Harcourt Social Studies - World History Chapter 2: Early People Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What branch of science studies fossils from ancient times, specifically prehistoric times?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is theorized to be one of the first paths of human migration out of Africa?

Question 3 3. Which of these is true of a pastoralist society?

Question 4 4. What type of farming involves goods being produced only for the consumption and survival of one's family group?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is NOT a suggested reason that humans developed agrarian societies?

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Question 6 6. Which is older: walls or cities?

Question 7 7. What is commercialization in the context of agriculture?

Question 8 8. How did emerging cities overcome the challenge of having to feed large populations?

Question 9 9. Which of the following did NOT feature heavily in spiritual life at Catal Huyuk?

Question 10 10. Which of the following was NOT an important food source for people at Catal Huyuk?

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Question 11 11. What kind of society did humans live in 12,000 years ago and earlier?

Question 12 12. In which modern-day country is Catal Huyuk?

Question 13 13. What are hunter-gatherers?

Question 14 14. How did the Neolithic Revolution affect agriculture?

Question 15 15. The region consisting of modern-day Iraq, Iran, and other countries where scholars believe civilization first appeared is often referred to as _____.

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Question 16 16. Based on the projected time frame of migration, what early humans left the continent of Africa?

Question 17 17. What factor do scientists rely on in order to classify an event as ''prehistoric''?

Question 18 18. How did the creation of cities change the way in which people worked?

Question 19 19. What is a nomadic society?

Question 20 20. A written language is a common core element of a civilization because it _____.

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Question 21 21. What do we call a corporately owned landholding, farmed and operated by large company?

Question 22 22. Which of these is an example of an intensive pastoral system?

Question 23 23. What does Neolithic mean?

Question 24 24. Culture is a core characteristic of a civilization and is defined as:

Question 25 25. What is an agrarian society?

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Question 26 26. The easiest way for a barbarian to gain the products of civilization was to:

Question 27 27. What is defined as a type of living in which survival is based directly or indirectly on the maintenance of domesticated animals?

Question 28 28. _____ generally refers to an advanced state of human society consisting of highly-developed forms of government, culture, industry, and common social norms.

Question 29 29. Which of these is NOT true of a pastoralist society?

Question 30 30. Why might prehistoric humans have started to migrate away from the continent of Africa?

Harcourt Social Studies - World History Chapter 2: Early People Chapter Exam Instructions

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