NY Regents - Prehistory: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why was the Indo-European diaspora important?

Question 2 2. Which of the following might have been a reason that the empires built roads?

Question 3 3. The most basic social unit is the _____.

Question 4 4. Why do scholars now believe the great flood actually took place?

Question 5 5. Which of the following represents the main benefit of the horse?

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Question 6 6. Before humans discovered how to make bronze, they used which of the following for tools?

Question 7 7. The current period of interglaciation began

Question 8 8. The last of the horse peoples died out:

Question 9 9. Horse archers' main antagonists were _____.

Question 10 10. How did the diets of early farming communities differ from that of nomadic hunter-gatherers?

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Question 11 11. For thousands of years, civilization's only hope of victory against horse peoples was _____.

Question 12 12. Which of these were the first highways of empire?

Question 13 13. The practice of Mother Goddess worship remains a mystery to modern historians. Why do we know so little about these ancient religions?

Question 14 14. Civilization displaced other systems because civilized people _____.

Question 15 15. How did the gradual warming of the earth affect the lives of human beings?

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Question 16 16. Benefits of settled agriculture include _____.

Question 17 17. Bronze offered which of the following advantages to early people?

Question 18 18.

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 19 19. Which of these deities is NOT an obvious descendant of the Mother Goddess?

Question 20 20. Which of these was one of the first walled cities?

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Question 21 21. What is the basic goal in the creation of a hierarchy?

Question 22 22. Experts believe the Neolithic Agricultural Revolution began when?

Question 23 23. How did the creation of cities change the way in which people worked?

Question 24 24. The first civilization without an aristocracy was:

Question 25 25. Consider the roles of the Mother Goddess and snakes in ancient Minoan culture. What do the Mother Goddess and snakes have in common?

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Question 26 26. In what way was Moses' hierarchy not a true theocracy?

Question 27 27. Today we think of horses as an old-fashioned mode of transportation that was replaced by the automobile. In contrast, how would humans, who were first in contact with horses, have viewed them?

Question 28 28. Which is older: walls or cities?

Question 29 29. The easiest way for a barbarian to gain the products of civilization was to:

Question 30 30. 4000 BCE brought the invention of _____.

NY Regents - Prehistory: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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