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Prehistory Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why did the horse people continue to thrive despite the advances in agriculture and the rise of settlements and towns?

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Question 2 2. Why were knives and spears first constructed?

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Question 3 3. The earth's history is filled with periods of interglaciation. The last such period _____

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Question 4 4. As the population grew during the Neolithic area, division of labor became possible. This led to _____

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Question 5 5. Which of the following was an important role for a lone farmer in Mesopotamia ?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following was the original common language spoken by all people until approximately 8,000 years ago?

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Question 7 7. Why was Atra-Hasis, which was written on clay tablets more than 1,000 years before the story of Noah important?

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Question 8 8. In the Sumerian myth of a Great Flood, why did Goddess Enlil plan to flood the earth?

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Question 9 9. Which of the following does Indo-European refers to?

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Question 10 10. Why was the Indo-European diaspora important?

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Question 11 11. What is one reason scholars now believe the great flood actually took place?

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Question 12 12. How did the Neolithic Revolution support larger populations worldwide?

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Question 13 13. Experts believe the Neolithic Agricultural Revolution began when?

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Question 14 14.

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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 _____.

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Question 15 15. How did the diets of early farming communities differ from that of nomadic hunter-gatherers?

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Question 16 16. How did emerging cities with population surplus overcome the problem of administration?

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Question 17 17. How did the creation of cities change the way in which people worked?

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Question 18 18. Where was Mesopotamia located?

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Question 19 19. The first proper city built was _____.

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Question 20 20. How did the gradual warming of the earth affect the lives of human beings?

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Question 21 21. The last ice age ended

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Question 22 22. The term interglacial refers to

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Question 23 23. The current period of interglaciation began

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Question 24 24. Horse archers' main antagonists were _____.

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Question 25 25. For thousands of years, civilization's only hope of victory against horse peoples was _____.

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Question 26 26. The advantages of civilization do not work against horse people because _____.

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Question 27 27. The last of the horse peoples died out:

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Question 28 28. Lake Agassiz and the Indo-European diaspora are thought to have both occurred around _____.

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Question 29 29. Benefits of settled agriculture include _____.

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Question 30 30. The easiest way for a barbarian to gain the products of civilization was to:

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Prehistory Chapter Exam Instructions

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