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Modern World History A
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Which characteristics describe Old Stone Age peoples? Select all that apply.
A. buried their dead with goods
B. made stone tools
C. developed writing systems
D. built large villages
E. moved from place to place
A. Buried their dead with good | E. Moved from place to place | B. Made stone tools
Which two classes of people would historians most likely thank for leaving written records of early civilizations? Select All that apply.
D. Scribes & E. Priests
Which of the following might have been the main reason farmers began domesticating plants and animals?
To keep a supply of food on hand for later use
What did the first civilizations in Asia and Africa have in common?
They had organized governments
Which groups ranked as artisans in emerging social hierarchies in early river civilizations? Select all that apply.
C. Weavers & A. Metalworkers
A thesis statement about the impact of floodwaters on early river civilizations would most likely connect which three words? Select all that apply.
C. Renew, E. Silt and B. Silt
How did Mary Leakey's discovery change the modern understanding of prehistoric humans?
The bone she found provided evidence that early hominids made tools in East Africa almost 2 million years ago
Which item is an example of an Artifact?
Which aspect of domesticating animals likely made the most important change in how early humans lived during the Neolithic Revolution?
Domesticated Animals could be herded, enclosed, and used as needed.
Which objects provided anthropologists with the first clues about prehistoric life?
Footprints, Bones, and Tools
How did the development of spoken language most likely influence Stone Age hunting groups? Select all that apply.
It helped them work together during the hunt & It allowed them to develop future hunting plans.
According to evidence found by scientists, where did Old Stone Age people travel across open ocean in rafts or canoes?
From Southeast Asia to Australia
How did cultural diffusion most likely affect the development of early civilizations?
Interacting groups shared skills and ideas that improved farming practices
Why did job specialization emerge in cities as civilizations developed?
Growing populations created new technologies requiring a variety of skills.
Which of the following would most likely have been left behind in the Olduvai Gorge?
What is technology?
The skills and tools people use to meet basic needs and wants
Use the image to answer the question. (girl in the left corner looking at the walls of the cave that has bones and skulls)
The person in the image is most likely to be a(n)
Why did scholars name an early hominid group Homo habilis, which means "handy man"?
They were the first hominids to make stone tools
How did the creation of a reliable food supply lead to political changes during the Neolithic Revolution?
People could settle together in permanent villages that, as they grew, organized governments
What was one of the basic features of early civilizations?
What did the Leakeys discover in Olduvai Gorge?
prehistoric stone tools
How did improved farming lead to the development of government?
Government developed to help manage the surplus of food, which occurred because of improved farming.
How do historians use evidence to learn about the past? Choose all that apply.
They propose the meaning of evidence & They assess the reliability of evidence.
Which was one cause of the rise of the Persian Empire?
They respected the customs and religious beliefs of the people they conquered
How did Saul rule the people of ancient Israel?
He united twelve tribes under one king
which of these are part of the legacy of ancient Egypt? Select all that apply.
medical knowledge & papyrus for writing
Which river shaped ancient Egyptian civilization?
What innovations did ancient Mesopotamians pass on to later civilizations? Select all that apply.
Calender, wheel, writing, legal code, & number system
What did the ancient Egyptians have to learn to do to make possible the growth of their civilization?
They had to build dikes, reservoirs, and irrigation ditches to control river flooding
Which is a likely reason why a minor pharaoh like Tutankhamen was buried in such a magnificent tomb?
He returned Egyptian Religion to its familiar gods after the failed experiment of Akhenaton
How did the desert impact ancient Egyptian civilization?
It prevented invaders from attacking Egypt
What is Hammurabi's Code?
A written set of laws
Which characteristics describe ancient Sumerian civilization? Select all that apply.
City-states ruled by kings, job specialization & social hierarchies
What role did the vizier play in ancient Egypt?
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