Guns, Germs, and Steel Book Summary


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According to Jared Diamond, what did food production lead to?

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1. In 'Guns, Germs, and Steel', where does Jared Diamond say the first farming region was located?

2. According to Jared Diamond, what led to Pizarro's successful conquest of the Incans?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet questions will test your knowledge of various points that Jared Diamond makes in his text Guns, Germs, and Steel. You must know the location of the first farming region and understand what food production led to.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on the following from Guns, Germs, and Steel:

  • How Pizarro conquered the Incans
  • The location of the first farming region
  • Disadvantages to the nomadic lifestyle of the Americas

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what food production led to, according to Jared Diamond
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lessonon Guns, Germs, and Steel
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the other developments food production led to

Additional Learning

Learn more about Jared Diamond's text by completing the lesson titled, Guns, Germs, and Steel Book. The following objectives will be covered:

  • Know what Diamond writes about Eurasian farming
  • Understand the author's point of view on evolution
  • Name some of the technological advances the Europeans had over the Americas' inhabitants