Paleolithic To Neolithic

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Tests knowledge of basic of the Paleolithic era and traces social, political, cultural, and demographic changes an continuities caused by the transition to the Neolithic Era.

  
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  • 1. 
    Where did the earliest modern humans (homo sapiens sapiens) originate?
    • A. 

      Mesopotamia

    • B. 

      East Africa

    • C. 

      China

    • D. 

      Egypt

    • E. 

      Mesoamerica


  • 2. 
    How did most humans in the Paleolithic time period obtain food?
    • A. 

      Agriculture

    • B. 

      Herding

    • C. 

      Hunting/Gathering

    • D. 

      Trade


  • 3. 
    What was the demographic impact of the switch to agriculture?
    • A. 

      Population increased dramatically

    • B. 

      Population remained relatively constant

    • C. 

      Population decreased


  • 4. 
    Where were most Neolithic villages located?
    • A. 

      Near rivers

    • B. 

      Near oceans

    • C. 

      Near mountains


  • 5. 
    The period 8000BCE to 600BCE is characterized by all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      The development of agriculture

    • B. 

      The growth in world population

    • C. 

      The use of metal technology

    • D. 

      The develpment of writing

    • E. 

      The use of gunpowder technology


  • 6. 
    All of the following are changes that occurred because of the Neolithic Revolution EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Growth in population

    • B. 

      Women had lower status than men

    • C. 

      Development of complex government

    • D. 

      Rejection of polytheistic religion

    • E. 

      Development of class divisions


  • 7. 
    Why was job specialization possible?
    • A. 

      Complex Government

    • B. 

      Polytheistic Religion

    • C. 

      Agricultural Surplus


  • 8. 
    With the Neolithic Revolution, all humans began getting their food through agriculture.
    • A. 

      All humans begain getting their food through agriculture because it was a more stable source of food.

    • B. 

      Some humans obtained food through farmin, other remained hunters/gatherers, while others were pastoral nomads


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