Hunter-Gatherers & Stateless Societies in Africa Video


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What is a hunter-gatherer society?

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1. What does it mean to be egalitarian?

2. What is a stateless society?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Throughout the course of world history, people have lived in many different types of societies, and this dynamic quiz and worksheet will test your knowledge of two types of societies that were found in Africa: hunter-gatherer and stateless societies. Some questions ask you to define key terms to enhance your understanding.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In the quiz, you will be assessed on your ability to define:

  • Stateless society
  • Hunter-gatherer society
  • Egalitarian

Skills Practiced

See if you can effectively apply these skills during your completion of the quiz and worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related world history lesson
  • Making connections - use your knowledge of stateless societies to understand their level of engagement in complex societal interactions
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the size of stateless societies and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about egalitarianism

Additional Learning

If you want to know more about the societies of Africa, take some time to review the accompanying lesson called Hunter-Gatherers & Stateless Societies in Africa. You can achieve these objectives in the lesson:

  • Define social stratification
  • Learn the basic social structure of Ancient Egypt
  • Know the location of most hunter-gatherer societies in Africa
  • Understand what happened to hunter-gatherer societies after the Europeans colonized Africa
  • Know the history of the Igbo people