World Civilization And Economic Growth: History Quiz

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According to evolutionary theory, man has been evolving since the beginning of time, and this process is still in motion. The human mind is developing, and with it, innovations are being made that have led to growth in their living standards. Take the quiz and see what you know of human history and its ascension into civilization. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The distribution of wealth and income in today’s world can be best approximated by what 3D shape?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 2. 
    Humans in their current form of homo sapien have existed for ___________
    • A. 

      2,000 years

    • B. 

      One million years

    • C. 

      500 years

    • D. 

      200,000 years

  • 3. 
    The world population today is about 7 billion.  In which year approximately did it hit 1 billion?
    • A. 

      600 BC

    • B. 

      476 AD

    • C. 

      1475 AD

    • D. 

      1810 AD

  • 4. 
    GDP per capita per day in Western Europe and the United States in 1820 was approximately (in 1990 US$)
    • A. 

      $10

    • B. 

      $100

    • C. 

      $3

    • D. 

      $2000

  • 5. 
    Paper money was invented approximately how many years ago?
    • A. 

      200 years

    • B. 

      1,200 years

    • C. 

      5,000 years

    • D. 

      12,000 years

  • 6. 
    The trajectory that completes the graph is?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 7. 
    Electricity as a source of energy has been in use for what % of human existence?
    • A. 

      .1%

    • B. 

      1.5%

    • C. 

      7%

    • D. 

      17%

  • 8. 
    The distribution of wealth and income tends to be long-tailed.  Longtails typically arise out of __________
    • A. 

      Complex interconnected systems

    • B. 

      Systems where elements interact multiplicatively

    • C. 

      Systems where the elements are independent

    • D. 

      A and B

  • 9. 
    The distribution of wealth and income for most countries tend to be described by functions that are:
    • A. 

      Binomial

    • B. 

      Log normal

    • C. 

      Normal

    • D. 

      Log normal with power-law tails

  • 10. 
    Today per capita GDP per day aggregated across the globe is approximate.
    • A. 

      $4

    • B. 

      $18

    • C. 

      $32

    • D. 

      $102

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