Honors 111:003 Practice Midterm

38 Questions | Total Attempts: 30

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Just a practice midterm I created based on our questions


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Atahuallpa's presence at Cajamarca highlights a key factor in world history, which is
    • A. 

      Diseases transmitted to peoples with considerable immunity by invading peoples with considerable immunity

    • B. 

      Diseases transmitted to peoples lacking immunity by invading peoples with considerable immunity

    • C. 

      Diseases transmitted to peoples lacking immunity by invading peoples lacking immunity

    • D. 

      Diseases transmitted to peoples with considerable immunity by invading peoples with lacking immunity

  • 2. 
    How many years ago did people start to turn to food production (domesticating wild animals and plants and eating the resulting livestock and crops)?
    • A. 

      9,000

    • B. 

      11,000

    • C. 

      13,000

    • D. 

      15,000

  • 3. 
    Horses, guns, steel swords, ships, writing, political organization, and _______________ were all of equal importance in wars of conquest
  • 4. 
    Accelerator mass spectrometry has yielded dates of certain events and origin of artifacts that only differ slightly from dates yielded by radiocarbon dating.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Often referred to as mad cow disease,                         diagnoses have led to a change in the way the USDA tests beef.
  • 6. 
    According to the earliest dates, where were the first crops domesticated?
    • A. 

      Great Australia (New Guinea)

    • B. 

      Southeast Asia (India)

    • C. 

      Southwest Asia (Fertile Crescent)

    • D. 

      Northwest Europe (Sweden)

  • 7. 
    Carbon dating alone determined when and where crops were first domesticated
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Wild plants are larger than domesticated plants.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
      What is the most prevalent month in which tomatoes are ready to be harvested.
    • A. 

      July

    • B. 

      August

    • C. 

      June

    • D. 

      September

  • 10. 
    What disease caused the greatest single epidemic in human history?
    • A. 

      Bubonic plague

    • B. 

      Influenza

    • C. 

      Tuberculosis

    • D. 

      Measles

  • 11. 
    The five areas in which food production definitely arose independently were the Fertile Crescent, China, Mesoamerica, the South American Andes, and the eastern United States.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    ________ is one of the most potent neurotoxins on the planet that grows in airless, sealed containers. 
  • 13. 
    Where did a majority of diseases that humans contracted originate?
    • A. 

      Plants

    • B. 

      Meteorites

    • C. 

      Domesticated Animals

    • D. 

      Plankton

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 14. 
    Oak trees have not become domesticated due to slow growth
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
     The First ‘proto-human’ originated from ________________ (continent).
  • 16. 
    There is a direct link between the rise in human population density and the rise in food production.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
     As people become increasingly dependent on domesticated __________ & animals, knowledge that was once traditional, loses its value and becomes lost.
  • 18. 
    Of the first eight significant crops to be domesticated in the Fertile Crescent none were selfers (self-pollinating).  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Only ____species provide over 80 percent of the modern world’s annual crop tonnage
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      20

    • D. 

      28

    • E. 

      35

  • 20. 
    Most crops were only domesticated once in Eurasia
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Food productions spreads easier along the _________ axis because locations along these lines have similiar climates and the same length of day.
  • 22. 
    Measles can likely be traced back to what animal?
    • A. 

      Deer

    • B. 

      Horse

    • C. 

      Cow

    • D. 

      Pig

    • E. 

      Sheep

  • 23. 
    Which of the following was NOT a cause of the swift defeat of the Aztecs by Pizarro and his men?
    • A. 

      Diseases that affected only the Aztecs, because the Europeans were already immune.

    • B. 

      The European's knowledge of the land based on maps previously drawn.

    • C. 

      The advanced warfare technology of the Europeans including firearms and horses.

    • D. 

      The European's superior knowledge of warfare because of their literacy.

  • 24. 
    Most epidemic diseases were originally transferred as a closely related ancestor of the disease that originally infected an animal that humans domesticated.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Jared Diamond is a professor of geography at ___________.
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