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Welcome to GMAT Reading Comprehension test. There are 8 questions associated with this passage. Read the passage completely, then answer each question. This quiz has been designed to test your comprehension of the written passage. Take your time. All the best!


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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is not mentioned in the passage as an archaeological time period in North American civilization?
    • A. 

      The Paleo Period

    • B. 

      The Archaic Period

    • C. 

      The Woodlands Period

    • D. 

      The Mississippian Period

    • E. 

      Which of the following is not mentioned in the passage as an archaeological time period in North American civilization? The Paleo Period The Archaic Period The Woodlands Period The Mississippian Period The Cahokian Period.

  • 2. 
    According to the passage, the crossing of the land bridge in present-day Alaska occurred prior to which period of archaeologic history?
    • A. 

      The Proto Period.

    • B. 

      The Paleo period.

    • C. 

      The Neo-Pacific Period

    • D. 

      The Aleutian Period

    • E. 

      The Etowah Period

  • 3. 
    According to the passage, what was the predominant mode of travel for people living in the Archaic period?
    • A. 

      Roads

    • B. 

      Animal trails

    • C. 

      Domesticated animals

    • D. 

      Waterways

    • E. 

      By foot

  • 4. 
    According to the passage, a person living 15,000 years ago would have been part of which period?
    • A. 

      The Paleo Period.

    • B. 

      The Archaic Period.

    • C. 

      The Woodlands Period.

    • D. 

      The Hopewell Period.

    • E. 

      The Mississippian Period.

  • 5. 
    Based on the information in the passage, what most likely contributed to the Mississippian Indians ability to build great cities?
    • A. 

      Migration from the Pacific to the Atlantic.

    • B. 

      Religious and spiritual rituals associated with burial.

    • C. 

      The perfection of hunting and tool-making.

    • D. 

      The perfection of agriculture by the Woodlands Indians.

    • E. 

      The perfection of water-based travel

  • 6. 
    Based on the text, which conclusion about the historical periods discussed in the passage would be accurate?
    • A. 

      Cultures based on hunting were most likely responsible for the extinction of the wooly mammoths.

    • B. 

      Religion was not an important feature of hunting cultures.

    • C. 

      Religion arose during the agricultural periods out of the need to ensure that crops were successful.

    • D. 

      Agrarian archaeological periods, although successful, were much shorter than those that featured hunting as the primary means of sustenance.

    • E. 

      The arrival of the Europeans signaled an end to the Woodlands Period.

  • 7. 
    Trade was a feature of which people?
    • A. 

      The Etowah People

    • B. 

      The Cahokia People

    • C. 

      The Moundville People

    • D. 

      The Hopewell People

    • E. 

      The Spiro People

  • 8. 
    Based upon the information in the passage, what could an archaeologist expect to find in the southeastern United States?
    • A. 

      Farming tools made by the Hopewell people.

    • B. 

      Rock shelters used by the Cahokia people.

    • C. 

      Remnants of a Mississippian Indian city

    • D. 

      Woolly mammoth bones from the Paleo period.

    • E. 

      A Spiro burial mound.