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The human species has existed for ___ million years while the earth is ____ billion years old

2.5 million
4-5 billion

1

Paleolithic = ____ Stone Age

Old

2

Neolithic=_______ revolution

Why is "revolution" misleading ?

Agricultural

It happened slowly

3

How can the creation of a food surplus ignite the growth of civilizations ?

Surplus allows for division of labor, then job specialization ;such as hunters, weavers, potters, tool makers, etc

Also leads to gender inequality and social stratification

4

Place the following in chronological order

A. Mid East (Mesopotamia)
B. Africa (Egypt)
C. India (Indus Valley)
D. China
E. Central America

A. Mid East (Mesopotamia)= 3500 BC
B. Africa (Egypt) 3100 BC
C. India (Indus Valley) 2599 BC
D. China 1500 BC
E. Central America 250 ad

5

List 5 features of civilization

Advanced Cities
Specializes workers
Advanced technology
Record keeping
Complex institutions

6

Place the following in chronological order

A. Sumerians
B. Akkadians
C. Babylonians
D. Assyrians
E. Persians

A. Sumerians
B. Akkadians
C. Babylonians
D. Assyrians
E. Persians

7

What are the defining accomplishments of the Sumerians ?

Wheel, boat, cuneiform

8

How do Egypt and Mesopotamia differ ,

Egypt has protective bordeav

9

What are the accomplishments of the Indus Valley civilizations ?

Grid streets, plumbing, little war, undeciphered language

10

What are accomplishments of ancient Chinese civilization ?

Experts with Bronze
Strict social division
Patriarchal society
Fortified walls
Filial piety
Chariots

11

What river is associated with each of the following civilizations
A, Sumerians
B. Egyptians
C. Harappan
D. Shang and Zhou China

A, Sumerians = Tigris and Euphrates
B. Egyptians= Nile
C. Harappan=Indus
D. Shang and Zhou China= Yellow

12

What form of writing is associated with each of the following ?
A, Sumerians
B. Egyptians
C. Harappan
D. Shang and Zhou China

A, Sumerians =cuneiform
B. Egyptians=hieroglyphics
C. Harappan=seals
D. Shang and Zhou China=ideographs

13

What form of art and culture is associated with the following
A, Sumerians
B. Egyptians
C. Harappan
D. Shang and Zhou China

A, Sumerians=statues and paintings
B. Egyptians=pyramids, statues, lively colorful tombs
C. Harappan=citadels
D. Shang and Zhou China

14

What science and technology is associated with the following
A, Sumerians
B. Egyptians
C. Harappan
D. Shang and Zhou China

A, Sumerians=astronomy, money, wheels
B. Egyptians=irrigation canals
C. Harappan= bronze tools
D. Shang and Zhou China=road horses; pottery and bronze weapons

15

Which of the Stone ages is characterized by nomadic hunter gatherers ?

Paleolithic

16

Which species of human is the most advanced and closest to us ?

Homo sapiens-sapiens

17

Where does man originate and migrate from ?

Africa

18

During the Paleolithic era man practiced religion to lessen fear of death ? True or false

False

19

Which of Stone Ages is characterized by rapid advancements in tool making, fishing, pottery and further domestication of animals ?

Mesolithic

20

Which of the Stone ages is referred to as the Agricultural revolution ?

Neolithic

21

Where did the production of sedentary agriculture begin ?

Mesopotamia

22

What year did the Bronze Age begin, signaling the end of the Stone Age ?
A. 10000 BC
B. 7000 BC
C, 3000 BC

C.

23

Which of the following is true of settled agriculture (Mark all that apply) ?
A. People were slow and hesitant to accept it as lifestyle
B, it allowed for and produced population increases
C. Higher population densities increased disease
D. None of the above

A, b, c

24

The Paleolithic Stone Age is characterized by which of the following (mark all that apply)

A. Nomadic hunter gatherers
B. Primitive stone tools
C. Sedentary agriculture
D. Job specialization

A and b

25

Because of fossils we are able to state that earliest man originated and migrated out of _______ ?

Africa

26

During the Paleolithic age there was more gender equality than during the Neolithic revolution ? True or False

True

27

Neolithic society could be most accurately described as

A. Matriarchal
B. Patriarchal

B

28

The multitude of fractured bones and skulls from the Paleolithic Stone Age indicate constant warfare ? True or false

False

29

Which is not true of man in the Mesolithic revolution ?
A. The use of pots and woven baskets increases
B. Advancements in fishing
C. Further domestication of cows
D. Creation of bronze tools

D

30

Which period is more associated with Sedentary living ?
A Paleolithic
B Neolithic

B

31

Who first unified Mesopotamia ?

Sargon the great

32

Which of the following were the kat to be established ?
A Mesopotamia
B Africa
C India
D china

D

33

Which is responsible for the epic of Gilgamesh ?
A Indus Valley
B Shang dynasty
C Sumerians
D Egyptians

C

34

Who first united egypt's 2 kingdoms ?

Narmer

35

Who was the famous law giver that ruled over the Babylonian empire ?

Hammurabi

36

Which were inventions of Sumerians (mark all that apply)
A wheel
B papyrus
C sail
D cuneiform

A c d

37

Which has a form of writing yet to be deciphered ?
A Egypt
B china
C Indus Valley
D Sumerians

C

38

The Bronze Age began in
A 6000 bce
B 9000 bce
C 5000 bce
D 3000 bce

D

39

Ancient Egypt enjoyed a protective isolation which allowed it to flourish for 3000 years, true or false

a

40

Most of the pyramids were built during

A old kingdom
B Middle Kingdom
C new kingdom

A

41

The use of oracle bones would have occurred in
A Egypt
B Mesopotamia
C Indus Valley
D china

D

42

Which had granaries to store food for dry monsoon season
A Egypt
B Mesopotamia
C Indus Valley
D china

C

43

Many civilizations relied on feudalism, but the organization and administration in ________ made their government stand out
A Egypt
B Mesopotamia
C Indus Valley
D china

D

44

The belief in many different gods and spirits is _______ ?

Polytheism

45

The creation of Ziggurats is an example of
A advanced architecture
B specialization
C complex institutions
D record keeping

C

46

The first monotheistic religion is _______ ?

Judaism

47

________ derived a 22 letter alphabet, the predecessor to Greek and Latin letters
A Sumerians
B Phoenicians
C Egyptians
D Shang

B

48

The Rig Veda is a primary source from a Indus Valley
B Egyptian
C Sumerians
D china

A