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Prehistory Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following was an important role for a lone farmer in Mesopotamia ?

Question 2 2. As the population grew during the Neolithic area, division of labor became possible. This led to _____

Question 3 3. Why were knives and spears first constructed?

Question 4 4. The earth's history is filled with periods of interglaciation. The last such period _____

Question 5 5. Which of the following was the original common language spoken by all people until approximately 8,000 years ago?

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Question 6 6. Why was Atra-Hasis, which was written on clay tablets more than 1,000 years before the story of Noah important?

Question 7 7. Why did the horse people continue to thrive despite the advances in agriculture and the rise of settlements and towns?

Question 8 8. How did emerging cities with population surplus overcome the problem of administration?

Question 9 9. How did the creation of cities change the way in which people worked?

Question 10 10. The first proper city built was _____.

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Question 11 11. The easiest way for a barbarian to gain the products of civilization was to:

Question 12 12. Why do scholars now believe the great flood actually took place?

Question 13 13. Lake Agassiz and the Indo-European diaspora are thought to have both occurred around _____.

Question 14 14. Which of the following does Indo-European refers to?

Question 15 15. In the Sumerian myth, why did Goddess Enlil plan to flood the earth?

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Question 16 16.

Read the following description to answer the question.

An increase in food production enabled the division of labor.

The division of labor allowed for the development of new technologies.

The development of new technologies allowed for a greater increase in food production.

This led to further division of labor, which led to further technologies, which led to further increases in population.

This is referred to as_____.

Question 17 17. How has the Neolithic Revolution supported larger populations worldwide?

Question 18 18. Experts believe the Neolithic Agricultural Revolution began:

Question 19 19. How did the diets of early farming communities differ from that of nomadic hunter-gatherers?

Question 20 20. Civilization displaced other systems because civilized people _____.

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Question 21 21. For thousands of years, civilization's only hope of victory against horse peoples was _____.

Question 22 22. The last of the horse peoples died out:

Question 23 23. Horse archers' main antagonists were _____.

Question 24 24. The last ice age ended

Question 25 25. The current period of interglaciation began

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Question 26 26. How did the domestication of animals affect the lives of human beings?

Question 27 27. The term interglatial refers to

Question 28 28. How did emerging cities overcome the challenge of having to feed large populations?

Question 29 29. Why was the Indo-European diaspora important?

Question 30 30. Benefits of settled agriculture include_____.

Prehistory Chapter Exam Instructions

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