question 36.
Which of the following is NOT true about agricultural societies?

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Question 37.
In many civilizations, the creation of farming surpluses often resulted in

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Question 38.
Another term for the Neolithic Age is the

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Question 39.
The agricultural revolution allowed all of the following to take place EXCEPT the

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Question 40.
Which of the following were key features of the Neolithic era?

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Question 41.
The Chinese referred to pastoral peoples as

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Question 42.
In the nineteenth century, Europeans began to define civilization according to

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Question 43.
Combinations of the ideas, objects, and patterns of behavior that result from human social interaction are referred to as

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Question 44.
Fire was the most central element in the material culture of humans during what time period?

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Question 45.
By what time had humans successfully colonized all of the continents except Antarctica?

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Question 46.
Hunting-and-gathering societies numbering between 20 and 30 people are referred to as

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Question 47.
Women in hunting-and-gathering societies

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Question 48.
The term “matrilocal” means

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Question 49.
The term “matrilineal” means

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Question 50.
Climatic changes were most likely to affect societies engaging in

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Question 51.
Wheat and barley were the grains associated with the development of sedentary agriculture in

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Question 52.
Horned cattle were among the last animals to be domesticated because

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Question 53.
Which of the following was NOT an advantage gained from the domestication of animals?

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Question 54.
The social and economic status of women was highest in

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Question 55.
The economy of Jericho was based primarily on

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Question 56.
Which of the following was a sedentary agricultural community in Asia Minor?

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