Neolithic Revolution

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  • 1. 
    Which heading best completes the partial outline below? I. _________________________________ A. Cities B. Complex government C. Job specialization D. Writing system 
    • A. 

      Examples of Early Technology

    • B. 

      Results of Cultural Diversity

    • C. 

      Characteristics of Civilizations

    • D. 

      Causes for the Neolithic Revolution


  • 2. 
    The Neolithic Revolution is often considered a turning point in history because 
    • A. 

      City dwellers learned to control fire

    • B. 

      Societies became more nomadic

    • C. 

      Nuclear families evolved into extended families

    • D. 

      Permanent settlements developed in river valleys


  • 3. 

    Based on this map, on which continent did humans first appear?
    • A. 

      Asia

    • B. 

      Europe

    • C. 

      North America

    • D. 

      Africa


  • 4. 
    Geneticists are tracing the movements of people in prehistoric Europe using our DNA as a time machine. . . .                             — Joe Palca, “Tracing Human Migration Through DNA,”                                NPR Weekend Edition Saturday, August 11, 2007 This passage suggests that modern science can be used to 
    • A. 

      Aid historical analysis

    • B. 

      Show the development of a point of view

    • C. 

      Explain ancient medical practices

    • D. 

      Predict future events


  • 5. 
    Which name identifies the region located between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers?
    • A. 

      Cape of Good Hope

    • B. 

      Sinai Peninsula

    • C. 

      Mesopotamia

    • D. 

      Horn of Africa


  • 6. 
    The best definition of subsistence agriculture is
    • A. 

      Supplying crops for overseas exports

    • B. 

      Bartering crops for manufactured goods

    • C. 

      Storing surplus food in case of famine

    • D. 

      Producing just enough food for a family’s use


  • 7. 
    Where does the archaeological evidence gathered by Louis and Mary Leakey suggest the earliest humans developed?
    • A. 

      Great Rift Valley

    • B. 

      Amazon rain forest

    • C. 

      Himalaya Mountains

    • D. 

      Philippine archipelago


  • 8. 
    The Neolithic Revolution is considered a turning point in history because it
    • A. 

      Influenced climatic changes

    • B. 

      Included the domestication of plants and animals

    • C. 

      Encouraged a nomadic lifestyle

    • D. 

      Caused a decline in population


  • 9. 
    Which geographic factor had a major influence on the development of both Egyptian and Babylonian civilizations?
    • A. 

      River valleys

    • B. 

      Cool temperatures

    • C. 

      Locations near a strait

    • D. 

      Mountains


  • 10. 
    • Planting wheat and barley • Domesticating animals • Establishing permanent homes and villages At the beginning of the Neolithic Revolution, the most direct impact of these developments was on
    • A. 

      Religion and government

    • B. 

      Transportation and trade

    • C. 

      Diet and shelter

    • D. 

      Climate and topography


  • 11. 
    . . .“If a man has knocked out the teeth of a man of the same rank, his own teeth shall be knocked out. If he has knocked out the teeth of a plebeian (commoner), he shall pay one-third of a mina of silver.”. . .                                                                                                                          — Code of Hammurabi Which statement is supported by this excerpt from Hammurabi’s code of laws?
    • A. 

      All men are equal under the law.

    • B. 

      Fines are preferable to physical punishment.

    • C. 

      Law sometimes distinguishes between social classes.

    • D. 

      Violence must always be punished with violence.


  • 12. 

    The main purpose of this map is to illustrate the location of
    • A. 

      Overseas trade routes

    • B. 

      Early belief systems

    • C. 

      River valley civilizations

    • D. 

      Burial sites of ancient rulers


  • 13. 
    One similarity between the ancient civilizations in Egypt and in China is that they developed
    • A. 

      Nomadic lifestyles

    • B. 

      Monotheistic belief systems

    • C. 

      Democratic governments

    • D. 

      Written forms of communication


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